Friday, January 25, 2013

It's getting hard to blog.. debating

I am finding it hard to keep up with my blog. Not really because of time restraints, which is sometimes, but not enough to keep me from blogging, but because I am discouraged. I had hopes of rocking this band. I was mentally ready before surgery, and I still do not regret my surgery at all, but I have lost the drive to try.
I need a fill.
I need to go back to basics.
I need to get moving again.

But I don't feel like keeping up anymore.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Weigh in Day and a great motivator for me

Starting weight: 291
Last time I weighed in (12/14/12) : 258.6
Today: 259.4

Just a little up.. but still in the same place. I got a fill right before I left for my Christmas vacation, and I felt like that fill was pretty good. I definitely felt the stop signal. It was great. I think it has loosened it's grip just a tad, but I feel full for the appropriate amount of time on the food size I eat, so onwards to getting back to exercising. I think the fact I pretty much maintained is great, but had I exercised.. I probably would have done a lot better.

So, I have the ultimate, tangible motivation now. If you didn't read my last post, I got engaged. :) The funny thing is, I was "just browsing" wedding dresses online, because I had no idea what I would even like. Funny though, I found one I really liked, showed it to my mom, and she bought it right then and there. It is returnable, so I figured this would be the best way, since there are no bridal shops in Juneau. Well, my package arrived yesterday (which happened to be my birthday. woohoo for packages on my birthday!), I opened it, and there it was. My wedding dress. It was just like the picture, only I ordered it in a size 16, and I am currently in between 18-20 right now, but I skyped my family and tried it on. I could get it over my butt and sort of up. Enough to see the shape on my body. It is perfect. We all love it! What a find. for $350 bucks.. it is amazing. But of course, I can't fit into it fully. We plan to get married April of next year, so I have a year and 4 months to reach that goal, and hopefully exceed it so I need it taken in. :) It is risky, but it is a huge motivation. Anytime I get side tracked.. I know I can look in my closet, and keep going for my goal.
Call me crazy, but I love it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I've missed you!

Hi blog land!
It has been a while! So many things have happened that are keeping me too busy, but I will catch you up.. mostly because it's pretty exciting.
First, my man and I took a trip to Idaho to spend Christmas with my family. SO.MUCH.FUN! I love my family to pieces. Here is a picture of me and my sister for our date night.

OKAY, Second, we flew back on NYE, got home to find that a pipe had burst and flooded the whole first floor... of our new house! Not a way to come back from vacation. Luckily, within hours, our carpet was gone, and the insurance adjuster said it is covered, and I get new floors (YAY.. No more teal carpet) and possibly new cabinets and countertops. Oh... and new insulation in our crawl space. So without even unpacking our bags, we grabbed them and headed to my man's parents house. Not the way I wanted to spend NYE...

New Years Day... I was sitting on the couch flipping through cabinet designs, when my man approached me and told me he was sad that 2012 ended on such a bad note, but that 2013 should start off on a great note.. and PROPOSED!!! I'M ENGAGED!!!

Holy mixed emotions batman... but, because it's me, I thrive on coordination and excitement, so I am happy as a clam. BTW.. Where do these sayings come from? Why is a clam happy?
Is it weird that I have only been engaged for a week and I pretty much have the wedding planned out? I even had to start from scratch. We were going to get married on a cruise ship.. that's how we met, but our families really want certain people to go, so we decided to stick with land and head to Las Vegas. It will be classy and super fun!
Andddddd we also got an addition to the family.. This is Macy! She warms my heart.

I told you I had a lot to share. Lots going on, but all in all..happy.. and on a weight loss note.. I didn't once get on the scale while on vacation, and I didn't make the best choices, but I did watch portion sizes. I was happy to find that when I got on the scale this morning, I was only .2lbs up. I know it is up, and not a loss, but trust me.. I am soooooo happy with that. I have never been able to not gain at least 5 lbs when home for Christmas.

I am back on blog land, back on the bandwagon, and can't wait to catch up on all your stories.