Drum roll please…

ta-da!  Welcome to my blog.  Inspired by my dear friend and his blog tracking his weight loss, I decided to start my own.  This blog is to track my adventures of weight loss as I try to not just loose weight for my upcoming wedding, but start my life with my new husband healthy and happy.  So no, this isn’t a girl just wanting to loose weight to look good in her wedding dress – this is wanting to start a new life with the wedding being my benchmark.

So? Who are you?

My name is Michelle.  I am 25 years old and I am currently living in Maryland.  I work full time at a desk job where I sit in front of a computer for 8.5 hours M-F.  I’ve always been the “heavy girl” in life, or as my mom affectionately says “we’re not fat, we’re fluffy” – hence the title to my blog.  Well, Mom lost a good bit of weight doing the whole low-carb diet, and she isn’t considered fluffy anymore. (yes – I am jealous).  In high school, I topped out at 210 lbs.  I made a conscious decision to change, I joined weight watchers (ww), worked out, and lost 35 lbs – I felt fantastic!  Then, I went to college.  You know that whole freshman 15 thing? yeah… about that… I was at my heaviest ever when I graduated at 235 lbs.  I joined WW again, lost 25 lbs, then lost another 15 lbs to prep for our trip to Punta Cana, then gained a good bit back once I started my current desk job.  My hobbies include cooking & baking (wish I wasn’t so good at it! dang adventurous-in-the-kitchen nature ::shakes fist::), video games, spending time with my fiance, friends, and my puppy.

So that brings me to where I am today.  I decided to start WW again (3rd time is a charm – right?) on September 18th.  My weigh-ins are normally on Saturdays.  This time hasn’t been as easy… I’ve been going back and forth – gaining, loosing. But here is where I am:

Start Weight:  214.6 lbs

Current Weight:  207.2 lbs

Total Lost:  7.4 lbs

My goals included loosing my 5% by the time of my friends wedding in which I am a bridesmaid in (this Saturday – missed it by a few lbs), and loose 10% (be at 193.2 lbs) by March 12th .  That’s 13 weigh-ins from now, 14 lbs to go.  My award for meeting that goal is allowing myself to start wedding dress shopping.

 

Ah-hah! You did mention something about “Bride”…

Yes, I am getting married on 11/11/11.  We got engaged on May 21st 2010, and my desire to change started May 22nd.  So far, the venue is picked – along with that comes the catering, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.  Our DJ is booked (fell in love with him before we even picked a venue), and we recently booked our photographer.  Next wedding goal: Pick an officiant.  Neither my fiance or I are affiliated with any particular church, so it’s not as easy as just asking your regular pastor.  So if anyone does find my little blog, and has some advise on the issue – please let me know!  My initial thought was to ask my grandfather to conduct the ceremony.  But my fiance brought up a valid point – it wouldn’t be fair to my other grandfather and my fiance’s grandfather.  We also have a friend who we already intended on inviting to the wedding who has the ability to marry someone in the state of MD (online thing), and has conducted ceremonies in the past.  It would be inexpensive and personal… But we’re still trying to throw ideas out there.

My hopes for this blog is to actively update it with my adventures in weight loss, fitness, my thoughts and feelings about the process and change of life, triumphs & tribulations, and of course the adventures of wedding planning.  Please bear with me as I haven’t had a blog of any sorts since LiveJournal back in the day – so this is fairly new to me.  It may be jibberish – but I’m hoping to help track my thoughts and feelings and gain some support along the way 🙂  Thanks for listening… I’ll check in again soon!

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5 responses to “Drum roll please…

  1. YAY! For blogging, and yay for jibberish (they make the best blog posts sometimes!)

    😀 😀 😀

  2. Hi! I am Steve’s “friend” online, so I am hopping on over from his blog! I too am getting married next year (10/9/11) and trying to loose weight as well… Hope it all goes well, can’t wait to read more!

  3. Hi! I followed Steve’s link, too. 🙂 Congrats on starting the healthy life now.

    If you aren’t picky about religious affiliation, check out Universal Life Church. Pick a friend and ask them to get ordained. It takes 5 minutes (and it’s free). 🙂

  4. erintakescontrol

    Hi Michelle!

    I’m Erin, and I blog over at http://erintakescontrol.wordpress.com. I’m another ‘online friend’ of Steve’s. He’s sure somethin, isn’t he?! 🙂

    Congrats on your engagement – I love that you are getting married on 11/11/11. I have a friend who got married on 10/10/10 this year! Best of luck in your WW efforts!

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