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No wonder I can’t lose weight – I can’t spell LOSE properly!!!

UGH!

Please ignore any typos in the past.  Anywhere you see “loose” is supposed to be “lose”.

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Monday Morning

Good Monday Morning =^)

What a weekend!  Since my last post – I’ve had quite a busy weekend.  Here’s a recap –

Thursday:

My friend, Kim’s, bachelorette party was Thursday night.  It was a nice small group of us – and we essentially had the bars to ourselves because of the earlier snow.  I had 3 drinks and 2 shots – which is A LOT for me.  But I didn’t get “drunk”, just “tipsy” – I’ve only been drunk twice in my life.  A lot of dancing, a lot of fun, my voice was so hoarse from singing at the top of my lungs.

Friday:

Mailed off all my Christmas cards (hey better late than never, right?) and mailed off the contract & check for our wedding photographer.  I went to my WW meeting but decided to not weigh in, just wasn’t feeling it that morning.  My friends rehearsal and rehearsal dinner was that night.  My fiance was in the bridal party – so it was very surreal to do our practice walks down the isle and see my fiance there.  Made me a little vaclempt.  And just hearing my friends say vows to each other – the next 326 days will fly by…  Food wise – I had an egg white omlette for breakfast, low sodium tomato soup for lunch, then antipasto salad with f.f. Italian dressing for dinner.

Saturday:

The big day for Kim!  Running around like chickens with our heads cut off all day… But it was an amazing time, and beautiful wedding.  I had half of a scone for breakfast, and lunch at the reception was turkey, mashed potatoes, pasta, salad, and of course a piece of cake.  But I made up for that on the dance floor – my legs are STILL sore from all the dancing.  I think for dinner I had a muffin and then quickly passed out from exhaustion.

Sunday:

Still in recovery mode, I took my puppy to the dog park in the morning, then went to the grocery store, and came home to watch some of the game with the fiance.  After that, I started my holiday baking.  I completed chocolate chip cookies, chocolate walnut cookies, snickerdoodles, peanut butter cookies, rice crispy treats, and brownie.  5 more things to make – I’ll have to find time this week.  All I ate yesterday was a burger & fries from 5-guys and some cookie remnants.

Which brings me to today… I feel crappy after alcohol, not eating anything, then eating to much, then eating all grease and sugar.  And not enough water!!  So today is my detox.  A huge bottle of water next to me, breakfast was a banana, clementines for snacks, apple and oatmeal for lunch, and I’m unsure about dinner yet.

Back on track – I have to prepare myself for the Holidays!

Next on the wedding agenda is an officiant – what are your thoughts?

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SNOW!

IT’S SNOWING!!!

That is all 🙂

And I mean here – not just on my blog. But outside… wish I wasn’t stuck at work, 30 miles from home, with just a little civic to drive in :^/

a rather anticlimactic 2nd post, eh?

okay okay I’ll write more… So far food wise today, I’ve done pretty well. Breakfast was a banana, a clementine as a mid-morning snack, and I’ve packed a salad with some feta and walnuts on it with a homemade vinegarette dressing for lunch. Another clementine for the afternoon munchies – and I should be good.

Unsure of what to do for dinner tonight. I’m thinking of picking up subway on the way home – quick and easy. I have a friends bachelorette party to go to tonight – so I’m going to try my best to avoid drinking more than 2 drinks. But considering how much of a lightweight I am (only instance in my life where I can refer to myself as “light-weight”), I’m sure 2 will do me.

Thanks Steve for your support, and the friends of his that are finding their way here!

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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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