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Name Change?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

My fiance is upset because I told him I didn't want to change my name to his name when we get married. I should have brought this discussion up sooner to him than the day before the wedding but I was afraid to, I suppose.

I don't really want to go through the hassle of changing my name AGAIN with the SS office, DL office, school, bank, passport office ($200) etc. etc. etc. He's never had to change his name so he does not understand.

How do you feel about this?

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CHAPELSMACK 6/20/2014 2:40PM

    Congratulations on your wedding last month!

I hope you do/did whatever feels right to you and talk it through with your husband. I debated changing my name last year, too, when I got married. I ended up going for the change, because I felt that the change marked the transition in a chapter of my life. Our life. I also liked the idea of sharing a common name and becoming our own family. But I know everyone feels differently. Names are an extremely personal thing. So, I completely understand your hesitation.

Comment edited on: 6/20/2014 2:40:57 PM

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ZELLAZM 5/17/2014 3:34PM

    I think if it were just the hassle of changing it that concerned me, I would get over it and do it. It's obviously important to your fiancÚ. On the other hand, if you have some other convictions, it's a different story, but something you'll need to talk over with him.

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JAROL7 5/17/2014 2:58PM

    YEP .... bringing up all of the expectations BEFORE the wedding is crucial. Find someone who uses the DARE discussion materials before you get married. It tests you to see if you agree with each other in 179 areas and then you discuss the ones you disagree on and learn a system for handling future disagreements. The author can help you find someone in your area. I love the process: .

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Happy Monday!

Monday, May 05, 2014

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful day!

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MELNJAY3 5/5/2014 6:58PM

    It is wonderful. How was your day

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STUDLEEJOE 5/5/2014 12:30PM

    You too

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Free People & Anthropologie Clothing Lines

Saturday, May 03, 2014

I just love these clothing lines but the fact of the matter is that I am too large to fit into their clothes. I guess you could say that one of my goals (in addition to getting healthy) is to fit into these clothes. They are TOO cute.

I did have a soda with my lunch today but I am still under my calorie range for the day (just).

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ZELLAZM 5/13/2014 6:40PM

    Cute clothes is one of my motivations, too. I look forward to being able to shop in my own closet!

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52BINCE 5/4/2014 9:04AM

    You will reach your goal n be looking good in those clothes lines too! So keep on truckin, your on the right road.......

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Caught Off Guard

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Today started out really healthy for breakfast: apple, banana, peanut butter, yogurt and granola.

Then, I did some shopping with friends and we stopped at Chic Fil A so my diet kinda took a high calorie turn. I chose the chicken salad sandwich thinking it was less calories but I just found out it's about 500 cals according to the one I picked on the tracker. :( Plus the fries, coke and cookie I was not planning to eat out we are...

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ZELLAZM 5/3/2014 9:21AM

    It's a new day!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Everyday is a fresh start and another chance to make good choices. I can make a choice to eat what is healthy and full of life or I can choose to eat something otherwise that does not contribute to a healthy lifestyle. I want to make better choices today. I want to live a long, healthy life. Just for today I can make those choices.

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