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Wedding, honeymoon and the aftermath

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

We did it.....My husband and I had a fabulous wedding with all our loved ones involved. It was all I could ever ask for. And I didn't get so stressed that I had to go bridezilla. Friday rehearsal night was probably the worst. There was just so much to do but we got through it.

The wedding was great. In a way, it seemed to go like a blur. The ceremony had a lot of personal touches. My good friend Stephanie read a story of John and I's relationship that we wrote (and she added to) that was both touching and hilarious. She did a perfect delivery. John surprised me with a song that he dedicated to me for my dad. I also wrote a prayer to my dad that I put in the program.

The honeymoon was out of this world. We went to Jamaica for 8 days. It was so romantic and fun. We did get a lot of time to relax and ate so much good food. It was all laying around though. We snorkeled, swam, kayaked, climbed a waterfall, zip-lined and eve visited the fitness center on the resort. All in all, I came back 3 pounds down.

I'm off the rest of the week trying to get things at home back to normal. I've got to get a handle on our finances, get my name changed and change all my bank accounts, figure out insurance stuff, figure out what to do with all the leftover wedding stuff, and write thank you notes among a whole lot of other things. Today, I did unloaded the suitcases, did laundry, swept and did dishes. I'm joining a new exercise class tonight too.

I get back to focusing on health after 7 months of wedding planning.

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SUEJENN 10/9/2013 5:38PM

    So glad to hear that everything went so well. Congratulations to both of you.

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SPRINGBREEZI 10/9/2013 10:51AM

    So happy for you both. Glad all went as planned and you had a fabulous honeymoon. Also glad you are back home safe.

We are celebrating 35 years next month. Ain't love grand? We are best friends I am so grateful to have a loving husband.

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The count down begins

Friday, August 02, 2013

I get married in less than 2 months. My plans to be active this spring and summer and not obsess about weight have back fired. My plans to be active have been sabotaged by wedding plans and a super busy few months at work. So, now i'm obsessed with the 7-10 pounds that I've gained since I announced my engagement.

Plan......I joined the Sparkcoach and I'm going to dedicate myself to the 28 day plateau busting program. Wish me luck!!! I'll need it.

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SUEJENN 8/5/2013 3:18PM

    You sound so excited! Enjoy every step of the way! Squeeze in a little time for the NASCAR bug you have. Good luck on the 28 day program!

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NASCAR_CHICK 8/2/2013 6:41PM

    emoticon on your upcoming nuptials!!!

You can do it!!!

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TINAROG1 8/2/2013 5:17PM

    Thanks, Lex.
I'm trying not to worry. The dress looked beautiful the last time I tried it on and the most important thing is the look in my fiancÚ's eyes when he sees me. Luckily, he finds me beautiful no matter what.

But.....I'd really like to lose that 10 pounds!

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    Good luck!! So exciting to be getting married. Remember that no matter what you weigh come your wedding day, you will be absolutely beautiful :)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I'm getting MARRIED!!!

September 28th, 2013.

Never thought it would happen especially with such a wonderful man. 13 mos together and not one arguement or raised voice. We think so much alike and if we don't agree on something we talk it out.

It's going to be busy few months. We have the band, the ceremony/reception venue, and the preacher. Working on getting the dress, making invitaions, and planning the food.

Now, need to get with it on weight loss or toning. I'm really pretty happy with my weight just would like to look more tone and stronger. I would take a loss of 15 pounds or so though. I just don't want to stress over it.

Life is good!!

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SUEJENN 3/21/2013 11:42PM

    Congratulations! I popped in to Spark. Been away for a while and wow what fantastic news.
I was thinking of you the other day when my son turned up to watch the race. (he doesn't have TV) While you are involved in all the exciting planning I am sure you will leave some time for a few races!
Again, comgratulations!

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/31/2013 11:21AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Love is Grand !! I feel the excitement ....Roc

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NASCAR_CHICK 1/31/2013 12:48AM

How exciting! Best wishes on your upcoming nuptials!!!

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TXPATRIOT 1/31/2013 12:38AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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JO88BAKO 1/30/2013 9:05PM

    Congrats!! Have a really great life!

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DEBRA123FORME 1/30/2013 9:04PM

  Congratulations!! That is some fantastic news!! I wish you all the BEST!!!

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EWL978 1/30/2013 8:59PM

    I can feel your happiness!!! Take it easy and don't overdo...it's the worst thing a bride can do is get nervous!!

Much, MUCH happiness and lots of love to you both!!


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I mentioned about a week ago that I was finding a routine in the mist of chaos. I had a couple people respond with concern. Believe me it's good chaos. My boyfriend of six mos and I decided to move in together. I don't usually take leaps of faith like this but it just feels right. We have the same goals, perspectives in life and we thoroughly enjoy each other. I've been single for 10 years and never thought I'd find someone to fit into my life so perfectly.

So, this decision has brought with it the tasks of painting John's entire house, sorting through his house to make room for my stuff, moving all my furniture on a whim last sunday (we were going to wait another week but had help on Sunday), and now...I need to finish packing my stuff, incorporate it in to John's house (many many multiples), sell some furniture, have a garage sale, and clean my old house. And get all the utilities canceled/transferred. Shooooo!!! I'm tired.

I've spent 2 nights in my new home. We are trying to get into some kind of routine. So far we've been coming home, eating supper then going to our respective gyms for workouts.....that part is working well. Trying to decide if we want to get memberships at the same gym. I can't see giving up my Y membership but his fitness center is sweet!! (but no pool). What is not working is that John doesn't stop moving until he goes to bed. I'm use to at least a couple hours to unwind in front of the TV or reading. I feel like I'm not doing my part if I'm not doing as much as he does around the house.

So, that's an update on my life......like I said it's exhausting!!!! But I'm so happy.

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SALGUOD2 7/11/2012 6:30PM

    Glad to hear things are going good for the most part. You'll never agree on everything.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/11/2012 2:00PM

    It is great to be in love. My boyfriend moved in together in a new apartment and then a month later we got married. It has worked out well. With us he is the one sitting in front of the T.V. while I run around it works for us as we have time alone to chill. Things will work out for you don't worry so.
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DIBANANA 7/11/2012 1:47PM

  I'm glad you have found someone who fits you.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

clothing or lack there of.......

I've tried on almost everything in my closet and can't find a thing to wear. While this isn't unusual for me to think that, this time it's true. Everything for summer is too big. It's a good thing but I really don't have the budget to buy all new things. A friend offered to go consignment shopping with me but I really am not good at that. If the outfit isn't put together on a dummy I can't visualize it. I hate the idea of searching through tons of clothes and trying to put together an outfit. What a dilemma!

I can fairly say I'm wearing size 12's. I bought a few off brand capris in 12's but when I can buy levi's in 12 and they fit....then it's official. Looked back over old journals and seen that I haven't been this size/weight since October 2000.

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SUEJENN 5/10/2012 11:10PM

    Absolutely fantastic! You are on a roll girl. Tell me about your half marathon.

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