Saturday, February 02, 2013
Goodness me, I know it has been a while since I posted a blogÖ but here I am! I havenít been very active in the SP community for many, many months, but I have been tracking my food and exercise which I think will always be key for me (when I donít, I stop paying attention to food, and that doesnít work out well for my weight or how I feel).
Anyway, I have lovely news Ė my boyfriend Hal and I got engaged on January 22nd!
And we plan to marry in June 2014. There was a small possibility that we would have tried to get hitched this coming summer (to squeeze it in before his younger brother gets married on August 3rd) but I made the decision to wait and I donít regret it. I donít want to rush! And I donít want to go into debt, so this will be a year of saving.
What I do want to do is get in shape! I am not going to lie, I have put on more than 30 pounds since my dad passed away. I donít know if I can say it is directly because of going through that (and it isnít what I wanted to happen, or what my dad would have wanted to see happen). But whatever the reasons, I gained weight and I want to get back to my fitter self.
I did have a great experience that makes me feel more relaxed about weight loss. My twin sister came to visit me on our 30th birthday (1/29) and we went to Davidís Bridal to try on a few dresses. I was nervous that it would be awkward and that I wouldnít find anything that flattered my current body. But I was so, so pleasantly surprised. I tried on maybe 6 dresses and there were two that were beautiful, and one that was absolutely breathtaking. If I was getting married in 4 months I totally would have bought it, but I donít want to buy a dress more than a year in advance. I trust that I will find something equally gorgeous (no matter my size!!!!) when I am ready to make a purchase!
Anyway, I am going to try to do a better job of checking in now that I have a more specific motivator.
I hope that everyone is well and take care!!