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Anniversary and Wishful Thinking

Monday, July 08, 2013

I'm having a nice quiet day. Started the day with a 60 minute workout before the kids got up. Eli did get up in time to come watch me do my last 8 minutes on the bike. He and I talked and I stretched while we continued to make plans for the day.

The kids and I went out. I treated them to new Legos and books. We went out for fast food. I felt kinda bad about that as a choice. But while we were eating, Eli, 9, talked about having a workout room like us when he gets his own home. I liked hearing him talk like that!

I'm happy to say that it's 3:30 and we haven't turned on the tv at all today. Yesterday, my hubby and I weren't feeling too creative about entertaining them, so they mostly played on their Kindle Fires and watched some Netflix.

Today is our 36th anniversary and our 21 year old son is going to come watch the grandkids while we go out for dinner. I already planned what I will eat. I am allowing a bit of extra calories. I am celebrating. Normally we would celebrate by taking the 5 hour trip to the beach and walking along the water's edge for an hour or two, but with the grandkids staying with us, we are limited on how long we can spend away from the house. I wish we lived closer to the beach. And it's way to hot and humid for us to enjoy a hike together. Maybe I can plan something like that for when they leave. Two weekends from yesterday we will have freedom. I'd like to go canoeing or do something involving water. Though swimming is out. Hubby sinks!

I am not going to make it...losing the weight I'd hoped to lose by my daughter's wedding. It's on the 10th of August. I have one month. I lose at the rate of 0 pounds a week! I'm staying stable but I really can't say I'm totally content at this weight. I'd like to lose 6 pounds. Or find a dress that looks good on me at my present weight! Wish me luck!

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    My daughter's wedding got me started on losing weight and Sparkpeople! I found a great dress (at the church rummage sale) for me but it was a LITTLE tight so I started to exercise--and dropped 10 pounds by the wedding (June to Nov) and then just kept going! You'll look great!
    1713 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Happy Anniversary! It sounds like a nice evening. I hope you find a lovely dress that you feel good in!

    1715 days ago
  • POPSY190
    emoticon Go for a dress that fits now. In the heat you are having if it gets looser in the next few weeks, so much the better. emoticon emoticon
    1715 days ago
    emoticon Hope you had a lovely evening. A walk on the beach sounds lovely ans maybe you can do that soon.
    It is great that the kids see you keeping active and lovely you can look after them for a time.
    The wedding will soon be here so just find a dress you like that fits you now if you loose weight it will be a bonus
    1715 days ago
  • _JODI404
    emoticon Happy 36th Anniversary!!

    Hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration dinner!

    I am sure that you can find a dress that will look great on you! Allow some time to try different options. Wishing you good luck!

    1715 days ago


    You are living healthier, and thinking healthier, all way more important than what the scale says! Go find yourself a beautiful outfit and enjoy your daughters special day!

    Hope your evening was lovely!

    1715 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Your daughter is getting married and the simple fact that you're able to be there on her special day means more to her, you, and the rest of the family - then whether you are lighter by six pounds.
    You will get there - you got this - you can do this - and you know in your heart of hearts it doesn't matter if it's in a month or not.

    Happy, happy 36th Anniversary to you!

    1715 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2013 7:49:06 PM
    You're doing great. Happy Anniversary!
    1715 days ago
    Happy Anniversary!! I say find a dress you fell GREAT in, whatever size you are. emoticon
    1715 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    Even if you can't lose the weight, you will still be beautiful! You have to accept your body at any size. Yes, we would all like to be thinner, but we have to be happy at our current weight as well as when we get skinny. Or else when we are thin we will still have the same weight baggage.
    1715 days ago
    1715 days ago
    emoticon I wish you well on finding a dress that you can enjoy for this special event!
    1715 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    It's so common for us to want to appear a certain way at public events, but the strategy of losing for them tends to backfire after the event is over. I'd bet there is a dress that will be very flattering right now! And if it starts to happen that your appetite decreases in the mean time, so much the better.
    1715 days ago
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