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125 Days

Sunday, June 01, 2014

What can I do in 125 days? I am going to find out. Whatís in 125 days? My wedding. Eep! The dress, the show, the party. Iím excited. What Iím not excited about is how I look.

I did a quickie blog to show I wasnít dead a few days ago, but what I didnít mention is how fluffy I have become. I donít know how much Iíve gained. Iíve avoided the scale as much as the gym, but I know Iíve gained. Its gone to my arms (nooo!) and my butt (which fiancť isnít too upset about) and my belly. I tried on my wedding dress a few weeks ago, and my mom actually said ďoh Iím glad it still fits.Ē Yay! I just love being called fat in my wedding dress Ė thanks mom! *sarcasm, just in case you didnít notice. She hasnít been the most supportive person lately. They think that since I did a quickie marriage ceremony on May the 4th that my wedding in October is not only pointless, but a waste of money because ďits not special anymore.Ē Its becoming more prevalent lately to get paper married before a wedding for many reasons... Lots of our military friends have done it; I did it for insurance and so my religious fiancť/hubby could move in. BUT now my family is all up in arms. My least favorite sister called to tell me how disappointed she was, and note, I didnít tell her Ė my mom told her after we specifically told her this was a secret. We donít want the word getting around that weíre married Ė we want people to enjoy the wedding in October and given the reaction my family has had, I just donít want to tell a lot of people...

So my family kinda sucks. Not very supportive, and highly stressful. So I finally moved out! I now live across the street from Forest Park in Saint Louis. I started taking the dogs on walks, but theyíre tiny and wear out. I may have even hurt my chihuahuaís back legs with too much walking! Poor thing. The Pomeranian needs to go on a diet/exercise plan, so Iím making her walk and carrying the Chihuahua. So Iím trying. Iím also trying to get back in my routine of working out from home Ė arms/legs/abs Ė all stuff I can do on my own. Iíve got plenty of time. Iím not working this summer. I couldnít find any teaching positions. They apparently were filled in FEBRUARY! What the crap! Plus thereís not a lot of college classes teaching biology and chemistry in the summer Ė and they usually go to the full time faculty first. :-/ So Iím not working. Luckily the boy is going to help me pay my bills. Its only temporary though...

Because Iím a full time assistant professor in the fall! Yay! Iím officially an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. I have to teach two chems and one bio in the fall Ė and Iím currently developing my own Biochemistry class from scratch. Picking the books and labs and everything! Scary, but exciting! Hence all of the exclamation points!

But anyway, Iím going to try and do a few small blogs to get all of the hijinks Iíve been through out on ďpaperĒ to get them outta my brain.

I have 125 days to get this body rocking and an entire summer to do it. I also need to get the boy moving, but heís been a bit stressed out lately too. I need to wake his butt up so I can get the sheets heís sleeping on washed at my momís house, but for some reason I donít think heís going to like that at 8:30 on a Sunday morning ;-)

This photo made me go... damn, I paid $6k for those arms, I need to get them toned again.

May the 4th be with you

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    congrats on the job! sounds fun to create everything yourself.

    I think alot of us have gotten fluffy while getting distracted by other things at the moment. like everyone else is saying, don't let other people judge you. its your life & you are living it the way you want to do. When I get married I want to do it the same way you are, small ceremony & just have people party after.

    rock it!

    847 days ago
    I know it's hard when it's coming from family, but don't listen to the chatter. It may take them right up to seeing your glowing faces at the October ceremony, but they'll let it go....Oh dear, I started singing that damn song in my head as I typed those 3 words. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS on all the big awesome stuff going on in your world right now!
    847 days ago
    Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do without worrying about other people. Folks forget that sometimes, and even though they've probably done it themselves, end up guilting others for the same. They'll get over it and forgive you (even though you didn't do anything wrong), I'm sorry that you have to deal with it.

    Yay for the job!! Sounds fabulous. I'm glad you've got a plan, and I wish you the best of luck!!
    I'll be losing the gain right along with you.... I've gone quite "fluffy" again myself.
    848 days ago

    Sorry your family can't just be supportive.

    Guess what my mom said when she saw the wedding dress I picked out?

    "You're wearing WHITE?"

    emoticon Thanks Ma!

    It will be a very special day. Lots of people are doing a party after they've already been married, indeed, for financial or geographic or other reasons. Don't let anyone else spoil what will be a lovely celebration of the commitment the two of you have made! emoticon
    848 days ago
    I got married on paper 3 months before my wedding for immigration purposes. We kept it quiet but we didn't have the judgment you're getting from the people who did know. All I know is that this is your special day. If people don't like the way you're doing it, calmly suggest they don't attend. ;) My adoptive mother wasn't invited to my wedding.
    848 days ago
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