125 Days

Sunday, June 01, 2014

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

I did a quickie blog to show I wasn’t dead a few days ago, but what I didn’t mention is how fluffy I have become. I don’t know how much I’ve gained. I’ve avoided the scale as much as the gym, but I know I’ve gained. Its gone to my arms (nooo!) and my butt (which fiancé isn’t too upset about) and my belly. I tried on my wedding dress a few weeks ago, and my mom actually said “oh I’m glad it still fits.” Yay! I just love being called fat in my wedding dress – thanks mom! *sarcasm, just in case you didn’t notice. She hasn’t 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 “its not special anymore.” 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 fiancé/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 didn’t tell her – my mom told her after we specifically told her this was a secret. We don’t want the word getting around that we’re married – we want people to enjoy the wedding in October and given the reaction my family has had, I just don’t 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 they’re tiny and wear out. I may have even hurt my chihuahua’s back legs with too much walking! Poor thing. The Pomeranian needs to go on a diet/exercise plan, so I’m making her walk and carrying the Chihuahua. So I’m trying. I’m also trying to get back in my routine of working out from home – arms/legs/abs – all stuff I can do on my own. I’ve got plenty of time. I’m not working this summer. I couldn’t find any teaching positions. They apparently were filled in FEBRUARY! What the crap! Plus there’s not a lot of college classes teaching biology and chemistry in the summer – and they usually go to the full time faculty first. :-/ So I’m not working. Luckily the boy is going to help me pay my bills. Its only temporary though...

Because I’m a full time assistant professor in the fall! Yay! I’m officially an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. I have to teach two chems and one bio in the fall – and I’m 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, I’m going to try and do a few small blogs to get all of the hijinks I’ve been through out on “paper” 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 he’s been a bit stressed out lately too. I need to wake his butt up so I can get the sheets he’s sleeping on washed at my mom’s house, but for some reason I don’t think he’s 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!

    1361 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!
    1361 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.
    1362 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
    1362 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.
    1362 days ago
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