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114 Days

Thursday, June 12, 2014

114 Days

Sh*ts getting real. Planning has to be done. Why are there so many little details to take care of? I’m trying to not let it stress me out but money is a big deal.

My mother took my “there is no budget” wedding and slashed her portion to $10k... which is VERY different than “no budget.” I tried to have a budget talk SEVERAL times with her, fearing this would happen... and it did. SO now we’re back tracking and trying to save money wherever the heck we can.

Since my job doesn’t start until August 14th – I have been scrambling to try to find a way to work this summer. I finally found something with a company that walks dogs and takes care of cats. Some of them are daily clients, but most are dogs that are being walked while their owners are gone on vacation – so summer is a big time for them. I could also help out around the holidays too since I get a lot of days off then as well. I’m just excited it’s a job that pays $10/30 minute walks and I get to walk = exercise + money = success!

I have started back up on myfitnesspal too – feel free to add me on there as: saradrenk – if you’re an instagrammer I use the same name on there... and on Pinterest. What the heck am I supposed to do after I get married? Changing my name is just foreign to me at this point. The boy and I have chatted... I think I’m going to hyphenate and the kids will have his last name. But still super werid.

I’m on a two day streak of eating good and drinking lots of water and trying to stay moving. Today was a bit of a slow day. I had my first bridezilla moment when I saw the invitation proofs and freaked the eff out since they were kiiiiiind of hideous with the color scheme the designer started. I said peacock, which she took for grape, lime, and navy... it looked BAD. So now I’m waiting for the second set of proofs and holding my breath. TJ just wants to cancel the order and not work with them, but I don’t know... the set they sent us was so preeeeetty. I’ll post pics once I decide they’re not hideous anymore.

SO 114 days. I need a dress fitting in about six weeks. So after that I’m not supposed to lose too much weight. The way I carry my weight though I don’t think it will matter. I’m not going to drop 20 pounds or anything. I’m just trying to muscle up a bit and get rid of some puff/bloat. My arms got puffy :-( That’s the worst part of my weight gain. AND I have saddlebags now... my pants are not my friends. SO I’m getting my butt in gear. I officially weighed in at 207 three days ago... 8 above a # I’m comfortable with. And about 30 from where I’d LIKE to be. I was about 180 when I started dating TJ. I was super fit and healthy. My surgery derailed that... after the whole, one-arm-not-attached-to-my-bod
y-issue, working out fell out of my lifestyle.

SO I’m back. I have 114 days to get my butt in gear and my guns loaded with muscle.
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  • SENIMMO
    My family sucked about my wedding to Hubs. They didn't attend or even send cards. I don't let it get to me.

    I was afraid of hideous invitations, so I printed my own (very cost effective too). I wanted a specific shade of pink and I got it emoticon

    I have tons of really cool favor patterns that aren't budget killers if you want to email me I would be happy to help.

    Don't sweat the small stuff. And as long as you and your guy are happy? The rest is ALL SMALL STUFF!
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    987 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2014 10:21:30 AM
  • ADARKARA
    weddings are stressful! Just remember the day of to ENJOY it, and make sure you actually eat some of the food you paid for!
    990 days ago
  • NIMIRRA137
    Wooh! 114 days! It's going to come up quicker than you realize.

    Your dog walking job sounds really awesome. How did you find this company? I am so tempted to look for something like that in my area.

    I like your idea of hyphenating your name but having the kids take just his last name. My brothers wife hyphenated her name and the kids name. I wasn't a fan of that only because he's the last in our family to carry on the name and it's sort of been ruined with her name in it now. Plus it makes their names SOO long with it hyphenated. So I think you hyphenating but the kids not is a great compromise.

    I think you have plenty of time to work on weight you want to lose before the wedding. It sounds like you have a good realistic goal to drop a few and mostly tone up. You can do it!

    991 days ago
  • LOLATURTLE
    Nice to see you back! Ugh, I do not miss the stress of wedding planning! Hang in there, it will be worth it. :) As long as you have fun and end up married, all those little details don't matter so much anyway.
    991 days ago
  • AHTRAP
    Was just wondering what you were up to. Nice job scoring a job with exercise benefits...and puppies! Or giant shepherdy brutes, whatever, that's just more exercise, right?
    And if you should ever find yourself walking a cat, pictures are a given, right?
    991 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    114 days can make a huge difference either way -- working on your goals or blowing them off. Here's hoping you do what will make you HAPPIEST in 114 days!!

    It's exciting to hear about your upcoming wedding. Your mom is generous with 10K; I only gave my daughter 2K (10 years ago) since she only wanted a small wedding and had lived with the guy for 7 years!
    991 days ago
  • TREP13
    My colors are peacock-y colors too. :)

    Happy wedding planning!! I'm in the midst of that myself and it's fun but stressful.
    991 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    You can do it!
    991 days ago
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