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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? Iím trying to not let it stress me out but money is a big deal.

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

Since my job doesnít start until August 14th Ė 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 Ė 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. Iím just excited itís a job that pays $10/30 minute walks and I get to walk = exercise + money = success!

I have started back up on myfitnesspal too Ė feel free to add me on there as: saradrenk Ė if youíre 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 Iím going to hyphenate and the kids will have his last name. But still super werid.

Iím 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 Iím 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 donít know... the set they sent us was so preeeeetty. Iíll post pics once I decide theyíre not hideous anymore.

SO 114 days. I need a dress fitting in about six weeks. So after that Iím not supposed to lose too much weight. The way I carry my weight though I donít think it will matter. Iím not going to drop 20 pounds or anything. Iím just trying to muscle up a bit and get rid of some puff/bloat. My arms got puffy :-( Thatís the worst part of my weight gain. AND I have saddlebags now... my pants are not my friends. SO Iím getting my butt in gear. I officially weighed in at 207 three days ago... 8 above a # Iím comfortable with. And about 30 from where Iíd 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 Iím back. I have 114 days to get my butt in gear and my guns loaded with muscle.
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SENIMMO 6/16/2014 10:20AM

    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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ADARKARA 6/13/2014 11:33AM

    weddings are stressful! Just remember the day of to ENJOY it, and make sure you actually eat some of the food you paid for!

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NIMIRRA137 6/13/2014 9:23AM

    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!


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LOLATURTLE 6/13/2014 7:52AM

    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.

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AHTRAP 6/13/2014 2:46AM

    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?

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TRAVELGRRL 6/12/2014 11:05PM

    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!

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TREP13 6/12/2014 5:14PM

    My colors are peacock-y colors too. :)

Happy wedding planning!! I'm in the midst of that myself and it's fun but stressful.

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GEORGE815 6/12/2014 5:04PM

    You can do it!

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