3 Week Countdown... and AWESOME UPDATES! :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

1) So first and foremost- I am 100% totally going to start tracking again. I drove 2 hours to go to my brother's fiancé’s bridal shower, stayed there for 20 minutes, and then went out to eat with my brothers and my sister-in-law. They're all 30-32 and I've always wanted to hang out with them, go to dinner, grab a drink etc. So this was the first time I really felt like a "grown up" with my "grown up" brothers. :) So I had a light dinner (grilled chicken, spinach salad), had 2 servings of this AMAZING beer at the cafe (it's fermented with peach juice... yum) and really enjoyed myself. I never drink, but this was a special occasion... so I felt like it was worth it. The next day I had some chicken tenders, some fries... some El Fudge cookies... okay now as I'm typing this it's really no surprise that my numbers crept back up.

I said all that to say this: Tracking is key for me, apparently. I'm better at recognizing portions, for sure. And I'm proud of myself for that. But an extra 300 calories here and there that I "forget" about are equaling no loss to gaining... and I've come too far to backslide now.

I've already bought the dress for my brother's wedding, and it looks alright on me. I'd be comfortable in it, but I'm seriously going to kick it into the high gear for the next 3 weeks so I can feel AMAZING in it.

2) Also... Brandon and I are moving our plans up about.... 6 months... so he could propose any day now, and we want to get married in MAY 2011!!!! Umm... that's less than a year away! And when I think about it I get all giddy and excited and nervous. But this means that I HAVE to step it up on all accounts and stay true to my program this fall. I know I may not get to my ultimate goal (150) by May but I am going to shoot for 60-80 lbs, putting me in the 170-190 range. That, for me, would mean a size 12-14 wedding dress. :D That's a lot of weight- but it's not impossible. I feel that it's totally doable.

3) AND... I had applied for an internship at a hospital in town (my dream hospital) and I received an offer, which I accepted! :) I'll intern during school in addition to my regular nursing school clinical hours, and then in February after I take the licensure exam- I'll have a job waiting for me! :) The internship starts Aug 2nd, two days after the wedding, so this countdown applies to that as well.

My program IN WRITING
Zumba program from pamphlet
Women’s Health 21 day body makeover
Chalean Extreme - Burn Month, Weeks 1-3

So this is probably the most incoherent blog I've ever written... I usually have segues and puns and all that jazz... but I'll try to pack some extra giggle-points in the next one. GREAT things are on the horizon! :)
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    Whenever I track I'm always surprised at the things that have the most calories (and what has the least!). Congrats to you on everything!
    2839 days ago
    Wow! Congrats are definitely in order:)
    2839 days ago
    Wow--congratulations on everything!!
    2839 days ago
  • MERISSA1315
    I am so so so excited for you on all accounts. I couldn't agree more about the tracking food. I didn't realize how much calories I use up on junk that I don't pay attention to unless I'm actually writing it down. I think you are going to be a totally gorgeous bride because you already are! Brandon is lucky to have you and you are just as lucky to have him.

    Way to have fun with the grownups!

    OMG love the job news!
    2839 days ago
  • TINK9305
    Your blog is very inspiring you sound like you really want it, you can totally do this, just keep focus on your goals ;o) Keep up the good work!! You are worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2839 days ago
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