I'm getting married! Also, hi. :)

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Goodness me, I know it has been a while since I posted a blog… but here I am! I haven’t been very active in the SP community for many, many months, but I have been tracking my food and exercise which I think will always be key for me (when I don’t, I stop paying attention to food, and that doesn’t work out well for my weight or how I feel).

Anyway, I have lovely news – my boyfriend Hal and I got engaged on January 22nd!

And we plan to marry in June 2014. There was a small possibility that we would have tried to get hitched this coming summer (to squeeze it in before his younger brother gets married on August 3rd) but I made the decision to wait and I don’t regret it. I don’t want to rush! And I don’t want to go into debt, so this will be a year of saving.

What I do want to do is get in shape! I am not going to lie, I have put on more than 30 pounds since my dad passed away. I don’t know if I can say it is directly because of going through that (and it isn’t what I wanted to happen, or what my dad would have wanted to see happen). But whatever the reasons, I gained weight and I want to get back to my fitter self.

I did have a great experience that makes me feel more relaxed about weight loss. My twin sister came to visit me on our 30th birthday (1/29) and we went to David’s Bridal to try on a few dresses. I was nervous that it would be awkward and that I wouldn’t find anything that flattered my current body. But I was so, so pleasantly surprised. I tried on maybe 6 dresses and there were two that were beautiful, and one that was absolutely breathtaking. If I was getting married in 4 months I totally would have bought it, but I don’t want to buy a dress more than a year in advance. I trust that I will find something equally gorgeous (no matter my size!!!!) when I am ready to make a purchase!

Anyway, I am going to try to do a better job of checking in now that I have a more specific motivator.

I hope that everyone is well and take care!!


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    Welcome back Patti, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! emoticon
    1921 days ago
    Thank you again, sooooooo much, everyone! I am still super excited!
    1951 days ago
  • AMBER281
    That is so exciting.
    1952 days ago
  • KELLEY106
    What great news. Haven't seen any posts from you for a while. I see your exercise posts so knew you were still around.
    Congratulations. you will make a beautiful bride no matter how much you weigh
    1953 days ago
  • RSW1983
    Hi! I found your blog through the Bride-to-Be forum. Congratulations on getting engaged! And congratulations getting back on track! emoticon
    1954 days ago
    emoticon on getting engaged! I think we all went through that pre wedding nerves and wanted to get in shape-so totally understand! Glad to see you back and hope you will keep us posted on your progress on your achieving your goals & wedding plans!!
    Hope the snows won't be too bad for you this weekend! Stay safe! Have fun planning the wedding! emoticon
    1957 days ago
    Congratulations on your engagement! I'm so happy for you! :-)

    Happy 30th!

    I relate about the not being able to stray without gaining. I guess we must be lifers...but what a life to be able to lead huh? Cheers to being happy and healthy xx
    1959 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    WOW, congratulations. I was wondering how you
    were doing? If things were still ok. Glad you are
    doing great and getting married.

    I'm glad you are not rushing it. That's when we make
    mistakes we'll regret later on. Enjoy the process.

    emoticon BEST WISHES! emoticon
    1960 days ago
  • JODIANN421
    Congratulations!! emoticon
    1962 days ago
    I already said it on facebook, but CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'd been waiting to hear it for a long time, lol. I figure that once you've bought a condo together, it's the real deal.

    Waiting for the wedding day is going to feel like it's FOREVER until suddenly, it's RIGHT NOW, haha. Enjoy the time you have to save up, get into photo shoot shape, and live a life free of, "So when are you having kids." emoticon

    Congrats again. I'm so happy for you!
    1962 days ago
    Thanks everyone! USMAWIFE, my fiance's family really wanted us to try to squeeze it in, lol. They've been wanting us to do his for a long time.

    But they took the news of us waiting graciously. My twin, not so much! She was so upset that she'd have to wait!

    1963 days ago
    Congratulations, on your engagement I wish you so much luck. I think it's a good thing waiting and saving till next year so you don't start your new life together in dept. So much less stress LOL. emoticon emoticon
    1963 days ago
    1963 days ago
  • SAMMI4444
    Congratulations!!! That's great news! Enjoy planning....most people either love it or hate it lol. Try and squeeze in a half hour everyday to work out. I have a colleague who got a personal trainer for her and her fiance before they got married and they both lost weight and looked great for their wedding :)
    1963 days ago
    1963 days ago
    emoticon on getting engaged

    Enjoy your engagement. great time with the planning and keeping it away from his brothers date will be good since the families will not be dealing with back to back weddings

    1963 days ago
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