So I failed miserably at my “30 Days of Wedding and Weight.” Wedding planning is going, and weight is always on my mind but I’m not going to lie, I could be more dedicated.
We’re nearing the two month mark until our wedding. I’m not exactly sure where I’m supposed to be at this point, but it’s probably dotting the Is and crossing the Ts. It’s this never-ending to do list, and soon we’re going to have to start paying for things.
On my list currently is finishing the invitations…in which I need addresses. And really need to go back over the list because I may have too many. That alone for some reason seems so daunting to me.
Saturday we’re going to pick out flowers (which we just need for bouquets, boutonnieres, etc., since our venue covers the centerpieces and other small floral arrangements). We’re also going to register too. Plus we need to figure out our honeymoon and party favors asap. Then once those things are done, there are more.
So as a heads up, if you’re engaged, get organized. You’ve got a lot of work to do. But as long as you keep up and stay organized, you can get through it in one piece.
I haven’t kept up as much as I wanted, but life happens.
I was out of town last weekend for work and really hadn’t thought about my wedding. I know I need to finish up my invitation, work with my mom on bridal invitations and call the flower place to make sure they rescheduled my appointment. There’s more, I just have been taking things a step at a time. As much as I talk about how stressful it is, because let’s face it, it is–everyone has been so supportive. Now that I’m getting closer to the event, money is starting to trip me out. It’s a lot. Deep breaths.
I went on a work trip to Chicago this recent weekend for the National Restaurant Association show. Basically you walk around the trade show, look at equipment and try a bunch of food. You try everything at the show, you just have to–and it’s all so good. Needless to say, I didn’t eat the greatest this weekend.
It has been a busy busy day. I started to get a headache when I left work, and knew I wouldn’t be eating dinner for hours. That’s usually a recipe for a horrific night. I was bargaining with myself to just give myself the night off from my WW points. Instead, I grabbed one of my bananas to snack on and hold me over, which is zero points. I held strong and never broke away from my points either, despite getting back super late. So I suppose that can be my small victory for the day. I did have a headache when I got home and it still hasn’t fully gone away so I didn’t work out. Although I did do quite a bit of walking today. That has to count for something…
My dress has been in for a little over a week and I finally went to pick it up today. It’s a maze in those dresses. ‘Don’t know which end to put it on. This time I decided to step into it. I heard a little rip putting it on and had an internal freak, but it was fine. Once I got it on, Tyrone (the wonderful man who has been altering my dress) tied me up (it’s a corset back) and then it was off to see how it was. I love it, it’ll be great with heals or with flats (which I plan on wearing eventually). The dress is almost done, he is just going to put a bussell in it.
My mom has been working on invitations so that’s so much off my shoulders. She did the wording, which I’ve been dreading. I think those will be wrapped up and in the process in the next week.
Today wasn’t the greatest day. We went to brunch with his parents for Mother’s Day around 11 a.m. I don’t think I did too terrible. I had an egg white omelet that had basil and red peppers. There was a little bit of a white cheese drizzled on top, and entire avocados inside. Since they were whole, I just took the avocados out. It came with toast and I got a side of fruit instead of the potatoes (which I couldn’t eat anyway because I’m allergic to them).
Around 4 p.m. I was hungry and he said he ate an energy bar so I snacked on reduced fat Cheeze-Its. One of my favorite foods. Although it’s easy to eat a lot of them. My downfall was dinner. We wanted this popular place called Yats, but they closed at 7, and somehow had their doors locked at 6:50 p.m. So we walked down the street and passed up this sandwich shop and tried Moe’s Southwest Grill. I suppose you can compare it to a Qdoba. I had a rice bowl with black beans, corn salsa, chicken, white queso and then some shredded cheese. Yeah, not the healthiest. It came with chips and salsa, that being the most healthy thing I ate. Needless to say I didn’t feel the greatest after that. I didn’t work out today either, but I did walk a lot. I’m sure that counts somewhere. Back hardcore tomorrow. Not giving up on this, nope, not at all.
I must say, so far I love Philosophy. Over the last 24 hours I’ve had quite a few people tell me on Facebook they had a bad reaction. So far I’ve been using it for 24 hours and no complaints. I absolutely love how my face feels, so my fingers remain crossed my skin doesn’t have a reaction. And in 24 hours it’s already looking “less rough.” More hydrated.
I pick up my wedding dress tomorrow, so that is checked off the list. Although I feel like that was checked off my list when I bought it. This week I’ll need to focus on invitations, making sure he’s doing alright when it comes to tuxes, re-scheduling a flower appointment, looking into party favors and finalizing bridal shower invites. Thinking of all that, I feel like it’s so much. So daunting. I think my mom is going to take care of most of the invitation duties, so that’s a huge help. And I have to get all this done by Friday because I’ll be in Chicago again for work this weekend.
I started off the day well; with Wake Me* and a banana. For lunch, I knew there were a few food trucks around so I went for it. I had mac n’ cheese and my mom, grandma and fiance had food from a southern comfort food truck. I think it was everyone’s first time eating off a food truck and the food was great. It was just enough, I don’t feel like I overate. Then I didn’t have a single thing until dinner, which was super late. We had pizza from a popular place downtown. Each of us got the smaller one-person pizza.
So no, pizza and WW points probably don’t get along well, but I didn’t overeat. I’ve learned more lately about Dr. Jenn Berman’s “No More Diets” app, which bases eating off hunger and not restricting. I stopped eating the pizza when I was full. There was plenty left over and I didn’t feel like the worst. Hm. So maybe that’s the key in all this. A mix of WW and letting myself splurge. Although I suppose I didn’t go too much over my points since I didn’t eat the entire pizza.
Thursday night I came tot he conclusion I needed a better beauty regimen in order to feel my best for the wedding. I originally had been trying out this Neutragena that I bought a couple weeks ago and my face was just so dried out. Lately I feel like my face is just dried out. Not just dry skin, but it just is starting to look rough and three months ahead of my wedding is the time to start fixing that. So I returned what wasn’t working and purchased a set from Philosophy that consisted of the Purity face wash, Hope serum and then Hope in a Jar moisturizer. Even though I’m not showering until tomorrow morning, I washed my face, put on the serum and lotion. I can’t remember the last time my face felt this good. A girl with sensitive skin warned me about a reaction she had to it, so I’m a little nervous because I do have sensitive skin. But so far it’s been 20-30 minutes and I don’t think my face has broke out or is blotchy. I hope I’m in the clear.
I also bought a few things to help my hair because I have horrible breakage. It’s not on the ends anymore, it’s up on the top, midway down and then at the bottom. It’s time to really reigning it in.
*Amazing drink, if you’re not a coffee drinker and would like something other than soda or a Red Bull to get you moving, you MUST try this. I’ve been drinking it for years, it’s great. You can find it at Walmart.