Monday, August 31, 2009

Hard Work Does Pay Off...Eventually

I swear I'm not writing this to brag. Even though it's my blog and totally my prerogative to do so, that's not me. I am writing this as a reminder to myself of how good I feel today. How much healthier I am now. And one day when I'm feeling down on myself I can look back and see what I've accomplished. No matter how much I pout or put myself down, that at some point I hit a milestone.

Yesterday, I bought a clothing size yesterday that I haven't worn in 10 years.


Friday evening I picked up The Dress from the alteration shop. I stepped into it and it zipped right up. Snug in the waist and not much breathing room but I'm in it. Three months ago I couldn't do that. A month ago I barely got it zipped. Today, it fits. Next month? I'd at least like to be able to get a little more wiggle room in it. Enough so that I'll be able to actually enjoy the post-wedding meal we've got planned without needing the jaws of life to get me out of the dress afterwards.

Thomas and I went shopping over the weekend. This wasn't just your everyday pick up this and that window shopping bullshit. OH NO. This was a heavy duty, hit every store in a 50 mile radius, make your credit card company think your card's been jacked, weep when the bill comes in kind of shopping. Both of us needed new clothes and not just because of Vegas, but because nothing fit anymore. I tried on dresses yesterday and felt so girly. I tried on pants and shorts and skirts and shirts and bought almost everything that fit. I deserved a day like that.

I am embracing this current size but at the same time I look forward to getting down to the next one. While I am proud of what I've accomplished so far I have to keep going. To prove to myself that I can be better, be healthier, and reach my goal.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Time Flies When You're Actually Enjoying Life

I'm not dead.

30 days to go until we leave for Vegas.

32 days to go until I marry this...

And I couldn't be any happier.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

44 Days To Go And We've Got Gifts!

Thomas and I were in agreement when we first began planning our wedding that we would not be registering for gifts anywhere. We wouldn't ask for money, or fine china, or even a set of salt and pepper shakers. We were happy in the knowledge that we would be surrounded by the people we love the most at our wedding and they were kind enough to spend their hard earned money to go all the way to Vegas. However, some people just like sending gifts and I certainly won't turn down a perfectly good present.

Wedding Gifts!!

Two heart pillows and beautiful picture from my Godmother and very awesome bride/groom luggage tags from The Princess.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Weekend Recap On Wednesday Cause I've Been Busy

Friday: Happy hour after work with Thomas, co-workers, and other friends. Having a bar in the same parking lot as your office and only 10 miles from home is fucking WIN. Drank too much beer, of course.

Saturday: Woke up feeling like absolute death. Cursed my beer consumption. Then it was on to Crue Fest 2, bitches! Last year's concert was amazing and this year was EVEN BETTER.

Crue Fest 08 pics (holy Lord in Heaven did I have some fat face in those pictures.)

Crue Fest 09 pics (I brought the hotness.)

Also, beer was NINE.DOLLARS.A.BOTTLE. at the concert. NINE! DOLLARS! For some freaking beer! Thomas and I couldn't have gotten drunk at the concert or else we'd be homeless cause it would've cost us an entire month's rent. However, we did manage to get a decent buzz and had a blast. Even with the mass amounts of drunks and skanks and hot weather.

Sunday: Sleeping in, chillaxin' poolside, and enjoying a day of absolutely nothing. It was heavenly.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Then And Now

Yesterday Thomas and I, along with our friends, headed out to a small town south of Dallas for some shooting and some barbeque. Of course a fantastic time was had by all but it wasn't until I got home last night and saw the pictures from our day did I realize how much Thomas and I have physically changed over the last several months. When you're just going along day to day, pushing yourself to eat better and work out harder it's hard to see the little changes. We look at ourselves every day in the mirror and only in our clothes do we feel a difference. But comparing photos is the best way to really see what we've accomplished.

December 08

Now that's happiness right there

August 09

December 08

Yea baby!

August 09

The differences are subtle but they are there. I am so very proud of what he and I have accomplished over these last 8 months. We look better, we feel better, and we can only continue to improve.