Don't let other people dull your *S*P*A*R*K*L*E*
Written by UnluckyTwin » March 22nd, 2012, 10:13 am:Well, I have been TOTALLY out of the loop, but only because this happened!cropped.jpgcropped 2.JPGIt's this ring (http://michaelbjewelry.com/collection/The-Lace-Collection/Petite-Crown-Lace-Band--47), my absolute dream ring, but no photo yet has done it justice. It is SO beautiful, and delicate, and sparkly. The photos make it look so dull. Our three-year anniversary was March 12. He took me out to dinner and asked if I would marry him after saying bunches of nice things (which he recorded with the digital recorder I use for interviews for work, so we have it on tape forever). We do not believe in legal marriage, but we have both always been sure that we were going to have a wedding of sorts where we will exchange vows and have our families meet each other (they're spread out all over the country). This is a real surprise for me because we were not really planning to do that until we finished grad school. We want to do it in October, so we've had to get a real jump on checking out venues, so I've been EXTRA busy. I've done precisely one spin class since my last check-in, and I think I may have gained about 1.5 lbs. So it is REALLY REALLY REALLY time to get my butt in gear! I'd like to be 10 pounds down by October, and then work on toning by January, because I just booked a 5-day trip to Jamaica, where Hanson has put together something really special for their fans (exclusive use of the all-inclusive resort, 3 concerts on the 3 middle nights, mixed drinks with Isaac, cooking with Taylor, a tie-dye session with Zac, etc.). If there's a chance I'm running into Taylor Hanson on the beach, I want to be tight and toned, even if we are both married. I really really want this, but I look at my calendar and wonder WHEN THE HECK I will have time to exercise. My job is so busy right now, plus my dissertation work, plus wedding planning... I know the biggest boost will come from limiting my calories again, but even that takes time to plan... Oy... Ladies, I'm struggling.
Written by beesha77 » March 29th, 2012, 12:30 pm:Does anyone make green smoothies? I've been making these either for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. In really try to up my protein when working out. It's a cup of vanilla almond milk, tons of spinach (you do not taste it) like 2 cups...I use a scoop of egg white protein powder and a banana. It's great!
Written by UnluckyTwin » April 1st, 2012, 7:14 am:Thanks, everyone, for the congratulations! We still have not decided on a wedding venue, so I'm continuing to stress about that, but SO promises we are going to choose by Tuesday. There are two major contenders, one my favorite, one his. Problem is, his is outdoors, and I simply cannot wrap my head around what our backup plan would be if it rained. The place does not allow us to put a big tent up in that space, so all I can fathom is moving indoors, but we would have to pay double for the rental, and it would really bother me to pay for two places for a contingency plan when we could just pay for one (indoors at my favorite venue) and know the day would go off without a (major) hitch. Any advice?Okay, so why we're really here. First, CONGRATS to everyone on all your losses! Y'all are so inspiring!I weighed in at 134.4 today, so I am indeed about another 1.5 up as I feared in that last post. I am getting so close to the 146 that I started at Sept. 2010. I can't believe I spent a year getting down to 121 and have gained almost all of it back! Oh well, no point looking back. Moving forward. I DID get myself to a spin class this week, and TODAY I am starting to count calories. I'd like to promise that I will get more exercise, but I recognize that my schedule is just jammed and I may not get to it, so I don't want to disappoint myself. Instead, I'll make my major goal to be counting calories. Minor goals are to take my multivitamin and drink more water.
Written by UnluckyTwin » April 2nd, 2012, 6:31 am:Congrats audball! You continue to inspire me!Well, I know it's only been one day, but yesterday I successfully watched what I ate! I may be sad, but to me that was a real cause for celebration, haha.
Written by beesha77 » April 3rd, 2012, 8:32 pm:My gf made it to work out with me again. She's kinda flaky so I was surprised to see she came. But thankful she did! I'm determined to doit no matter what. I only have an hour and a half window each day to work out between work and picking kids up, baseball, dinner, etc. How's everyone else doing? SO gets the ring this Thursday. I'm hoping for this weekend but it probably won't happen then. I'm guessing he will keep me waiting a bit longer!
Written by beesha77 » April 2nd, 2012, 5:54 pm:I promise you don't taste the spinach audball. It tastes more like banana. I finally worked out today. My gf came over so it was great. I plan on working out 5 days a week with the p90x vids.
Written by MayFlowers » April 6th, 2012, 5:54 am:So, I weighed in this morning at 150!!! So happy to reach that mark and so excited that I am so close to being back in the 140's! Hopefully, I don't gain too much back this weekend with Easter celebrations.
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