Good times ahead

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2015 was a stressful year for me. My alcoholic brother nearly met Jesus, and after a long stay in the hospital, came to live with us. Then my father in law lost his wife, and we packed him up, and now he lives with us. Needless to say, both of these events meant several trips to their state to pack them my vacation hours dwindled through the year. And my pounds packed on as I adjusted to these changes.

Meanwhile, my darling daughter got engaged during the summer. She lives in AZ, but wants to be married here in NC. Hubby and I have been looking for the perfect venue for them, because she is trying to save her vacation days for the wedding and honeymoon, thus can't come. This past weekend, I flew out to AZ and we shopped for her dress. After a couple of shops, she found THE dress! emoticon Her best friend flew out too, so we also found bridesmaids dresses, and picked the color pallet. We are SO EXCITED!

Needless to say, this life event entailed very large mirrors and photos...two things I try to avoid. When she got engaged, I vowed to lose the weight, because I didn't want to be the FAT MOB. Unfortunately, the aforementioned stressors in my life...or rather my reaction to them...prevented me from making much head way towards my goal.

I weighed myself before and after Christmas, and didn't GAIN. And this morning, I weighed myself after my AZ weekend, and actually LOST 3 pounds! Both of these weigh-ins are encouraging to me, because I didn't do much to incur these changes. Although, my AZ weekend involved a lot of walking, including conscious effort to get some cardio going. So I obviously did SOMEthing right!

So....I am going forward with these positives. And while it sounds like I am trying to lose weight for DD's wedding, I know that in reality, I am doing this for myself!

Good times are ahead....and I am looking forward to them! Spark on! emoticon
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    Good for you. Do it for yourself with the side benefit of looking good at the wedding!
    1943 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations on Not Gaining over Christmas! ! That is a Huge Accomplishment.
    Along with everything else, Strength Training will help change your shape as you get ready for that wedding. Looking forward to hearing all about it!
    1943 days ago
    There's nothing wrong with losing weight for an event. It's the same as losing weight by a calender date. This might just be what it takes to stay in it for the long haul!! You can do it!!
    1943 days ago
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