I do miss it so here I am giving a much needed update.
Healthy living and eating have been on the forefront of everything. I have not fallen off the wagon but I felt like I needed a blogging hiatus instead of filling my posts with wedding planning updates and boring everyone to tears.
It's a little less than a month before Jason and I get wedding. I can't believe it's coming up so soon. I'm really excited yet nervous about everything going well. I have to remind myself that there are things out of my control and the important thing is that I'm surrounded by loved ones marrying the love of my life.
We've known each other close to 10 years now and dated for more than 8 of those years. I'm not sure what will change except legal rights between the two of us but I do know it'll be nice to call him my husband. It feels so grown up and final, no?
I just got used to calling him my fiance too.
Jason bought us a Fitbit early January and I've been using it ever since. It's been great to keep me accountable because I can see how many steps I've taken and push myself a bit more to reach and surpass the weekly goal.
My second dress fitting is next Friday and then I won't see the dress until I pick it up the week of the wedding.
I feel extremely blessed to have such a supportive fiance, parents, sisters and friends. My maid-of-honor is my blood sister and she's been amazing this entire process. I text her at the oddest times about wedding details and she always responds with enthusiasm and feedback. She also organized my bachelorette to New Orleans without my input at all. All I knew was to be in New Orleans January 16-20 and book my flights. Everything else was planned behind the scenes by my sister, my lovely bridesmaids and good friends. There were about 10 of us total and none of us local. The attendees were coming from Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, and New York. To say I felt blessed and loved is the understatement of the year.
It was just the right pick-me-up I needed to be away from wedding planning. I spent the long weekend not checking my e-mails and chasing down last minute RSVPs. I figured Jason could hold down the fort while I was away and I'd get back to it when I got back.
Food wise I am currently extremely vigilant about what I'm eating. I'm not going on any crazy cleanse but I am eating very clean. I have cut out most sweets. I also watch my carb intake closely.
I missed my weekly weigh-in last Tuesday since I was on a flight back to Tampa but this week's weigh-in showed a loss. I'm happy to learn that the delicious food I had in New Orleans did not derail my efforts. I know it sounds lame but I wore my Fitbit most of the weekend in NOLA except late night when we went out Saturday night to the bars. On two days, we did more than 10 miles of walking each day. On other days we averaged 7 miles. Overall, I'd say we did a good job staying active and having fun.
How has everyone else been doing?
I've missed reading your blogs. I hope you all have been well.