A Little Reminder to Myself to Stick with It.

Bit of housekeeping – my Lightlife giveaway ends tomorrow. There aren’t many entries yet so go tell me your favorite breakfast food and enter for a chance to win!

There are officially 52 days until my wedding. (Excuse me while I have a minor freak-out over that fact. Okay, I’m back now.)

This means there are 52 days left in Operation Fit in my Damn Dress. I went for my first fitting on Saturday, and while the dress is fitting better thanks to the 5.5lbs I’ve lost in the last month, dropping another 5 – 10lbs before the wedding wouldn’t leave me swimming in my dress. I’ve been a little lax lately with my tracking and workouts lately, and as a direct result, my weight loss has slowed a bit. Now, I’ve never been one to lose more than a pound a week or so, but the last couples weeks it’s been more like a half pound or less a week. Plus, not getting my butt to the gym is not helping the be less squishy goal.

So in an effort to keep myself motivated and on track, I’m setting a little challenge for myself for the next 50 days. It’s based on the 4/40 Challenge Cassie over at Back to Her Roots did around this time last year. Four goals to focus on for the next 40 days (because I’m not dumb enough to think I will have time for anything but wedding the week before the wedding):


  • 30 days of tracking food/ points (This works out to about 5 days a week)
  • 20 days of lifting heavy things (strength training) (This works out to about 3 days a week)
  • 40 days of 30 minutes of activity (walking can only count for 10 of those days since I walk daily as part of my commute)
  • 35 days of no beer/ booze

My reward is $50 to spend on whatever I want. With the wedding coming up, descretionary spending has been pretty limited lately. This gives me a chance to buy any un-wedding related thing I want.

What’s Making Me Happy This Week II

Listening to the entire Rise Against discography at my desk today.

Rise Against

I don’t usually listen to music at my desk, but my team is out today and I’m feeling a bit lonely without them. Rise Against is one of my favorite bands ever, and I got to see them in concert again last month.

All things weddings!

In addition to entering the final two months of wedding planning for ourselves, we’ve been celebrating the weddings of a lot of friends this week!

Last Saturday we celebrated the wedding of my life long bestie’s younger sister up in Milwaukee. Tonight we’ve got the wedding for one of the boy’s co-workers, and tomorrow we’ve got another wedding for a couple of our very close friends.


Plus our wedding plans are moving along nicely. I’m entering the heavy crafting phase right now, and I’m super excited. I’ve finished making the bouquets for my bridesmaids, and I’m working on my own along with the corsages and boutonierres. This weekend I’m going to try my handle at candlemaking.

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