Well hello there! It has been way to long since my last posting. It seems that has been my opening line more than not when posting blogs.
I have been good and have been keeping busy with work, trying to stay healthy & active and planning for my wedding next month!
I do not have much to say but I do have a lot of pictures to share from the past couple of months. We have been having some pretty crappy weather here in the U.P. of Michigan. This past weekend was actually our first really nice taste of "summer". Saturday and Sunday were in the 70's and then Monday it all went down the tube! It has been chilly and today we actually got some SNOW FLURRIES! This weather has been whacky and it is hard to motivate myself to stay active! I am just hoping it will be a beautiful day for my Wedding in June and there will be nothing but sunshine because we are planning to have an outdoor ceremony!
The picture of my dog Chewie up above and down below are from our first walk of the year. It was chilly/muddy and looking at the pictures it is hard to believe that just a week later we got hit with about 5 inches of snow! I even got my car stuck in our driveway! Unbelievable.
<-- My Mom and I on Mothers day. I walked over to her house and we just relaxed a bit on her porch and got to enjoy the sunshine before it went back into hiding lol. I took her out to eat and bought her 2 beautiful hanging flower baskets.
She is my favorite person on this planet and I would be totally lost without her.
The picture below is from one of my walks. I actually was out and about at 7AM - It is a whole different feel when you go walking that early! I enjoyed it but do not see it happening often lol!
I have been keeping up with lifting weights. I need to work more on my cardio (what's new) but have been beefing up! Before you know it I will be the one carrying Michael in our room on our wedding night. I notice a difference in my strength and when I wave someone good-bye, I don't feel like I'm getting ready for take off anymore ha-ha! As it goes for my eating habits, it is stop & go. It seems I get really into clean eating one week but then the next I struggle with it. I am trying to focus on it but also am trying not to dwell on it. This should be a happy time and I don't need anymore added stress put on myself than I already have. I am conscious of what is going on and I am aware of all my actions. I had higher hopes for my weight at this point and I am realizing I have run out of time to be at my desired goal weight for my wedding. All that matters to me now is that I enjoy the process and take one day at a time. I will get there, slowly but surely, I will get there.
I also wish I would blog more but sometimes it is just so hard to think of what to say. I feel guilty for not posting especially when I see that people still check in daily to find nothing new. A big part of it is my mind has been else where with wedding stuff. I just can't seem to turn it off. I hope to blog more after I get hitched. Anyone who has planned a wedding, I am sure you can relate to how I am feeling! I do appreciate all of the e-mails & messages with kind words encouraging me to keep on writing but lately I just have not been feeling it! Just putting this post together has taken me almost 2 hours! I have tried many times in the past month to write one but have come up with a loss for words.... UNTIL TODAY! :-)
We had our first fire of the year this past weekend and it was perfect! I can't wait to have many more if this weather gets its crap together!
I pass this scene every day and every time I go by I always think to myself what a cool photo it would be! On Monday it was very foggy and I took it as the perfect opportunity to take the picture. This is not even a 1/2 of a mile away from my house. I love abandoned structures, they have so much eerie character.
I am pretty excited that over a year YouTube has finally put the music back on my weight-loss video! They had taken it off due to copyright reasons but after disputing the issue, even though it took a year, it is back on! I'm sure they deal with millions of these cases and that is why it took so long but I'm a happy camper.
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.