Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dallas Bridal Show!

So I had planned to go to Ani's house today and when I called and told her I was on the way she said she found a place I needed to see.  So we met up and she had me follow her.  I was excited.  But as we drove into Dallas I was a little worried because that was far away from where I wanted to have the wedding. 

We pull up to Dallas Market Hall and She says we are going to find something here!  Yep the Dallas bridal show was going on again.  I know I went to the one in August, but this one was more important.  I was now actually planning.  (yeah hadn't been back in Aug.)

Well we walked and talked and enjoined the place.  Got to see lots of pretty dresses, talked to lots of great DJ's and got information on lots of different places to have the wedding.  Along with the piles of candy Autumn got and the cake tastings I came home with for Sean I was a good girl.  I did try some bites of food and even had a couple of the cakes.  They are less then a bite so I wasn't too worried.

I did bad on the water today because of the fair and really didn't do that great on my food either.  I got better when I was home and was able to drink almost a full 64 oz of water and by the end of the night I had 55g protein.

Alright peoples I have two large bags to go through!  Cross your fingers I win something!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wedding plans

I am planning, I think. but I am not quite sure if it's taking off quite yet.  This Saturday I am going to go see Ani and my mom with her mom and we are going to look at some stuff while the kids play with Sean.  Sounds like a great day.

So, still looking for the right pink Gerber daises, I have lots of the orange right now, but only a few pink ones.  I'm using silk flowers because Gerber daises are not in season for Fall.  So I've got an appointment set to look at dresses on the 12th with Ani and Karina.  I'm going to try on a couple dresses, but my question is what does one person wear to try on dresses??

I'm also dropping a little weight again.  I've lost 3 more pounds.  This is now a new low for me!  I am now smaller than Sean, this is a first for me.  I've never been smaller then a boyfriend, I was always either the same size or a little bigger.  So it's fun knowing that I'm lighter.  I've also noticed all the loose skin forming and making my "apron" and "chicken wings".  I'm not happy about the skin and I've started to use some type of lotions for firming up skin.  Someone who had gone through this surgery a couple years ago said she went and did a tanning bed and that's how she tightened up her skin.  We might try that too.

So anyone else have any ideas?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

off and running

So I'm off and running with the planning.  Went to check out 2 reception areas around Haggard park.  Event 1013 in down town Plano.  Then there was Plano Station (formally known to be closing the start of September but isn't). 
Plano Station is simple, it's cheep but you have to use their catering and well, that could be pricey.  It's a long meeting room that could be nice.
Event 1013 it beautiful!  It's a historic downtown building and they allow outside catering!  But, it's a bit more pricey.
So we are still on the hunt.  I went to the McKinney show this yesterday and it was nice, small but nice.  Got lots of information and we will see. 

At some point yesterday I felt overwhelmed and me and Sean even talked about just going to the JP and getting married and then having a big party.  That was quickly taken out of it because I want to do this one right, I want to make sure everyone sees how much I love Sean and how I want to share the love.  Oh well, off to window shop online.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

What we've got?!

So Ani and Karina came and have gone.  We are going to be trying on some bridesmaid dresses on the 12th of February and we have goals for when we want to have a place, dresses for them and I have a goal for when I want to have for me.  So with goals that are in mind we set forth looking.

Haggard park is the place I want to get married.  It's such a pretty park with a very nice gazebo and fountains and ponds and yeah it's very public but it's so NICE! 

So those are some of the pictures I've found, yes I've been there and yes it's so pretty!

But the reception areas around it must be hotels, or places that don't allow outside catering.  We are looking....but that's about it for now.  We got goals and plans and that's a start right?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Let the planning start!

So this weekend Karina and Ani are coming over and we are busting out the planning.  Let's see how this goes. 

So where do you start?  Of course, finding a place for the wedding and reception???  Well, there is one place I want to have the wedding but finding a reception area is the key.  Then there is the back up plan that just the name of it bothers some people. 

I need to just let the wedding be my planning but some people are just opinionated and I really don't want to hurt their feelings.  I am trying to let everyone feel like they are involved, but how do you let them be involved and still get what you want?  Any of you know please tell me!!!!!!!!!!!

On the other side, there is a bridal fair in McKinney next weekend(22nd) and the Dallas bridal fair is coming up again on the 29th.  I am going on the 22nd but not quite sure I'm going on the 29th because I'll have the kids.  We will see.

So what do I have planned????  Colors-orange and pink
                                                  Flowers-Gerber daisy are the biggest!
                                                  Bridal party-CHECK
                                                  Food-my mom if the place allows outside catering, other wise don't know.

So that's about it.  I have to find a place for all of it, someone to do the ceremony, plan what happens at the reception and everything else.

Alright as far as the weight loss, it's stalled again, like every time after my cycle.  So who knows if or when it will start?!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

2 months!

Wow, so I am 2 months!!!!  WHOOP!!!!

I took pictures and I don't know if I can post them.  I'm in my bra and boxer that ok to post??? 

Either way we also did some new messurments!  I was shocked OMG I have lost a total of 43 inches off my body!  I mean I didn't even think it was humanly possible to do.  I know I've seen pictures of what others have done I just didn't expect for it to happen. 

Well, what I am doing now is I'm enjoying the weight loss I am still doing good with it and I'm at 50lbs lost and I'm OK with that.  I lost 10lbs after I got my "crimp" fixed so far.  I start my cycle soon (1-9 or 1-10) so my weight loss will slow down for a week or son.  I'm not worried, but I wish I would drop size too. 
I dropped to the 18 tops (could go 16 I'm sure)  but in pants I'm at a 20...the 18's are tight I think(I don't own any yet). 

I'm going to support group next week on the 12th and I'm excited about it.  I didn't quite know how I was going to because of how these group things could be, but I liked it so far.  I get to hear and see how some of those around me are doing and I get good tips of what's going on.  I am hoping to get some recipes!  I need some breakfast ideas.  I want food but I never realized how many breakfast foods are cabs.  Have you?  I did, French toast, beagles, cereal, muffins...the list of breads go on and on.  But come on.  I'm tired of EGGS!  Any ideas?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

Happy New Year guys!

We are starting the year out with friends and family here at the house.  I'm  babysitting some friends kids and we are enjoying the night tonight.  When the kiddos go to bed we are going to play the WII and watch the ball to drop.  I am going to have a sip of 'bubbly' tonight and see how that goes.  I'm sure it will not be fun or taste all that great, but I got by baby here with me and I'm going to kiss him at midnight.

So what are you guys doing for New Years?  Any traditions you are not doing because of your surgery?  I'm not big on New Years traditions besides the drinking.  But I don't drink when I have my kids here so I'm not missing anything this year I'll tell you that!


Sean with Zachary


All the kids Cheers

Happy New Year