Time is just flying by over here. Two weeks from this Saturday is the big wedding day for my son. Preparations are happening at lightening speed. Dance lessons, dress fittings, meetings with the caterer, florist,and putting together seating charts are just a few of the things going on. I am researching and purchasing the wine. Hey, somebody has to do it! I'm also doing other little things to help out my future daughter-in-law. Our main task is planning the rehearsal dinner, and a day after the wedding, pool side get together. Even though we are not the parents of the bride, and not official hosts of the wedding, there are still so many things to be done. Everyone is feeling stressed and a little short on time.
I am trying my best to stick with my eating plan. Trying to keep those carbs under control and limit my sugars. I will admit when I'm really stuck, I have been grabbing a few more berries then I should, and I just decided not to buy any more redi whip for awhile. That is getting hard to control. I have always been a stress eater, and I always will be. With all that is going on, and not just with the wedding, the stress level is high over here. So keeping that in check is a constant battle for me. I'm not where I want to be weight wise, but I was just at my drs for a checkup and I'm down 18 lbs from the last time I was there. We all know how hard it is to lose one pound, so I am going to be happy with that, even though I had hoped it would be twice that amount. I'm learning from my mistakes, changing habits for life, and eating a different way now.
From some of the posts that I have been reading, I see that some of you have slipped a little too. No one ever said this journey was going to be easy or perfect. Stay the course, pick yourself up when you fall and get back on track. Renew your commitment every day, or every meal if that's what it takes. It's not an all or nothing thing. I have been far from perfect. I've had too many carbs, too much wine, and slipped with some sweets a few times. But I still keep coming back to what I know and what I continue to learn from all of you. I would have never stayed the course this long if if weren't for all of you, my dear cyber friends!
I also realized that I never shared some of the other exciting things going on in the past month. I so love seeing all of your photos, so I hope you enjoy mine as well. I shared my older sons MBA graduation, but my baby ( if you can call 22 a baby!!) also graduated a few weeks ago from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. We also hosted a wonderful couples shower the first week of June. Such a fun time with the guys and the gals! Here are a few photos! Hope you like them. Until next time, sending hugs and love! I'm at the beach this week until Monday. I'll keep in touch!
The thing you do is don’t let those obstacles determine where you go.”
|Michael with his proud parents.|
|My oldest and my youngest son and my husbanc.|
|My mom and me having a cocktail and some appetizers at the cocktail party the university hosted the day before graduation.|
|The buffet table at the restaurant that we decorated for Meg and Ryan's couple showers. Note the large purple pom poms. It took me forever to put them together!!|
|The party favors....bottles of bubbly customized with a photo label!!!|
|My three sons!|