Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year and Updates

Welcome back to the grind, everyone. I hope you had a fun filled New Years. Mine was filled with lots of debauchery- from gluttonous eating, to excessive drinking, and the ultimate laziness of lounging in bed.
I know that I gained weight because I kept peeking at the scale all week, but I'll officially weigh in tonight and post it soon. I also intend to go back to posting of weekly weightloss. I stopped doing this because the lacks of losses was embarrassing, but I definitely need to keep my weightloss front and center to remind me that progress doesn't come without effort.

Work - Stress Relationship
The hardest part for me is the amount of stress I have been under with work. It really challenges me to fit in any kind of workout, cook proper meals, food shop in a timely manner, and not binge on high fat foods. I have mostly been failing these challenges lately. In positive news, I have started a new project as of today and anticipate a much more regular work hours, yay!

Wedding Stuff
I have less than 330 days to my wedding. This may seem like all the time in the world for weightloss, but the truth of the matter is that I haven't lost any weight since last May, when I reached my all time low of 180lbs. I found my wedding dress in November and it will be ready for fittings in May. I didn't do anything crazy, like order down a wedding dress size so I would truly like to be at my goal weight when the dress comes in so that the fittings can be started immediately. I worry about losing more weight and having my dress hang off of me and not having enough time to take it in. It needs to be a really tight fit because it's a mermaid shape- aka. fitted all the way down the body, almost to the knees.

Baby Steps
I don't have some mastermind of a plan in place for attacking the goal of being at goal by May, mostly because I haven't set aside time to do it, so I'm starting with baby steps for this week to get myself back on track.
Baby Step #1 - exercise at least 4 times this week
Baby Step #2 - do not eat any chocolate candy this week because you have forgotten how to control yourself
Baby Step #3- track your points this week


Meredith said...

Your dress sounds beautiful! You will look stunning on your wedding day.

A.Leo said...

Good idea with the baby steps. They make the whole thing sound a lot less overwhelming. Good luck! Keep blogging and keep us updated :)

Carlos said...

happy new year... love the baby steps! go you

GeminiJulia said...

Hi Ashley! Happy New Year & Welcome back! Thanks for posting this because I think we've kind of been paralleling a lot this year--through our successes, struggles, our highs and lows. I think this year will be a great year for both of us--baby steps are a good way to start. I especially enjoy baby step #2 because that's me in a nutshell.

Let's get a fresh start this year :)

Denise Burks said...

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. You are a really beautiful woman and your beau obviously thinks so too! Good luck on your journey. I love the title of your blog. Very funny!

Anonymous said...

i've missed you! glad you are back! pics of the dress? :)