We are planning an October wedding next year (2011), we both love fall and being outdoors. Ideally we are trying to plan to have the ceremony outside and the reception indoors. Hopefully at the same location. Right now (and one of my to be named October goals) is to secure a venue and a date.
After that, I plan on taking the holiday season off from wedding planning, as I coordinate the Hampton Firefighter's Toy Bank program, where we provide families with toys/gifts that may have gone without at Christmas time. Last year we had about 320 kids in our program, it's a lot of work, but very rewarding.
After the first of the year, it'll be back into wedding planning mode.
From now until the wedding day will be Buff Bride mode, I want the outside to reflect the inside. I am so happy and thrilled to be taking this next step, and obviously I want to look haut for pictures, so I am re-dedicating my weight loss efforts. I am going to continue on with Weight Watchers, even though I don't follow the plan exactly (I don't track consistently) I enjoy the meetings and find them helpful. I plan on getting back to the gym, I haven't been to the gym in over a month, it's pretty sad that I am wasting money, I need to re-commit to the gym.
One of my new tools, I ordered from Amazon.com. I can't wait to try this workout DVD at home:
I am excited to try a new DVD out and get back into a routine for me. I still am using my Gruve to help as a gauge of my activity level. I love that it "buzzes" you when you've been sitting too long.
Prior to the engagement, H2B and I had another weight loss challenge between the 2 of us. Starting Labor day and going through to New Year's Day, highest % lost. Loser treats the winner for a weekend in Boston. Now, I lost the last contest he and I had, I don't plan on loosing this one. (Note: I didn't blog about the last contest between us! Seesh, bad blogger that I am!)
It's great that H2B is committed to changing his ways and living a healthy lifestyle. He wants to lose his excess weight as much as I want to lose mine. We both want to have a family someday and be able to keep up with our children, and be good role models for them. Obviously, the best way is to lead by example.
On a side note, I know that typically Tuesdays are my weigh in day, however it's that time of my work rotation that I work Tuesday days, and I am unable to attend my usual weigh in meetings. However, I do plan on going on Thursday to weigh in (same meeting leader, love her!). Next week will be the same, and then hopefully, I can get back on track (at least for another 6 weeks).