Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Hello, Pants, Good to See You Again"

I seem to have fallen into the "wedding planning vat" and can't get out. I never knew how much there was to do in getting ready for a wedding, and this is my son--can't imagine when it's a daughter. Whew! Things seem to be coming along (if they'd stop making changes that'd help). I've been sewing dresses, calling to make plans, making reservations, finding addresses, figuring out the Open House, etc. It's a bit mind-boggling.

At this point, I've lost 29 lbs. I still have 7 lbs to go to meet my goal weight and think I may try for a few more after that just to cushion myself in case I gain some back. I've been able to pull clothes, even pants, out of my closet that I haven't seen in ages. My kids tell me not to wear them because they're all outdated now, but I reply that the fact that I can wear them again completely overshadows their fashionability.

After so many years trying to lose that baby weight, I'm really excited to have found a way that works for me. Since it isn't too radically different from how I was eating before, I think I can stick with it. Mostly, I've cut out the nightly bowls of ice cream, Oreos (we had two bags of Oreos the other day and I was sorely tempted to eat some but I refrained), brownies, and other junk food. I have replaced the junk food with sugar-free fudgesicles and ice cream bars so I don't feel deprived.

I exercise about 45 minutes a day to my DVDs, but have knocked that back to 30 minutes because I have so many things to do at the moment (sometimes I even count painting or other physical projects in place of my regular exercise).

I'm still hoping to reach my goal before my son's wedding, but since it's now less than 3 weeks away I'm not sure I can lose another 7 lbs. However, any more weight I can lose will be good and as long as I can fit into the dress my daughters talked me into buying I'll be happy.

9 comments:

em said...

quite the accomplishment if you aske me!

Becky said...

Great job! Losing weight is hard work. You are going to look great for the wedding.

Valerie Ipson said...

Congratulations!

Lourie said...

That is AWESOME!!! Congratulations!

silfert said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by! I haven't decided what I'm going to be when I grow up, so I do a little of everything. A little writing, a little knitting, a little singing, a LOT of baby-chasing!

Congrats on the weight loss, that's a very big deal. And good luck with the wedding!

P.S. The picture is my little man at two weeks, safe in his daddy's hands.

The Gosfam said...

I need to lose some weight. You ROCK!! i wish I could be so inspired and JUST DO IT!! Good luck with all the wedding plans.

Michelle McMaster said...

Wow I am impressed. I didn't realize you lost so much weight! I thought you looked fabulous...just like you did in junior high. I can picture the pants you tried on for your kids. Be careful, if those pants could talk... You are amazing.

Cathy Witbeck said...

Good job, Rebecca. You are a weight loss machine.

marlajayne said...

Someone once told me that only three things factored into weight/size: consumption of calories, etc., energy expenditure, and heredity. She forgot to mention the having babies part. Still, looks like you've got this challenge under control.