I got married!!!

On October 23rd, 2010, Justin and I finally tied the knot. There was no romantic proposal, it was a mutual decision. We decided it was time to get married after just over 3 years of being together. Neither of us wanted to wait, so we decided to do it as soon as possible. We planned everything within a month and everything turned out beautiful. The wedding was outside in a gazebos on the beach in the town that we live in. We took a huge chance of having an outside wedding near the end of October in the Adirondack Mountains. There have been many years we have had snow before Halloween has rolled around. About 1 in the morning on the day of our wedding, we noticed it was snowing outside and it was sticking. When I got up to start getting ready for the day’s events, there was about 2 to 3 inches of snow on the ground. No grass could be seen anywhere. We knew our ceremony was going to be quick, but I was wearing a strapless wedding dress. A friend of mine did let me borrow her shawl that she wore for her wedding, but I really didn’t want to wear it. Thankfully, the snow melted before the wedding and the temperature rose to the mid to high 40s. The sun was shining brightly and was actually blinding me for during the pictures after the ceremony. I had the wedding I asked for. I wanted the sun to be out and it to not be raining or snowing. I didn’t care what it did before or after the wedding. I just wanted the pictures to come out nice and they did. Our friend, Justin’s best man’s wife, Katie, took the pictures for us and she did a fantastic job.

…if you would like to see more pictures, please go to Mr. and Mrs. St.Amour’s Wedding Photo Site and enter 1023 for the password. Enjoy!

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In weight news, I am starting to get back on the right back again (thankfully!). I realized the weight I thought I had gained over the past month or a little longer was not actually real weight. It was water weight and weight built up for not going to the bathroom (I know, I know…like you really needed to know that…sorry). After only a few days, all that weight melted off and I have actually lost 1 more pounds than the last time I logged my weight on Lose It! I have now officially lost just over 60 pounds!!! Woo hoo!!! It should actually be 10 pounds more than that, but I have been a huge slacker the past month or so.

I finally went back to the gym last night. It wasn’t for long, but at least I got up and moving again. I started off on the elliptical machine for only 5 minutes. I can only do 5 minutes on that machine right now. It’s kicks my ass. Hopefully, slowly I’m build up my time on it. I also walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes. I put it on the weight loss mode, which I have never done before. I usually walk on a 0 incline at about 3 mph for speed. Last night, the incline was switching back and forth between 2.0 and 3.5 incline. I walked at 3.5 mph for speed for majority of it. I did slow down a couple of time to 3.0 or 3.2 mph. I definitely pushed myself on the treadmill, especially for not having done it in a LONG time. I was sweating up a storm. I lifted weights for a quick 10 minutes or so.

60.6 pounds down, 99.4 pounds to go

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Sorry I have neglected you :(

It’s been way to long, since my last post. My last post was September 15, which is almost a month! I have neglected this blog, just like I have neglected to exercise in the last month. I have no excuses, at least none that are acceptable. I have (at least) continued to log everything that I eat…the good, the bad, and the ugly! I know that a lot of people say this, but I AM going to start exercising again tomorrow. Why not today?!? Well, I’m going to be going to bed soon.

Many things have happened, since my last post in September. I know have a part-time job with the Adirondack Arc, where I work with people is developmental disabilities. I had training last week and now I am shadowing for a while. It will probably won’t be until next month that I have a set schedule. I feel that this job will be something I can enjoy, until a full-time teaching position comes along.

In addition to the new job, I am also getting married. There’s no romantic proposal story to tell. Justin and I have been talking about getting married and how we want to raise the children we have in the future for a while now. Finally, we decided it was time to actually do it. I believe it was about 2 weeks ago we decided that we were going to go through with it. At first, we were keeping it on the DL because we were having a small wedding. Originally, there were only going to be 6 people at the wedding (Justin and I, my mom, his parents, the JP, and my best friend Deanna), but it has grown to about 40 people. We invited our immediate family that are present in our lives, plus two friends each (well…it might be 3 or 4 for me, but not sure yet). Since we are having a small wedding, we have decided that we will get married on October 23rd. We are praying the weather holds out because we are planning on getting married on the beach in a gazebos. At first, we were not planning on having anything afterward, but our parents were going to throw something either way so why not just go along with it. The dinner after the wedding will be at the diner that is across the street from our house, which will make it good if we actually drink. On the 23rd, I will not be counting/tracking my calories and I’m expecting to be WAY over that day. I just want to enjoy the day without bringing my Ipod with me to recording everything I eat or drink. Who knows if I’ll change my mind on that, since I’m so use to logging everything. I’m planning on having a few Tom Collins and a slice of my wedding cake, so I’ll be racking up the calories like crazy. I’m only getting married once and I can go back to tracking the day after. I ordered my bouquet yesterday. I love it, it’s going to be beautiful.

Here’s a picture of what our cake will look like, expect…
no fondant, but chocolate butter cream frosting
instead of those orange things on top, we will have real sunflowers
It will be a chocolate cake with raspberry filling between the layers.
Needless to say, I can’t wait until the 23rd and I have been counting down, since we set a date.
17 MORE DAYS!!!!!