Saturday, May 22, 2010

A fun-filled weekend to come!

Well, it only happens once a year, and this is it! It is my birthday weekend and I plan on enjoying it to the fullest! Which I must say, I have not done in a long time. In the recent past I usually did much of nothing; aside from whatever my mom planned for me (which was always sweet). But this weekend Tom is taking me to Disneyland (oh yeah!), after taking me to dinner tonight. :) It doesn't get much better than that. :D

Also, yesterday, we got to do our official wedding cake tasting. I love the company and have already ordered our cake. This meeting was initially almost kiboshed because this lady who I am not a fan of was already there. But I pushed through, stood up straight, and dealt with it until she left (since I was the one with the appointment, not her). Anyway, the lady was totally sweet and worked with what I was thinking and interjecting with the practical realities of cakes. She did all this and estimated the cake out to exactly what I was thinking would be the cost. It really was amazing. I thought she would estimate higher which would force me to choose cupcakes to cut costs, but she did not! Hence why I ordered the cake. So now, on Tuesday I shall give them the flavors of our liking and continue waiting for another 350 days (not that I'm counting).

Today, I also went shopping for some new clothes (since my old clothes are falling off). Such a great feeling! It was nice going shopping and while I'm still in the larger end of sizes, I can wear normal people shirts (I didn't have to go to the plus size section for tops) which was exciting! So, I got a few new tops and will probably soon have to get bottoms. An expensive, but fun change for me. :)

Although, now that I think about it, I don't know that I've told you about my recent weight loss efforts. So let me tell you now (I hope you're in the mood for reading a novel). For those who don't know me, I have always been overweight, but I let it get quite out of hand over the last couple years. Pretty miserable if you ask me. So, this year I decided to put a stop to my terrible habits and take care of myself, not just for me, but for Tom as well. Around the same time I was starting my efforts, one of my mom's friends started a Biggest Loser challenge. So, mom and I partnered up and while we didn't win (not even close) we both lost a good deal of weight. Well she ran a second round of the challenge for just individuals, so, mom, Tom, and I are all competing and we are all doing well. All said total, I've lost 27 pounds since January, which is HUGE for me. I plan to continue with this effort until I reach around 150 which is a ways off, but at least i'm heading in the right direction and hopefully I can get close by the wedding. :) So, that is my story :)

Well, I think that is most of it. I do apologize for taking a couple days off and apologize ahead of time for the days off I'll be taking while at Disneyland, but promise to catch you back up upon my return to reality. :)

Amy :)


  1. Hooray! I am so glad that you found a cake, place, and a wonderful lady to work with. I am excited that she worked everything you were wanting (that was realistic) for your cake! That is fantastic! :)
    Congrats on the 27lbs! Thats awesome!! :)I knew you were doing the biggest loser, but I hadn't heard how much you had lost! I am super excited for you!! Keep it up! :)
    Oh, and Happy birthday!! :) Have a blast at Disneyland (for me!!)!! :)

  2. Yeah on the cake find!! Bigger kudos though on the weight loss. I too have always struggled with my weight and I know how hard it is to take those pounds off. Keep up the good work!!!