Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The dress fantasy :)

Had a great weigh in this morning! I am happy because I have been trying VERY hard to be mindful about my food. I went off paleo a little bit this weekend (I ate sushi on Friday - 2 rolls, and I had a beer after the garage sale) but fit everything into my calories. I've stayed insanely active, been doing my yoga and short strength workouts, walking the dog, having the sale, babysitting a toddler.

I've been attempting to lose this weight while not taking any extreme measures - I want to keep this weight off and live this life till my last day! The only thing I will do after the weight is gone is not keep to the 1600 calorie range I've been keeping to - I will probably up it to more like 1800 to maintain weight. So that basically means that I will eat exactly the same I am eating now, except I will have an extra small snack throughout the day.

Easy enough!

Well, I haven't mentioned my weigh in, haha :) I weighed in at 123.6 PRE-bathroom times and after drinking some water.

/does a little happy dance/

I still have two weeks till my dress fitting too :) I want so badly to feel like a beautiful woman when I stand up on that platform and have the seamstress fuss over the dress. I want to fall into that fantasy completely and not let self-esteem issues rip me out of it.

Seriously - I have a bit of a princess dress, I am getting married in a stone church and having a reception in a rustic, wooden hall. I read a LOT of fantasy books. I want to feel like a maiden in a fantasy world going to meet her knight ;) I know without a doubt that my marriage is going to be happy and strong (he's the most right guy for me in the world) and now I am focusing on wanting this wedding to fulfill all my little girl dreams.

I'm so happy I am in the place I am right now!

I canNOT push the idea of clean eating enough. (I will also recommend TRYING paleo, but I wouldn't push that way of eating on someone - it just so happened to be the right way to eat for me). But clean eating? It will work for everyone.

Get those chemicals and preservatives and pesticides and completely foreign crap out of your bodies - you will see your bodies change for the better.

They will be more energetic. More efficient. Stronger. Healthier. Skin will clear. Stomach problems will lessen. Headaches will ease.

Taking all the processed foods and heavily pesticide-d foods (the dirty dozen) out of my diet helps me to get to the weight I want to be at. My body isn't fighting those foreign, dangerous substances and can devote all it's energy to the important things.


  1. Jeanette, you are so completely right about clean eating!

    And I'm so excited to hear you so exciting about your wedding. I hope you share photos with us after the happy day!

  2. You are doing amazing! I'm slightly frustrated, even though I'm eating very well my weight isn't budging. I really don't want to cut out nuts and fruit, but I may, just to see what happens. I'm not overdoing either one, but....*sigh*
    Can't wait to hear about the dress fitting! I never got to do that part, which sometimes makes me sad. I was 8 months preg when I got married, so my dress was a pretty tent :)
    Keep up the great work!

  3. Your wedding sounds like it will be just beautiful.

    I just found your blog a couple weeks ago. Hubby & I have been reading about Paleo and are just about ready to take the plunge and give it a try. Need to clean out the kitchen and go shopping. I bought the 'Make it Paleo' cookbook...food looks great! I love veggies, so that is a plus for me. Most info I have read says you don't need to count calories. I need to lose at least 100 lbs, hubby probably 40-50. We are, as the saying goes, "sick and tired of being sick and tired". I have a bunch of chronic health issues (diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, depression, and he gets a lot of headaches, stomach issues, knee stll bothering him after surgery more than a year ago). We figure if eating Paleo can help with even some of it, it would be worth it. Any tips would be appreciated. jimmyjan82@gmail.com

  4. Haha, I can't wait to see the pictures from your fantasy wedding so I can live vicariously through you! ;) Good job!

  5. Congratulations on a fabulous weigh-in :) I do the scale dance too haha!