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Holy fatness! I'm back!

In case you haven't noticed, I've been absent for the past few months. Of course, I did have a lot going on in my life.

MB and I got hitched on October 2. Yay! It was an amazing time filled with family, friends and lots of fun. Lots of stress also, but nothing we couldn't handle. MB and I both worked hard to lose weight so we could feel good on our wedding day. I lost 14.6 pounds and he lost too. He looked very handsome in his kilt and I was able to keep my backfat to a respectable minimum.

We honeymooned in Gettysburg, PA where we ate delicious food every night. We indulged in wedding cake (there was a lot left over), good beer and whatever fine fare the local restaurants had to offer. Not one single calorie was counted. We did stay pretty active, though. There was biking, hiking and plenty of walking around town.

While we were honeymooning, the in-laws took over our house and remodeled our kitchen for us. They are absolutely wonderful and so generous for giving us such an awesome gift. We heart them big time.

Of course, things got a little sidetracked, as home repairs often do. We returned from the honeymoon to find the new kitchen countertop laid out across the sofa. The contents of our kitchen were spewed throughout the house, along with the in-laws' belongings. The in-laws' 3 dogs and all of their belongings were also spewed throughout the house.

It took awhile for us to get things put back together and for us to be able to get our kitchen into working order again. Oh, yeah. Did I mention that I also brought a puppy home in the midst of all this chaos? And, we got a roomate?

Yeah. All of that happened. Sometimes we are not smart people who plan things well. What can I say.

How the heck does this relate to my waistline? Well, all of my good intentions and good eating habits went right out the window when faced with all of this chaos. My coping skills were nonexistent, resulting in a lot of binges that I'm not proud of.

MB was right there with me. We ate out almost every meal. We said goodbye to exercise as we were just trying to get through the day without killing each other.

Yeah. Stress.

Now that the air has cleared a little bit and we have regained our sanity, I'm desperate to get back on track. I hate that I've gained back 10 pounds. My jeans are getting tight. I'm getting a belly that makes people ask me if/when I'm getting pregnant. People like to harass newlyweds with such questions.


So, I'm ready for some changes. MB and I are back to counting calories and using GNC's Total Lean shakes. We started hiking at the local trails again. We even set up a pantry in our house and stocked up on all the foods we need. No more eating out - except maybe once a week. We like eating out and don't want to completely deprive ourselves.

I know I can do it. I did it already. I just hope you will still be there with me. My fat ass could definitely use a little support.