The Road to Mrs. – Holiday Matters

Who wouldn't be tempted by treats like this?!

Okay now the holidays are over, my eight month countdown begins, and it is time to get focused. The holiday season was an “eating” good time. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, I didn’t turn down a thing. Between the office Christmas party with it’s open bar and smorgasbord buffet, to every cake, pie and cookie that comes along with the Ho-Ho-Holiday I ate them all. Whoever said sugar withdrawal is not a real thing LIED, because I am a sho-nuff addict.

 In the past I have never done well with restrictive organized weight loss programs. Measuring, weighing, counting all becomes too tedious for me and I fall off the wagon. Don’t get me wrong all those plans work. I have friends who have had success on them, its just about knowing yourself and what will work for you.

I have been on the start/stop diet train for a lifetime now. This time however I am taking a new approach. I am weaving together a piece of all the past attempts. So portion control, a regular workout schedule and a little just say no (no alcohol, no cake, no sugary drinks) is the order of the day.

No Pain, No Gain: Jene plans to reduce her alcohol intake to shed some weight for her big day.

Now while losing weight for my big day has been the main focus, I can’t let it overshadow the wedding planning, time is ticking away for that too. Whew! I am exhausted already just thinking about it, but its time to get busy. The save the date photos, caterer’s tasting, and liquor distributor are on the calendar for next couple weeks. The biggest goal of the week is to get Shawn to sit and make his guest list. Like I mentioned before he is trying to invite everyone he has ever met in life. Getting him to par it down is going to be the most trying task of them all. Wish me luck.

I want to take this time to thank the Triple B family for all your support after my first entry. I cant express enough how overwhelming your response and encouragement was; I am so looking forward to taking this journey with you.

Do you have any weight loss or fitness tips to share with Jene? Leave them in the comments! 


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  1. Back again this week! Good luck with everything! I took my save the date photos this past summer before I decided to get serious about losing and now I hate them lol! I look a little more “swollen” than I do now lol, so we’re having a redo next month that’s more of a reflection of us(and my 25lb lighter body lol).

    As far as getting some lbs off, I wouldn’t completely deny myself of the things I love because then you’ll crave and overindulge. Increasing your intake of fruits and veggies seems to help. There’s a happy medium in there somewhere for fitness and food! As I mentioned last time, I’m doing Weight Watchers, which provides that balance that I was never able to find before. I’ve been immersing myself in a few group classes that I really love at my local gym: Zumba, step aerobics, kickboxing and a cardio class called Body Vive. If you’re on a budget like me and trying to save(esp for the wedding ), you should check out Groupon and Living Social for some inexpensive fitness deals that are being offered in your area. Before I joined my gym, I was able to purchase a 20 class pass for $19! I love the energy of working out with other people (even if I may be the biggest one in the class sometimes lol). Wishing you the best and looking forward to an update! Until next week…

  2. Good luck Jene! Loving these blogs!

  3. Avatar Mrs. Bartlett says:

    Hang in there Jene, you can do it!


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