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jodistar
06-15-2004, 08:41 PM
I have always been the type that is up & down the scale:yo-yo: and when I say that I am going on a diet everyone always says "You don't need to lose any weight." However, it has always been another story with the way that my family reacts to me.

I have always been in between 120-125 but about five years ago ballooned up to 145; I then made a commitment to lose weight and got down to 105 (by the way I am only 5-"1"). I kept at this weight for a year or so...until I started working full-time and going to school full-time which always made it pretty hard to keep up a balanced diet and going to the gym. On top of that my father passed away a year ago....I didn't take that very good and the weight just started to pile on.

Now, I am happy to say I am out of school and I am back on my path to lose weight and feel better and get down at least two dress sizes...I want to look my best for a wedding that is coming up in October of 2005.

This Thursday I meet with a personal trainer at my gym to start up my routine again and next Monday I will start my diet up again.

Wish me luck! :hyper:

toystoryduo
06-16-2004, 09:07 AM
Welcome to WISH journaling!
You will find a lot of support and encouragement here! ::yes:: I hope your meeting with the personal trainer goes well. I have a friend who is a personal trainer and she has been giving me tips and advice for free for years. Of course, I have been asking her a lot more questions lately, so she may start charging me. ;)

Have a great day and welcome!

Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
06-17-2004, 10:28 PM
I had my first personal trainer session tonight and it was just what I needed....I feel great, my trainer is just so inspiring!

Next Monday I start up my diet again...Still haven't weighed myself but once I feel a little bit better about myself I will! I usually tell by the way that my clothes fit.

I have signed up for another trainer session in a month, by then I should be ready for a weigh in at that point. Hopefully my DF will soon join me in these sessions; he has more of a struggle with the weight issue....It's hard to have will power around all the Italian goodies around his house (I totally understand)....I want him to do it for himself, he will just feel so much better! He's so sweet he always says how I don't need to lose weight but with the thoughts of how my mother used to say how big I was, well it has kind of left me with a feeling that I don't think that I will ever be happy with my body but I hope to one day get close.

Has anyone out there bought the Buff Brides book? I was just wondering if it was worth my while.

ohhh, my... I have to run, I have work tomorrow and it is getting late....Talk to you all very soon :wave2:

jodistar
06-19-2004, 09:19 AM
I didn't make it to the gym yesterday like I wanted; still a little bit sore from the night before. However, I am going today...I am a little bit more motivated since my session Thursday night.

I can't wait to start my diet; I shouldn't call it a diet more of a life adjustment. I will be eating a balanced meal like they suggest 3 meals and two snacks a day as well as taking multi-vitamins and exercising. This worked for me so well in the past but I stopped a year and a half ago when I was working full-time and going to school full-time--you just end up eating whatever is acessible at the time, which is usually junk food. :cool1:

AuroraluvsPhillip
06-19-2004, 10:20 AM
Good luck on your journey. Sounds like you have a sensible plan lined up. Keep journaling. We all can get inspiration and ideas from each other.

I know all about soreness. I just recently restarted up weight training at home and my quads are sore for 3 days after I do lower body sets. I know it will eventually get better.

Keep up the good work!:wave:

jodistar
06-19-2004, 01:32 PM
Although, I am still a bit sore from the trainer session thursday night....I couldn't let that stop me today. Although I did not work on weight training I did do a bit of cardio.

I look so forward to getting healthier day by day and losing the extra weight that I gained over the past year and a half or so. The last time I approached my diet/lifestyle like this the weight just melted away in no time at all.....I hope to be as lucky this time.

Another thing that helps is the water intake......It supresses hunger. When you first start on diets, you are so used to eating whatever you want whenever you want, that the water intake is very important! ::yes:: It helps you so you don't overeat!

I hope to make it to the gym tomorrow and work on my legs and maybe a little bit of abs if they are feeling up to it :) I worked them quite hard the other night.

I wish I could post pictures to gauge my success but I do not have a digital camera...but at one point or another I will post before and after pictures.

I was reading one of the journals this morning and it was another girl (sorry don't remember her name) getting ready for a wedding and posted her pictures on her journal.....that in addition to my own commitment....was really inspiring! :thewave:

Sorry about such a long post.

jodistar
06-20-2004, 01:08 PM
Today is bit of hard day for me emotionally....I think that really helped me at the gym today; I just let off all my steam there!

Today is such a hard day because while a lot of people are spending this day with their fathers.....this is the first year without my father; he passed away last year shortly after father's day.....Needless to say the next couple of weeks I won't quite be myself but with the gym, my journal, FI, and family I am sure I will make it through fine. :(

I miss my dad quite a bit.....we had been through a lot together, he was an alcoholic, much of my adult life....I had checked him in and out of hospitals, he would recover and then go back to his old ways. Last year, I was the one to find him and believe me it took quite a while to take that image out of my head. It always bugged me that his family and friends have always blamed me for his disease. Needless to say I took care of him as best as I could I did his laundry and spent as much time as I could with him but it got tough a year in a half ago because I had started school full-time and I still worked full-time during the day. I guess, I still blame myself for a lot of what went on but I try not to be that rough on myself. :confused:

Anyway, I spent a good 2 hours at the gym.....cardio, legs, thighs, and buns.

Still have to go grocery shopping. I will be doing that shortly. I am hoping that my change of lifestyle (back to healthy) will help me through all of this too!

Sorry for the long post and sorry for it being such a downer.

AuroraluvsPhillip
06-20-2004, 02:31 PM
Hi Jodi,
Don't apologize for feeling low around this time, after all, it's only been a year! I have a lot of alcoholism in my family too, my uncle hemorrhaged to death on Christmas day, 1984. He was only 42. My mom and I had to clean up the mess in the apartment he was staying in. He was my mom's only sibling so it was really tough. My mom is a "recovering" alcoholic and she's been doing well, but during my high school years and my 20's it was rough. I was the "rescuer" who came whenever, to take my mom to the ER after drunken falls, or into detox, rehab when things got out of control. So I can understand where you're coming from.

I'm glad you're making some positive changes in your health. It will be so good to feel good about yourself at your wedding. I am excited for you. One day at a time as they say!:)

vald1977
06-21-2004, 11:45 AM
:wave: Hi Jodi,
I just wanted to stop by and welcome you to the Wish board. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. It's completely understandable that this time of year would be tough for you. I hope you are able to get some comfort from your family, friends, and DF. Take care.

jodistar
06-21-2004, 09:40 PM
First of all....I would like to thank both AuroraluvsPhillip and vald1977...For your wonderful comments. It is a comfort to know that other people are going through what I have and that people find it acceptable that I still haven't gotten over the loss.

Another good trip to the gym. Just cardio tonight and I am still sticking true with the diet. :cool1:

I think people thought I was a bit strange today:crazy: when I got into the salad line and took some lettuce and cucumbers and then moved to my seat and added ingredients from a container from home (it was the chicken that I weighed for lunch)...Oh well, I don't care- I am committed to lose the weight that I gained while in school.

Everyone thinks I am crazy that I even want to lose weight but I don't feel good about myself...I gained a good 5-10 pounds maybe more in the past couple of the years and I felt good about myself. I just want to get down to that size and then be able to maintain.

I haven't had the opportunity to check anyone else's posts today. I'm actually going to do that now!

jodistar
06-22-2004, 07:23 PM
Although, I really wanted to go to the gym today (brought all of my stuff with me to work) but as the day went on the muscles in my legs were really sore, so rest tonight.....back to the gym tomorrow! I worked my legs really hard on Sunday.

I now have a walking partner too! Every other day I will be walking with a former co-worker on the beach and whatever days that I am not walking I will be going to the gym.

Still working good on the diet. It's so strange I feel like I am already loosing weight but I know that is not possible. It's only day 3! :earboy2:

It's so funny everyone in my fiance's family thinks that I am crazy wanting to loose weight but then again his family is Italian, I am not trying to sterotype (so no flames please), so everything is you're too thin....you need some meat on your bones are you hungry, etc. Don't get me wrong they are very sweet....they just think everyone is too thin :)

Pretty soon, I will be having my bridesmaids going out with me to get ideas for what dresses might suit them well. I am still looking around for my dress (although I think that I found the perfect one)....just want to look around a little bit more before I commit to anything. :snooty: Everything is just so expensive.

How is everyone else doing today, are the diets going well? ::MickeyMo

I guess I should tell you what I've had today:
B- 3/4 cup Multi Grain Cherrios
1/2 banana
Snack 1: 1 cup non-fat yogurt
Lunch: Salad with 3 oz of chicken and 3 oz of Rotini noodles (weighed before cooked), with 4 Tablespoons of Light Italian dressing.
Snack 2: Luna bar
Dinner: Turkey (3 0z.) on Wheat bread.

That's it!

AuroraluvsPhillip
06-22-2004, 09:37 PM
Sounds like you're doing a great job so far, Jodi!

People tell me I don't have to lose weight either, but I know the weight that I need to be to feel healthy. I'm tall too,so clothes hide a lot. I just say, "You don't have to look at me naked like I do."

Ahh, Italians, I'm married to one. Mr. Sabotage! Leave me alone when I'm exercising please! No I don't want pizza, don't worry I'm not starving...Yes, I ate today! And so it goes...

Keep up the great work. I haven't lost an ounce yet, but I also "feel" thinner. Hey, if it helps me psychologically, that's ok too! Once the clothes get looser, I know I'm making some progress.

Jean

jodistar
06-23-2004, 09:34 PM
I feel so much better! I was able to go to the gym today I was only able to do cardio and abs....I wanted to work on my arms and back but no luck the gym was really busy! :grouphug:

Still sticking with my diet; I feel great...taking vitamins and follow my plan each day. I can't wait to start seeing the results. :cool1:

jodistar
06-24-2004, 09:35 PM
Still continuing with the plan everything is going really good. Only spent 45 minutes on cardio today....I wanted to do some research at David's Bridal. They have the perfect dress for me but I have heard so many bad things about them. So I am continuing to check out other places too!

I have had such a great day today. I got free tickets to WWE for me and my DF, actually it is more than that, my company was giving away tickets to their skybox area.....A little background for all of you....My DF and I met at a WWE event. I brought my neice and my DF was sitting infront of me (getting in the way), he had apologized and we started from there. :love: So this Saturday I will be going into NYC to see the show at the Garden.

jodistar
06-26-2004, 06:37 AM
Well, today I am going to Madison Square Garden. Although, I am not into WWE- just to get out of the house is a treat. I know that I am going to end up falling off the diet but I am still going to try and eat as health as I can besides it won't kill me and I will climb back on Sunday.

I still feel really good except for my allergies- I still need to schedule an appointment with an allergy doctor....I went before for shots but they really didn't work, next time I will end up just taking medication.

I am still going through the dress debate- how much to spend, where to get it,etc.

I am really happy with a dress that I found at David's Bridal but I have heard such mixed reviews on David's that I don't know if I want to invest that much time and money there. David's is the closest though and that way I can visit as much as I want and check on the status.

I am really trying not to turn into Bridezilla but I want everything perfect. It's not easy when you have my DF family already asking what kind of bridesmaid's dresses I have in mind, so I show them and now they want to go and look. Why am I troubled by this? because my wedding is a year and four months away.

Right now, I am more concerned with loosing weight and then trying on my dream dress at David's Bridal and maybe order (I won't do that until August/September) the dress.....I still want to look around for dresses more! I hope I can get down 2 more sizes.

jodistar
06-27-2004, 12:24 PM
The end of week 1 did not go all that great mostly because of the trip to New York yesterday. I didn't cheat really bad but a little....I can't beat myself up too bad.

I started up today again and I am now back on. I probably won't go to the gym today but tomorrow, I will be right back after work. :smooth:

jodistar
06-27-2004, 12:35 PM
Sorry this is so big and not the best picture but I wanted to share. Here is a picture of me and my DF.:



<Img src="http://weddings.theknot.com/weddingwebpage/106787636056632/106787636056632_1.jpg">

vald1977
06-28-2004, 10:28 AM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I'll give you my opinion of David's Bridal and it's a big thumbs down. I did buy my wedding dress from them but found the staff rude and unknowledgable and the overall experience negative. I know lots of other people who have gotten their dresses through them and have had good experiences but mine was not so. I'ts hard to pass up some of their prices, though ;) .

Sending good vibes your way to start week two :goodvibes . Have a great day :sunny: !

CheapMom
06-28-2004, 01:21 PM
Hi Jodi- you are so cute! Congrats on your engagement and on you decision to get fit and healthy! I just thought I would say hi and wish you luck.
PS: You can get a dress for like $99 at Davids- I could put up with a rude salesperson for that!

jodistar
06-28-2004, 03:12 PM
Thank you Valerie and Cheap Mom for the reviews on David's Bridal and thank you for the encourangement. In a couple of weeks I will be trying on dresses at another shop Ocassions in Bethel- although I haven't ruled out David's yet.

By the end of next month I will be putting a deposit down on our reception hall. I am looking so forward to the whole thing. We are looking at October 29, 2005 at Villa Bianca in Seymour, CT. The day after we will be off on the Disneymoon :)

Today, I doing well on the diet. I can always bounch back from that one cheat day as long as I don't keep it going days after. I did end up coming home early today from work because I have not been feeling good....I just need rest- I haven't been getting a lot of sleep as of late.

Tomorrow, I start walking with one of my former co-workers- weather permitting of course. I have been looking forward to it. I live a block away from the beach and will be walking there.

I haven't had the chance to look at any of the other W.I.S.H. Journals today- I hope that all are doing well.

I am off to check the other journals now. :teeth:

AuroraluvsPhillip
06-28-2004, 05:55 PM
Sounds like you're making a great start Jodi. I bet your clothes will be feeling looser pretty soon. That's a great pic of you and your DF. Congratulations from an old married lady ( 20 years this year ). Don't stress too much about the dress...I picked the first one I tried on. I loved it. My mom took it after the reception to have it boxed up and somewhere over the ensuing years and moves it got lost/misplaced. Oh well....my daughter will want her own dress, I'm sure...I didn't care for my mom's dress either!:rolleyes:

jodistar
06-29-2004, 06:41 PM
Although, I am doing well with the diet. Everything else is just really getting to me.

Yesterday, My Lotus Notes at work wasn't working so I took a half of a sick day because 1. I wasn't feeling that well 2. It was the years anniversary of me finding my father (when he passed) very hard day to deal with.

Today, Lotus was fixed and things started to look up but then my df emailed me and said that he has a feeling that very soon he will be let go from work. Things just aren't going well at all. I don't know what I am going to do if that happens....I stuck by him before when this happened to him and he has the tendency to get very lazy! All I can do is try and help him keep his chin up but that is difficult to do.

My mother has been asking me when I am going to move out but honestly- I don't know if I can. I can't afford to live on my own without DF's income too! I already asked at work if there was any overtime available,...If not I will have to find a part-time job for extra income.

Well, tonight I will be going on my first walk with a former co-worker maybe that will cheer me up:(

jodistar
06-29-2004, 09:01 PM
I just got back from my walk on the beach....what an incredible workout. We walked for about an hour but I had so much fun. We will most likely do this again (weather permitting of course) on Thursday....tomorrow is the gym day. :jumping1:

jodistar
06-30-2004, 09:09 PM
Today went well with the diet.....I just picked up some more Luna bars on my way home from the gym (I love Luna bars).

Speaking of the gym (my home away from home) I was there for about an hour doing a variety of cardio and ab exercises....Although I have a feeling that I won't be doing abs for the rest of the week......I was getting tired and ended up pulling one of the muscles in my stomach. :( I always do something like that when I first start up again- I am just so anxious to do well and loose the weight...firm up.

I can't wait to buy new clothes to celebrate weight loss. I know take an easy on myself right?

If anyone out there knows of some home remedy for my pulled stomach muscle, Please let me know. I usually just use Aleve.

Hope everyone is having a better week than me :)

AuroraluvsPhillip
06-30-2004, 10:14 PM
Aleve will work; how about a nice warm electric heating pad? I love mine! No more ab work for a few days now...I end up with a sore neck when I start out because my abs are so weak and my form is so bad, I end up pulling on my neck...:o

wilderness01
07-01-2004, 07:15 AM
I agree no more ab work. Actually it doesn't feel as soothing but what about an icepack for the first 24 hours? 20 minutes on and then off, etc. Plus take Aleve. It will make you feel better. Good luck.

vald1977
07-01-2004, 08:59 AM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Ouch! Sorry you pulled a muscle in your abs. Been there, done that. Make sure you rest it until it's completely healed because I tried to go back to my exercise too soon and boy, that did not feel good! Take care :D .

jodistar
07-01-2004, 06:30 PM
Thanks so much for your help Aurora, Wilderness and Vald. I appreciate it.....Honestly, I never realized how easy that is (to pull a muscle in the stomach)- I've never done that before but I suppose there is a first time for everything.

I am just going to take an easy tonight, take my Aleve and do some of the warm compresses...That I think Aurora mentioned. I have a feeling the soreness is going to really hit me tomorrow! I already miss going to the gym today....I did try and talk my former co-worker into going on another walk tonight but she has to get ready for the long weekend.

So is anyone else doing anything special for the long weekend? I hope to hit the gym tomorrow night....nothing heavy just the cardio.

Saturday a wedding and Sunday and Monday....run to the gym really quick and then have fun with the family. Looking forward to this weekend. What a tough week this has been.

I am doing good with the diet though. :thewave:

jodistar
07-03-2004, 10:54 AM
Well, although this was not the best week for me. I did do well with keeping up with my diet. I still have yet to step on a scale (I hate those things) to get my weight but my jeans are feeling a little looser.......baby steps I guess! :eek:

Last night I didn't make it to the gym but today I did to do a little bit of cardio. I would have stayed longer but I have to go to my brother's wedding; I really don't want to go but I guess I have to support my brother in whoever he chooses. She has just said a lot of things about all of us and now not one member of my family really wants to go. For my brother's sake I hope that we are all wrong about her but I really don't think we are! I just want him to be happy and I don't think he will be with her.

Oooh, I have to get going! Everyone have a great weekend.....I will still try and post throughout the holiday! :teeth:

DoeWDW
07-03-2004, 11:23 AM
Jodi, I've just caught up on your journal! You're doing great! Your talk about the gym has reminded me that I want to start doing the weight circuit at my gym. I need to get toned up! Thanks for the inspiration!

Try to enjoy the wedding. I wish your brother and his new wife well. Hopefully they will be happy together.

Hope you have a great weekend! :sunny:

toystoryduo
07-03-2004, 12:13 PM
Hi Jodi, :wave:
You are doing a great job!! That walk on the beach sounds like a lot of fun!::yes:: Take good care of you and have a safe and Happy (and relaxing) Fourth of July weekend!:Pinkbounc

Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
07-04-2004, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by DoeWDW
Jodi, I've just caught up on your journal! You're doing great! Your talk about the gym has reminded me that I want to start doing the weight circuit at my gym. I need to get toned up! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hi Doe WDW- I am so glad that I could be of help. Good luck! I know that it is always hard to get into a routine and stick to it. I always have the problem that once I get into the routine- I seem to level off and not loose any weight or inches. I was told in the past that it was due to the fact that muscles get used to the same thing....Just make sure that you have a lot of variety in the workouts. I think that was the best tip that I ever got- That and if you get the variety in there you won't get bored (that's half of the battle right there).

The wedding was not as much torture that I thought that it would be. I did get a lot of compliments on the dress that I wore and everyone said that I looked great- they said that my body was in great shape....I'm so excited! but I still want to keep up the work; can't get lazy you know.

I was hoping to get to the gym today but they are only open a half of a day. Maybe, I could talk my DF into going for a walk on the beach. If not I have tomorrow and I can work out as much as I want.

It's funny I still can't get the courage to step on the scale but everyone said that I should because they can see the difference! I am just terrified! Is that strange? I just have such a hard time believing them because everyone used to pick on me for being big, now that I am getting smaller- It's just really hard to convince myself. My brain just won't catch up to my body I guess!

Hope everyone is doing well with their diets and exercise plans. Have a wonderful day! :sunny:

jodistar
07-05-2004, 12:04 PM
Just went grocery shopping today. Wow, this eating healthy thing is really expensive. :eek:

I wasn't able to convince my DF to go for a walk on the beach with me last night. :( I wish I could get him into a routine. I love him dearly but he has gained so much weight during the past year that I worry for him. Hopefully, he will rejoin me in gym workouts soon.

Today, I will make it to the gym for a little while. I really want to hurry back home to get things done and then go out with DF for dinner and a movie. :cool1:

Thank god, my jeans are getting a little loose, now I can't wait to go down in size! I shouldn't be that much longer for me to get down one more size, I feel as though I am pretty close.

I have had my mind so much on wedding things that I think that it is helping me. Is that strange? Lately, I have been checking into getting honeymoon pictures (at Disney World) done....It's so funny I am more excited about the honeymoon than the wedding. I really wanted to elope in the worst way, I really can't stand getting up infront of people. :scared:

In a few weeks I will be trying on dresses again as well as going with the bridesmaids to look at dresses for them. I am so ahead of schedule with all of these things, it's not totally me doing the push thing my DF's family is always asking what they should wear and what do I have in mind for this and that. I had no idea it would be like this. I am more worried about getting down in size for my dress and now the bridesmaids are too! :bride:

As I get more things together I will try and post more wedding ideas, etc.; would all of the ladies out there like that?

Well, I have to run. Gotta run to the gym.

jodistar
07-05-2004, 07:31 PM
Today at the gym I did cardio and abs.

Once I got home me and my fiance returned all the cans that I accumulated over the past year in a half (I was always too busy in school to return-back graduated this past May). I also had a jar of change that I turned into cash- with returns and change I got $95.00 out of the deal. I turned that money into Disney Dollars for my honeymoon! :Pinkbounc

DF will be doing that soon with his change. Last year we found the Disney Dollars so helpful. We asked for them as a gift for Christmas/Birthdays, etc. and it helped save us some $$$ while at Disney World.

I hope the rest of my week goes as good as the past couple of days have. Have a great evening everyone! :jumping1:

vald1977
07-05-2004, 09:06 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Isn't it nice to "find" money like that? You are wise to start saving up now for your honeymoon. Once the time comes, you will be all set :D . I for one would love to hear your wedding planning details. Love that kind of stuff ::yes:: . Have a great night.

jodistar
07-06-2004, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by vald1977
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Isn't it nice to "find" money like that? You are wise to start saving up now for your honeymoon. Once the time comes, you will be all set :D . I for one would love to hear your wedding planning details. Love that kind of stuff ::yes:: . Have a great night.
It was very nice indeed to find that new money. I love that we already have money set aside for our trip. I am so looking forward to going to Disney World again.

I am still keeping up with the diet...although, I have to admit very tough because of the holiday and the wedding but I resisted as much as I could. :cool1:

The 17th of the month, me and a couple of my bridesmaids will be looking at dresses for the bridal party. I am a little nervous, I know that they aren't comfortable with the idea of strapeless dresses but I keep on bumping into strapless dresses that I am falling in love with. I just hope that we can find some common ground on that. I know how they feel I was a bridesmaid once and I swear the dress should be on uglydresses.com. - So I am trying to have a heart for the girls in my party. Besides, we have plenty of time to look. :)

I still have to check with the reception hall- just to make sure that everything is okay.

At some point in October Bob and I will be getting our engagement photos done....I hope I loose enough weight by then. Although, I view this year as a work in process.

I hope everyone had a wonderful fourth, I hope everyone made it through the diet...during the time....It was tough for me!

jodistar
07-07-2004, 09:18 PM
Week 3 and still going strong- I feel so good about myself. Still much work to do but I have time.

Tomorrow going by the forcast- It looks like I will have to go to the gym again! I went today but didn't get as much done as I would have liked to (only cardio). Tomorrow I hope to do arms and abs. It has just been so crowded lately.

As far as meals go I've had:
b: 1 cup multi gran cherrios
s: Luna bar (Nuts over chocolate)
l: Turkey (3 oz.) on Wheat & an apple
s: Low fat yogurt (Vanilla)
d: Chicken (3 oz.), Salad, 3 tablespoons of Low fat Italian dressing. ~ That's it.::yes::

Friday, it looks like I might be getting together with my walking partner for a walk along the beach. I can't wait that is a great workout....I never would have guessed.

Saturday I hope to visit my dream dress:bride: after I get my hair done. I hope to finish off my rolls of film that day and then hopefully be able to post some pictures to all of you.

It's weird I think I am starting to visably see a difference in me but it isn't enough. :jumping2:I just hope that it makes a difference in my clothes soon.

Not this Saturday but the Saturday after I have a personal trainer session (looking forward to that) afterwards, I will be going with my bridesmaids to start and look at dresses. I really didn't want to start that soon but I guess it can't hurt.

I didn't intend for this post to be this long, I guess I am just a bit chatty today.

I hope everyone else is doing well. :tongue:

jodistar
07-07-2004, 09:18 PM
Week 3 and still going strong- I feel so good about myself. Still much work to do but I have time.

Tomorrow going by the forcast- It looks like I will have to go to the gym again! I went today but didn't get as much done as I would have liked to (only cardio). Tomorrow I hope to do arms and abs. It has just been so crowded lately.

As far as meals go I've had:
b: 1 cup multi gran cherrios
s: Luna bar (Nuts over chocolate)
l: Turkey (3 oz.) on Wheat & an apple
s: Low fat yogurt (Vanilla)
d: Chicken (3 oz.), Salad, 3 tablespoons of Low fat Italian dressing. ~ That's it.::yes::

Friday, it looks like I might be getting together with my walking partner for a walk along the beach. I can't wait that is a great workout....I never would have guessed.

Saturday I hope to visit my dream dress:bride: after I get my hair done. I hope to finish off my rolls of film that day and then hopefully be able to post some pictures to all of you.

It's weird I think I am starting to visably see a difference in me but it isn't enough. :jumping2:I just hope that it makes a difference in my clothes soon.

Not this Saturday but the Saturday after I have a personal trainer session (looking forward to that) afterwards, I will be going with my bridesmaids to start and look at dresses. I really didn't want to start that soon but I guess it can't hurt.

I didn't intend for this post to be this long, I guess I am just a bit chatty today.

I hope everyone else is doing well. :tongue:

jodistar
07-07-2004, 09:20 PM
Sorry for the double posting!

jodistar
07-08-2004, 09:55 PM
Hi Everyone:wave:

Still going strong with everything. Tonight at the gym I did cardio, abs, and back. I wanted to do more but it is a struggle to get a machine these days. Oh well, I guess to work on arms I will just have to get to the gym on the weekend early.

Tomorrow, I am going for my walk on the beach. I never would have guessed that that was such a great workout. I really do like it. It gives me a little bit more variety, since my gym just got rid of all of the classes. :eek:

Saturday is proving to be a very busy day for me as well. I am getting my hair done and then I am trying on my dream dress again. :bride: I made the appointment today to try on stuff again. I can't wait this dress makes me feel like such a princess....It's the first dress that I tried on but I have a feeling that it's "The one" is that strange? I want to hold off before I put in the order for it, so that I may loose a little more weight, the less alterations the better.

It's so bad. I got through last night saying that I could almost see a difference but today I just felt so fat! Everyone thinks that I am crazy but I just don't feel good about myself. :( Does everyone goe through this too? Or is there really something wrong with me? :confused:

Well, I hope that everyone is doing well. Have a great night:angel:

wilderness01
07-09-2004, 08:56 AM
Have fun trying on that dress. princess: You sound very on track with everything. Good for you.:D

CheapMom
07-09-2004, 09:13 AM
Jodi-
Thanks for sharing your journey with us- it is fun to see you prepare for such a happy event. It must be a blast planning a wedding and a trip to WDW all at once. You said you would have preferred to elope because you don't like beiong the center of attention. You are doing so well with your healthy plan- hopefully that will give you lots of confidence.
You are going to look great!
Mary:sunny:

jodistar
07-09-2004, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by CheapMom
You said you would have preferred to elope because you don't like beiong the center of attention. You are doing so well with your healthy plan- hopefully that will give you lots of confidence.
You are going to look great!
Mary:sunny:
Hi Cheap Mom and Wilderness....Thanks for keeping up with my journey. :)

Cheap Mom (Mary) You are so right....I wanted to get back into my routine and lose weight so that I might be a little more confident getting up infront of all of those people.I mean in general, I am quite a shy person....sometimes people misunderstand my silence and think that I am a snob :snooty: At my wedding I just want to relax and have fun.

I am hoping that when I go to try on the dress tomorrow they say that I have gone down another size.....I'm not counting on it though- that just wouldn't be fair to myself. Although, my jeans are getting much looser. I think I am almost ready to go down one size and after that I would only have one more size to go. I am so excited at that thought. :rotfl:

Tonight I am going for my walk on the beach, I probably won't update the journal after that....It will just be too late. We are not starting to walk until 9:00, so it will be a little bit cooler.

I will be sure to write after going to the bridal store tomorrow. I will let all of you know how I make out.

Best wishes to all :wizard:

jodistar
07-10-2004, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by jodistar

Tonight I am going for my walk on the beach, I probably won't update the journal after that....It will just be too late. We are not starting to walk until 9:00, so it will be a little bit cooler.

Last night, I didn't walk on the beach but we did go for a brisk walk for 45 minutes....Not as much as I wanted to get done but at least it is something. :confused3

I think today if I have the time I will dig around for my size 5/6 jeans....7/8's are getting very baggy. I didn't really take notice of that until yesterday. Anyway, hopefully I fit in the 5/6. My goal is my old 3/4 jeans. I know most of you are like that is pretty small but you have to consider that I am 5 "1". If I was taller I would say everyone has a cause for worry.:crazy2:

Wish me luck with the 5/6's! ::scared:

Once I loose the weight that I want, I just want to maintain but also firm up. So I think I have a lot of work yet. The thing that really annoys me is the way that the media (entertainment) view beauty as being a waif model (sorry if the spelling is off- I'm not always the best). You know everytime I go to the bridal shops around here there always seems to be one of those type of people in the shop trying something on at the sametime and they are ever so flawless....What a downer:eek:

My DF is now trying to lose weight too! He has some pretty big goals to achieve before our engagement photos are done in October. I think he is being a bit too tough on himself, I would go for a smaller amount of weight to lose for the pictures, then worry about achieving the bigger goal for the wedding but I don't want to say anything to discourage him. I hope he is able to achieve all of his goals. :thewave:

Everyone have a great day. I will catch up with you tomorrow. :wave:

jodistar
07-10-2004, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by wilderness01
Have fun trying on that dress. princess: You sound very on track with everything. Good for you.:D
I had so much fun today. Went and got my hair done- I even had my stylist put it up for me.

I went to the bridal store and tried on my dream dress, tiara, and veil. I felt like such a princess. I think this is the dress. The first time I tried it on it felt right and I had tried on many other dresses that day but the only one that totally hit me like this is it, was the one I tried on for the second time today. I think I am going to go for it. I took pictures, I have to get them developed and put on disc and then I will share them all with you.

I ended up buying the tiara today. I figure buy piece by piece in the long run it is the easiest for me. While I was at it, I earned some Disney points (I charged it on my card). I really can't wait to go to Disney again. I just wish I was getting married there!

It is kind of funny when I came out with the dress on today the whole place grew quiet, including the other bride trying on dresses. They all pretty much told me "that is beautiful, that is your dress." I've never ever had that kind of reaction. I know I am going to knock my DF over when I come down the isle next year. I told him before, I just want to see him cry- I really didn't mean it in a mean way; I just want to take his breathe away and I think this will do it. Oh my god, I can't wait to share the picture. :hyper2:

At the hair salon today, I even made an appointment for me and my bridal party for the day of the wedding next year. I have gone to the same shop for years and the owner suggested that I do that because the time fills quickly when weddings come up. Everyone at the salon is very excited for me. This August it will be 6 Years that me and my DF have been together.

Ooh, I am chatting way too much! I am just so happy. Over the next couple of weekends I will try and update my website with pictures and then leave the link on my journal.

Still trying to lose weight so I haven't bothered to order the dress yet but I will probably the end of August. It was at the suggestion at one of the girls at work that when I give my wedding date to the people at the bridal salon I actually give them one or two weeks before the actual wedding (things happen) great idea, I did that today.

I haven't been able to find my 5/6 jeans. I hope I can within the next couple of days.

Tomorrow, is back to the gym for me. Have a great day everyone!:cheer2:

toystoryduo
07-11-2004, 07:34 AM
Jodi,
Congratulations on finding your dress!:Pinkbounc The first dress that I tried on was "it" for me too. Plus, it was on sale: an added bonus!:teeth:

Keep up the good work with your exercise and menu choices and those size 3/4 jeans will be yours!

Have a great Sunday, Jodi!

Tracy:wave2:

vald1977
07-11-2004, 12:58 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Congrats on finding the perfect dress. I knew mine the first time I tried it on as well. Have a great day :sunny: !

jodistar
07-11-2004, 01:08 PM
Had a fabulous workout today. Cardio, abs, and Circuit training. I love it when I can have a workout like this but the gym has been so packed lately. I guess, I should go later at night during the week with that I just worry that once I go home for a little while will I really want to go to the gym? I don't really know but I don't think so. ;)

I am looking so forward to this coming Saturday- I have a personal trainer session in the morning and in the afternoon I am going with my bridesmaids to look around and get ideas for their dresses. :scratchin It was kind of funny, last night my DF and I had a conversation about this little trip and he was saying how his sister hoped that I didn't think she was being pushy. I say that it is funny because I did kind of think that she was being pushy at first but it might be helpful to look now. So that they get ideas of what I like and I get a sense of what they are confortable wearing.

My goal by August is to get down to a 8 in the dress size. I am currently at 10 according to the bridal store. Although, I say that I want to get down to an eight by the end of August but my ultimate goal is 6. Don't get me wrong I would be happy with an eight, it is still an accomplishment but I would love to be a six. I talked to the salesperson at the bridal shop and asked how much could they actually tailor the dress? How many sizes. They said up to two dress sizes. So my goal is to order the dress in an 8 at the end of August and then hopefully have the year to work on getting me down one size.

I hope to be brave enough to get a weigh in done at my personal training session on Saturday but we will see...I hate stepping on those things, besides I know that I am gaining in muscle so that is tough to walk in and have gained weight (that happened to me once) although my body fat was down....So they said I should be happy....I'm losing in inches and body fat just not physical weight. Anyone else have that problem?

Last night was a little bit of a cheat night but I don't feel bad about it! I work hard at the gym and going for walks that I don't think one cheat will hurt me....It hasn't in the past. I'm back today and doing well.

Oh, dropped off the film today and they will hopefully be done on Tuesday. I might be able to share with the rest of you by next weekend. :cool1:

Yesterday, I received my order from Disney World. I don't think I shared with the rest of you. I had ordered ornaments from Disney World (Mickey Icon), they are blown glass. The reason I ordered is because my DF and I are trying to get ideas for favors for the wedding. I think we have decided...It was my idea to bring a little of the magic into the reception! ;) Walt would be proud :teeth:Actually, he might be a little scared that I am so obsessed with Disney lol.

Well, I hope everyone has a great start to their week. :wave: Until tomorrow!

jodistar
07-12-2004, 07:24 PM
Oh happy rainy Monday everyone:umbrella:

Still going strong with my diet. Although, today was a little trying on the patience. At my job I am an administrative floater and the person that I covered for, for the past 3 months came back today. It was just really ackward! I had nothing to do for a good portion of the day. I am just waiting for the next assignment. Until then I just take care of the overflow work which isn't much since it is summer time.

I forgot whose journal I had been reading but one of you were using a pedometer. I thought that that was such a great idea that I mentioned it to my DF and he ended up getting me one over the weekend. I will use it this week when I go walking. Thanks for such a great idea. :worship:

I hope everyone is doing well. :wave2:

Almost forgot to mention. DF and I returned his jar of change this past weekend. He had $50.00 in the jar....We turned that into Disney Dollars~Now we have $175.00 saved in Disney Dollars towards our honeymoonprincess:

Hey, did anyone notice my new clippee. I wish they had size clips like down one size, two sizes, etc. I am the type that doesn't necessarily lose weight but I do go down in size and in inches.

jodistar
07-12-2004, 07:27 PM
Valerie and Tracy....I am so glad that I am not alone in finding the dress that is "the one" from there first shop. I can't wait to place the order for it in late August.

Later this month we will be putting the deposit on the reception hall. Things are really coming together.

toystoryduo
07-13-2004, 09:00 AM
Hey Jodi!
That new clippie looks great!:smooth: You are doing a fantastic job! :Pinkbounc

I'm really glad that things are coming together for you concerning your wedding. Planning a wedding is a lot of fun, but a lot of work! You are doing a great job! ::yes::

Congratulations on the Disney Dollars too! I get my Disney "fix" by going to the Disney store and buying my DDs. The cast members there always think that the Disney Dollars are for the girls and ask them about their trip. The DD are really for me!;) Okay....and my girls, too.:teeth:

Have a great day Jodi!

Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
07-13-2004, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by toystoryduo
Hey Jodi!
That new clippie looks great!:smooth: You are doing a fantastic job! :Pinkbounc Thanks!

Originally posted by toystoryduo
Congratulations on the Disney Dollars too! I get my Disney "fix" by going to the Disney store and buying my DDs. The cast members there always think that the Disney Dollars are for the girls and ask them about their trip. The DD are really for me!;) Okay....and my girls, too.:teeth:
Tracy:wave2:
Yeah, It's great to reward yourself with Disney Dollars although I think the castmember think I am a bit strange; like hey lady where's the kid? :p If they only knew it was me and my DF's way of saving for our trip. princess: I can't wait to go again!

jodistar
07-13-2004, 10:54 PM
Hi Everyone,

Picked up the pictures today. I know that this is the dress for me. I can't wait to order it. I just want to wait until I can get down one size. :hyper:

I was tried to put the photo here but I wasn't having much luck but I promise I will put it up. I guess, I am a little more tired than I thought (usually I am good at figuring this stuff out).

Still going strong with the diet and went to the gym today. Did cardio, circuit training, and abs. The only problem is I did it so late that I just fear that I won't be able to fall asleep....you know how it is when you get the blood flowing.

I still can't wait for this weekend to work with my personal trainer. I have to write down some goals for weight and what I want to firm etc. Then I will tell her how she has until the end of August to whip me into shape (to get into a size 8) and then after that she has one year to get me down one size smaller than that. :teeth: Some of you may read that and not realize that I am a little shorter than 5 "2". So height plays a part in it. That and sometimes I feel as though I am a bit top heavy. That is why I like my dream dress it makes me look smaller.

Well, I hope everyone has had a good day. I think I will try and get some sleep. :angel:

See you tomorrow:wave2:

CheapMom
07-14-2004, 09:44 AM
Jodi- can't wait to see the dress-
Remember- wedding dresses are sized really wacky so don't stress about that. When I got married 10 years ago I was 125 pounds- I am 5'6" and I had to wear a size 12 wedding dress! every other dress I had was a 6 or 8. That was depressing.
Have a great day!
Mary
:D

DoeWDW
07-14-2004, 03:04 PM
Jodi, I'm reallly enjoying hearing about your wedding plans! I always laughed when people said "you'll just KNOW which dress is the right one when you try it on". Well, they were right! I got mine off the rack - it was the end of that 'year' and they were clearing out for the next year's styles. It sure was a beautiful dress! I hope you love yours as much as I loved mine! I can't wait to see the pictures!!

Hope your day is filled with :sunny: in spite of the rainy weather!

jodistar
07-14-2004, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by CheapMom
Jodi- can't wait to see the dress-
Remember- wedding dresses are sized really wacky so don't stress about that. When I got married 10 years ago I was 125 pounds- I am 5'6" and I had to wear a size 12 wedding dress! every other dress I had was a 6 or 8. That was depressing.
Have a great day!
Mary
:D
I know, I really hate that. It kind of gets you a little down but I want to see if I can't get down one more size- If I do that it will be an accomplishment and I wouldn't be able to beat myself up too much!

It's kind of funny the bridal store had even warned me that dress sizes run small so they will be approximately two sizes bigger than what you normally take. :earseek: I think that they were afraid that I would break down and cry if I wasn't a certain size....I actually went in there thinking I was going to be much bigger so I was really surprised....Pleasantly! ;)

jodistar
07-14-2004, 07:06 PM
Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. I didn't get a chance to check other journals yet. I will hopefully get to that at one point tonight.

I am going to update my website tonight....I'm not all that sure how long it will take me but I hope to have some of the pictures up for all of you. It gives me another reason to update the site. My work wanted me to update the site as well, so they know my style. I was hired as a backup for some of the web people (incase of vacation, pregnancy leave, etc.).

Things are still going well with the diet. If anything, I haven't been that hungry anyway. Don't know why, I just feel really drained of energy lately. I thought once I got back into my routine and took vitamins etc. I would feel better. I guess I will have to schedule a check up at some point.

Work went so well today. I met with my manager and we made up my goals for the rest of the year. She wants me to do all creative/technical things which is fine by me- I love it. I just hope that I can achieve all the goals set for me. They judge if you do all the goals and how well you perform on whether or not you get a raise or not. I could really use the extra cash- I just got done paying off my father's funeral last week (it took me a year to pay off). Now, I have to work at tackling the bills that I have made since being in school. I'm not that bad off (at least I don't think so!).

If I should get my website up. I will post the link later tonight.

Have a fabulous evening everyone and thank you so much for the excellent support. :tongue:
:wave:
I'm off to update my website.:bounce:

jodistar
07-15-2004, 10:49 PM
Wow, did today ever go by fast. Lots to do at work, got home went to dinner with DF and then looked around in a couple of craft stores....from there straight to the gym. We spent two hours there. He is braver than I, he stepped on the scale and he already lost 8 pounds. :bounce:

Like I said I want to lose weight but my ulimate goals is to firm up, slim down and lose inches. I will say that I always feel like I don't look my best and I feel fat but I am working through that and now that I am working out....I am starting to feel better about myself. It's tough for me though, I was always the chubby little kid going up and the awkward chubby kid in High School etc., well, after spending that long being the chubby kid...that is kind of all that you see in yourself, does that make sense? :confused:

Diet is still going well. I can't wait to meet with my personal trainer this Saturday. I hope that we can focus on those parts that I don't really like on my body. I have pictures to prove it.

My mother says she is starting to worry about me...Thinking that I have an eating disorder (I don't....I assure you I eat every meal....they are balanced). ::yes::

I haven't heard from my walking partner, so I guess that I will probably go to the gym with my DF...It was fun tonight. We both did cardio and circuit training...we spent nearly two hours there....We both just lost track of time. :eek:

Well, I really should get to bed or else I will never get up in the morning. All the best to all of you. :angel: :cat:

toystoryduo
07-16-2004, 07:39 AM
Jodi,
I love your dress!!!!! It is beautiful! :Pinkbounc Girl, you are going to look like a princess: on your wedding day! When your DF sees you....:earseek: WOW!!!! . :teeth:

Have a wonderful day today, Jodi!:sunny:

Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
07-16-2004, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by toystoryduo
Jodi,
I love your dress!!!!! It is beautiful! :Pinkbounc Girl, you are going to look like a princess: on your wedding day! When your DF sees you....:earseek: WOW!!!! . :teeth:

Have a wonderful day today, Jodi!:sunny:

Tracy:wave2:

Thanks Tracy....What a great compliment!

Note to others- I did have my photo up but was concerned about the size of the photo.....So I am currently trying to get the picture up again. Hopefully, I will be able to do that soon! ;)

jodistar
07-16-2004, 07:57 PM
http://jodistardesigns.com/dress/Oleg2_1.jpg

Sorry, about that....I just really wanted to be respectful of the webmaster space. :worship:

jodistar
07-16-2004, 08:10 PM
Hello all,

I hope you all had a wonderful week. Mine was pretty decent. I had so much fun at the gym last night. Anyway, back to the update.

I decided to keep from the gym today....I worked my muscles very sore today, afterall I worked them very hard last night. Looking forward to that personal training session in the morning.

Diet is going well. I am still keeping with it. Unfortunately, I don't feel like I am going anywhere with it. It seems like I am bulking up instead of firming....I will have to ask my trainer what I can do so that won't happen.

Wedding plans are getting a little stressful but I am trying to deal with it. My family is like me, pretty mellow about the whole thing but my DF family is kind of driving me crazy. Don't get me wrong, I do love them but they seem to think they know better about things than I do. It is fine to suggest but that is it.

I found out his mother would like to wear blue to my fall wedding next year. I really want to keep autumn colors, so I suggested (heavily) a nice chocolate color or latte color, I can really picture it- my girls will be in a apple color or cinnamon color and the mothers would be in chocolate or latte, couldn't you just picture that? :confused:

Oh well, I am going to try not to complain, right now? but I have to know has this happened to others? Tracy is very cool and I like vald too!

Has anyone heard from Auroraluvsphillip? I miss her humor....Not that I don't enjoy the rest of you....You all are fabulous (vald and Tracy) . :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: Sunshine for all of you! :tongue: I know that I probably forgot some of you....If I forgot please forgive me, I appreciate everyone's response....I just don't always have the best memory. :guilty:

Have a great weekend all!

CheapMom
07-16-2004, 10:38 PM
Jodi- that is a really beautiful dress.
Keep up the good work. Stay motivated-
Mary:D

jodistar
07-17-2004, 07:13 AM
Good Morning everyone,

Today will be a busy one. First with the personal trainer session-I know I kept on going back and forth on the weigh in, I don't think that I will end up doing it, why ruin my day:teeth:

I will be bringing in pictures and telling her what I want to work on. I really hope to get down one size before I order my dress at the end of next month:hyper:

Today, I am going out with 2 of my bridesmaids...somehow, my maid of honor has been M.I.A.- I hope that she is okay. I can't remember if she was supposed to go with us today to look at dresses but I do have another appointment in a couple of weeks that she is supposed to go to with me. I know everyone gets busy and my wedding is more than a year away but the point in having bridesmaids/maid of honor is that they are friends and you are supposed to keep in touch with them. I haven't heard from her in at least a month. :headache:

Well, I will update this later to let everyone know how I made out today....and to tell you if I was brave enough to get weighed.

Later that day........
Hey everyone,

Well, I wasn't brave enough to get weighed or measured, next time I go I most definetly will. I need to track my progress soon. ::yes:: By the way the next time is the first week of August.

While I was at the gym, I also showed my picture in the dress and showed areas that I would like to improve upon. Which for the most part is the stomach area, upper arms (because of the strapless gown), and my back....There is one part of the back that just isn't so attractive. My trainer was funny she was saying well, I have a year....to perfect! I told that is exactly why I am starting now.....I want perfection, or close to it.

I also told her about my problem with my legs bulking up, she has the same problem and gave me a lot of suggestions. We did develop a plan that will help me in alternating my days. I also asked her if I should limit my cardio, right now I am at the point where I am doing 45 minutes to an hour and then going on to strength training, etc. Anyway, she told me to limit cardio to 30 minutes, or else it will get to the point where it is counter productive. :eek:

I also got a great compliment about the dress and how it looked on me. Diane, my trainer, said that I don't really have that much to work on. So I am hoping that that means that it won't take me that long. It really feels great getting back into the gym thing though. I still hope to get into the size 8 dress though before ordering in August.

The bridemaid dress thing is going well, and everyone seems to like what I have picked out so far. It looks the we are going for the apple color at David's but we are looking at other places too! It isn't that urgent for the bridesmaids to get dresses now....they were kind of relieved that I felt that way.

I felt really good about the trip to the bridal store...I was really nervous about it.

I hope everyone else is doing well. Tomorrow starts week 5:cheer2:

jodistar
07-18-2004, 09:47 AM
Hello all,

Today is more of a relaxation day. If anything we may just do some grocery shopping, go to the mall (I know that DF mentioned the mall last night), and doing laundry.

I am still keeping up with my diet, well except for yesterday- I was craving pizza with garlic- so I ordered it! My personal trainer it is fine for me to cheat one night a week, so I am going for it.

This week is supposed to be a wash out, looks like it is another week that I won't get to do any walking on the beach- Last week we weren't able to do it because of the prediction of rain daily (they turned out to be nice days). All this rain is starting to really get me down. :mad:

I so want to order my dress, especially when the lady at the bridal store had hinted that my dress may be discontinued....I tried to research that last night on the web but had no luck- I just want to see if that was the case or was the bridal store person just trying to get the sale. It's probably the person trying to get the sale. However, there was another dress that I tried on at the same time and that one had been discontinued. I might end up ordering the dress earlier.

Does anyone know of way to research about whether a dress will be discontinued?

Well, I am going to run. Have a fabulous start to your week.:wave:

I think I decided
I decided to make an appointment at the bridal store for me next weekend and order my dream dress. I just can't risk it being discontinued! (God, I sound like a bridezilla!). I know the other dress that the other dress that second to my dream dress came out around the same time and was already discontinued. I guess I will just have to go through them altering it when I get down in size.

toystoryduo
07-18-2004, 10:03 AM
Hi Jodi!:wave2:

Stopping by to WISH you a wonderful Sunday! I'm also sending you some:sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: for all of that rain that you have had. Take care!

Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
07-18-2004, 10:22 AM
Originally posted by toystoryduo
Hi Jodi!:wave2:

Stopping by to WISH you a wonderful Sunday! I'm also sending you some:sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: for all of that rain that you have had. Take care!

Tracy:wave2:

Oh thank you, that is so sweet!

vald1977
07-19-2004, 12:22 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Can I just say that I love your dress?! Absolutely beautiful ::yes:: . I would definitely agree that you should go and order it asap if they told you it is going to be discontinued. I wouldn't want to take the chance either. They were able to alter the size of my dress quite a bit (due to the fact that the people at David's told me I needed a size a LOT bigger than I did).

I'm glad to hear that the session with the trainer went well. It sounds like they gave you a lot of good information. Hope you have a great day :sunny: !

jodistar
07-19-2004, 09:16 PM
Hi Tracy, Valerie and everyone else.

Wow, what a day today was. Whew....Thank god I don't have many like this one- nothing wrong with it but I just felt like there weren't enough hours in the day today.

I did however, get to call the bridal salon for this Saturday so that I could place my order. Hopefully, Bank One will put my limit on the Disney Visa card back up where it belongs. I think they may have misunderstood something that I had said to them in an email. I just hope that they can restore it by Saturday. :headache:

I actually got to work some overtime today. I wish I could do that more often the only bad thing is it kept me away from going to the gym- but I kept up with my diet. :cool1:

I really need the money (who doesn't right?) so that overtime will really help.

I have to say I haven't shared my dress with many- I am keeping a secret from most of my bridal party (except for the MOH). Anyway, everyone that knows about is really glad that I am going for my dream dress....They said it was meant for me. ;)The only thing that disappoints me is I will have to order the 10, but I will still work on getting smaller.

Well, that's it for tonight ladies (& Gentlemen...If any) :wave:

jodistar
07-20-2004, 11:08 PM
Hi Everyone,

Today wasn't as busy as yesterday, so it kind of dragged. I am started to lose my confidence in a lot of things lately- I don't know what it is.

Well, called up the Disney Card (Visa) Company and there was a computer glitch and that is why my credit line was reduced to 0.00. It's back where it belongs and I will be able to order my dress. I have most of the money put aside for the dress, I just want to charge it for the points.

Today, I was a little bad on my diet, not too bad- just ate a little more than I should have....I kind of feel sick now. I did exercise today 45 minutes cardio, the rest of the time at the gym I worked my tricep, bicep, and back. :p All together I was there for about 2 hours....I think total just under 2 hours. Now, I am a little too awake to go asleep.

This Saturday I get to order the dream dress maybe my other dream will come true and I will get fixed again and I will be a size 8. I so wanted to be an 8:sad2:

At the end of this month we will be putting down the deposit on the reception hall. :cool1: I can't wait to see the room again. Incase, any of you are curious- here is the website: . If this link does not work for you, I believe you can perform a search on google for it. Villa Bianca is in Seymour, CT. The room that we are using is the Regency Room.

You know this morning for the first time, I noticed a little bit of definition in my ab area.....What hard work that is. I wish something could happen overnight....I've thought about using fat burners but I don't think I could handle them....I started to take one awhile ago and my heart just started to race like you wouldn't believe- I thought I was going to pass out.

Friday, I get to go the Dermatologist....I've have been getting a breakout on my face recently and I just want to get rid of it; I've already tried over the counter stuff and I have to say the only one that came close to doing anything was Burt's Bee. I really hope she can help me. I've never had any kind of breakout before- Wish me luck:wizard:

Well, I should run- This post is way too long...I tend to chat when I am overtired! Sorry. Night all :cat:

toystoryduo
07-21-2004, 09:11 AM
Hi Jodi!
I bet you are so excited that you are ordering your dress! I'm glad that you were able to get everything worked out with the credit card company. ::yes::

Have a wonderful day today, Jodi!

Take care,
Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
07-21-2004, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by toystoryduo
Hi Jodi!
I bet you are so excited that you are ordering your dress! I'm glad that you were able to get everything worked out with the credit card company.
I am very excited! When I told my MOH that I was ordering a dress- she immediately said "It was the one that you tried on when I went with you." I tried on other dresses that day too and that one just hit me- "like this is the one". I am so glad I got that problem fixed with the Visa card people too! They were actually really nice- They had caught the problem that day and were in the process of fixing it, when I called. :teeth: They fixed mine while I was on the phone with them- now that is service!

Today, went really well. I mean with the diet and exercise. Work is so dead. It kind of makes me wish I was back in retail....At least you had no worries...you knew your job everyday. I am an Administrative Floater at my work and it is just really hard someday-You feel like you don't matter at times. In retail they really do need you. You are the one that puts the product out and you assist in finding the product, and then check out.

I absolutely hate the week before "she" comes. I just get so emotional. Today, I just wanted to ball. :sad:So, I did go to the gym I spent 45 minutes on cardio and the rest working bun, calves, and stomach. In total I was there about an hour and 45 minutes. The gym makes me feel better.

It looks like my walking partner completely pooped out on me. I guess I will just have to do the walk by myself. I would just rather not go all by myself. I hate dealing with the weirdos around here. They whistle, and stare at you among others.

I have also been walking up from the garage to the floor where I am working....That is around 7 flights of stairs. What a workout. I take them down on my way out too- It's actually faster than wait for the elevator.:cool1:

Hope everyone did well today. I haven't gotten to check journal yet. :wave2:

jodistar
07-22-2004, 10:25 PM
Kept up with the diet really well today. I did not get to exercise but took the stairs every chance that I got. After parking in garage today took the stairs up to where I am working this week. I also took the stairs on the way down on my way out for the day.

I can't wait to order that dress this Saturday. Tomorrow, I will hopefully be able to get medication for my breakout. I can't take it anymore....I just feel so unattractive. :sad:

Tomorrow DF and I will be working out at the gym, as well as on Saturday....At least that is our game plan. DF already lost 12 pounds and he has only been at it a few weeks. I don't know I lost anything but I am so afraid to step on the scale. I know that I weigh more than I want but that is due to muscle gain. I would rather wait until my next trainer session and have them measure my fat percentage and inches. That's what matters to me. ;)

I also started to read about "The Zone" this week- I borrowed the book from The Vitamin Shoppe....I am addicted to that store and I think I got my DF into the habit too:p

Have a good night all::yes:: :wave2:

Oooh, one more thing....I ordered "Buff Brides" from Barnes and Noble last night on line, it looks like I will be getting it within the next couple of day. :cool1:

jodistar
07-23-2004, 07:49 AM
Well, my legs are still bulking up, like I expected them to slim down over night:eek: It's just really upsetting because nothing fits me right. In my waist area it's slimming and my pants are loose but my thighs have everything tight. :mad:

Today, I will be getting my Buff Brides book. It is supposed to be geared towards all brides, not just brides in a pinch to slim down....Thank god, I have a year and three months! but I have some really tough goals to achieve and I know after awhile you, when you reach your peak, you just level off and things stop working and then you have to re-adjust again the way you eat and exercise. Been there before, done it!

To recap my goals (mostly for myself):
1. To loose inches enough to get into a size 8 dress, currently I am at a size 10 (although, I will have them fit me again tomorrow).
2. Slim down stomach area (would love to get a six-pac ab going)
3. If possible get my weight down to 110 (I think I am somewhere around 120). Although, I will understand if I do not go down in weight because I will be adding muscle mass.
I think that is it but it will keep me plenty busy.

I hope the doctor can help me today with my awful breakout. I still have a couple of hours before that appointment and I am going stir crazy:crazy: I am usually on the road by now and at work 8:30. My appointment isn't until 9:45a.m., God, help me!

jodistar
07-23-2004, 09:14 AM
I now fit in my size 3/4 jeans!!!!Oh my god, I am so happy I could cry. They are a little bit snug....again just in the thigh area but they fit:cool1:

CheapMom
07-23-2004, 10:24 AM
WOW!!! SIZE 3!:bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:
And the only reason they are tight in the thighs is because you have muscular legs- Keep up the good work-
Mary:D

toystoryduo
07-23-2004, 05:06 PM
Way to go Jodi!!!!:thewave: :rockband: :jumping1: Have a great weekend!

Tracy:wave2:

vald1977
07-23-2004, 05:08 PM
:bounce: :Pinkbounc That's great, Jodi! Keep up the great work!

jodistar
07-23-2004, 06:56 PM
Oh Thank you all! This whole week was kind of a downer but when I tried on those jeans and they fit-it was the best feeling. It also great to have all of you cheering me on. :cheer2:

Today, I do plan on going to the gym, just a little later. I tell you when it rains outside, I only feel like sleeping (don't know why). :umbrella:

I think I will definetely have the people at the bridal store resize me and she if I can't fit in an 8. The last time I went in they were holding firm that I was a 10 and that is it.

I went to the dermatologist this morning and everything went well. I just have two presciptions now that will clear up my breakout on my face. No one else seems to even notice it but me. I hope it won't take too long. I'm not the most patience person. I try though.

The best thing is I just got home and shortly after UPS was at my doorstep, dropping off my Buff Brides book. I loved the show and had to check out the book. :cool1: I am hoping it will give me even more ideas of what to do during workouts....Plus, it will be even more inspriration for me.

Once I go to the gym tonight, I will add to this post to journal what I worked on. I think it will probably be arms/abs/cardio. We will see how busy they are. Usually Fridays are pretty dead but it's raining out, so you never know.

Okay, tonight I worked out cardio (30 minutes), buns (only the machine I didn't get to do the other night), back, and tri-cep and very little bit of bi-cep. I have to confess I love doing abs. I'm trying to love doing arms too but it is just so difficult- abs and legs come easy to me, so I am trying to make an effort to work the arms really hard. Tomorrow, I will work legs, after I order my dress of courseprincess:

Have a good night everyone:angel:

jodistar
07-24-2004, 07:42 AM
Well, today is the day that I order my dress. In a way I can't wait to and in a way I am very nervous about the thought. I really hope that I can fit in the size 8 dress, I am hoping to try on an 8 first. If I really don't fit I will order the 10. Wish me luck toward size 8:wizard:

I've worked so hard in getting down in size and the person at the bridal store is insistant that I order a 10.:worried:Everyone in my family knows that I am very easy going and I get intimidated really quickly. I am so intimidated by some salespeople. People in my family have offered to go with me but I am trying to keep my dress a surprise and only to unvailed at the wedding. Only my MOH, Mother, and my Aunt know for sure what my dress looks like~I intend to keep it that way. ::yes::We will see this afternoon.

Hey, my DF brought up a good point. I must have lost more weight than I thought or realized not only because I fit in 3/4 jeans but because I fit in them before my friend shows up. So I am fitting in my 3/4 jeans while in the bloat stage. :cool1:

Well, I will update this a little later.....to update my exercise journal. I hope everyone is doing well.

vald1977
07-24-2004, 08:04 AM
Jodi,
Are you buying the dress at David's? They talked me into buying a dress that was way too big for me as well! I was about a size 8 at the time and since I am well endowed :o they told me I needed to buy a size 16 dress! This thing was huge on me but they insisted it would be easier to alter the huge one to smaller than to make a smaller one bigger on top. Well, bottom line is they were wrong! I ended up going to another bridal salon to have the alterations done and they told me that the people at David's(the sales people) are not professional seamstresses and don't really no what they are talking about. I would order your dress in a size 8 if that's what you have your heart set on. If it is only a tiny bit too small they can work with that and I'm sure you must need alterations on the length since you are short anyway. My size nightmare cost me $300 to fix. Yes, it cost me $300 to alter my $250 dress :mad: .

Good luck today. I'm not trying to scare you. I'm just trying to let you know that they don't always know what is best :D .

jodistar
07-24-2004, 08:29 AM
Originally posted by vald1977
Jodi,
Are you buying the dress at David's? They talked me into buying a dress that was way too big for me as well! I was about a size 8 at the time and since I am well endowed :o they told me I needed to buy a size 16 dress! This thing was huge on me but they insisted it would be easier to alter the huge one to smaller than to make a smaller one bigger on top. Well, bottom line is they were wrong! I ended up going to another bridal salon to have the alterations done and they told me that the people at David's(the sales people) are not professional seamstresses and don't really no what they are talking about. I would order your dress in a size 8 if that's what you have your heart set on. If it is only a tiny bit too small they can work with that and I'm sure you must need alterations on the length since you are short anyway. My size nightmare cost me $300 to fix. Yes, it cost me $300 to alter my $250 dress :mad: .

Good luck today. I'm not trying to scare you. I'm just trying to let you know that they don't always know what is best :D .

You're good I am ordering through David's. It is just a little more easier for me. It's close to wear I live and all I can think about is the fittings....I know of other bridal places but they are up to an hour away from me. Besides, my dream dress is in David's. I am going for one of the more expensive dresses, yes....I only get to wear it once (maybe twice if we do a renewal-don't know how that works). My DF even said go for whatever makes me feels like a princess because that is what I should feel like on my wedding day, plus I had been through a lot in the past couple of years(with my father, school, and other family issues) and we both feel that I really deserve it!

Oh, I am not taking it as your scaring me. I was actually thinking that all along. I did try on an 8 about 4 months ago but I lost weight since then. I told the women at David's that last weekend and she said it is not possible that I went down a size because you can't get rid of your breast (not exact words but just as bad). I lost inches in my waist area-everyone can see that and if I keep it up at this rate....I will be paying another fortune in alterations. The only problem that I had with the 8 is I couldn't zip all the way up at the time.

I, like you, will be looking into getting my dress altered elsewhere. I've heard nightmare stories about David's and their alterations. Anything from they totally screwed it up to the whole bottom of the dress was flithy and David's would not pay to bring it to the drycleaners (which in my opinion they should have). The last and worst thing I've heard is they lost dresses.

I've read "The Knot" website and while you are not allowed to tell people on the site not to use certain vendors, you are allowed to give honest opinions. I appreciate honesty.

Thanks so much Val! I thought it was just me getting upset about the size 10 (not that it is such a bad size). I know I am going to go down in size and I will be paying a fortune in alterations. Something I can't really do. I am already paying a fortune on the dress itself.

Val....I just realized that you live in Connecticut also. Did you go to the David's in Orange or Danbury? I heard the one in Orange is okay but the one in Danbury is the worst. Right now, I am dealing with Orange.

jodistar
07-24-2004, 03:03 PM
I achieved another one of my goals. Yesterday, of course, I made one goal by getting down to the 3/4 jeans. Well, today I went to David's Bridal to try on the dream dress again (and to order, regardless) I told the salesperson up front I want to try on the 8 and the 10 and see which one to go for. First I tried on the 8 and to my surprise....It fit! I was so happy, I was speechless. I decided to order in the 8. ::yes::Now, I have to wait for 12 weeks to see my dress! I'm so excited. What was even cooler is that when I did try on the 8 there was a little bit of space there too! Things are starting to happen:rotfl:

I have to try and find a clippee to celebrate. I know the majority here are for weight loss.....I wonder if I will be able to find one for dress size.

I didn't get to go to the gym today because by the time I got out of David's Bridal....well, it was getting late and the post road (the road I need to cross over to get to the gym) was extremely busy....I already saw two pretty nasty accidents and I didn't want to be one....I don't know if it just me, but have any of the rest of you run into people that just can't drive in rain.....It seems they lose all of their senses. :crazy:

Tomorrow, I will just have to work extra hard at the gym to make up for today.

Until tomorrow.:wave:

Okay, I couldn't find a clipee for going down in dress size. So I put one saying "Goal Achieved" I guess everytime that I achieve a goal I will use that. I hope that is okay?

jodistar
07-25-2004, 09:02 AM
Last night I bought another CD to workout to.....I have to do that every once in awhile. Today I am not sure what I will work on....I guess, I will decide when I see how busy machines are today.

Last night was my cheat night. I always allow myself one a week so I don't feel deprieved-they actually encourage you to that at the gym (after you have reached a certain point) so you don't feel deprieved and it doesn't destroy any of your work, truly amazing.

Back to my plan today though. I have to keep up the momentum, I plan on losing a few more inches, so even the size 8 dress will be a little lose on me. If possible I would love to get down to a size 6 in the dress. I was so excited to have gotten down to the size 8 (what a gift)......I even surprised the saleswomen at David's because she really did not think that it was possible for me to get down anymore. I get my dress in 12 weeks-I can't wait!

My DF was happy for me that I got into the 8, he already thinks that I plenty small and then when I told him that I wanted to try and trim down to a 6 (but won't be upset if I don't)-he told me I was pathetic because I am already in a size 8 and my rips are starting to show-he told me he didn't think that it was possible. :teeth:

Okay, I am back to update. Back on track with the diet and the gym. Today, 45 minutes cardio the rest of the 1 1/2 workout was devoted to abs, triceps, and a little bit of the back.

CheapMom
07-25-2004, 09:24 AM
First I tried on the 8 and to my surprise....It fit! I was so happy, I was speechless. I decided to order in the 8.
:bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce:
Now you HAVE to stick with your program! No turning back:p
Those salespeople at Bridal shops can act so superior it is just sickening. I don't know what she is talking about- you can't lose your breast- When I lose weight that is the first thing to go. Hopefully you won't have too many more dealings with them since the dress is ordered and they are not altering it.
As you plan your wedding try not to let yourself be intimidated by all of the 'prefessionals' who will be advising you. Listen to their advice but make the choices that make you happy.
I am so happy for you- if you can't find a clippie I will make you one!

wilderness01
07-25-2004, 09:30 AM
Congrats on ordering your dress.:Pinkbounc

jodistar
07-25-2004, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by CheapMom
Now you HAVE to stick with your program! No turning back:p
Those salespeople at Bridal shops can act so superior it is just sickening. I don't know what she is talking about- you can't lose your breast- When I lose weight that is the first thing to go. Hopefully you won't have too many more dealings with them since the dress is ordered and they are not altering it.
As you plan your wedding try not to let yourself be intimidated by all of the 'prefessionals' who will be advising you. Listen to their advice but make the choices that make you happy.
I am so happy for you- if you can't find a clippie I will make you one!
I totally agree with you....I will be sticking to the program. They have a lot of great ideas in Buff Brides to mix it up too! It also helps that I am working with a personal trainer during the whole process although....It will only be once a month. The next one is the first Saturday of August.

Oh Mary if you have the time and can make a clippie that would be great:bounce: Thanks so much!

CheapMom
07-25-2004, 03:41 PM
http://magicmom.photosite.com/~photos/tn/773_104.ts1090784022131.jpg
Here is 2 dress sizes clippie.
Jodi- how many dress sizes have you lost- I know you went from a 10 to 8 in the wedding dress but you know how weird wedding dresses are. Just tell me what # to put on the clippie and I will whip it up for you. Mary

jodistar
07-25-2004, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by CheapMom
http://magicmom.photosite.com/~photos/tn/773_104.ts1090784022131.jpg
Here is 2 dress sizes clippie.
Jodi- how many dress sizes have you lost- I know you went from a 10 to 8 in the wedding dress but you know how weird wedding dresses are. Just tell me what # to put on the clippie and I will whip it up for you. Mary
Wow, the clippie looks fabulous! Thank you so much. Oh I went down one wedding dress size. You are so good! Thank you so much! You're the best! :sunny:
How did you do the clippie, through PhotoShop/Illustrator? Just curious.
Thank you Mary, have a wonderful week!

jodistar
07-26-2004, 06:53 PM
Today was such a rough day. I swear I was so ready to just walk out of work and not come back until tomorrow. Anyone else ever have a day like this?

Still going strong with my diet today. I haven't gone to the gym yet but I do intend on it, not sure what I will work on. Maybe just cardio.

Started the medication for my little breakout medication....It seems to be working so far. I can't wait until it is gone totally....The pimples seem to be reducing in size. Thank god! I just want to look like a normal adult again. :)

I will update this posting once I have gone to the gym tonight. Thank you all for your support. :grouphug:

Okay, the gym update: Hour and a half total- 45 minutes of cardio, legs, and abs (of course). :cool1: I wish I could get a six-pac going (a soft one-not overly muscular). Oh well, everything takes work. I still have to make another list of goals for shaping up.....I have a feeling that won't come until I go for my personal trainer session the first week of August....I hope to get measured, still not thrilled about a weigh in....maybe I will skip that! ;)Ooops...Almost forgot I also climbed my way to work today...8 flights of stairs as well as walking down them at the end of the day.

toystoryduo
07-26-2004, 10:00 PM
Hey Jodi,
:hug: for you today. I hope that Tuesdays is a :sunny: and:teeth: day for you.Take care!

Tracy:wave:

jodistar
07-26-2004, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by toystoryduo
Hey Jodi,
:hug: for you today. I hope that Tuesdays is a :sunny: and:teeth: day for you.Take care!

Tracy:wave:
Thank you so much Tracy! Just a rough start to the week but after going to the gym, I feel much better but I have a feeling my body will be paying for the hard work tomorrow.

Have a great night and a great Tuesday.:smooth:

wilderness01
07-27-2004, 01:47 PM
I love Mary's clippie. Very cute.

wilderness01
07-27-2004, 02:27 PM
I love Mary's clippie. Very cute.

CheapMom
07-27-2004, 03:34 PM
http://magicmom.photosite.com/~photos/tn/772_348.ts1090784045955.jpg
I made it with a combination of Broderbund Print Shop and Microsoft paint. Have a great day!
Mary

jodistar
07-27-2004, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by CheapMom
http://magicmom.photosite.com/~photos/tn/772_348.ts1090784045955.jpg
I made it with a combination of Broderbund Print Shop and Microsoft paint. Have a great day!
Mary
Thanks Mary so much! I will wear my clippie with pride. Just a suggestion, why don't you have them posted so that everyone may use it. I think it is so good!

jodistar
07-27-2004, 07:04 PM
Wow, today was non-stop....but I like it that way! The day goes by so fast.

No exercise today...I have laundry and other things to do tonight. Weather permitting (tomorrow) I will be going for a walk....My walking partner is back in the picture. Thank god, I really enjoying mixing it up.

Still going well with my diet. Oh, the only exercise that I got today was walking upstairs and downstairs today....8 flights of stairs.

Hope everyone else is doing well today. :thewave:

jodistar
07-28-2004, 10:20 PM
I wouldn't consider today a terrible day or a good day....let's just say I will be so glad to see the weekend here. I swear I have the worst P.M.S. this week, actually he is due tomorrow but everytime I switch diet and exercise that seems to change, even if it is just a couple of days- but my attitude just stinks this week.....I wish I could have just called out sick all week-there is no reason why other people should have to deal with this attitude.:eek: Just kidding....I've just been down and want to be left alone....sometimes I'm like that during this period.

Anyway I have been trying to look at the bright side to everything. I have been thinking about the big picture....next year, my dress and marrying my best friend ;) Sometimes it is so hard to focus on the big picture-Life could be a hect a lot worse.

Well, enough of that! Today, I did well on my diet stuck true to it. Although, I really could have gone for a Boston cream donut or something with tons of chocolate....I get my cravings this time of month but rarely go after them.

Exercise today consisted of: walking up to my stairs to where I am working 8 Flights of stairs (approx), I also walked down them on my way out the door.

Went to the gym....Did 45 minutes of cardio. I was originally supposed to go walking but the weather did not agree...we rescheduled for tomorrow night (weather permitting).

Hope everyone else is doing well. I haven't had the chance to check up on all of you- if I don't get to you by the end of the week, I will check on you over the weekend. :wave:

wilderness01
07-29-2004, 04:23 PM
I have been right there with you as far as the attitude/mood this week. It will get better soon. Hang in there.:flower1:

jodistar
07-29-2004, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by wilderness01
I have been right there with you as far as the attitude/mood this week. It will get better soon. Hang in there.:flower1:
Thanks Wilderness, I really hope it starts to look up. ;) It has been just really tough lately and you almost start to question everything.

I tried to start my own Pampered Chef business and now I am trying to end it after only a couple of months. I just couldn't get any shows....People love the stuff, myself included but it is just so expensive. ::yes:: That's the thing that was slowing me down. I just couldn't take it....I felt like such a failure and then the women that signed me up for the business is really ticked off at me. I feel bad but I am just not much of a salesperson I guess.

However this Saturday Bob (my DF) and I will be putting down money on our reception hall, plus we will be going to a mall that we very rarely get to go to because it is quite a distance away. I am really looking forward to it. I really need a mental break.

Oh, I am back from my walk 45 minutes brisk walk....Also this morning took the stairs to work.....about 8 Flights of stairs.

I guess, I will make this my post for today since I am already writing. Tonight I will be going for a walk on the beach with my walking partner....I am really looking forward to it.

I did call to make an appointment at another bridal store to look around for bridesmaids dresses. While on the phone I asked if they would do alterations even if I didn't buy the dress there. It turns out after our conversation that a lot of brides in the area that have bought their dresses at David's and got alterations at David's end up going to them to fix all of the screw ups that David's did. It just makes me nervous because how do I know that they will do a good job. I guess, I have to trust someone but it's really tough.

jodistar
07-30-2004, 06:58 PM
Today, whew, it was so busy-Thank god it made the time go by so fast.

Just a little tired today because my friend also came today, so I don't view myself as being a joy to be around at all.

It will be so tough working out tonight....I really don't feel up to working out...The first day of "my friend" is always so tough and i always feel so sick to my stomach...I might just do cardio. My mother always says I shouldn't over do it or push myself....but I have to! I feel so incredibly fat today. Oh, I hate the bloat of it all. :crazy2:

I can't wait until tomorrow.....We are putting a deposit down on our reception hall.

Well, I will run now, I have to go to the gym. I will report back later.

Gym update: an 1 1/2 at the gym. 45 minute cardio and I also did triceps and back exercises....I am hoping to go back to the gym early tomorrow before putting the deposit down on the reception hall and going out of the day. Oh and as usual when at work I walked up and down the 8 flights of stairs which tends to be a really good workout. ;)

I hope everyone is doing well. I haven't had the chance to look at other journals.

jodistar
07-31-2004, 07:49 AM
Woo hoo!!!:cool1: :cheer2:Today we are going to put down the deposit on our reception hall.

I won't be making it to the gym today. I am just not feeling up to it. I will hit it heavy tomorrow.:sunny:

Hope all is well with everyone else.

toystoryduo
07-31-2004, 10:03 AM
Hi Jodi!

Have a great day today! I know you will since you are putting the deposit down on your reception hall.::yes:: It feels wonderful when things fall into place, doesn't it?:teeth: I hope that you are feeling much better today! Take good care of you!::yes::

Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
08-01-2004, 08:16 AM
Thanks Tracy, I do feel a little better. I don't always feel sick like that but I think it is also due to the heat and humidity that I felt like that.

Yesterday was my cheat day...I didn't go terrible off but I did go off. I always do for Saturday..I need at least one cheat day and it doesn't seem to mess me up on my goals.

We put our deposit down yesterday....Very exciting. I kind of wish I could have looked at the room again and the chapel (they have a chapel on-site).

My FMIL is really excited about the wedding but in a way she has been coming off really pushy. I'm trying to be good natured about it but it was getting a little on my nerves yesterday. She assumed that because I had already looked at bridesmaid dresses that I had the dresses but that was just for fun....I have plenty of time. The reason I say she is being a little pushy is because she keeps asking me about what colors the mothers will be wearing, I won't truly know that until I have the bridesmaid dresses picked out. I want all fall colors at my wedding. It will probably be a deep red color for the bridesmaids and I was thinking a chocolate color for one of the mothers but I know she won't like that because she wanted to wear navy blue.

I have to say- working out I can finally see some toning happening. When I do my triceps..it feels great, I can finally see my little muscle there. The only thing that I am worried about is the back area....Although I work out there it is impossible for me to see what it is looking like. I guess I will find that out when my dress comes in and I try it on.

Today, I intend on going to the gym but I am unsure of what I will work, maybe back, arms, and abs. I know I did them Friday but I want to work them a little harder and I probably won't get to work them that hard during the week.

Everyone has a feeling that I will go down to the size 6...It's great if it happens but I just want to focus on toning the body and not the size. I'm afraid to loose much more weight because I want to look healthy not a skeleton....I'm thinking 6 might be a little bit much...It's so hard to judge what I will look like.

Well, I will update all of you about the gym. Everyone have a fabulous rest of the weekend.

Gym update: hour and a 1/2 at the gym. 45 minutes cardio and abs, triceps, and back.
My gym trip ended up being very stressful....I ended up losing my car keys, I left them on one of the machines, someone did end up handing them in but I ended up sitting around for a good 1 1/2 for them to turn them in. Whew, glad that is over....My key ring has everything on them. I was so stressed out because there has been a couple of car thief rings in the area.....I won't let them out of my site again...They will be around my neck all of the time.

vald1977
08-02-2004, 09:25 AM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Yikes :earseek: ! I'm so glad you finally got your keys back but what a scary hour and half! You are doing a great job, Jodi ::yes:: ! You should be proud of yourself.

I hope you are feeling better today. I think we all know how it feels to be crampy and bloated and not want to do much. I wish there was a magic pill for that :teeth: !

I hope you have a great day :sunny: !

DoeWDW
08-02-2004, 11:27 AM
Jodi, I'm just catching up on your journal. Your dress is absolutely gorgeous and I'm so happy that you got to order the size 8!

All your exercise is amazing!! I just made it back to the gym yesterday for the first time in months and I'm hoping to make it part of my regular routine, just like you do!

Glad to hear your car keys turned up! At our gym, we just hang our key rings on a peg-board by the door. We live in a relatively rural area - not much crime - so I guess we're very trusting. :p

Have a wonderful day! :sunny:

jodistar
08-02-2004, 10:10 PM
Hi Val and Doreen, whew, that was a scary time indeed but I've recovered. I know I said that there was a car thief ring- It's not in the town of the gym (Orange), most of the thief has been in New Haven and West Haven from what I understand (both of them are close by though). Just glad my keys were returned. From now on, I will be wearing them around my neck.

Glad, to see that you are back Doreen....I wish you much success....I know you can do it- We all just need to get into the routine and then it is all good.

This coming Saturday is my next personal trainer session, I can't wait to tell her that I made it into a size 8. :cool1: Now, it is time for me to make another list of goals.

All went well with putting the deposit down this past Saturday. It was kind of funny, me and my DF were waiting to talk to the person at the reception hall; she was working with another couple and when the other couple came out....I knew them- They were at David's Bridal the day that I put in the order for my dress. The bride said how beautiful I looked and was going to start talking about the dress but realized that my DF was sitting next to me. Her soon to be husband started to tease my DF about how he saw my dress- it was really funny. My DF is dying to know what this dress looks like. I am keeping it top secret to most of my family and his family. I don't know is that weird. I just hope that I can keep quiet for a year...I must focus on something else. :headache:

Before Christmas, I hope to make arrangements to get our pictures taken at DisneyWorld while on our honeymoon. I can't make up my mind MGM or Magic Kingdom....I've also played with the idea of both....but I can't afford that. I want to do it as a surprise to my DF because he always trys to take pictures of me and I just don't like what I look like....I hope to have all my trouble spots worked out by next October (2005).

Decided to take tonight off from the gym but will be at it tomorrow night. I did however, keep strong with the diet.

See you all tomorrow. Thank you for all of your great support.:sunny:

Have a great night everyone:wave2:

jodistar
08-03-2004, 06:39 PM
Today was a little bit better. I heard that people are thinking positively about my work (I just started at my job this past April). It's a good thing because I am thinking about pursuing another position within my company, right now I am I am an administrative floater and the department that I am covering right now has an opening but I doubt that they will let me seriously pursue the position because I haven't been there a year, which is a requirement in moving to another position. I am going to try and set up an appointment with my manager to discuss. Wish me luck!

I'm a little upset about my DF, I think that he is making excuses not to go to the gym with me. :mad: What's up with that? He has also started to show less interest in me in a way, it's hard to explain. I know he is stressed about his job, he thinks that his company is going to fold. I have asked him several times if he wants to postpone the wedding date and he has said "no". I guess you could say things are starting to stress me out too! I feel like I should go out and look for a second job, incase things should happen with my DF's job. There are other things bugging me but this really isn't the place to air them. :worried:

Lets talk exercise- I will be going to the gym shortly....Just wanted to come home for a little bit. I have a feeling I will be very sore tomorrow, I have a lot of stress to work off. I will update all of you to let you know what I worked on. ;)

Gym update Great workout at the gym. It is as follows (I took time to write it out):
Threadmill 20 minutes on the weight loss program level 4. Arc Trainer 10 minutes on the weight loss program level 3, Crossramp 15 minute setting 6 (gluts) level 2- Okay that covers the cardio portion. The rest:
Chestpress - 40 pounds 15 reps (2 sets) and 45 pound 15 reps (1 set).
Lat Pull down(underhand)- 50 pounds 15 reps (2 sets), 60 pounds (1 set).
Long pull (Back)-45 pounds, 15 reps (1 set), 45 pounds, 15 reps (1 set).
Wide chest press- 25 pounds, 15 reps (3 sets).
Pec/Rear delt- 30 pounds, 15 reps (1set), 20 pounds, 15 reps (2 sets).
Incline Chest press- 10 pounds, 15 reps (1 set). 12 1/2 pounds, 15 reps (2 sets).
Bicep Curls- 10 pounds, 15 reps (1 set). 20 pounds, 15 reps (2 sets).
Tricep kick-back- 10lbs, 7.5, and 5 pounds....these were what they call super sets...I did about 15 reps each and 2 sets.
and last but not least Abdominal machine- 60 pounds, 40 reps, 3 sets.

And keep in mind that this is not my full workout....I usually do more. I can spend hours there. I can't wait for my personal trainer session this Saturday.;) Have a great night everyone. :wave:

jodistar
08-04-2004, 09:31 PM
Hi Everyone,

Did not go to the gym today but I kept up with my diet. Friday night I get to pick up my dress- can't wait I just got the call today. I'm so excited- that really made my day.

I told you how the DF was acting strange, well all is good::yes:: He was acting secretive because he was trying to keep a secret. This past weekend we were at a Swarovski crystal store and I saw this pair of earrings that I thought would really complete my whole bridal package, you see the earrings were hollowed out hearts and the outline of the hearts were all crystal and it was set in 14 carat gold. Well I hadn't mentioned them to him until the next day...asking him if we could go back to the mall in a couple of months to pick these earrings and I explained to him about completing the package I already have a heart necklace (with a few diamond within there), my engagement ring is a heart and I thought oh.....I have to have the earrings. Well last night when DF made an excuse not to go to the gym with me, he went back to the mall and picked up the earrings-he gave them me today. :love:

I didn't like the start to the week but it is ended up being a really nice week. :sunny:

This weekend is my personal trainer session...I can't wait.:cool1:

I will update you all tomorrow about my exercise and everything else.

Ooooh, one more thing I wanted to share about our wedding....guess what is going to be on the top of the cake?

http://www.lenox.com/images/pg/product_images/093656_w3.jpg

Have a great night everyone.

DoeWDW
08-05-2004, 02:14 PM
Jodi, how sweet of your DF to get you those earrings!! :love: I also LOVE the cake topper! If you want my opinion on the honeymoon pics, I vote for Magic Kingdom - so many scenic spots there! You could have pics taken in the rose garden with the castle in the background!

I'm throwing a WISH party on the healthy living road today - would you like to come?? We've got the music up and our dancing shoes on! We're having a great time and celebrating all those good choices we make every day!!

:rockband: "Celebrate good times, come on!!" :rockband:

vald1977
08-05-2004, 02:36 PM
:wave: Hi Jodi,
Just catching up on your journal. I'm glad to hear things are going well for you and I LOVE the topper for your cake ::yes:: ! Your workouts are amazing -- you should really be proud of yourself.

Take care and have a great weekend :sunny: !

CheapMom
08-05-2004, 06:23 PM
Hi Jodi- sorry I haven't been around your journal for a while. The boards have been so slow lately I have been having trouble keeping up with everybody.
That cake topper rocks.
Do you think Minnie was at the gym 5 times a week before her wedding so she could look that cute in her wedding dress?:p
Have a great night- Mary:sunny:

jodistar
08-05-2004, 10:00 PM
Hi Mary, Val, and Doe....Thank you all for checking in on me.

Doreen, I will probably end up going for both sessions at DisneyWorld (for our honeymoon). DF was so very sweet for getting the earrings....I have to say I really didn't expect it. He gave to me now, to make sure they were the right earrings....I can't remember if I told you but I didn't mention about the earrings until we were already home. While we were at the store he read that they are discontinuing certain items and was afraid that I wouldn't be able to buy the earrings on my own. He's so sweet. :love:

Val, Thanks for the great compliment about my workouts (I try). A lot of times I get motivated by the way things work out at the job....instead of wasting energy and taking things out on people I put all of that energy into working out.

I'm glad you all like my topper. Oh by the way, I don't think that Minnie has to work out hard at all....I would like to think that the magic of Disney keeps her looking as good as she does (reference to Mary's post).

I can't wait to pick up my dress...I am doing that tomorrow and good news my mother is going too! Everytime I had asked her to look with me at dresses, she made up excuses. I think my aunt may have said something because I told her last night how hurt I was that my mother did not want to bother with going to look at the dresses, and then when I knew I was going to order this dress she still didn't go with me. :mad: I am so glad that she is going with me. ;)

Okay, on to the workout. Today I did 45 minutes of cardio and worked on my abs for about 10/15 minutes. I really can't wait for my personal trainer session on Saturday. I still have to make a list of goals. I will share that on the journal when I have done that. :teeth:

Have a great night everyone:cat:

jodistar
08-07-2004, 07:42 AM
Went to pick up "The Dress" last night. I should have never had my mother help me get in the dress. My dress is very form fitting and my mother kept saying are you sure that it fits.....I can't get the zipper up- The girl at the store did it no problem. My mother always has a way of making me feel like the Flintstone's episode where Fred is shrinking in the chair....Anyone know what I am talking about.

It's looks like I won't need to really much alterations at all....I will probably only need the bustle done. I'm so excited! The only thing that I am kind of bummed about is that I won't be able to look at it everyday-I have the dress over my aunt's house.....If it stayed at my house it would smell of smoke. My mother and her husband are chain smokers.

Today, is my trainer session. I can't wait! I will update all of you later. Have a great weekend- I am going to try and look at everyone's post this weekend. I tried the other day but the server was too busy.

Trainer session went well. We worked a little bit of everything. We developed a routine so that I can do a little bit of cardio mixed with the weights. So in the mixup-we work all groups: legs, buns, thighs, arms,back, and shoulders. Excellent workout! I can't wait to see the results in my dress as the day comes closer. The hardest part is working for something that is a year away.

Hope everyone else is doing well. :sunny:

toystoryduo
08-08-2004, 07:56 AM
Hi Jodi!

Sorry I haven't posted to your journal for a few days. We have been very busy.::yes::

I am glad that you have your dress! Woohoo! That is wonderful!:Pinkbounc

I am glad that everything is okay with DF. What a blessing to have a guy who wants to bless you with a surprise gift! I bet those earrings are just perfect!::yes::

I love your cake topper!!!! Too cute!::MickeyMo ::MinnieMo :teeth:

Have a great Sunday, Jodi! Keep up the good work!

Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
08-08-2004, 08:08 AM
Oh my, I am so sore. I worked a group of muscles that I never knew I had yesterday....It's not really a complaint because I am thinking of the end result (next year). I really hope to go down a little bit more in inches by then (I'm never happy with the way I look).

My DF was kind of funny yesterday. I was telling him in the dress, I have back fat that I really want to get rid of by next year (I think a pretty attainable goal) and he looked at me and said "You've got nerve, look at how much I have to lose....I have about 60 pounds to loose." He wasn't saying this like he was mad but he was saying it to illustrate how silly he thought I was. He really is trying to loose weight but I think he isn't going about it the correct way. I've tried so hard to get him to go to a training session with me, but he won't.

Today, I do intend to go to the gym today but not sure what I will be doing today but I will post that once I am done.

KLH 1973
08-08-2004, 08:17 AM
Congrats on the dress. When I got married I had so much trouble with the bustle at the reception...some fo the loops broke, so make sure they are all secure.

How do you like having a trainer versus doing on your own....do they push you pretty hard? Keep supporting your dad he does not have these boards to keep him on track. Keep your goals up your doing great

Kristin

jodistar
08-08-2004, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by KLH 1973
Congrats on the dress. When I got married I had so much trouble with the bustle at the reception...some fo the loops broke, so make sure they are all secure.

How do you like having a trainer versus doing on your own....do they push you pretty hard? Keep supporting your dad he does not have these boards to keep him on track. Keep your goals up your doing great

Kristin
Hi Kristin,

Don't worry I am so into having everything perfect. I will be making sure that everything is very secure in the bustle area. Thank god, I think that is the only thing that I will really have to worry about with my dress.

I did get a little bit of a bargain today when I went to David's Bridal. I found a pocketbook that is a perfect match to my dress on display and I asked if there were any others because I really didn't want the one that had been on display (it had a spot on the bottom from dust). They checked everywhere and couldn't find another- I ended up getting it for 15% off. Woo hoo! I love when things like that happen.

Oh, having a personal trainer just gives me extra guidance more than anything else. They know all the tricks how to slim every area. Once you have been working the same exercises over and over- your muscle get used to it and are no longer challenged- that's when your body levels off. So for the next year and 2 months I will be working with her to assure me even more that I achieve my goals. In addition to helping you with exercise properly, they can also give you guidance to the proper diet. It's great they have done all the research which in a way is work but not half as tough as you actually achieving the goals. ;)

jodistar
08-08-2004, 10:35 PM
As promised I have put together a list of my goals. Unfortunately, I still didn't have my fat percentage measured and have not taken measurements but none the less here are the goals:

:sunny: Slim lower abs
:sunny: Slim down hip area
:sunny: Strengthen and define back- get rid of that back fat
:sunny: Arms/Triceps
:sunny: Legs, trim the fat and avoid the bulk
:sunny: If possible, trim the stomach and start to see definition (like a six pac formation)

Let's hope that I can accomplish...Whenever possible I will add in pictures. ::yes::

wilderness01
08-08-2004, 11:09 PM
Hi there. Love the cake topper. Congrats on picking up your dress. That is exciting!

KLH 1973
08-09-2004, 07:57 AM
Wow you have just been doing so good with all workouts and wedding plans. Did you ever find out if you mother inlaw was gonna wear the colors you wanted? If you have a chance can you put the 1800 number for disney credit card, I would like to check into getting one. I hope you have a great day and have fun at the gym.

Kristin

jodistar
08-09-2004, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by KLH 1973
Wow you have just been doing so good with all workouts and wedding plans. Did you ever find out if you mother inlaw was gonna wear the colors you wanted? If you have a chance can you put the 1800 number for disney credit card, I would like to check into getting one. I hope you have a great day and have fun at the gym.

Kristin
Hi Kristin,
Thank you for all of the great compliments. I never found out about whether MFMIL will wear the colors that I pick....That probably (I hope) won't come up again until the holidays.

The number for the Disney Card people is:
1-888-295-0846, use code 6GFQ06 I believe that qualifies you for a $25.00 dollar gift certificate after your first purchase. Be sure to the tell them that I sent you:tongue:

Jodi Starodomsky soon to be Mrs. Porcu (well in a year and a few months):wave:

jodistar
08-09-2004, 05:15 PM
Today, I am really not feeling that well. I won't be going to the gym today. I have been resting most of the day. I hope I feel better tomorrow, I came home early from work today! I am keeping up with my diet though.:sunny:

I have a question for all of you- I've already posted this on the resort boards but thought that I would ask all of you as well.
If my DF and I book our room at the POFQ or POR, and later on we are offered a better deal for say...Grand Floridian or Boardwalk, would we be able to upgrade to that without any penalites? We are trying to get as educated as possible before we book our trip for next year.

Well, I am going to rest some more. I hope the rest of you are doing well.

Jodi:wave:

jodistar
08-09-2004, 06:48 PM
http://www.swarovski.com/SVK_Relaunch/GLOBAL/globalShowCGD_Image/0,3213,249815,00.jpg
These are the earrings, that my DF bought me last week.

vald1977
08-10-2004, 10:56 AM
Hi Jodi,
I hope you are feeling better today. Being sick in the summer is the worst.

Love the earrings. Hey, do you think you could get your df to give my dh some pointers ;) ?

You asked over in my journal where I live. I live up in the Northeast corner (windham county). Seems like there are lots of CT disers but most live down in the south east and south west. I live up in cornfield country.

Hope you have a great day, Jodi :sunny: !

jodistar
08-10-2004, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by vald1977
Hi Jodi,
I hope you are feeling better today. Being sick in the summer is the worst.

Love the earrings. Hey, do you think you could get your df to give my dh some pointers ;) ?

Hi Val, Thank you I am feeling so much better. I guess it was just allergies. Although, it was weird because it really did feel like I was coming down with something.

I would love to get your dh with my df but I don't know if the calendar will cooperate. :) We've been getting things together little by little every weekend for the wedding. :teeth:

Okay, the update on my diet and exercise. Still doing well with the diet but I do want to modify it a little, I've been trying to get another session together with my personal trainer to get weighed, measured, etc. so I know my starting point; plus I want her to go over diet with me, so that I can achieve all my goals for the wedding. She knows the dress and is keeping that in mind when we design the different workouts.

Anyway, I spent a good hour and a half at the gym, I did the following:
Treadmill- 20 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
Arc Trainer- 15 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
Crossramp- 20 minutes, Glut setting, resistance 2
Long pull (for the back)- 45 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
Lat pull down- 45 pounds 12 reps, 1 sets & 50 pounds, 12 reps, 2 sets
Seated pecs-30 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
Incline press- 10 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
Wide chest press- 25 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
***Superset- Plat loaded squat (80 pounds on each side)15 reps, 3 sets done in between Standing press- 7 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets**
***2nd superset- Prone leg curl and shoulder press- 40 pounds for the leg curl, 10 pounds for the shoulder press, 12 reps each, 3 sets***
Back Squats- 20 pounds, 12 each, 3 reps.

That's it....I could have easily done more if the gym wasn't so busy.

Until tomorrow:wave:

DoeWDW
08-11-2004, 01:25 PM
Jodi, your dedication to exercise always amazes me! You must really enjoy it! I've heard of a runner's high - do you get a similar rush of good feelings during or right after working out at the gym?

Keep up the good work!! :sunny:

jodistar
08-11-2004, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by DoeWDW
Jodi, your dedication to exercise always amazes me! You must really enjoy it! I've heard of a runner's high - do you get a similar rush of good feelings during or right after working out at the gym?

Keep up the good work!! :sunny:

Doreen, I do love to workout. It wasn't always that way but I think of the end results and it just motivates me to keep on going. To tell you the truth I would rather workout then diet. ;)

Still going strong with the diet but I am giving myself a day off from the gym. Just decided to do a bit of reading up on what else but Disney World....I bought a copy of the Unofficial Guide over this past weekend. Me and my DF are trying to save money whenever possible, although it will be tough. I decided to reserve the honeymoon portrait package at MGM for now but will also reserve the one at the Magic Kingdom when I have saved enough money for the 2nd session.:jumping1: I can't wait to see my DF face when he finds out that I arranged for this surprise.

I also am looking into having a custom garter made for my wedding. I have contacted a girl from the knot that does makes custom garters and she is going to look into making me a Disney (Mickey & Minnie), I hope she is able to do so.

Well, I hope everyone else is doing well. I am going to the gym tomorrow and will have a full update then. Till tomorrow:wave:

wilderness01
08-11-2004, 10:36 PM
Good luck with saving the extra $. The garter idea sounds great.

KLH 1973
08-11-2004, 10:47 PM
OMG the garter idea is the best. Wish I had thought of something like that. Sounds like your wedding is gonna be wonderful. Have fun at the gym. Keep up the great work.

Kristin

toystoryduo
08-12-2004, 10:59 PM
Hi Jodi!

What a cute idea for your garter! You are such a creative person!::yes::

So, you got the Unofficial Guide this weekend? I love that book! It took me awhile to read it, but it was well worth it! I would also recommend that you read the Econoguide Walt Disney World Resort by Corey Sandler. He has some great tips in there as well and lots of interesting information about the rides.::yes:: Oh... and don't forget to visit the Budget Boards here on the DIS as well.

I can't remember.. Are you and DF staying on property for your honeymoon? I don't remember if you said or not.

Jodi, you are doing a fabulous job with your exercise! Keep it up girl!!!:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

I hope you have a wonderful Friday! Take good care of you!

Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
08-12-2004, 11:12 PM
Today went pretty well. Although, I have to confess I didn't do that well on the diet. My mother made some of her macaroni & cheese and I just couldn't resist.

But.....I did work out very hard at the gym. I didn't get as much done as I wanted but still worked very hard. Here is the whole workout:
1. Treadmill- 20 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
2. Crossramp- 20 minutes, glute setting, resistance 2
3. Arc Trainer- 15 minutes, weight loss setting, reistance 4
4. Cable pull back- 20 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
5. Superset (combo of Frontraise, Lateral raise, and Lunge on Right and then left)- 6 pounds (each arm), 12 reps, 3 sets
6. Bicep curl- 20 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets.

That's it! I wish I could have done more but there is always a lot of people at the gym but I still feel like I did a good job. ::yes::

I contacted the girl that does the garters and she was able to find a very cool Mickey and Minnie charm to put on the garter, besides that it will be made of Ivory colored lace. However, for right now it is on hold because of the weather in Florida. I'm so excited about it though. I decided not to do the whole garter toss, bouquet toss at the wedding but wanted to kind of get the garter for DF eyes only. ;)

I probably won't be able to post over the weekend but will make up for it on Monday by posting any exercise done over the weekend then. I have a lot going on this weekend, DF is helping house sit with me, so the both of us will be able to have some quality time. :p Plus, on Saturday night we are going to see B.B. King; it's an early anniversary gift- we started to date on August 31, 1999. We are also celebrating our anniversary of when DF proposed to me, so I bought tickets to Wicked (the broadway play) we will be in the front row. I can't wait to see it but that isn't until October 30 (the actual anniversary is October 28th).

Well, I am going to run. I am starting to babble because I am tired- have a great night and weekend everyone.:wave:

toystoryduo
08-16-2004, 09:50 AM
Jodi,
Hope you had a great weekend! Sounds like a lot of fun!

Take care,
Tracy

jodistar
08-16-2004, 06:37 PM
August 16, 2004 Week 9 Day 1
Hi Everyone,

Boy did I ever mess up this past weekend, the cheat started with Thursday and just kept on going. :mad: Oh well, I am not going to beat myself up with that.

Tonight, I will be continuing on like nothing ever happened. It was a very fun weekend- The concert was great! I had so much fun and I got to spend a lot of quality time with my fiance. :p

Tracy, thank you so much for your recommendation for the Disney Econoguide....I picked that up yesterday- Just started to read it today....I like the way that it is set up a little bit more than the Unofficial guide.

Do any of you have the Disney Visa? I just had a few questions about their rewards system. I have 33 points so far. I really haven't had the card that long but I am using it for all of the wedding things. I was just curious about whether or not you could use your points to pay for part of the vacation. I don't think so but it would be nice. All of the points add up fast for me.

Right now, DF and I are trying to put together plans for when we go to Salem, MA this coming October. I just set up for one of their Trolley tours today. I can't wait to get away....I really feel like I need it.

I went after a job a couple of weeks ago within my company...but it was already filled :mad: However, I heard today that the person that filled the position was fired this past Friday because of lying on the application. It would be great if they still kept me in mind for the position (although I doubt it). Boy, would that position help me out a lot (financially).

I will update my posting after I go to the gym tonight. God, it tough going back...although once I get there I will be just fine.
;)

minmate
08-16-2004, 07:45 PM
So, did you make it back to the gym tonight? How did it go? I have never done as well if I wait until the end of the day to go to the gym... I think that takes so much more mental devotion! However, I'm lucky I don't have to get up to be at work early in the day. Man, I just hope that if/when I have a job that requires that, that I will be able to w/o at night too if I have too! I'm glad your weekend went so well!

jodistar
08-16-2004, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by minmate
So, did you make it back to the gym tonight?

Of course, I spent nearly two hours there...I still get as much done as I wanted. I will be updating tomorrow my posting with details (I tried to post it a couple time this evening but it didn't save-the boards were too busy).

Have a great night all. :cat:

jodistar
08-16-2004, 11:06 PM
Treadmill- 25 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
Cross Ramp- 20 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 1
Arc Trainer- 15 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
Chest Press- 40 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
Lat Pull down- 45 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
Long Pull- 40 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
Biceps- 30 pounds, 12 reps, 1 set
o 20 pounds, 12 reps, 1 set
Triceps kick back superset (10/7.5/5 pounds) 12 reps, 3 sets
Plate loaded squat press (160 pounds) & Overhead press (5 pounds) superset
o 12 reps, 3 sets
Front raise, lateral raise, and lunges (5 pounds) superset
o 12 reps, 3 sets

KLH 1973
08-17-2004, 07:30 AM
Oh boy reading all that excersise I am ready to go back to bed. LOL . Seriously your doing great keep it up.

Kristin

vald1977
08-17-2004, 05:50 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Just checking in to see how you're doing. Have you ever been to Salem? It's really neat! Dh was just asking me the other day if we could do a trip up there this year but I don't think it's in the cards for us with everything else going on this year.

jodistar
08-17-2004, 06:42 PM
Well, I decided not to go to the gym today- I am still very sore from yesterday but I will be back to it tomorrow.

I should have the custom garter later this week. I will try and post pictures for all of you I can't tell you how much fun I've been having with the Disney theme of our wedding. I have a feeling I am going to love it! The girl that is making it for me is so together.

Not much else going on. Although, I am all set for the first honeymoon picture session for MGM for next year...I am going to wait a little longer for the second reservation.

I feel so guilty for last weekend. God, that was so bad.

Hope everyone else is doing good.

Update I have just booked a session with my personal trainer in addition to my September 11th, to go over a diet plan and exercise. I can't wait. This keeps me so motivated.:tongue:

jodistar
08-17-2004, 07:50 PM
Originally posted by KLH 1973
Oh boy reading all that excersise I am ready to go back to bed. LOL . Seriously your doing great keep it up.

Kristin

:)

KLH 1973
08-18-2004, 07:54 AM
Does not matter if you missed a day you have still done enough excersise in this life time to feel good. Would love to see pics of garter when you get them.

Kristin

DoeWDW
08-18-2004, 08:09 AM
Jodi, don't feel bad about those days off from the gym. Your muscles really do need to rest and rebuild. Also, you don't want to burn out on exercise!

I hope with all this exercise you're drinking lots and lots of water to help flush all the lactic acid out of those muscles so they're not as sore. :drinking: :drinking: :drinking: :drinking: :drinking:

I do love reading about your trips to the gym - they help to inspire me to go for my workouts. I've never worked with a personal trainer, but I'm kind of thinking about it. I do the weight circuit (all Cybex machines) but I'm not happy with the arm machines for biceps and triceps. Maybe a personal trainer could help me figure out other exercises with free weights for my arms......hmmm, now you've got me thinking! ::yes::

Your garter sounds wonderful and I'm glad you've reserved the honeymoon photography session at MGM. You'll have pictures that will bring wonderful memories for many, many years! Wish I'd done a Disney wedding! :teeth: It sounds like so much fun!!

jodistar
08-18-2004, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by DoeWDW
I hope with all this exercise you're drinking lots and lots of water to help flush all the lactic acid out of those muscles so they're not as sore. :drinking: :drinking: :drinking: :drinking: :drinking: ! I do drink lots of water at the gym....I have to I think I would pass out if I didn't. I always bring two big bottles of Poland Springs with me. Everyday, I will refill them with water....I am not about to pay all of that money for bottled water everyday (that runs into a lot of money).

Originally posted by DoeWDW I do love reading about your trips to the gym - they help to inspire me to go for my workouts. I've never worked with a personal trainer, but I'm kind of thinking about it. I do the weight circuit (all Cybex machines) but I'm not happy with the arm machines for biceps and triceps. Maybe a personal trainer could help me figure out other exercises with free weights for my arms......hmmm, now you've got me thinking! ::yes:: Thank you so much! that is a great compliment:sunny: I use the personal trainer because it serves as more of a self help for me. I want to make sure that I do all of the exercises correctly and if I can't do the well known exercises for certain areas there are usually some others that she can suggest....I have back problems and have to be careful but they truly are an inspiration, if you do go for one make sure that you have goals and a specific thing in mind for the workout that particular day to get the most out of your money. I know a lot of times in the past I didn't ask all the questions are didn't get as much done as I wanted and felt jipped, make sure you get your money's worth. I don't know if you get it but if you do watch the fitness network they have excellent exercise programs and may give you a good idea of what to work on or to ask your trainer (if you decide to go that way (I hope this helps).

Today's updateI didn't get as much done as I wanted but I did do 45 minutes of cardio....Tomorrow, I will be working my muscles back to where they should be. The diet isn't going as well as I wanted this week....It was tough coming back from last week but I will make it. I am having a trainer the weekend after next to go over diet and some more exercise.

I'm pooped I gonna run now have a great night everyone and thank you everyone for your encouragement. :cool1:

KLH 1973
08-19-2004, 09:47 AM
Sorry to hear your having a rough time on your plan. Everyone has those moments so good luck getting out of your funk. The excercise still sounds really good. Have a great day.

Kristin

jodistar
08-19-2004, 06:44 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well....my garter is on it's way. I do have a picture which I hope to get up on the board by the end of the weekend (to share with all of you). With that I also have exciting news, Christina, the women who put together my garter and I got to talking via email and we may be setting up a deal with one another. I may re-do her website kind of as a barter type of thing. She is great at craft type stuff so she may make me some stuff in return for updating her website. I graduated from a Digital Media program this past April and just really didn't want to get rusty on any of the stuff. I will keep all of you updated. :teeth: By the way, I absolutely love the garter (I only have a picture but I can tell it is quality).

Tonight I will be going to the gym, not sure yet what I will work on. I depends on how I feel my stomach isn't feeling it's best but I have to exercise. I am finally back on track with the diet. I will also be meeting with my personal trainer in a week in a half to go over diet and have her measure fat, etc. along with the regular exercise. This is a lot of work.

I will update this post when I am back from the gym. Hope everyone else is doing well.

Update time:teeth:
First of all it is a go with the update of the website. I'm so excited! I've been dying to use my skills. I will let all of you know more as I get the information.

As far as the gym goes- here's the low down:
Treadmill- 20 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
Crossramp-20 minutes, Glut setting, resistance 1
Superset (3 sets of each of the following):
o Plate loaded Squat (160 pounds) 15 reps
o Shoulders Press (6 pounds) 12 reps
Seated Pecks (20 pounds) 12 reps, 3 sets
Superset- 12 reps, 3 sets of the following (using 6 pound free weights)
o Front raise
o Lateral raise
o Lunge
Cable pulls- 20 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
Abdominal cable pulls- 60 pounds (for resistance), 15 reps, 3 sets
Superset- 12 reps, 3 sets of the following:
o Prone Leg curl- 30 pounds
o Shoulder shrugs- 10 pounds in each hand
Calf raises- 35 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets

toystoryduo
08-20-2004, 10:50 AM
Wow, Jodi!:earseek:

You are amazing! Your trips to the gym exhaust me just reading about them! :crazy: You are doing a fantastic job!! Keep up the good work!:Pinkbounc

Congratulations on the website deal! :bounce:

Have a great Friday,
Tracy:wave:

jodistar
08-20-2004, 06:36 PM
Thanks Tracy for such great compliment! I am having a really great Friday so far. However, I haven't decided to whether or not to go to the gym tonight....I want to go I just don't want to drive.

I am so very excited about the website...I can't wait to get started it is a lot of work but I love doing creative things. Maybe, I will just get a jump start on my website tonight and then go to the gym bright and early in the morning. Yeah, I guess that is what I will do. I really need to rest the muscles that I used yesterday anyway. I'm so pooped from this week, it was just one of those weeks that dragged.

Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful night. If I get a huge amount of headway on my website, I will put it in my contact information and/or in my signature.

Thanks everyone for your wonderful support.

KLH 1973
08-21-2004, 09:16 AM
Your doing so good keep up the great job.

Kristin

jodistar
08-21-2004, 12:59 PM
Good afternoon everyone,

As I said last night I got to the gym early today and it was great hardly anyone was there today.;)

Here's my workout:
1. Treadmill- 20 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
2. Crossramp- 20 minutes, glute setting, resistance 1
3. Arc Trainer- 15 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 3
4. Cable pull backs- 30 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
5. Cable stomach crunches- 60 pounds (used for resistance) 15 reps, 3 sets
6. Cable pull down- 30 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
7. Seated Pects- 20 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
8. Incline press- 10 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
9. Superset of 10 pounds, 7.5 pounds, & 5 pounds- tricep kickbacks- 12-15 reps, 3 sets....The idea of this one is to push yourself as much as possible but if you feel strain then bring it down a knotch or stop
10. Biceps- 20 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
11. wide Chest Press- 25 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
12. Lat pull down- 45 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
13. Long pull (for back)- 45 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
That's it folks!!!!

I am still very excited about the whole website thing and that fact that it is a barter type of thing. I will be saving money a little bit. The person that I am doing the website also agreed to make bridal sneakers for me, I bought the sneakers and I am just allowing her to have her creative juicies flow. I am still waiting for her images of the things that she made- I can't wait to get to work. I just she lived closer....I think she would be a great friend....maybe when I go to Disney World next year one day I can arrange to meet up with her. God, I don't believe I am planning the next year already- Is it bad that I am more excited about the honeymoon than the wedding? Has anyone gone through the same thing? :crazy:

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of their weekend. I hope to get around to reading other journals tomorrow. Lately it has just been run, run, run.

Until tomorrow:wave:

jodistar
08-22-2004, 08:25 AM
Good morning everyone,

I can't believe that I've been at this over two months now. Although, I have to say that I think that I accomplished a lot it is still not enough. My family and my DF family makes it so tough but for the most part I am resisting everything. I want to look my absolute best next year at my wedding....Right now, I am just not seeing enough results.....I know, I know it takes time and I am so glad that I started a year or so before the wedding.

Next weekend, I have another personal trainer session where I will be going over all of my goals and taking measurements and diet....I can't wait! I want to look like a million bucks at my wedding. My DF isn't doing as well as me on his diet and I have encoured him to go with me to personal trainer sessions (she does couple's sessions) but he won't do it. I'm not going to push but it seems like he isn't even trying anymore. Too bad guys don't have the pressure that girls do at the wedding, they don't have to worry about fitting in a dress or how their backs look, and upper arms look. :( I just hope that I can achieve the way that I want to look at the wedding.

I'm debating lately on whether or not to arrange a day at the spa for myself, you know take one of my vacation days and just book at day at the spa and just get the full treatment. I just feel like a really need it- It would really cheer me up, I don't know why I have been so down on myself lately.

Well, very shortly I will be going to the gym. I will update this post after I am done.

Had a great time at the gym today. I know it is weird but I really do enjoy the gym- I feel so energized when after I go. Well, okay here is the update:

1. Treadmill- 20 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
2. Crossramp- 25 minutes, glute setting, resistance 2
3. Arc Trainer- 20 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
4. Superset of front raise, lateral raise, and lunge (7 pound weights used) 12 reps, 3 sets
5. Superset- Prone leg curl (40 pounds) & Shoulder Shrugs (10 pounds) 12 reps, 3 sets
6. Superset- 3 sets of: Plate loaded Squat (160 pounds) 15 reps & Shoulder press (7 pounds) 12 reps. Of course, 3 sets
7. Back Squat- 10 pounds for the first set of 12 reps and for the other two sets 15 pounds.
8. Seated Crunch- 65 pounds, 15 reps, 3 sets
9. Seating Incline crunch (with weighted ball) 8 pounds held infront of me and 6 pounds held above my head, 12 reps, 3 sets.

That's it but I need to kick this up a knotch. These exercises are getting a little too easy that means it is time to change it up. I will work on that with my trainer this coming Saturday.

KLH 1973
08-22-2004, 12:20 PM
Sorry to hear you have the blues...maybe the best perscription would be a day at the spa. Lord knows you work hard enough at the gym you need a break. Maybe your dad will kick into gear when it gets a bit closer. Hope you have a great day keep smiling.

Kristin

jodistar
08-22-2004, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by KLH 1973
Sorry to hear you have the blues...maybe the best perscription would be a day at the spa. Lord knows you work hard enough at the gym you need a break. Maybe your dad will kick into gear when it gets a bit closer. Hope you have a great day keep smiling.

Kristin
Thanks Kristin! I think I will go for a trip to the spa- although it probably won't take place for another month or so.

I hope that you're right and my DF kicks into overdrive when the wedding comes closer. :teeth:

jodistar
08-22-2004, 10:11 PM
Totally unrelated to the WISH boards....As you know I am getting stuff together for next year.

I thought of a cute idea for my DF for next year the day of the wedding (something he can wear once we get to DisneyWorld for our honeymoon) but I need help with wording. Here is the T-shirt but I don't know what to say on it. http://disney.store.go.com/DSSectionPage.process?Merchant_Id=2&Section_Id=11875&Product_Id=146145

I've thought of putting "We're on our Disneymoon" and then the dates that we will be at Disney World, is that corny? or just plain "Honeymoon trip and the dates that we will be staying in the World." I would of course get the T-shirt with the Mickey & Minnie groom. Let me know what you think?

KLH 1973
08-23-2004, 09:59 AM
I'm sorry I am just not that creative. But I like what you suggested.

Kristin

jodistar
08-23-2004, 08:49 PM
Hi Everyone,

I just received my garter today. God, it is so beautiful....I am so glad that I went that way instead of buying at David's Bridal or elsewhere....to me they have just looked so poorly made.

If anyone is about to get married or knows someone who is getting married and wants something a little different from what they see in the stores (for garters) just PM me and I will give you Cristina's contact information.

I decided to take the day off from the gym. I think I might have been overdoing it....yesterday I didn't feel quite right, it was either that or the protein shake that I had....I guess, I will have to try the shake again to really know. My trainer recommended them, if I don't use the rest that will be $18.00 right down the drain. :(

I also sent my payment to Disney for the first honeymoon photography session and will get confirmation shortly...So far I have the confirmation that they received the information through the fax today.

I know I mentioned that I wanted to go to the spa for a day off. I scheduled that today too! September 4th for 2 hours. I can't wait, although I love the gym....I love the reward of a good massage and facial too! ::yes::

Tomorrow, I am back to the gym. Hope everyone else is doing well. Have a great week everyone. :sunny: :sunny:

Until tomorrow :wave:

KLH 1973
08-24-2004, 08:26 AM
Take me to the spa with you. LOL That sounds so good...the 2hrs that is. Be carefull those shakes can weird you out at first if you dont go gradually. Kinda like a shock to the system. Glad you love the garter. Try and link it soon.

Kristin

toystoryduo
08-24-2004, 09:45 AM
Jodi,

Hey girl! Did you post a picture of the garter yet? I'm glad that you like it. ::yes::

I'm also glad that you scheduled a spa time for yourself. With all of the exercise you have been doing and all of the other things going on in your life, I am sure you will be on :cloud9: on September 4th!:teeth:

Have a great day Jodi!

Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
08-24-2004, 10:31 PM
Hi Everyone,

Wow, today went by really fast! I did make it to the gym today...However, I only did cardio so not much to report there.

Hey Tracy and Kristin- I just wanted to let you know that I am in the process of updating my website now but I probably won't be able to show it until the weekend (I hope to have something to show you guys by then). I can't wait for you guys to see the garter. I'm also posting pictures from my wedding gown try ons.

I hope everyone is doing well. I haven't had the opportunity to check out anyone's posting but hope to catch up to speed tomorrow.

Have a great night everyone.

jodistar
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jodistar
08-25-2004, 07:25 PM
Wow, today was really hectic. It took me an hour and half to get home tonight. I really don't feel like getting back in car and going to the gym but I have to. :p

I will update this post afterwards. I still haven't had the chance to really check in a lot of the journals, the server is always so busy.

I can't wait for this week to be over with. I am so ready for the weekend. :sunny: :sunny: Although I heard that the end of the week isn't supposed to be that nice out but hopefully it will clear up for the weekend.

I still haven't heard from the girl that I am doing the website for. I guess I will have to check in with her and see how things are going for her.

I haven't forgotten about all of you and updating my website. I've been doing it little by little. I hope to have a link up for all of you soon. :teeth:

Well, I guess I should leave for the gym now. Hopefully traffic has lightened up! : )

Gym update Well, I did make it to the gym; not as early as I would have liked to but I made it. Like I said traffic has been terrible this week. I guess it's because of the Pilot Pen tennis tournament that is going on in nearby New Haven.

Oh will back to the gym update:
Treadmill 20 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
Arc Trainer- 15 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4
Cable pull backs- 30 lbs, 12 reps, 3 sets
Seated Peck- 30 lbs, 12 reps, 3 sets
Long pull (for the back) 40 lbs, 12 reps, 3 sets
Superset using 6 pounds free weights, 12 reps, 3 sets of:
Front raises, Lateral Raises, and Lunge

Incline press- 12 1/2 lbs, 12 reps, 3 sets
wide Chest Press- 25 lbs, 12 reps, 3 sets
Bicep Curl- 25 lbs, 12 reps, 3 sets

That's it! Not as much as I wanted to get done but an accomplishment. I'm debating on whether or not to take tomorrow off from the gym. My family is really starting to worry about me and thinks that I am going too much and that I have an eating disorder or something. They just don't get it! I just want to keep my weight down and maybe get down lower for my wedding.....I have a year to do it which will be just about right. :teeth:

jodistar
08-26-2004, 08:53 PM
Hello to all my fellow WISHers!!!

I have never been so tired as I am today. Just a very long week..... I decided not to go to the gym today- I kept up with my diet today.

Heard from the girl that I am doing the website for and it turns out that she has been just as busy as me this week. Work has just been really crazy.

I haven' t had the chance to check up on all of you but tried to keep up. I will get to the rest during the weekend.

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

DoeWDW
08-27-2004, 08:55 AM
Jodi, I'm glad to see that you're taking some days off from the gym here and there. Your exercise routine is very strenuous and your body truly needs the time to repair any muscle / joint / connective tissue damage from all that exertion. Remember the tortoise and the hare - slow and steady wins the race! ::yes::

I'm glad the wedding plans are coming along and your garter sounds very nice! Using those skills to help Cristina with her website will be great and also good for your resume! I can't wait to see what she does with your sneakers!! :p

Hope you have a wonderful day!! :sunny:

jodistar
08-27-2004, 10:17 PM
Wow, what a week. I am so glad that I have the spa treatment to look forward to next week....I can't wait!

I got out of work late today....So much to do. I was exhausted but I did make it to the gym for 45 minutes of cardio.

toystoryduo
08-28-2004, 08:11 AM
Good morning Jodi,

Wow! You sound like you have had a busy week.::yes:: I hope you get a chance to relax this weekend. Take good care of you! I hear that spa calling your name!;)

Have a great day!
Tracy:wave2:

CheapMom
08-28-2004, 11:39 AM
Hey Jodi- glad to see you staying on track!
Have a great weekend- Mary:D

jodistar
08-28-2004, 12:22 PM
Hi Everyone!

Went to the gym this morning to meet with my trainer. We worked on a diet plan for me....Actually it is just rearranging it! We also did a weigh in and measured fat.

The Results: Overall body fat- 23.4 % and 125 pounds. :rolleyes1

I am a little disappointed that my weight is up to 125 but I think the most of it is muscle. Anyway the fat is at the healthy stage.....I want to get it to the fit stage for that I will need to get down to 20%.....I still would like to see my weight go down a little though.

It's kind of amazing because we checked this against when I first started off at the gym five years ago (approx)....I was amazed to find out that my body fat is actually a lot less than at that time (mind you I was mostly off of the plan for a year and a half)....When I first started I was at a very unhealthy 28.7%

I can't wait until I start to see more results though, although other people are saying that I am really skinny....I still see the chubby girl in the mirror that I grew up with. I know that is something that I have to work through....I can't wait to feel better about myself.

Hope everyone else is doing well. I will check in later on the journal!

Have a great weekend everyone!:wave:

vald1977
08-28-2004, 09:23 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Those are wonderful goals and you are definately on your way to achieving them ::yes:: ! I'm sure hearing your numbers was encouraging (just remember that the number on the scale is not nearly as important as the changes you are noticing -- although I would be jumping for joy to see 125 on my scale :teeth: ). I hope you have a nice weekend :sunny: !

jodistar
08-29-2004, 06:49 AM
Originally posted by vald1977
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Those are wonderful goals and you are definately on your way to achieving them ::yes:: ! I'm sure hearing your numbers was encouraging (just remember that the number on the scale is not nearly as important as the changes you are noticing -- although I would be jumping for joy to see 125 on my scale :teeth: ). I hope you have a nice weekend :sunny: !
In reality I know that 125 is a good weight but when you look at those diet books with the charts they say that 125 for a women that is 5 1' is overweight but I guess they really don't take in account muscle...Even my trainer says that I am mostly muscle :) She said to me how small do you want to be in kind of a concerned tone....So I guess I am pushing it a little. I guess to be healthy or fit is better than being a certain weight.:guilty:

Thanks Val...for listening (I don't know can you say listening...Thanks for reading)..:teeth:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

jodistar
08-29-2004, 12:57 PM
Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! ::yes:: I can't believe the summer is pretty much over....It flew!

Anyhow, my exercise for today:
Treadmill- 20 minutes, Weight loss setting, Resistance 4
Crossramp- 20 minutes, glute setting, restistance 1
Arc Trainer- 15 minutes, weight loss setting, resistance 4

Superset of Plate Loaded Squat (160 pounds, 15 reps), Shoulder press (9 lbs) 3 sets

Superset of prone leg curl (45 pounds) and Shoulder shrugs (20 pounds- 10 pounds in each hand) 12 reps, 3 sets

Calf raise- 35 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets

Stomach cable pull- 70 pounds (for resistance) 12 reps, 1 set....65 pounds 12 reps, 3 sets,.

That is pretty much it....I was pretty much tapped when I left the gym.

I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to while at the gym but I am going back on Tuesday to work out again....I would go tomorrow but I am getting together with a friend after work tomorrow.

jodistar
08-30-2004, 10:11 PM
Hi Ladies.....

I didn't get to the gym today...I probably won't until Wednesday (Unfortunately).

I got together with a friend from a previous job and tomorrow, my DF is bringing me out to dinner for our 6 year anniversary of our first date. :) I can't wait! It's at a restaurant that I haven't been to for years but have wanted to.

Here's the link to the restaurant take a look if you wish: http://www.carouselgardens.com/

CheapMom
08-31-2004, 08:51 AM
Good morning Jodistar-

That restaurant is beautiful. Six years together- that is wonderful. The anniversary of DH and my first date was last week (Aug 27) It was 16 years ago. We both forgot to mention anything about it- sad but true. We are a very unromantic couple. It's okay with me, though. We have a good time together.

I hope your day is off to great start-
Mary:sunny:

KLH 1973
08-31-2004, 09:50 AM
The resturant is very beautiful. My DH and I have our dating anniversery on Halloweeen, so kinda hard to forget that one (17yrs this halloween). Just wanted to stop by with a big HI and good luck today.

Kristin

jodistar
09-01-2004, 07:13 PM
I had such a wonderful time last night.....I wish it didn't have to end. My DF and I have decided to make that our special occassion place- we might go back to celebrate my birthday (December 23). I over ate but it was worth every minute of it besides TOM is coming.....another bad one coming. :( I've been way too emotional this week.

This friday....I can't wait though- I am going for my massage and facial.:cool1:

I am going to the gym today but only doing cardio.....I feel kind of sick to my stomach.....I always feel this way before he comes.

I haven't gotten to check everyone else's journals....hopefully by the end of the week.

I did go on a different diet today....I am cutting the carbs back just for 2 weeks and then my trainer and I will be changing the diet as needed.

Have a great night everyone!

KLH 1973
09-02-2004, 08:57 AM
I am so glad you had a good time at the resturant. It looked so pretty in the picture. Carb diets are not that fun so sending you some extra strength for the next 2wks.

Kristin

toystoryduo
09-02-2004, 11:23 AM
Hey Jodi,

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with your DF. ::yes:: Sounds like the beginning of many meals to come.:teeth:

I bet you are so looking forward to your spa day! I hope you have a wonderful time!

Take good care of you and have a wonderful Thursday!

Tracy:wave2:

CheapMom
09-02-2004, 02:32 PM
Thinkin' about ya, Jodi-
Keep up the good work!
Mary:D

jodistar
09-02-2004, 07:32 PM
Thanks for such warm wishes - Tracy, Mary and Kristin....I hope all is well with all of you (I haven't had the chance to check in with your journals yet).

This week flew (thank god). Tomorrow is my massage finally. I can't wait! Today, Tom came but I should be okay for tomorrow.

Today, I finally got another medication for the acne breakout on my face. It's so depressing I had used these two medications for about two months now and nothing really happened, pray for me that this one works, I have engagement pictures to worry about next month.

I haven't really gotten to the gym this week but I will get back to it soon. I was going to go to the gym today but my cramps were so bad all day that I decided it would be best to just relax today. Hopefully, I will be able to wake up early in the morning and go (not sure that it will happen though). 8:30 in the morning I will be bringing in my car for service and then 11:00 I am going for massage so I don't know if it is doable for me to go the gym and I'm not going after my massage that kind of defeats the whole purpose.

I might not get to the gym until Saturday morning....but I am doing well with my diet....Woo hoo!!!:rotfl:

I will do my best to check in on all of you guys tonight.....I am going to relax a bit now.... I am just really not feeling all that great thanks to you know who.

jodistar
09-03-2004, 06:54 AM
Today is the day ladies. I can't wait only a few hours away from my massage. While I am there I am going to see if they are open on my B-day.....If they are, I will make an appointment for that day (I'm so close to the holidays and everything always seems to be closed- December 23 is my date).

Well, I have to run. I will update all of you soon!

The massage and facial was to die for. I am so relaxed now! I wish I could do this more often but what a treat. I also decided that today, since I am really not going anywhere I would go next door to the massage place and get some wine. I ended up getting my favorite wine....by DiGrazzia Vineyards "Harvest Spice"...Me and my mother ended up having a couple of glasses together. God, I just needed to feel this relaxed....I've been so stressed out. My father's birthday would have been in about a week and although he has passed away more than a year now....I have still had a very hard time sleeping and getting over his death. That and my new job....sometimes I don't feel like I do a good enough job and now my mother was forced into retirement...that happens the end of November so things haven't been easy.....I just really needed this time.

I feel like such a loser.

Anyhow, back to the gym tomorrow.... can't wait!

jodistar
09-05-2004, 09:31 AM
This whole cutting out the carbs is way too hard for me. I've been trying hard and while I am usually not able to cut out the carbs, I have been able to cut them down. I've stayed away from breads, etc. but I am not a fan of this stuff. :mad:

Once again, I didn't make it to the gym yesterday but will go today. :eek: Yesterday turned into a pretty busy day of going to look at bridesmaids dresses. We went to two different places.

First we went to Josie Bridal and the staff was wonderful there. While they were busy they were still really good to us...We spent close to an hour and a half looking at dresses and trying on dresses. However, the second place Marie Antoinette's was terrible. My bridesmaids and I had gone in said we had an appointment to try on bridesmaids dresses...They said "Oh, okay pick out the dresses and you can hang the dresses on the outside of the closet area." We picked out a lot of dresses and thought well we better start to try on and with no one there to help us out we found one of the dressing rooms and quickly got shooed out and told that we have to go in another dressing room because there is a bride that is going in there. Meanwhile they offered no help to move us. So bridesmaids and I had moved the dresses and started to try on the dresses...They again offered no help. They actually had the nerve, while we were on our way out the door, to ask us if there was anything that they can help us with? Well, they were of no help at all....Why would I let them help us now - We were ignored for a good hour. They also wanted to know if there was anything that we were interested in and I just said oh, we will continue to look. The nerve of these places!

Oh, my god that was so long. I'm sorry I just needed to vent.

Back from the gym.....I only did cardio. I am still not feeling that well between Tom and the meds that I am taking to control my breakout on my face. I just started to feel sick towards the end of the workout. Tomorrow the gym is open.....I hope to get a better workout then.

Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. :wave:

jodistar
09-06-2004, 12:16 PM
Happy Labor Day everyone! I am just getting ready to go over a friend's house for a picnic.

This low carb thing isn't working for me at all:mad: I've only tried it for four days and yesterday I decided to make it a cheat day....before I jump back into it for the week (this being my second week)- Can I just tell you how sick I got.....I was sick most of last night not to mention this morning.

I still made it to the gym today to do 45 minutes of cardio. If my trainer suggests more of this low carb thing - I will just tell her that I can't! I didn't feel like I had any choices - I am not a big eater to begin with and I don't eat a lot of junk food. She wanted me to try cutting carbs down to almost nothing and I just felt sick. It is definetely more satisfying to do low fat than to do low carb not to mention I feel better. Oh well, I will try again for this week but I can't do more than that. I was making everyone else miserable that was around me while on the low carb thing.

toystoryduo
09-07-2004, 12:14 PM
Hi Jodi!

You are not alone! A few months ago, I tried my hand at low carbing and could not do it. I was irritable and just not happy. However, I have tried replacing my bad carbs with good ones and I try to watch my food portions. In a few months (after my trip to WDW), I may try South Beach Diet again if I am not loosing as much weight as I would like to. Whatever you decide to do Jodi, please make sure that it's the right thing for you.:hug:

I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your spa day! Plus, the extra time with your mom was an added bonus.::yes::

I am very sorry about the loss of your dad. With his birthday approaching, I'm sure he is in your thoughts a lot. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers, Jodi. Sending lots and lots of
:hug: your way.:hug:

Jodi, you are an amazing woman and I hope you have an amazing week!:sunny:

Take good care of you,
Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
09-07-2004, 07:56 PM
Thanks Tracy for all of your support and positive thoughts...I really appreciate it!

Today, I skipped the gym....Had a bunch of laundry to do and just wanted to relax - I will be back at it tomorrow. I can't remember if I posted for yesterday but incase I didn't I did cardio for 45 minutes.....I plan on kicking up my exercise tomorrow though!

Have a great week Tracy! I'll keep all of my fellow WISHers updated a little better this week - at least I hope to.

Oh and one more thing - I continued to cut carbs today but not totally get rid of them......I guess it will just have to come slowly for them - hopefully, my trainer won't be too upset with me this coming Saturday.

vald1977
09-08-2004, 10:37 AM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I also tried the low carb thing and felt very terrible. Headaches, dizziness, fatigue -- it definitely wasn't for me! I wonder why your trainer is recommending this for you? I can understand cutting back a little on carbs but to want you to pretty much eliminate them when you don't really have weight to lose but are trying to just get in shape and stay healthy seems a bit extreme to me. Do what you feel comfortable with. You have been doing an awesome job so far ::yes:: !

jodistar
09-08-2004, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by vald1977
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I also tried the low carb thing and felt very terrible. Headaches, dizziness, fatigue -- it definitely wasn't for me! I wonder why your trainer is recommending this for you? I can understand cutting back a little on carbs but to want you to pretty much eliminate them when you don't really have weight to lose but are trying to just get in shape and stay healthy seems a bit extreme to me. Do what you feel comfortable with. You have been doing an awesome job so far ::yes:: !

Hi Val,

Just about to go to the gym which I will post later - Oh my trainer suggested that I cut carbs just to jump start the process of loosing fat. We are trying to get me down to 20% fat instead of 23% so then I can make the fit classification instead of the healthy (not that that is bad). I want to look my very best next year not to mention the engagement photos which we will be doing next month (can't remember the date).

I have the same thing happening to me as you did - I have the headaches & fatigue and mind you I am eating 5 meals like they suggest but I feel terrible....although I have been adding them back in slowly (only not as much).

Thanks for the great compliments! What hard work all of this is though! It's worth it though I mean I am finally getting close to how I really want to look and thank god my breakout on my face is starting to clear up a little- I just wish it was totally gone.

Well - I am off to the gym. :wave: I will update all of you when I get back!

jodistar
09-08-2004, 10:00 PM
Well, I made it to the gym - I went to the location practically around the corner from where I live. I have to say I was a little frustrated though. On the website it clearly states that they are open until 10:00pm but they are only open until 9:00pm...They don't take on their new hours until sometime in October.

Well, I got the 45 minutes of cardio done and some back and triceps- that's it, that's all that I had time for. I guess tomorrow I will have to go for the longer trip to the Orange location (I went to the Milford location tonight).

This whole carb thing is a downer. I wish I could have tried a little harder at it but it just doesn't fit. I can do the lowfat / no fat thing but I can't let go of my carb - how sick is that? :crazy:

Tomorrow, I will be going to the Orange location, and actually remember to bring in my journal with me.

Have a great night everyone. :wave:

jodistar
09-09-2004, 10:43 PM
Hey there my fellow Wishers,

Today wasn't too bad....Still trying to do the low carb thing- but I am getting these awful headaches. When does it stop? Is that something that you get adjusted to? Like once your body gets used to less carbs then the awful headaches go?

Anyhow, I think I did pretty decent with my diet today....I made it to the gym too and spent a good hour and a half. Here are the details:
* Treadmill - 20 minutes, Weight loss setting, resistance 4
*Crossramp- 20 minutes, glute setting, resistance 2
*Chestpress- 40 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
*Lat pulldown (underhand)45 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
*Long pull (for the back) 45 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
Seated pects- 20 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
*Cable pull - 20 pounds, 12 reps, 1 set
*Cable pull - 30 pounds, 12 reps, 2 sets
* Super Set - Front raise, Lateral raise, lunge - 12 reps, 3 sets....

That's it ladies!

I can't wait to go tomorrow. I am hoping that I make it tomorrow. This week is extra stressful to me- this Saturday would have been my father's birthday, it's only been a little over a year that he has passed away. I decided that my DF and I would celebrate it this Saturday, at first I thought he would think it was corny but he understands....I went through a lot with my father and I was incredibly close to him - I miss him very much! :sad1: I thought if I could look at it a different way so this year I decided to celebrate his birthday.

Hey, while I was at the gym I actually got a compliment....One of the other members came up and introduced himself and said how he saw me there all the time that he would rather just say hello - he also commented how I was very dedicated :eek: I try::yes::

Well until tomorrow ladies (and gentlemen?).

Jodi:wave:

KLH 1973
09-10-2004, 08:54 AM
I noticed I get alot of headaches on the carb diet as well. I dont get them everyday but alot more than usual and so far they have not gone away. How long have you been on the carb diet?

Compliments are always nice....enjoy them you worked hard for it.

Kristin

jodistar
09-11-2004, 07:07 AM
Originally posted by KLH 1973
I noticed I get alot of headaches on the carb diet as well. I dont get them everyday but alot more than usual and so far they have not gone away. How long have you been on the carb diet?

Compliments are always nice....enjoy them you worked hard for it.

Kristin

I've only been doing it a couple of weeks and will probably return to my low fat diet - it works well for me, my trainer just wanted me to try the low carb/no carb thing for a couple of weeks but I really don't feel like I have much energy on it either. I guess it works for some people just not me! :)

I love compliments - I love that people are taking notice. You know you expect people at work to say something to you and no one ever does, the majority of them say that I don't need to lose weight but then again that isn't what I am trying to do now. I am trying to lose some fat % and just get toned, oh yeah and lose some inches. :) not too much to ask for right?:teeth:

jodistar
09-11-2004, 12:56 PM
Hi Everyone,

I didn't get to post last night....I got straight to work on the webpage that I am helping out with. I'm having a lot of fun so far.

Last night I ended up not going to the gym, only because I had the trainer session this morning - It went pretty good. I admitted to her I just couldn't do the low/no carb thing.....She was fine with that, we continued on working on my goals....I have another routine :rotfl:

Tonight, DF is taking me out to dinner - we are celebrating what would have been my father's birthday.....I don't know if that is corny or not - I just need another way of looking at things, so I decided to do this. I have to admit it is hard to look at today in a good way because of it being my father's birthday and because of the terrorist attacks.

vald1977
09-12-2004, 11:29 AM
:hug: I'm sending hugs your way, Jodi. I'm sure it must be very hard for you during this time. I hope you and DF had a nice dinner and that helped a little.

Take care of you :daisy: .

jodistar
09-12-2004, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by vald1977
:hug: I'm sending hugs your way, Jodi. I'm sure it must be very hard for you during this time. I hope you and DF had a nice dinner and that helped a little.

Take care of you :daisy: .
Thanks Val, the dinner did help. I had to do something special and be able to look at things differently and I think it did help a little.

Thank you so much for the support. ;)

jodistar
09-12-2004, 01:02 PM
Hi Everyone,

Dinner was great last night - It helped out a little to think of my dad's birthday another way....He is greatly missed.

The only thing that I didn't like about the dinner is that my DF told me how his sister, Joan, felt about bridesmaids dresses and gave opinions about them. Now, I have asked her plenty of times while we are out what do you think of this and what do you think of that and she doesn't offer up anything but then goes and tells my DF all about it. I also have the problem she will only stay in her general area she won't travel any further - A lot of the designers that I like are offered further away and although she told me that she is fine with going out, she later told my fiance that she doesn't want to travel. What is up with that?

I think I am pulling myself out of this search - It's just too hard to get everyone together and then when they aren't honest with you.....I don't know - I don't think it is right....I want these girls to be comfortable but maybe they will find it easier if I don't go.

I have my dress and I'm happy the other search is theirs. :)

Anyhow, I am keeping up with my diet - I'm back to the normal one now. My trainer sesssion went well and I have more ideas to vary my workout - boy do I feel it this morning. I had to take the day off from the gym. Hopefully, I can get there tomorrow to do the cardio stuff.

I'm sorry that I seem a little cranky today. :(

Hope everyone else has a wonderful rest of their weekend. :wave:

jodistar
09-13-2004, 08:54 PM
Not much going on today.....Did well with my diet. However, did not get to go to the gym. I decided to look for clothes for our upcoming engagement photos as well as getting make up.. I was such a mallrat tonight after work.

Tomorrow it is back to the gym. Time to get back to the laundry room. Have a great night all!

vald1977
09-14-2004, 11:28 AM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Just checking in to see how you're doing. Have a great Tuesday :sunny: !

CheapMom
09-14-2004, 02:28 PM
Hi Jodi-
I think that is a smart choice to let the girls choose their dress. That way you aren't involved in any of the "discussions" (read: disagreements) about the dress. And lets be honest- you still have VETO power.
I hope you are having a great day.
Mary:D

jodistar
09-14-2004, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by CheapMom
Hi Jodi-
I think that is a smart choice to let the girls choose their dress. That way you aren't involved in any of the "discussions" (read: disagreements) about the dress. And lets be honest- you still have VETO power.
I hope you are having a great day.
Mary:D
Hi Mary,
Things are really tough with letting everyone else pick the dresses. My MOH and myself seem like the only people who will drive anywhere. My DF sisters is the bad situation one lives in the same state but will not travel outside of the town where she lives and the bridal stores that are in that general area don't have much his other sister lives in MA and hasn't been really saying much! I really didn't want any bridesmaids - I only wanted my best friend to be MOH but the DF would have to deal with hearing his sister's complain that I didn't make them bridesmaids....he already brought me into those conversations too! "Well, Jodi is supposed to make us bridesmaids, and when do you think she'll ask..." and on and on and on!!!!

My MOH would rather have me look with them, so it's just tough all the way around. I can't wait for it to be all over:sad: His sister's are turning this into such a headache!!!! I really don't even want to talk about the wedding anymore - I thought it would be so much fun but now I am hate it.

jodistar
09-14-2004, 09:49 PM
Hey there fellow WISHers,

Today, I did well with the diet and made it to the gym - spent an hour and a half there; here is the low down:
* Treadmill, 20 minutes, Weight loss setting, resistance 4
* Arc Trainer- 15 minutes, Weight loss setting, resistance 4
* Superset of Prong Leg Curl (45 pounds) & Shoulder Shrugs (20 pounds- 10 each arm) 12 reps, 3 sets
* Plate Loaded Squat - 140 pounds, 15 reps, 3 sets
* Calf raise - 35 pounds, 12 reps, 1 set (not enought weight) 45 pounds, 12 reps, 2 sets
* Standing Squat- 25 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
* Crossramp- 15 minutes
* Superset- Front raise, lateral raise, & Lunge (9 pound weights), 12 reps, 3 sets
* Step superset with Stomach - 12 reps, 3 sets (9 step add ons, each side)....Very good work out for the stomach and inner and outer thighs.

I still didn't all done that I wanted to. There's always tomorrow as long as time allows....Me and my company are going on an outing to New York City tomorrow.....I am looking so forward to it.

If I go to the gym tomorrow I will update my post but I have a feeling with all of the walking that we do in New York I might not feel up to it. Well see ladies. :teeth:

Have a great night everyone.:wave:

vald1977
09-15-2004, 10:04 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I hope you are enjoying the city :wave: . Have a good night :D !

classicpooh4
09-15-2004, 10:12 PM
Sounds like you are doing a great job! But when it comes down to it, it's not what you look like, but who you are inside is what all counts. ;)

Good Luck and Congratulations!!!::MinnieMo

jodistar
09-15-2004, 10:51 PM
Hi Everyone,

Had a wonderful time in New York. I highly recommend "A Wonderful Town" it was so much fun. After the play we ate at Carmine's (amazing food).

Well, I will definetely be hitting the gym tomorrow - I have to pay for the food I ate tonight. I just felt free to totally let good with food and wine while out - I guess sometimes you just need to do that. :)

I'm really getting bummed out by my DF sister (oldest)....long story but she is the reason that I am pulling out of the bridesmaid dress search....I thought all of this planning would be so much fun but it is turning into a real nightmare. :sad:

My DF and I haven't spoken in a few days because of his sister....He was upset that he mentioned going to a concert with his parents and his sister and than said that he's not sure if he would get 5 seats together or 3 and 2. I told him that he should go for the 2 seats because I just wanted to be with him - the truth is I can't take his sister, she is such a wet blanket.

Well, I am going for the night....Have a good one everyone.

jodistar
09-17-2004, 09:48 PM
Today I hardly ate.....I still went full force at the gym which I thought was a mistake but I have just been so upset over all of this wedding stuff, worse of all I can't talk about it! I know if I say to my DF how his sister made me feel - he's just going to stick up for her and not and even think about my feelings.

Not much else going on though! Have a great weekend everyone.

jodistar
09-20-2004, 09:01 AM
Hi Everyone,

Sorry I haven't been around on a regular basis but I've been very busy as of late.

Went to the gym yesterday but probably won't make it today; I have some kind of stomach and I ended up taking off from work today - hopefully, I can get updated with all of the journals today.

Hope everyone else is doing okay.

Jodi

vald1977
09-20-2004, 10:29 AM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Sorry you aren't feeling well. I'm sending some healing pixie dust your way :wizard: . I wouldn't worry about the gym. Give your body lots of rest today ::yes:: .

I'm sorry you are having issues with your wedding planning. Sometimes I am happy that my DH only has brothers (although they can also be a pain in the butt once in a while :rolleyes: ;) ). I would give them a deadline and tell them to get together and pick out the dress by then just for your peace of mind. Either that or find three styles and let them pick from those three or something.

I hope you have a nice relaxing Monday, Jodi :sunny: !

jodistar
09-23-2004, 08:34 PM
I haven't had the best week - this week. I kind of fell off the diet but I've been good with the exercise...I mean I didn't go off and eat tons of ice cream or anything, I just haven't been eating in the most healthy way.

I am debating on whether or not to start another diet plan, this new plan is really similiar to a diet that I was on once before, the only thing is it is quite expensive. I will have to think about it. Here is a link if anyone is interested and checking out something new and healthy. http://www.herbalife.com/hl/templates/templatepreportal/herbalife/index.jsp

I finally ironed out things with my DF and told him how I don't think that I could shop with his sister anymore. He was fine with that, so now it will be up to me and the maid of honor....The maid of honor is honest but not so brutal....My maid of honor is the best, she says everything with love, which is what I need.

I do like my DF sister but not to shop with. I hope that makes sense. :crazy:

I hope everyone is doing well.

Jodi :wave:

vald1977
09-23-2004, 09:03 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I'm happy to hear you had a heart to heart with DF and he understands where you are coming from. I'm sure it will all work out for you as far as the dresses are concerned ::yes:: . The bottom line is that this is you and your fiance's wedding and while it's nice to take people's opinions into account, you will wear yourself out trying to make EVERYONE happy.

Take care and have a great weekend :sunny: !

jodistar
09-26-2004, 11:57 AM
Hello everyone,

Well, yesterday....I had a personal trainer session - everything went well. We have mapped out a 3 day routine for me. Oh, and that new diet, I decided to go ahead and do it but I will not be starting until after October, until then it will be just healty eating for me and the exercise routine that was already established.

I am so sore from the workout yesterday but a good sore! :)

There isn't much more going on. Just reading up on how to get the best deal on my Disney honeymoon next year. The part that really stinks about it is when we get there we will be in Regular season but the majority of our vacation is in value....From what I understand since I am getting there in regular season the regular season price applies for the full trip (I don't really think that is fair).

Does anyone know if there is a way to email the hotels or the reservations department to find out if this is true? :confused:

Well, I am off to research. I personally like doing it, so then I know exactly what to do when ready for reserving. Last time we went I don't feel that we got the best deal that we could have. :)

CheapMom
09-27-2004, 09:55 AM
Jodi- if they won't give you the good rate for the nights in value season make two separate reservations. You will have to check out and in again but you may get to stay in your same room if you request that. This won't work if you are buying a package.
Before you go to all that trouble call and check with CRO. They may give you separate rates for the begining and end of your trip.

Hope things are going well- Mary

vald1977
09-28-2004, 01:04 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I love researching my trips myself also. I hope you are able to get a great deal. I would look into doing as Mary suggested and make two seperate reservations if they will not allow the new room rates to apply. I'm sure it will all work out for you.

Have a great Tuesday :sunny: !

jodistar
09-29-2004, 10:11 PM
Hi Everyone! Thank you Mary & Valerie for answering my question about the hotel rates, I actually just got done reading the same thing in one of the unofficial guides.....I think I might just give that a try.

I hope everyone is doing well on their diet & exercise. This past Saturday I had my trainer session and she whipped up 3 different routines that I can do - I always make it to the gym at least 3 days a week...sometimes more.

I can't remember if I said it in another post or not but I will be trying another diet....I shouldn't even say diet because it isn't a diet but I know I posted the link for it earlier...I won't officially start this diet until probably November because I have left over shake mix still from what I was using before.

I can't remember if I told you but next month, my DF and I will be taking our engagement photos (even more pressure to loose more weight- I always think I look really big in pictures....actually, I just think that I am big). I already have the perfect outfit for it and best of all bought it at a local outlet mall, so it was relatively cheap (love that):teeth: I bought it at my favorite store (at the outlet mall) Van Heusen.....and it's a small:) I've never been small:rotfl:

Before I start this next diet...My trainer will be weighing me again and measuring me. As long as I can get my stomach down - I'll be happy. I really should be reading books on positive self-talk....I do real damage to myself all of the time with my negativity.

I forgot my workout journal in my car...So I will update this posting tomorrow with tonight's workout. Tomorrow, I will be going to the gym just to do cardio and then full workout on Friday again.

Have a good night everyone. :wave:

jodistar
09-29-2004, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by CheapMom
Jodi- if they won't give you the good rate for the nights in value season make two separate reservations. You will have to check out and in again but you may get to stay in your same room if you request that. This won't work if you are buying a package.
Before you go to all that trouble call and check with CRO. They may give you separate rates for the begining and end of your trip.

Hope things are going well- Mary
Great idea! That is most likely what I will be doing and of course asking about adding in my AAA discount.:) Last year, I booked my trip with them and they were so nasty to me- so I prefer to just book myself and just use my discount.

Have a great week! I hope to check journals by the end of the week...Hope all is well with you.

Jodi

jodistar
09-30-2004, 09:47 PM
Wow, did today ever fly....One more day to go and then the weekend (Thank God).

Did well with the diet today and went to the gym and did cardio. DF worked out with me and we both had dinner afterwards! I love when he takes me out :)

I still forgot my journal in my care from the other night....Sorry ladies.

I hope the rest of you are all doing well.

Jodi:wave:

toystoryduo
10-02-2004, 09:07 AM
Hi Jodi,

Did you hear anything about your hotel ressies yet? I think Mary's idea is a good one. (Hi Mary:wave2:) You may want to give CRO a call like she suggested and see if they will work on the price for you. It would save you a lot of hassle and work. ::yes::

Keep up the good work with your exercise! I hope that this new diet works well for you.

Take good care of you,
Tracy:wave2:

jodistar
10-03-2004, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by toystoryduo
Hi Jodi,

Did you hear anything about your hotel ressies yet? I think Mary's idea is a good one. (Hi Mary:wave2:) You may want to give CRO a call like she suggested and see if they will work on the price for you. It would save you a lot of hassle and work. ::yes::

Keep up the good work with your exercise! I hope that this new diet works well for you.

Take good care of you,
Tracy:wave2: Hi Tracy,
I haven't really called about hotel reservations yet.....I am going to wait a little bit more. I am just trying to weigh my options; Whether to go through AAA, travel agency, or to go through Disney.

That and I keep on changing my mind about what hotel I want to stay at. I really want to stay at the Port Orleans Riverside but my aunt just got married and is going there for her honeymoon. I really don't want to copy her, I know that sounds a bit bratty but recently my aunt has been either copying things that I do or getting to something before I can....it's just getting on my nerves. I know I sound immature but it just really bugs me - she has done that to my mother too! but then again I guess it is not just me because it is starting to bug my DF too!

I'm really considering staying at the Swan when we go but I am also weighing other options, do you think Disney would give me quotes on different vacations, or is it best to figure things out myself...We won't be ready to go until October 2005.

On another note Saturday (yesterday) I only did cardio. I spent quite a bit of time at the mall ; found the perfect shoes for me at Nine West (actually I bought two pairs and saved about $40 on my purchase), helped DF find an outfit for our engagement photos (all that is left is getting a shirt). Both of us are very excited to be getting our photos done. :)

Haven't made up my mind about going to the gym or not today. I want to but my back is still kind of sore....it feels like I have a bit of a cold in it.

Well, I hope to get some of journals today. Have a great Sunday everyone.

Jodi

jodistar
10-03-2004, 02:00 PM
Wow, the workout went great today. I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to but I feel I did a good job. I forgot again to bring my journal back into the house with me.....I hope to make those updates soon.

I am still not seeing the results that I want though - I seem to be at a standstill. Hopefully, when I go on that new diet in November I will see a marked improvement. :confused:

Although, it's weird everyone can see a difference in my body but me. DF told me last night that he thought that I was getting too skinny - I don't see it. :crazy: I think it is because everywhere I go I see these Barbie doll girls everywhere - they are flawless.

Although, I thought about it today and when I start my new diet I thought in addition to measure my fat, inches, and weight maybe I could have my trainer take some "before" pictures. :) For one time in my life (while on my honeymoon) I would love to be able to wear a bikini or tankini and actually look good in it. I have such high demands on myself:earseek:

Well, I am off! Have a great upcoming week everyone! :wave:

wilderness01
10-03-2004, 03:03 PM
Oh Jodi don't not doing something because it will look like you are trying to copy someone else. You will be the only one to suffer and will likely regret it. If you feel very strongly about this then how about splitting your stay? We were at a wedding this weekend that was just beautiful. What an exciting time in your life.:D

DoeWDW
10-03-2004, 07:19 PM
Jodi, your workouts are incredible as always! You'll be the most buff bride ever! Please don't forget though, that everyone loves you for what's on the inside - they don't love you for your body fat percentage!

Best wishes for a wonderful week! :sunny:

vald1977
10-04-2004, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by DoeWDW
Please don't forget though, that everyone loves you for what's on the inside - they don't love you for your body fat percentage!


:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I just thought that this sentence from Doe's post was worth repeating :D . Remember that, okay ::yes:: ?

Have a wonderful week, Jodi :sunny: !

toystoryduo
10-05-2004, 07:38 AM
Jodi,

Good morning girl! I hope you have a wonderful day today; filled with :sunny: and :teeth: .

Take good care of you!:hug:

Tracy:wave:

jodistar
10-05-2004, 11:00 PM
Hi Tracy, Val, & Doe....Thank you all for you kind words! I know it's what is inside that matters, it's just hard to remember ;)

Hade a very productive day today - Work was non-stop.....just the way that I like it!

Didn't think that I was going to make it to the gym today (I've had such a hard time sleeping lately - last night I had a total of 4 hours of sleep). Anyway, the works out:

1. Crossramp - 20 minutes - Glut setting - Resistance 2
2. Stairmaster - 15 minutes - Difficulty 6
3. Lat pulldown (front) - 12 reps, 1 set, 45 pounds & 12 reps, 2 sets @50 pounds
4. Longpull (for back) 45 pounds - 12 reps - 1 set, & 50 pounds, 12 reps - 2 sets
5. Dumbell incline - 7.5 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
6. Ab-curl (under- cable pull)- 12 reps, 80 pounds, 3 sets
7. Assisted pull-ups - 90 pounds, 12 reps, 3 sets
8. Bicep curl - 30 pounds, 12 reps, 1 set - 20 pounds, 12 reps, 1 set - 25 pounds, 12 reps, 1 set.
9. Step-ups - 12 reps, 2 sets (8 steps rises)
10. Abs on half-ball - 12 reps, 3 sets
11. Treadmill- 10 minutes.

Still doing okay with my eating but not as well as I want! :eek: I hope the rest of you are doing well....I won't have time to check journals tonight but I will tomorrow night!

Have a great Wednesday everyone! :wave:

toystoryduo
10-07-2004, 03:00 PM
WOW Jodi! :earseek:

Your workouts are awesome, girl!!!!::yes:: Keep up the good work!

Have a great Thursday!

Tracy:wave2:

wilderness01
10-07-2004, 07:10 PM
Your workout sounds awesome. Good for you!:Pinkbounc

CheapMom
10-08-2004, 10:31 AM
Jodi- you have been so consistent since your very first day of journaling. It is really inspirational.
Enjoy your weekend.
Mary:D

jodistar
10-10-2004, 09:27 AM
Thank you everyone for your positive comments - you have no idea how much it means to me.

The past couple of days, I haven't made it to the gym - this month TOM is really making me sick! So I didn't want to work out because my workout is so intense. I hope to make it back by this Tuesday.

I did get my new diet stuff but won't go to Herbalife until next month - it's kind of a waste to go on it right now because I have so much coming up.

Next Saturday - is our engagement photos.....I finally get to wear my new outfit and new shoes.....I hope to have the time to get my nails done and pedicure done also (and maybe an eyebrow wax) :)

The weekend after I am going to Salem, MA for a mini vacation....We have a Bed and Breakfast that we always stay at - it is just so relaxing! ::yes::

Then the weekend after that we are going to New York to see Wicked and to also check out the "World of Disney" store and maybe even do some Christmas shopping. :teeth:

So with all of this going on I am sure that I will fall off of my good habits but hey....That's why I am working hard too....to keep up the work and not worry about fitting in the wedding dress! Plus they say that muscle burns off more calories faster and I am definetely getting muscles:tongue:

I can't wait to get these photos taken! Well, have a great week everyone! I hope to check in by Tuesday!

Jodi:wave:

CheapMom
10-11-2004, 09:31 AM
Hey Jodi- I hope you are off to a good start this morning.
Mary:D

jodistar
10-11-2004, 07:36 PM
I'm going to keep this one really short - Today I got such bad news! The woman that I was walking with for awhile was killed in a car accident over the weekend.

I feel so incredibly bad that I didn't keep in better contact with her - I absolutely loved her she was so positive! Oh, my god - I feel so bad! :(

CheapMom
10-12-2004, 08:48 AM
Oh Jodi- I am so sorry. I will say a prayer for you and for your friend and her family.
Mary

toystoryduo
10-12-2004, 09:42 AM
Oh Jodi:hug:

I am so sorry sweetie. I pray that God would give you and her family strength during this very difficult time. :hug:

Tracy

jodistar
10-12-2004, 09:08 PM
Thank you Tracy and Mary - I can't explain it, I don't feel like I knew Denise that long but actually when I sit back and think how long I actually knew her it was over a year! I remember her when she found out that I was engaged - she was so excited for me!

I still can't believe that it even happened - tomorrow and Thursday are the days of the wake. I will most likely be there tomorrow.

I will also hopefully make it to the gym tomorrow night! My DF is so sweet he is going with me to the wake. He knows I get way too emotional at these things.

Well, other than all of this, this weekend I will be getting the engagement photos done - I also have to make my cookies for the bake off for next Tuesday, hopefully they will keep. I will make them Sunday.

I haven't had the chance to check everyone elses journal - I hope to get to that by the end of the week - I hope all of you are doing well!

Jodi:wave:

jodistar
10-15-2004, 06:20 PM
Hi Everyone,
Well, today was the day of Denise's funeral. I actually bumped into a lot of old friends from my previous work place. I hope to stay in touch a little bit better with them now but then again sometimes that is a hard thing to do. I live over a half hour away from most of them. :( I still can't believe Denise is no longer with us but to know that she is smiling up above us gives me a warm feeling too!

Okay, enough of the depressing stuff :) Tomorrow we are getting our engagement photos done! I can't wait. Although, my breakout has not gone away I did find some great makeup that will cover the breakout (thank god). Wish me luck that my breakout doesn't show at all in the pictures. :)

I haven't been to the gym in two weeks - I feel so bad but last week TOM came and I just felt sick and this week I haven't felt good but I hope to get to the gym on Sunday and start up again. I would say start on Monday but the gym is mobbed on Mondays.

I've kept up good with my eating and actually the other day my boss even commented that I looked like I was loosing weight.:jumping2:

Looking forward to next weekend - I really need to relax some!

Well, I hope that everyone else is doing well - I haven't had time to check the other journals but hope to! :)

Jodi:wave:

jodistar
10-17-2004, 10:48 AM
Engagement photos went well yesterday although I was freezing for most of the day. It was a beautiful day but the wind cut right through us. I even got my hair done before - I just hope that it held up in the pictures. I will know in a week:)

Looking really forward to this coming weekend! I can't wait to go to Salem with my DF. I've been looking forward to this for over a month now.

Not much else going on this weekend.

Hope everyone else is having a wonderful weekend.

Jodi :wave:

vald1977
10-17-2004, 11:01 AM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I'm glad the photos went well. I'm sure you looked great ::yes:: ! I'm sorry to hear about your friend Denise :( . Things like that just seem so senseless :sad2: .

I hope you have a wonderful weekend in Salem!

DoeWDW
10-19-2004, 01:31 PM
Jodi, I'm so sorry to hear the news of your friend's passing. :(

I do hope your engagement photos turn out well. I bet you look absolutely beautiful!! I'm hoping that mayber you'll post one???

So it's back to the gym on Sunday? All the down time has probably been great for your muscles - gives them plenty of time to repair themselves and get ready for the next big workout.

Your weekend in Salem sounds like fun - hope the weather is perfect and you have a fabulous time!

vald1977
10-20-2004, 09:45 PM
:wave: Hi Jodi,
Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Wednesday! The weekend is fast approaching and I'm sure you will have a wonderful time with your sweetie :love: .

jodistar
10-21-2004, 07:09 PM
Hi Everyone,

Sorry that I haven't been around. Still didn't get back to the exercise plan but doing well with eating. I will definetely be getting back to the gym on next Tuesday.

I am looking so forward to this weekend. We leave early tomorrow.

Hey if any of you ever want to chat online - I am now on AIM my screenname is jrsbjp.

Talk to everyone soon,

Jodi:wave:

toystoryduo
10-26-2004, 08:57 AM
Hi Jodi!

How was your weekend? Did you have a fun and relaxing time? Have a great Tuesday!:Pinkbounc

Tracy:wave2:

vald1977
10-27-2004, 09:48 AM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I hope your weekend was fabulous ::yes:: !

DoeWDW
10-27-2004, 01:15 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi!!!

It's Wednesday now, and you mentioned getting back to the gym on Tuesday - was that yesterday??? If so, I hope you had a great workout and are feeling just the right amount of sore - enough to know your muscles were challenged but not enough that you are hobbling! :p

jodistar
10-27-2004, 07:07 PM
Hi Everyone!!!

Sorry I have been away for so long - I didn't get back to my workout yet! I so badly want to get back to it but this past Monday I went to the dermatologist and she prescribed antibotics and I have been so sick the past couple of days....Yesterday at work was the worst, I got sick while at work....Today I barely ate because I was afraid that I would get sick again - I just want my adult acne to go away....I never all my life had acne and now it is all catching up on me. I feel so ugly - that's another reason, I just don't want to leave the house. Once it starts to go away again I'll be fine.

So anyway, since I'm not eating much - I guess I am doing well with a diet, in a way.

On another note - I had a wonderful weekend in Salem. Me and my DF are so alike. All of you know how I was planning a surprise photo session at the Magic Kingdom and MGM for our honeymoon next year, right? Well, I got one certificate for his birthday and the other for Christmas. I decided to surprise him with the b-day one while away on vacation in Salem -- It just seemed like an intimate kind of gift so I wanted to give one of the certificates that way.

I usually take a shower before him and leave him sleeping, so I did that but left the certificate out and wrote a little note (love note) and when I came out of the shower he had this weird expression on his face and I asked is something wrong, don't you like the idea of taking photos while on our honeymoon? Well, it turns out that he did the same thing, only he did it for my b-day and it was the Magic Kingdom and he told me how it wasn't a big deal and he could reschedule for my second favorite (MGM) park....I had to break the news that I scheduled one there too and was going to give that to him for Christmas....So now he is going to reschedule for Epcot. :jumping1: I just thought that it was kind of weird but now I'm excited three sessions during our honeymoon at Disney World.....I love my man:teeth:

Well, I hope everyone else is doing well - I will get back to my workout and diet....I promise but it might not happen for a little bit, like the beginning of the next month. :(

wilderness01
10-28-2004, 10:16 AM
Hope the medication starts working for you soon. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Adult acne stinks. It will get better. That is cool to hear of the pictures. Have a good weekend.:D

jodistar
10-30-2004, 09:53 AM
Hi Everyone!!

Just thought I would write some before I leave for NYC....Tonight we will be going to see "Wicked" I can't wait! I have been looking so forward to this.

The medication's effect on my stomach is improving - Thank god, I couldn't imagine going to NYC with my stomach a few days ago. Yuck!

Right now, all of my medication is drying my skin out so I am going to easy off using it everyday - I will do that every other day and the anibotics everyday. It helped me last time doing that. This time I have about two months worth of the anitbotics to take and then I go back for a follow-up.

Well, that is it for today - Have a great Halloween tomorrow everyone!

jodistar
10-31-2004, 09:01 AM
Had a ball yesterday in New York City - First off I have to start with if any of you are ever in the New York city area you have to check out World of Disney. It not only has all of the stuff that normal Disney stores but you can find some of the little goodies that they sell at Disney World - and much, much more. They also have meet and greets with the characters at the store; yesterday they had Cinderella but we didn't have time to do that....I love that store my DF and I have already talked about how we have to go before the holidays and pick up more goodies for some of the kids of the family. :)

Wicked was excellent! They even mixed a bit of humor into the play - I loved it, I already hinted to DF that I want to see it again. Oh - and last night was the 1 year anniversary of the play's start (very special night). They had some special things that they were selling for charties. First choice was a Wicked Poster signed by all of the cast members; that was $100.00, Second choice was a script signed by the entire cast; that was $50.00, and last was a cast cookbook called Wicked Cooking (or something like that) that they were selling for $25.00 - We went for the cookbook! We won't get it for another month or so (they did not have them printed yet - I guess they wanted to see how much interest it generated). I can't wait to get the cookbook.

Speaking of cooking - While we were in Salem the Inn that we always stay at always has this wonderful coffee cake that they serve it turns out the owner's mother cooks all of the stuff we eat in the morning so my DF and I asked for the recipe....I just got it the mail yesterday.

Yesterday was just filled with goodies - I got home last night (or should I say earlier this morning) and my aunt had dropped off some goodies for me from Walt Disney World....a mug (I collect them) and a pin traded landyard, and a trading pin.

Well, November is going to be a pretty quiet month in comparsion to this month but in a way I kind of welcome it! Hope everyone else has a great Halloween (I have already started to celebrate - I love Halloween). :)

Have a great week all! :wave:

vald1977
11-01-2004, 07:24 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
It sounds like you had a wonderful time :D . That cookbook sounds really neat ::yes:: ! Someday I need to get down to NYC and see a broadway show. Maybe for our 5th wedding anniversary :scratchin . I think I'll bring that idea up to DH :sunny: .

Have a great Tuesday :sunny: !

vald1977
11-08-2004, 10:38 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Just checking in on you :D .

jodistar
11-14-2004, 08:19 AM
I didn't realize how long I have been away - Sorry everyone.....I am so disappointed in myself.

I am back on my diet and soon will be back to my regular gym activity.....It's been tough because we have been so busy.

This past Wednesday - we finally got our proofs for our engagement pictures now the hard part deciding which to use in the Newspaper. My DF and I are not agreeing on that at all - We will be talking more about that today.

We are still keeping a very open mind about photographers though - I have made an appointment to meet with one photographer this coming Wednesday night - although she is very pricey and we really want a videographer also!

Friday we meet with my pastor to discuss many things - I was never confirmed in my church, I had less than one year left in my confirmation classes when I was younger but I was going through a lot of thing then too, so I dropped out. They don't have confirmation classes for adults (for some reason I thought that there was) so the next option is getting re-baptisted. My pastor is available for our wedding date though but the church isn't (thank god - we already reserved for the chapel at our reception sight).

Busy, busy, busy - hopefully this coming Saturday will jump start my workout again.....I have a personal trainer session at 8:00 a.m.

Well, I am going to run. I will talk soon! :wave:

vald1977
11-14-2004, 10:02 AM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
Nice to see you back. Good luck in picking a picture and all your wedding decisions.

jodistar
11-19-2004, 07:35 AM
Well, today I ended up staying home from work.....My stomach just feels really quessy and there seems to be a stomach bug going around - I also came home early yesterday from work.

On a good note though planning for the wedding is going pretty well. We have our DJ now well, we are on his books it's just the matter of signing the contract and putting down a deposit next Wednesday.....He loved that we were doing a Mickey and Minnie theme for the wedding (he a Disney freak too!).

My DF is putting down a deposit on a videographer that we found at one of the bridal shows actually we found our DJ at a bridal show too!

So, I think we already have a lot done - we have the reception hall/chapel, DJ, Videographer, and I have my dress - oh and my pastor may be performing the ceremony....We meet with him today. :)

Bob and I are already having wedding dreams.....to me it seems too early for this but it's happening. It's still 11 months away but everyone says that all of that time is going to go in no time.

Busy weekend for us - in the morning I have a personal trainer session and then we meet with two different photographers.

I just know that I gained weight but I am hoping to get back on track, I feel so bad.

toystoryduo
11-19-2004, 07:57 AM
Hi Jodi!

It's good to hear from you! I'm sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I have been sick for the past 2.5 weeks and it has not been fun! Make sure you take good care of you and get some extra TLC from your honey.:love:

I'm glad to hear that your wedding plans are coming together. I bet the next 11 months will go by pretty quickly for you. ::yes:: Are you planning on posting an engagement picture? I can't remember if you did or not.

Take good care of you, Jodi! Have a great weekend!

Tracy:wave2:

vald1977
11-20-2004, 08:00 PM
:wave2: Hi Jodi,
I'm glad to see you back :D . Have a great weekend :sunny: !

CheapMom
11-20-2004, 08:06 PM
Hi Jodi- just wanted to stop in and say hi- I haven't been around the journal boards too much lately. Hope your feeling 100% better soon!
Mary:D