Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
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What a difference a week makes. In a matter of not only days but literally hours, I went from being on a lovely path to wedding planning and being confident about the progress to a state of confusion and uncertainty. Some unforeseen circumstances last week caused us to re-evaluate the reality of our wedding. This has caused almost every detail to be up in the air, including things that I thought were done and settled.It is extremely frustrating.But, I have to keep it all in perspective. The wedding isnt really what its all about. Its about the beginning of me and my fiancé becoming a family and starting our lives together. So where does that leave me? Im not completely sure. The question of where to go from here is still up for debate. One of the main concerns is making sure that I dont let this situation affect what I am trying to accomplish with weight loss. I enjoy food, and there is no question that I often deal with stress and problems by eating. The idea of comfort food and the temporary happiness it can provide is no secret, that notorious love-hate relationship.I can already see myself wanting to slip back in to bad habits. Its certainly true that old habits die hard, and mine are definitely not dead yet. All the celebrations I have attended in the last couple of weeks have shown me that better than ever. A treat every once in a while is perfectly acceptable, but I have to be careful. A little slice of cake or one fat-loaded appetizer can send my week spiraling down quickly if I am not mindful.Setbacks are a reality, and what matters the most is what we do when things arent going the best. Im thankful for this past week and everything thats happened. It refocused, re-energized and reminded me exactly why and for who Im doing this.Stay positive yall. Until next week
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