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On my way!

So I've been going back to Weight Watchers meetings for three weeks now. I'm down 4 lbs., which is nothing to sneeze at, but I know I can do better. Currently, I'm at 148.4 and I know 120 isn't going to happen by the wedding. It's 11 weeks away and um, yeah. So my new goal is 130. That is still something I will have to hustle for, BUT I'm almost positive it'll get me into my dress and I know I'll look and feel great. Then after the honeymoon I can drop the last bit. Honestly, at 120 I feel like the dress might be too big on me, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Hooray justification.

I'm three weeks into this new job and it's going pretty well. I had orientation last week and I have in-depth product training next week, so right now I'm twiddling my thumbs a little...but that's not such a terrible thing, especially considering we have a quarterly software release tomorrow. The next one is Dec. 26, errrrrr.

Anyway, work talk is boring. Let's talk about health things.

I ran/walked a 15K Saturday, woohoo! It rained the whole time which surprisingly made the experience a lot more pleasant than it probably would've been otherwise. It wasn't heavy rain but more than a drizzle, and constant. It cooled things down immensely, and I finished without wanting to die, which is a big plus. I did not expect to even finish let alone finish in one piece, so I can't complain. I ran with a girl from my old Galloway group, Bree. Super sweet. I'm running six miles with the group early Saturday morning and I'm really excited to see everyone again.

THENNNN the Tower of Terror 10-Miler is next weekend, ack! I'm more excited than nervous because I've never run this one and I love nighttime races. I say "races," but the only other nighttime race I've done is the Wine & Dine Half, which has been my favorite Disney race so far - maybe even my favorite race in general. Lots of fun. I'm worried about the heat and humidity though...my friend Liz (lizblizz) did it last year and is doing it this year too, and she said last year it was REALLY hot and humid, bleh. The Wine & Dine is the first weekend in November, so it is usually pretty mild by then. Weather.com is saying 87 degrees is the high for Oct. 4 so I hope that goes down and the humidity stays at bay. Bleh.

Speaking of Disney, we're going to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this Sunday. Hanson is playing, yessss, I am going to see all three of their sets. Which will probably be almost the same songs but I don't care. I'm also packing a salad for lunch and a sandwich for dinner plus some snacks, but I pre-tracked some of my favorite dishes:

- CANADA: Seared Rainbow Trout with Bacon, Frisee, and Maple Minus 8 Vinaigrette (6 PP)
- BELGIUM: Belgian Waffle w/Warm Chocolate Ganache (8 PP)
- FRANCE: Tartlette Aux Escargots (9 PP)
- IRELAND: Lobster and Seafood Fisherman's Pie (6 PP)


I also really want the baklava but it's 10 PP and not worth it. I will bring a sweet treat with me so I'm not tempted. Anyway, I tried to piece together the ingredients and estimate as best I could, so we'll see. Between the gym yesterday, my run tonight, my 6-mile run Saturday, and walking all day at the parks Sunday, I should still have all 49 of of WAPP at the end of the day Sunday. That is my goal, and to hit it super hard Monday and Tuesday to get an amazing loss Wednesday.

I'm really proud of myself. I was going to go into Sunday with just my lame sandwich and snacks but I KNOW I would've felt deprived. And honestly, maybe I shouldn't eat anything there, but I think I can and still lose a really good amount this week. So why not? The catch is just that I have to be really on the ball the rest of the week.

My Halloween costume came in! It's this...

It actually fits me right now but it's snug. So in a month I expect it to look amazing. :o) Mels and I are going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on either Oct. 24 or 26. I'M EXCITED, I've never been. So I'll wear it then and also to work and any parties we go to. With pantyhose, obviously. The slit isn't too crazy on, but...eh. The children. My wig came in too and it looks like it'll work nicely. I almost bought an Olaf-shaped candy bucket to bring to Disney but decided against it because I the last thing I need is candy-collecting container. We will steer clear of the trick-or-treat areas, thank you.

I bought this dress today because it was on sale and I've had my eye on it for a while:

I got it in the Medium and am planning to wear it for my bachelorette party in Vegas the weekend of Nov. 22. I can't wait.


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Sep. 25th, 2014 06:56 pm (UTC)

I'm so ready. And also really nervous about the weather. It's been a lot cooler lately thanks to all the rain, but I don't want it to rain during the race! I can handle sprinkles, but pouring rain = no bueno. I can't even imagine what a muddy mess the trail portion near ESPN turns into!

*does an anti-rain dance*

I did a 10k outdoors last Sunday and I've been trying to run outdoors as weather permits to get acclimated to running outside in this humidity. It's so much harder than the gym! I did really well Sunday, so I'm feeling confident. JUST GET HERE ALREADY!
Sep. 25th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
I can't believe it's next weekend. It seemed like FOREVER away to me until like two weeks ago, lol.

Oh yeah totally. I would prefer a light rain/drizzle to heat and humidity but definitely not a downpour for 10 miles. That would suuuuuccckkk.

You totally got this, girl. You've been working really hard. I'm so proud of you! I can't wait to meet you at the finish line and give you a sweaty hug! :p

Oh P.S. we are going to Food & Wine Fest Sunday. Doing MK for a couple hours in the morning. Interested?
Sep. 26th, 2014 06:10 am (UTC)
I am tapped out this weekend! My best friend, Brittany, is in town for the HHN extravaganza. I'm doing HHN tonight, Friday and Sunday! AHHHH!

Sep. 26th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
I would say, "Girl, you are going to be HHNed out soon!" buttttt it's you and that's just silly, lol. xD Have fun, girl! Burn dem walking calories! ♥

Oh I think I asked you on FB but not sure if you saw - do you know if there is a wait times phone app for HHN? I've been looking but haven't seen anything and that'd be so helpful.
Sep. 26th, 2014 12:30 am (UTC)
MNSSHP is SO MUCH FUN! You're going to have a blast. And after the first parade, a lot of the crowd thins out. I went in 2008 and had such a good time!

I will be just missing the Halloween Party when I go in November BUT I'll get to go to the Christmas party. I've never been. I've already bought my ticket and I'm super excited!

YAY Disney!
Sep. 26th, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
YAY I'm so glad it's awesome because I've heard mixed things. And lol how funny, I'm the opposite of you: I've been to the Christmas party - twice, actually! It is SO fun and you will love it. When in November are you going? Please go see the Osborne lights at DHS!
Sep. 26th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
I will be there from November 7-15 and I definitely plan to see the Osborne Lights!! :) I'm going to take so many pictures!
Sep. 26th, 2014 02:11 am (UTC)
Woohoo! ♥ I have an annual pass so I wouldn't be against saying hi one of the days you're there! :o) Sometimes I just go for a couple hours after work, lol.
Sep. 26th, 2014 02:13 am (UTC)
I would love that!!! My email is "lilrongal at gmail" if you want to exchange contact info so we can meet up! I have the entire day of November 11 to myself so maybe we can hang out then?
Sep. 26th, 2014 02:15 am (UTC)
I won't have park tickets that day but I was planning on visiting resorts or something.
Sep. 26th, 2014 02:19 am (UTC)
No prob, we can just chill lol. Maybe grab dinner somewhere and look at the resorts. I'm flexible! :o) I'll send you an e-mail with my number and whatnot. Yay!
Sep. 26th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC)
Just wrote you back! Yay!! :D
Sep. 26th, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
I like the polka dot dress and the costume!
Sep. 26th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks girl! I can't wait to wear them!!!
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