Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh the Difference a Year Can Make

Uploading some pictures today from my birthday events (it was August 8th btw...ya'll missed it lol!) I realized 2 things:

A: I must really like to wear orange to my family birthday shindigs ....

(25th birthday w/ family)

(26th birthday w/ family)

And B: I've lost a heck of a lot of weight!

(25th birthday w/ friends)

(26th birthday with friends)

I never felt as heavy as I clearly was- which is a double edged sword - but now that I am, where I am, I never want to go back again! I have so much more energy and sadly (?) even more confidence.

I'm so thankful for this journey that I'm on and I'm excited to continue to progress. A few days ago the scale hit its lowest mark yet bringing me to officially 50 lbs lost in about 8 months time. I want to lose 15 lbs more and hit where BMI charts officially consider "healthy" for my height. I don't know if that will be my comfortable spot or not - more or less- but there's only one way to find out!

And now for one more gratuitous set of photos- because I'm so damn proud:

Proof that just because you can get it on - doesn't mean its your size

(Thanksgiving 2009 H&M Sweater Dress)

(Same date, same dress)

(This weekend same dress)

(Tada! Living Large....Err I Mean Living Small(er)

Much Love Always!

Miss Amber Lane


So clearly, I was in a major, major funk on Friday.

It's ok, it happens.

The good news is that things are in repair and Ben and I are recovering nicely. No more secrets - just working together for a common purpose. We had it out Friday night and are now moving on.

More good news- my revelation to the blogging masses ( I say that tongue in cheek because very few actually read this blog regularly- and if you do- thankyou!) has renewed my interest in writing regularaly.
I don't think that I try to pretend that I'm someone that I'm not while I write - but sometimes in the midst of all the "perfect" blogs where everyone has the best weekend ever, with the best husband ever, wearing the best dress ever - I kind of get a little bogged down - like I can't really share myself honestly because my life is so - well - normal - compared to the lives that so many bloggers share. That's not to say that I don't think that they have their own share of issues- I'm sure that they do - its just hard sometimes to air my dirty laundry when it seems I'm the only one who has any. ( ;

So, I'm out of my funk and pressing forward.

You may also notice that I gave A Blonde Bride & Her Boo a little face lift today and purposefully themed it around our wedding. It truly was a beautiful day and I am so happy to be married to my best friend- even if it sounded like I was completely ready to throw in the towel on Friday. So I dedicated my look to my husband and our brand new marriage. I can't pretend like the start of our marriage hasn't been way more difficult than I ever imagined- but this is only the beginning for us- God willing we have decades left to go together!

Thanks to those who commented on Friday its nice to feel supported.

As I mentioned, I feel truly refreshed and am looking forward to writing here again more. I do want to share some pictures and stories of the wedding-the ones that I have yet to tell -so expect that to come- but also expect for my story to move forward- looking back is nice but I'm ready for what's next, and believe it or not - I'm ready for fall!

I love summer but when the days start to get shorter and there's the hint of a crispness to the air (swear on my life its almost chilly today- even in late August!) and you start to see the fall decor and the giant fashion tomes such as the fall InStyle and Vogue- I start itching for everything that is fall! Could it please just be summer or fall all year long?

Well I've taken a small time out from work to stop by for an update but now I've got to return to my job and finish the evening's activities. Hope you all have had a happy Monday- I can't complain about mine too much - and it was definitely better than my Friday!

Much Love Always

Miss Amber Lane