631 Days to Wedding Day – The Wedding Weight Loss

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Wow…that’s a lot of days. But with my mind racing and the excitement building for what I’m hoping is the best day of my life, there are a few things that need to get done so time to get down to business. First and foremost, the wedding weight loss.

I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life – chubby child, insecure teen, and extreme crash dieter in my early adult years. I’ve tried it all. But over the past year I’ve truly fallen in love with working out and killing it in the gym. But, of course, it’s not all about working out. Weight loss heavily depends on your diet and what you’re eating. Without a doubt this is where I struggle. As any of my family and friends can attest, I love food and lots of it. So this journey is never an easy one. Although I seem to know what needs to be done, the follow through is not my strong suit.

My weight has changed over the past year. The number on the scale has remained the same, yet with my workouts and more active lifestyle the weight has really shifted itself around making it seem as though I’ve lost weight. Of course we all know muscle weighs more than fat, so maybe its true I’ve lost some inches. But when my pants are just as tight as they were before it’s incredibly discouraging. I get caught in bad habits: skipping meals, eating well all day only to binge at night, eating twice the amount in one sitting than someone twice my size should, etc. And after each and every meal I berate myself and get moody, wondering why I’ve caught myself up in this horrible vicious cycle once again. So with 631 days until the wedding (that’s approximately 20 months and 21 days) it’s time to get down to business.

So this is where I could certainly use some help. I’ve got the workout and the gym stuff covered! Thanks to my good friend Cynthia at Cynergy Fitness I’ve really learned how to optimize my time in the gym and crush it! But when it comes to a meal plan, a diet, just simple everyday eating I could use all the help I can get. I know what I should eat but maybe it’s just a case of motivation and sticking with it? What works for you?

I just want to feel as beautiful as I can on my wedding day and love my body. I want to do this for myself. For those of you who have had successful weight loss journeys, what’s your secret?


Planning a Wedding? Let the Government Help…..


It’s the midst of wedding season. Are you thinking about planning your own? Why not let the Government of Ontario help? Yes, you read that right. The government….

Now when it comes to the government (any government really) I’d consider myself ashamedly uninformed, yet on the border of cynicism. It’s always easier to joke about things you don’t fully understand….am I right? Well, the Government of Ontario is no exception, but with a recent foray into wedding planning in a July 29 news release I just couldn’t help but laugh, scoff, guffaw, if you will. Of course I had to take a closer look.

Wedding planning includes many things that Pinterest doesn’t tell you in the exciting wedding sections. These are things such as applying for a wedding license…..yes you need a license to get married. Once you dive further into the news release on the Service Ontario site it’s obvious the Government is simply looking to inform and remind the brides- and grooms-to-be of all necessary paper work, licenses, and certificates needed in order to get married. Yet they’ve taken it upon themselves to help you plan your wedding with regards to these aspects (insert Coleen’s raised eyebrow here….) In the middle of all the technical jargon, they think it’s imperative to give you some exciting and important information:


Oh Em Gee That’s so exciting! And is all the information I need to plan my wedding. I couldn’t have continued without that information, thanks so much Ontario…..

Why pay for a professional wedding planner? Just ask the government!