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I was just thinking the other day how Brent and I are quickly approaching ten years. No, not ten years of marriage, but five years. This fall, we will have been together for nine years, though, and married for five. That is pretty crazy to think!
For our anniversary, I'd like us to do something extra special. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty happy and content with dinner at home or dinning out. I was thinking maybe we could plan a getaway. Maybe if I start planning this early I can find a beach vacation at an inexpensive price!
I'm a beach person. I never really learned to ski well and I just feel like the beach is so relaxing! The thought of laying on a beach right now, REALLY excites me. However, when I think about the beach, I immediately think, "but, how can I go to the beach this soon post baby?" However, then I think "should I be losing more weight this many months post baby?"
When we met, I was recently out of high school and quite thin. Brent had been in college a few years and had managed to stay pretty trim. As the years have gone by, so have the recipes. Recipe after recipe we cook. With work and life, and of course cooking, we haven't always found time to hit the gym. Brent has been much better about this than I have. I must admit, I've never really enjoyed working out for all too long. I'll do it for a couple of months and then I get tired of it and stop. keep a pretty steady pace at work since I don't sit in a desk, so I like to think that makes up for some working out.
This year, we've made a point to try to watch our diet and eat "cleaner" foods. I feel like I have to specific issues that I could work on. I eat too quickly and sometimes I go too long without eating. I think that last one can be the worst. If you wait too long in between meals, you are more likely to eat more. I think that stands true for everyone. I can buy healthy stuff all day....
However, if I don't eat often, I'm likely to eat most of this in one setting.
I'd like to see myself drop a few pounds that I've accumulated over the years. Of course, I want to do this in a reasonable fashion. I think I want to work on eating slower and working in a few more small meals. I think maybe even drinking something like Slim-Fast during the day would help!
I think my anniversary "to do" list will have two topics "$ put in a jar each week" and "pounds aiming to lose" :) This way, I can get excited as one number goes up and the other comes down. At least that's what the possibility of a beach vacation will require!
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