Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fat Tuesday!

So this past week was my 7yr wedding anniversary! Every year our anniversary or any celebration for that matter, takes us somewhere to eat. It's a never ending try to eat better, exercise and then how do we celebrate? With food...or dessert....It's hard to stop this cycle especially when you have been doing it your whole life.This year, I was gonna stop the cycle...stop saying, yeah let's go out to eat...or let's get dessert. 
Me & My Love
 So instead we planned a day away....away from our lives and our 3 was amazing! We layed out by the pool at our favorite hotel. (we used to sneak in and use the pool before we had kids) I brought water to drink and my ipod and we just relaxed, went swimming and spent time together, just the 2 of us. We haven't had time to ourselves in over 5yrs. We then headed home to get dressed and go out to Taste of Winter Park. It's a yearly event where there are booths setup outside and local restaurants serve you just a taste of their specialties. and although this was eating, it wasn't about that, my focus wasn't on it. I tried a plate or two but also drank 3 bottles of water and had a wonderful time just us walking around and seeing everything. It was nice to do something NOT focused around food...and although there were non healthy items all around me, I made the right choices, I resisted the urge to stuff my face and I made our day & night about something else. And although there will always be temptations, I am, at least, headed in the right direction.

Let me tell ya, I love's something that has always made me happy & comforted me. But I have to change that mind set, I have to find other healthier things to make me happy and to comfort me. It's hard to do, it's taken me a long time to do and I am not completely there yet...but I'm getting's the same with my journey. I don't do everything right, but less & less am I doing the wrong things and that's something I am proud of.

Be proud of how far you have come no matter what the journey.
L: 4/15/2012 200lbs                                                           R: 4/15/2013 186lbs

*If you are on My Fitness Pal, check me out under Firebride! I try to log in everyday so you can take a look at my workouts & what I'm eating. 

Have a great week!


  1. Sounds like you ended up having a great day after all! Happy Anniversary!!

  2. Sounds like you had a fun time with the hubby! My 14 year anniversary is coming up and we're trying to find something local and fun to do without our three kids... sounds like I may take a page from your play book and book a local hotel and just enjoy being out. :)

  3. You look great! You look like you lost way more than that! :) Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

  4. You look great :) Happy Anniversary!
    I will add you on MFP!
    Love Gi

  5. You look great!