10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Don't worry if the sleeves are too long, you'll find they'll ride up with wear"

the thyroid medication is helping tremendously.  i went from wanting to fall asleep on the side of the path on our daily walks to walking and then coming home and doing more cardio.  which definitely proves to me that i'm feeling better and no wonder the first and much simpler wedding was kicking my ass so hard. my body could physically not cope with it because of my thyroid.  and apparently all the blood sugar issues i had been having were indeed related because there's some weird connection between hypothyroidism and hypoglycemia.  sorting out the one seems to be helping tremendously with the other.  this is to say of course that i haven't actually lost any weight.  i have gotten smaller and musclier but my actual poundage is even higher than i ever remember it being and i'm hoping it's all just a big fluke.  my clothes are starting to get looser so i'm going with the muscle weighs more than fat line and i took some measurements to i can feel some kind of progress is happening.

planning the reception is turning out to be a pain in the rear.  the caterer people haven't returned any calls or emails which is probably a good a reason as any not to hire them.  we started looking at chafing dishes and frozen crab cakes.  i still haven't seen the movie and i'm just praying that it won't be embarrassing.  not that it matters.  that's why we're using most of our budget on liquor.  anyway it sucks and we'd be much better off if we'd decided to stick with eloping instead of this hybrid.  everyone seems very excited about it though which is nice.  i'm praying it won't be a disappointment.

Friday, May 11, 2012

"This one is unsigned, and suggests that you do something physically impossible with the suggestion box"

We toured the theatre where we're hosting our wedding reception last night.  The vintage theatre is only vintage on the outside.  It was turned in to a grocery store after it stopped showing films and there was a major reconstruction to make it a theatre again.  It looks a bit more like a corporate office with a big screen but there is more usable space than the other vintage theaters we've visited in the area.  The benefit of modern fire safety codes.  They have tables and chairs we can use, at no cost, bathrooms, popcorn machine and a very cool thing we can use as the bar.

We had dinner a restaurant down the road which sometimes caters events.  It was kind of a strange experience but it's not scratched from the list.  He also offered another suggestion which I know matt's mom absolutely loves so I'm really going to look in to them.

I have to really think about the tables and how things are going to work out physically from sitting in a row of chairs with no aisle to eating food and serving drinks.  Beyond actually yelling fire I'm not sure how that's going to work. In a church everyone knows to leave after and go to the reception spot but the reception is in the exact same place and will be completely visible from the event seating.  I'm going to need some serious inspiration to figure out the flow.

It's good news to finally get it sorted out.  I have to figure out the times today and then print the invitations.  then there's no going back.