Friday, September 24, 2010

Back to Reality: Confessions, updates, plans and photos

Hello all my lovelies!

I am back from my wedding and and honeymoon! I am now officially a Mrs.!

So everything was great for the wedding. I was thin svelte and I looked fantastic in my dress! The day was beautiful and I barely ate a thing! I had a couple veggies during the day, and then a bite from each course during the evening. I think all in all I probably consumed 600 calories that day (the cake had butter creme icing and was very very dense and I did have a few glasses of wine and some drinks).
So the day was fantastic in itself and it really was one of the happiest days of my life!
The day after we left for Paris on our honeymoon and those 10 days were absolutely stunning! We would wake up every day at about 10 and leisurely get ready to leave for about noon. Then we would walk around for the next 6 hours (stopping for a lunch at about 2ish) and then come back get ready for dinner then head out for 8pm reservations. Now here's the confession part. I totally just threw everything out of the window during the past 10 days. I'm back up to 140 because of it. Since we were eating out every day I ate a lot of food and a lot of not the greatest for you food. It was all amazing to taste though. We splurged on a few restaurants but we also found this great website click here that you make your reservations through and the restaurants will occasionally do special offers like blind tasting menus with wine pairings (le 6 new york) or 30%-50% off the bill (Mood or Anthracite). So if any of you happen to go to Paris and if you do end up eating check out the first link for ways to save money on 4-5 star restaurants. I also ate a lot of bread cheese and cured meats. I do know that those will never be the same for me back here in Canada. So better avoid them than be constantly disappointed in things not tasting as good.

We did the whole tour thing of Paris. We saw the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Luxembourg Palace, the Panthéon, the Arc de Triomphe, Versailles, the Grand and Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Hamelt and estates. It was absolutely stunning!

Did you know that walking at a moderate pace for 8 hours a day burns up to 2000 calories? So I think I managed to keep the worst of the food off but I'm not where I should be. I think another reason why I gained is that I did not have a BM for the 10 days I was there. The day after I came back I started flushing myself out. Did a laxie tea and I'm back on my diet pills so things are bit more regular. Let's see how I fare once I really get back into my routine.

So after all the sight seeing D and I did what everyone should do in Paris...SHOP! lol I only left Paris with one thing. A gorgeous blue purse from Marc by Marc Jacobs. I decided to take all my shopping money and just buy one really special thing rather than a whole bunch of little things I could have bought back here in Canada.

I absolutely LOVE it!!! I have been obsessed with purses lately. I just can't get enough of them. I go on benders of either purses or shoes. They're my weakness!

So the plan for me today is liquids only (until dinner my dad is getting back from a business trip) and then one meal every day starting monday. Things will definitely get a lot easier once I get into my new place. Hiding not eating will be easier too. I have to redevelop my routine after being kicked out of it for so long. 

So I get my house on Tuesday next week! I'm super excited! I can't wait! The last few days have been full of meetings with the bank and the lawyers and furniture stores and drawing up budgets and transferring funds from account to account for the bank etc...and today I get to go negotiate insurance premiums!! Woo! :p

Speaking of which I should get dressed and go do that! lol



  1. Congrats on getting married! Sounds like the wedding & honeymoon were fantastic! :)

  2. Congratulations. Sounds like you had a great time. I would LOVE to go to Paris! It's good that you just enjoyed the eating on your honeymoon. That being said you probablcy coulda just splurged on your wedding day too. You only get to do those things once! Great idea to splurge on just the one really special thing. No BM for 10 days! Wow. I'm going on 5.

  3. Congrats! You look so pretty in your dress! I'm glad you had a good time on your honeymoon, and I think Fed Up is totally right. How often are you going to be in Paris having the time of your life? You have to enjoy it to the fullest!

  4. Congratulations! I'm glad you had a wonderful wedding and honeymoon- I did the same thing food wise and had to work off the extra kgs afterwards but it was so worth it!
    Love the purse, getting one really special thing sounds like a great plan to me- quality over quantity.
    Good luck with the loo- hope the tea works quickly, 10 days sounds damn uncomfortable! Hang in there xxx

  5. I loooooooooooooooooooooove that bag!!! It is freaken GORGEOUS!!! Such a good idea to just get one really nice thing! you look so beautiful hon!! Everything is so exciting for you right now! And you'll lose those honeymoon pounds in no time! Xxo

  6. Thanks for the advice. That was pretty much what I was thinking, but I like to know what I'm walking into.

    I'm joining extreme fitness. Apparently you have to go before you can start using the equipment for insurance purposes. Then you get a free assessment every 4-6 weeks to make sure you are "on track with your goals"