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Old 01-16-09, 08:34 AM   #1
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Super Ninja Happy Fun Time Weight Loss! (success + general life update)

So, I'm totally in a good mood today, and really have been most of the time lately, even though i tend to get seasonally affected. I am taking the fish oil suggested by the doc for my slightly too low good chorlesteral, and recommended by my boss for the seasonal affective (he has the same).

The wedding planning is going swimmingly, we're down into the "pick the appetizers", "what color chair covers", and "what exactly are we putting in the hollywood superstar red carpet style giftbags".

This of course means were at the "How the hell am i going to pay for all this?" part too, so expect updates on the ebay sales of hockey cards and memorabilia LOL.

The fiancee is closing in on grad school decisioning. She has her application in for 3 GA positions (boston U, Bowling Green, and St. Cloud), and is waiting for a decision from USOEC on whether the Northern Michigan GA spot will exist this year. If it does, she'll be applying for that one. She got a call from Boston yesterday, and will likely speak with them today. My only fear is paying to live in/move to Boston, while I'm still paying for the wedding.

My work is going well, I seem to have the full trust of my client site boss, and the full backing of my consulting firm, the latter of which should greatly help with wherever we have to move in the summer/fall.

Finally, I have been working out a ton, and after last week, really eating right. In 11 days time, I've dropped almost 7 lbs, and that's with some less than healthy choices last week. I know people have lost faster, but the thing I think bodes well is that I have taken the last two days off from exercise (first day was a missed workout, the second just rotating around the rest day), and I lost weight even after the off days. Clearly, my fat burn is working, and the drop came from the glycogen replacement process eating at my spare chubbiness. I've got about 15 miles in the gym this weekend.

Only bad news is that I haven't been on my bike in a couple weeks now. It's too damn icy out.
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Woohoo, keep up the great work

Don't stress too much about the wedding. 5 years from now no one will remember the fine details you stressed so much about, your brides sequence pattern, nor will they recall much of what was in the favor bag. They will remember the good time and being with friends and family. So just relax about the wedding, soon it will be all over and it will be the fastest 15-20k you ever spent. I say cut back on the wedding and throw it into a kick-arse honeymoon!

Oh and don't taunt super ninja happy fun time.
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Great update TKGN.

Just remember that that wedding is in no way, shape, or fashion about you. Your role is pretty much ceremonial (see what I did there?), lol. You job is to nod when appropriate, agree with what she really wants, be on time for stuff, and have her family and friends convinced you're the nicest, most considerate guy EVAR!

On a brighter note, you do get a bachelor party, so you have that goin' on for you!
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Woohoo, keep up the great work

Don't stress too much about the wedding. 5 years from now no one will remember the fine details you stressed so much about, your brides sequence pattern, nor will they recall much of what was in the favor bag. They will remember the good time and being with friends and family. So just relax about the wedding, soon it will be all over and it will be the fastest 15-20k you ever spent. I say cut back on the wedding and throw it into a kick-arse honeymoon!

Oh and don't taunt super ninja happy fun time.
Such wisdom from someone who only tied the knot six months ago.
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Great update TKGN.

Just remember that that wedding is in no way, shape, or fashion about you. Your role is pretty much ceremonial (see what I did there?), lol. You job is to nod when appropriate, agree with what she really wants, be on time for stuff, and have her family and friends convinced you're the nicest, most considerate guy EVAR!

On a brighter note, you do get a bachelor party, so you have that goin' on for you!
Unless they are trendy and have a "groom's shower." Yuck. It reminds me of a James Thurber essay from the 30's about having men at wedding showers and the discomfort they feel as the 'shower games' get played.
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What bodes well, TKGN, is that you are enthusiastic. That makes everything else possible.
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My fiancee actually has me actively involved in the planning, as I have done this once before. She's pretty easy to please for the most part, unless it involves food, LOL. Other than the expenses it's really a lot of fun planning. We have a great planner, a great venue, etc.
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Such wisdom from someone who only tied the knot six months ago.

Well fortunately I have 20/20 hindsight

Do as I say not as I do
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