Chop of the Hair!

A few months before the wedding I was starting to feel the “itch”… If you are a girl with long hair- you know what itch I’m talking about.  I’ve definitely always been the type of person that wants what I cant have, or do what I shouldn’t do (to a certain extent, of course).  I knew i was supposed to grow my hair out for the wedding, so of course, I wanted to chop it all off!

The day after we got back from the honeymoon, guess what I did!?! Chopped it all off! 11 inches to be exact, and I couldn’t be happier.  The shorter hair is definitely nice for summer, and it feels like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders- literally!!

This first picture was my hair before.  Don’t mind the awkward facial expression…I can’t explain it.

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The second is my hair straight and sassy, which I honestly love, but I don’t have the time for it!

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I’ve been leaning towards the beach wavy curly hair, and I think this cut does it well.

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It is still short enough to be out of my face, but still long enough to throw in a pony tail!

Now let’s see how long it takes for me to wish it was long again…

 

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Whoops…

So I thought I would have been blogging a lot about wedding planning, and final preparations and whatnot, and clearly, that didn’t happen.  Things got crazy busy with working and the wedding, and the blog sort of fizzled away off of my priority list.

Well, I just got back from my honeymoon, and let me tell you- it was amazing!!!

The whole wedding was perfect, the honeymoon was wonderful, and I can’t believe it is all over! I hope to get things going on a more regular basis here again!  If anyone is interested in seeing some wedding day pictures of my dress, flowers, venue or anything, let me know!!!

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xoxo, Emily

Stupid Stress…

So, apparently my thyroid is fine.  It’s just stress.  Which is a good thing, right?  I should be happy- I’m healthy! But somehow I am bummed. I thought this would be the answer to why I’ve gained weight.  It’s just stress. Screw you wedding, screw you house, screw you stress!!!!

About 2 weeks ago I started the T25 and Shakeology by Beachbody and i have been feeling much better and even lost 6.4lbs.  This should have been my indication that my thyroid was fine.  I just wanted to feel like I didn’t gain 10lbs in a month just by eating bad and being stressed.

So, here is to being more conscious about what I put in my body, working out 5 days a week, and taking a chillaxative! haha

If any of you are curious about the T25 or shakeology program, let me know! So far it is working for me!

 

xoxo, Emily

Thyroid

This post isn’t really an interesting one; It’s more of a rant.  Lately I have been feeling “off’. I can’t really describe it, just off.  I have been very lethargic, moody, and I have put on more weight in the past 3 months than I have in the past 3 years.  I am not sure if this is due to stress with my wedding coming up, or if it is something more.  

I did a little bit of research, and I related to most of the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.  Hypothyroidism, if you don’t know, is when your thyroid isn’t producing enough of the hormone thyroxine, which slows down your metabolism and whatnot.  It typically doesn’t effect people under 40, but can in some circumstances.  I did some family investigating since I am adopted and don’t know much of their medical backgrounds.  It turns out that both my birth grandma, birth mom, and both of my birth sisters have hypothyroidism!  That was enough for me to call my doctor to schedule a blood test.  

I went to the lab for my blood test 2 days ago, and I am still anxiously waiting for my results.  It may be nothing, or it may be something… As bad as it sounds, I hope I do have it so I can get my body under control again.  I have been feeling like I don’t know what is happening with it.  

Let’s hope I hear something today, or soon!  

Do any of you suffer from hypothyroidism?  Any advice?

xoxo, Emily 

I have a YouTube channel!

Hey everyone! Guess what! I started a youtube channel so I can film some vlogs and tutorials along with this blog!

I did the 20 question tag, so you all can get to know me a little bit better! I had a lot of fun filming this, and hope you enjoy watching it!!

Let me know if you would like to see more vlogs or have any think you would like to see!

xoxo, Emily

2 Months To Go!!!

I cannot even believe I am typing these words- I am getting married in TWO MONTHS!!!! Yes, you read that right.  Two months from today.  That is insane.  We have been engaged for 18 months now, and to think the wedding is so soon, is just unreal.  This weekend we are having a combo bachelor/bachelorette party thrown for us by my best friend and maid of honor, and then in 2 weeks we are having our separate parties!  Crazy! Looking at the calendar freaked me out, because every single weekend we have things going on until the wedding!  This past weekend I spent hours at both my dress fitting and making our invitations!  I will show an update on those once I get more done and can show you- they are so cute!!  

Speaking of wedding dresses… I bought my dress with the intention of losing some weight before the big day… yeah… about that… I’ve gained 5lbs instead.  Now that I am running out of time, I am getting serious again.  I just can’t believe how fast time flies! I am going to start eating healthier and going to the gym around 5 times a week until the wedding (hopefully!!!) I would like to lose about 10lbs total for the big day.  I think I can do it!  

I am really trying to get healthier per my “happiness project” and this will just take it one step farther!   

Completely Exhausted

Well, the last 2 weeks have been the most stressful and exhausting weeks of my life.  Last week the company I work for held its annual convention, this year in Philadelphia.  It was so stressful yet wonderful.  I love where I work, so it was nice to spend time with the people I am close with, doing what we love.  But I did work a total of 81.25 hours.  Yes, you read that right.  81.25 hours in 6 days.  That is INSANE, people! It was completely exhausting, but so worth it.

But then, the inevitable happened.  It all caught up to me.  I arrived back to Chicago late Sunday night (after a 3 hour delay, of course) and started getting a little bit congested Monday morning. Tuesday it hit me like a big ol’ bus.  102 fever, chills, body ache, sweating, congestion, and pounding headache.  I was absolutely so miserable! Luckily I got over this very quickly.  I give credit to lots of rest, emergen-c, and raw garlic (2 whole cloves to be exact) I am still very congested, but I will take it over everything else.

So, I will try to get my normal post out this weekend, but this was just the explanation where i have been.

If you would like to hear more about my trip to Philly and see some photos of my sightseeing, or anything like that, let me know!

xoxo, Emily