Yesterday was my friend's wedding. She asked me to be her Matron of Honor back in August. Although I had already made the decision to start losing weight, this helped me stay on track. For the last 10 months, I have been working so hard. 65 pounds and having to buy a new (smaller) bridesmaid dress later, I was able to celebrate not only my friend's marriage, but my new body. Although I have met my goal, and then some, I am happy to continue this journey to a fitter me for the rest of my life.

My fifth wedding anniversary is coming up in September, and I have booked a photo shoot in the same area as our wedding. Our engagement photos were great, but I was still overweight working on losing (the first time) for the wedding, and my husband was still recovering from a 10-day hospitalization earlier that year. The photos are not very representative of us. Now that we are both "ourselves" again, we can't wait to re-create some of our wedding photos in an "engagement" style. :)