- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2008
I woke up this morning to the following email. The background is that yes, I am overweight, and we have battled over this my entire life. We are pretty close – or at least, we talk on the phone a lot – and she has similar problems. She and I are frighteningly similar people. Since I met Mr.GV, I’ve become better about standing up to her about it, but I’ve also gained weight. Last night I responded to an email to the women throwing my shower next month, telling them how excited I am, that the shower makes it all seem real, and holy *&%* I’m really getting married! So, without further ado, my mom’s email:
OK, so, yes, Holy *&%^$#%^&**@, you ARE really getting married! In just a hair over 4 months! Good that you are excited!!!
And now would be an excellent time to think seriously about the fact that you will be the absolute center of attention, and you want to look as gorgeous as you possibly can—which, as we know, is plenty gorgeous! This was brought home to me last night at Ben’s wedding—All the details and visuals of the place, food, decor, etc. are important and fun, but the bride (and groom) are most definitely the center of attention
So a serious fitness program/diet to begin now (unless, of course, you have already begun) would be a lovely addition to the festivities. And my email about why this is so important HEALTH-wise (not just appearance-wise) will follow at some later date (like you don’t already know…)
Meanwhile, I plan to begin today, with an ambitious goal for myself—happy to have company in my effort……