Stephanie

Stephanie

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11 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Ask Heather: Finding a... · 0 replies · +1 points

We went with a local restaurant that we LOVED. We approached them (having already heard a few weddings have been held there) and asked if we could do it. We didn't have the reception at prime time (it was noon to 4pm) but that worked out for them. Their pricing was extremely reasonable (basically we had to pay at least what they would have made in that afternoon), but it worked out perfectly!

The secret with the non-traditional: find a place you already love (a park, a restaurant, a museum, a zoo) and see what they can do!

11 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Winning Wednesday: Eas... · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't think we had an actual theme. Though the reception was held at a combination flatbread pizza restaurant/candlepin bowling place. So the theme was FUN!

Just started trying to figure out all the name change stuff. DREADING IT.

18 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Ask Heather: Guests Ar... · 2 replies · +3 points

We determined we wanted a child-free wedding. Then on the RSVP from Mr. and Mrs Last name, we get Mr, Mrs. and Babyname listed. 2year old, I guess, not baby. I didn't really know what to do because all I picture is marmo's situation. My fiance emailed the cousin (father of the baby) and expressed surprise about the inclusion of the baby (not in a mean way, but in a "i can't believe I haven't met the little guy yet" sort of way) and expressed the concern about fussy children. The response was "we worried about that, too, maybe we'll just come to the reception". At this point, I don't really feel like pushing the issue anymore, but I am a little peeved that they don't know protocol. Or couldn't hire a babysitter?

30 weeks ago @ http://runtothefinish.... - Spring Bootie Buster C... · 0 replies · +1 points

I did the HBBC a few years ago and it motivated me to run on days that I would have much rather just sat on the couch. And since I've been doing a lot of couch-sitting again recently, I'm super excited this is here to get me back off the couch!
My recent post 2013 Fitness Wrap Up

51 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Win This: Surprise You... · 0 replies · +2 points

I'd probably put the gifts I'm giving them (i.e. the jewelry I'd love them to wear during the wedding), plus a thank you note with a message from me. Haven't thought too much about what else I'd like to give them, but I'll figure it out eventually!

81 weeks ago @ So Over This - I Exercised Yesterday ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good for you for starting! Saw one of your comment/discussions above about tracking numbers: I'm just as obsessed with tracking fitness stuff (weight, workouts, etc.) as I am with money.

Also saw that you ended up starving yourself with Weight Watchers by trying to stay under the points and stuff. I used LoseIt for awhile when starting out, and it helped me see where the extra calories were popping up. Stopped eating seconds, toned down on the unhealthy snacks. But I do think I also maybe undershot on calories some days, so I don't know if LoseIt will be just as dangerous as Weight Watchers for you. Just a thought. Watching what you eat + exercising will work together to get you where you need to be.

Also, drink water. I know everyone says that all the time. But thirst sometimes manifests as hunger, plus there's a million good reasons to keep hydrated. So, do that.

As for the getting exhausted business, I know all about that. In fact, the vomiting issue has been a problem for me in the past: after the past few 5k races I ran, I puked. Then and also during some exercises, if I push myself too hard, or my heart rate gets too high, I get sick to my stomach and think I might vomit. So, the feelings happen, it's a sign from your body that you're pushing too hard.

As for accountability, you should join in on the #pfworkout hashtag! We'll support you and cheer you on there.

Okay, I've said way too much for one comment. I'm really proud of you for starting this! I think videos can be pretty great, and you can get more through youtube and on-demand cable.

Seriously, I've kind of gotten obsessed with this fitness and healthy eating thing, so I'm here for more ideas :) And of course support!

84 weeks ago @ http://www.sweetlifeer... - How to Get Back into R... · 1 reply · +1 points

I haven't been to the gym or gone for a run in weeks. I stopped working out when I realized it might have been making my chronic cold stick around (it's still lingering...almost 2 months with cold symptoms :( ) But I do want to get back into running. I never was that fast of a runner, but I feel discouraged the longer I'm away from it. Thanks for the advice!

96 weeks ago @ So Over This - Giving Thanks · 0 replies · +1 points

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Glad I stuck around after your rebranding :) And glad to hear how well things are going :D

109 weeks ago @ Gluten-free is Life - Pretty Muddy Giveaway · 1 reply · +1 points

Whoops, just realized that this is no the Mad River that I know! I thought it was the Vermont one! So...I dont think I'll enter. Thanks for the giveaway, though!

109 weeks ago @ Gluten-free is Life - Pretty Muddy Giveaway · 2 replies · +1 points

I've done 5ks before, but never an obstacle course! And I love Mad River! Skiied in winter and hiked in summer! :D