The Kyle Wellwood Diet

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When Kyle Wellwood reported to Canucks training camp earlier this month he tipped the scales near 200lbs and wasn’t in NHL shape, according to coach Alain Vigneault.

The Canucks had signed him to a nearly $1M deal in the off-season and were hoping to have the ex-Leaf regain his 30 goal scoring touch on a line with Pavol Demitra and Mason Raymond. Unsatisfied with Wellwood’s weight, the Canucks put him on a strict diet.

In 10 days he’s dropped 8 pounds and some of the way he’s doing it are exactly the reason I’ve been dropping weight with LA Weight Loss. When you give your diet over to someone who knows what they’re doing, you just follow the rules and things will be okay.

“They’ve taken all the thinking out of it,” he says “They’re making sure I get the meals I need. I’ve eliminated everything but lean meat and vegetables. If you want to lose weight pretty quickly, just do that.” [Vancouver Sun]

That’s what LA Weight Loss has done for Jennifer and I – it’s taken all the thinking out of things. We know each day how many proteins, fruit, vegetable, dairy, fat and starches we need to eat. We plan our meals out the night before or morning of, and we’re not scrambling at a fast food drive through or ordering a pizza at 7p because we have no dinner planned.

When you’re on a program, you’re bound by the programs rules and it adds a convenient and easy structure to how and what you eat. Follow it, and you’ll drop the lbs – just like Kyle Wellwood did.

Hmmm .. I’m around 197 now .. I wonder if I get down to 189 by next weekend if Coach will sign me to a $1M deal?

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How to do a Vancouver Wedding on a Budget: Picking a Dress

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Be sure to check out the complete Vancouver Wedding on a Budget series of posts.

It’s not about the wedding, it’s about the marriage. I proved that the first time. Now, as I get ready to walk down the aisle a second time, I’m steadfast against making the same mistake. I would rather invest in the marriage than the wedding.

Jen and I have fun on the weekends watching Rich Bride, Poor Bride on Slice. Bridezillas pouting because they want $200 tiaras, grooms needing flashy Ferraris, surrounded 250 people they don’t even know guzzling signature cocktails and grazing the midnight buffet.

One couple last night had 2 budgets. He wanted $25k, she wanted $45k. They settled on $38 000 and spent in excess of $52 000. On one night, perhaps 8 hours, of fun. It’s insane.

So as Jen and I plan our wedding, we’re trying to do things reasonably. To that end Jen has been scouring Craigslist for wedding dresses. There are some bargains to be had, but most dresses run about $600 and then need about $300 in alterations and even more for your accessories. Plus you get someone else’s ju-ju. Jen is big on the ju-ju. She wants everything fresh and new with clean karma. I was surprised she was willing to look through Craigslist.

What do you think? Guys rent tuxes, would you wear a rented gown, or buy a used one?

In the end, after trying on dresses at just 2 stores, but scouring the web and magazines for weeks, Jen has picked her dress – and it’s a steal. She gave herself a budget of $1000, but has managed to get it all for less than $500.

Angeline Bridal Boutique on Hastings near Boundary makes their own dresses. They sell them to other stores who mark them up. Buying here means buying direct, means no middle person, means Jen got a perfectly stunning simple dress for a great price and no ju-ju.

Next up is the invitations. I wouldnt mind doing them myself, I’ve got a fab picture of the Eiffel Tower from the day we got engaged. Just looking for ideas to get the wedding script down the right side.

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