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Yeah..got the gown!!! and a whole lot more!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Well, I bought my gown!! I am a happy camper.
My Mom, sister & I went MOTB gown shopping today. We picked out about 20 gowns for me to try on. I tried on the first one (size 16) and even though it was too small, I loved it. It was exactly what I wanted. I felt totally elegant in it. It has a straight long (almost pencil) skirt with a slit up the back, anda beautiful fitted jacket with a jewel closing. It is made of silk/wool. I then tried on about 19 more and hated them all. They made me feel like an old lady. So I tried on the first one again and that was it. Then, I asked the price...yikes, it cost about 3 times more than what I thought I wanted to pay, but oh well!! Then my sister found jewelry for it, a necklace and earrings, swarovski crystals, no less... and I bought those too...lol!! My total (and I haven't even bought the shoes and purse yet) came to almost the same as my daughters wedding dress (which I am also paying for). Oh well, she is my first one (have two more to go), but I feel very good, very elegant, and not like the grandmother of the bride. I ordered in a size that fits me now, as the lady at the store wouldn't believe me that I was going to lose another 20-30 lbs before the wedding, and she said they have a fabulous seamstress who could take it in. So now I'm am more determined than ever to lose this weight to show her!!
On the way home, I also stopped at a homemade chocolate store and bought favours for the bridal shower (chocolate truffles), hence the 3 truffles (had to do a tasting!) on my nutrition tracker.
We did go out to lunch and I ate what I had planned, but had 1 and 1/2 glasses of white wine, not just one, but hey, I am still OK with calories/fat/carbs today!

Had a great day all in all, and am very happy to finally have my dress! emoticon
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  • LILLYI1967
    Wow Wendy, I can't believe you found it! That is terrific!!! Her shower is coming up soon and I still haven't gotten my dress or a dress for the girls! They are really excited too! I guess that means another trip to the states...I was there for the day yesterday too, should have looked...my body isn't quite ready for it...LOL

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    3136 days ago
    Well done Wendy, I can feel how proud you are in your writing
    3137 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Great job!!! Finding "the dress" is always such an accomplishment. You did great with your plan for staying within calorie ranges, even if you did splurge a little more than the original plan. I know you will be able to have that dress taken in and feel like a million even if you don't make that goal.

    I understand the sales clerk's apprehension. Having worked in retail industry and saw way too many women insisting that they'd lose the weight and then upset when it didn't fit the day of the event. Then blaming the store for not getting the "right" size.

    Besides think how good you'll feel about it when they have to take the dress in.
    3138 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/17/2009 7:30:52 PM
    Enjoy your celebration, Wendy!

    3138 days ago
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