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Motivated Bride


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

So, the other day when I wrote the blog there was a bit of information I left out. I was in the bridal show picking up my bridesmaid for my future brother in laws wedding. As I was in there I wanted to physically look at the dress I have been dreaming over and asking about time frames in ordering it because I am going to try to get as close to my goal by the end of February and go ahead and look at dresses. I want it to be an enjoyable time and I think that if I go now I would just be upset because I am not happy with how I look.

Anyhow, the girl giving me all the information told me that my dream dress in plus size would take 16 weeks... PLUS SIZE! What is she talking about I wear a size 12 in jeans... but an 18 in their dresses.. that is PLUS SIZE. I know I am bigger but I have NEVER referred to myself as plus size. I could have curled up in a ball and cried my eyes out.

So, when I go to try on dresses, one of my goals is to not have to buy a plus size dress. This is only two sizes down which should be a GREAT short term goal to achieve.

With this goal in mind, I got inspired today. You would be so proud!

Let me tell you about my day:
I work from home now, which is a GREAT thing for me because I no longer have an hour commute to work. But on the downside, it sometimes makes me very lazy! This morning I woke up almost as a new person! I got up and enjoyed one cup of coffee, that I used splenda instead of sugar but did use my indulgent vanilla creamer and had a yogurt parfait for breakfast. Then during my first break, I decided to go ahead and prepare my lunch and eat it, which I had a salad topped with shrimp carrots, radishes, sprouts, and italian dressing.
Then at 1:30 during my lunch I did a few arm and leg strength training exercises and rode on my stationary bide for 3 miles, then went and took a shower before I had to jump back on the phones. I felt so PRODUCTIVE and it makes me feel that my goals are so much closer than I think! Tonight will be a challenge because its family dinner night, the one night a week where our entire family comes together and eats dinner. We each bring a dish and a lot of times they aren't very healthy, like tonight, Taco night. So I have prepared a salad with chicken that I am going to be bringing so that I can hopefully resist the temptation of eating the fattening stuff! Maybe next week I will host a salad night where we can all bring toppings for salads! :)

What a proud day for me and this really motivates me to continue this way.... not just for the wedding but I can tell you that is good motivation! :)

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ANABAL2006 1/13/2011 9:53AM

    Thank MICEYMAX AND RUNNINSTRONG

RUNNINSTRONG: I have my eye set on this convertible dress! You should check it out at davidsbridal.com style KP3265. It's two dress in one and you wouldn't even know it! Just to let you know too, the dress it turns into, is my bridesmaids dresses! how cool is that! I can't wait to suprise everyone when I take it off! :) I was serious when I said I could possible help with any stationary or anything, I love working with photoshop and would be honored to help if you need anything.

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RUNNINSTRONG 1/13/2011 9:44AM

    Anabel, I'm sure you've heard it before, but wedding gowns run VERY small. I wear a size 8 and I have to order a size 12/14 gown. However, I think dropping 2 bridal sizes by the end of February is an excellent goal: managable, meetable and inspirational. I'm having a terrible time choosing my dress and need to order by the end of Jan... so I've got to get a move on with the weight loss. I'm hoping to steal some of your motivation. Way to go on the bike! Keep at it!!

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ANABAL2006 1/12/2011 10:11PM

    Id like to add another 3 miles on to that bike ride! My motivation continued into the night! And I was very proud of myself that I didn't eat anything I wasn't suppose to at family dinner night. I can feel the change! :)

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MICKEYMAX 1/12/2011 3:50PM

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Way to go on bringing something that works for you! It can be hard but worth the payoff!

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