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Say 'Yes' to the Dress

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I'm going to a wedding with my boyfriend in 2 weeks and we're going back to his hometown where I'll meet all his friends for the first time. I'm super excited and the wedding has served as extra motivation for my weight loss. Yesterday I tried on the dress I'm planning on wearing and was pleasantly surprised!

At Christmas, this dress was one I had pulled out of my closet as a possibility for all the seasonal parties. I quickly put it back in the closet when I found it too tight, well, pretty much everywhere. So imagine my delight when I pulled it out of the closet last night and found that I actually had room around the tummy and hips!

I've lost 12 pounds since Christmas, 6 lbs that I lost in Jan and Feb, then 6 lbs that I've lost since joining SparkPeople 6 weeks ago. Sometimes, with weightloss spread out over such a long time like that, it's hard to remember that 12 lbs is a lot! Actually, it's 5.75% of my body weight!!! It can make a big difference. Sometimes those "fancy" clothes that we only pull out of our closets on special occasions can be a great reminder of how far we've come!

I'd like to continue at my 1 lb/week pace so hopefully I'll lose 2 more pounds by the wedding. It's going to feel great finally getting to meet all the people that are so important to my boyfriend. But the best part is going to meet them knowing that I am presenting my best, most confident self.

(Final note: I'm writing this wearing a pair of jeans that were too tight to wear at Christmas time but fit comfortably now!!)
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    2053 days ago
    That is so fantastic, great job! I also have a wedding as one of my major motivators (I am a bridesmaid in a wedding next June) and I would LOVE to not have to buy my dress in the more expensive plus-size when the time comes to purchase it! Crossing my fingers!

    Enjoy your trip!
    2053 days ago
    Congratulations. I started SP almost 4 months ago and lost 23 lbs. I was suprised that the shorts I bought for this summer can't be worn anymore because I can slip them over my hips without undoing the button and zipper. Could you imagine a 57 year old lady with her grannie panties showing like how the kids wear their jeans?
    2053 days ago
    Way to go! I have a wedding (my son's) on New Year's Eve. This is the boost I needed to make me 'go for the gold' and get into that dress hanging in my closet!
    2053 days ago
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