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****i missed you guys so much, i bought a dress!****

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Or something like that! But truly, honestly, I have been away for 3 days and I feel like I have been goen for 3 weeks. I had such a busy weekend and spent all day yesterday doing wedding stuff and the entire time I was thinking: " I wonder if LILSHINE got in her workout and is eating her 5 meals? did ENDERLI post a blog? I hope EUEK098 doesn't think I forgot about her. I wonder if LISANO415 is getting any wedding stuff done? I thought of so many of you and I worried that something major was going on in your lives that I needed to support you through and I was ultimately missing it. Needless to say, I will be doing a lot of catching up on blogs over the next couple of days.

I worked Monday night and ended up over calories because some idiot brought in Eileen's Cookies and some idiot (ME) decided to eat two of them. Yesterday I did ok and was able to do my 2nd day of P90X - Cardio X. That tape is only a little over 50 minutes. The worst part about the whole thing was the yoga warmup. I have hardwood floors in my family room and staying in a set pose for a minute is hard when your back foot continues to slide. The cardio wasn't bad, in fact, at some spots it was too easy and at others it was just plain fun. I liked doing high kicks over a chair, and jumping through imaginary tires, and doing jumpshots. The best move, The Heisman, is a butt workout like no other. I am really liking P90X and am beginning to look forward to it at the end of the night. Tonight I am going to Zumba and then coming home to do the chest and back dvd. We will see if I can move on Thursday.

Yesterday was wedding planning day! Our colors are ivory, champagne and chocolate brown. I found my niece the most ADORABLE flower girl dress. It will look so good on her; she has a beautiful milk chocolate complexion. She may just steal the show! I also bout MY dress yesterday. I looked at the dress on the 5th of September and loved it then but wanted to give myself time to lose more weight before I ordered. This is what I looked like in the dress in September:

Don't mind me, I was feeling waaay too cute! emoticon Since that day, I have lost 23 more pounds. This is what I looked like yesterday:

Yesterday I felt like a bride! Its so amazing what a difference of 23 lbs could do. I look at that picture and I feel proud. And I don't care that I am 221 lbs. I look healthy and fit. And I was able to buy a 16 wedding dress! Buying what the designer considers to be "standard" size saved me $100 from the September quote they gave me. And the store owner gave me a bottle of champagne to celebrate! (Take that Kleinfelds!) Afterwards my aunt and I went and looked at linens to no avail and then Derrell and I were invited as guests to a wedding coordinator society event with all the major wedding vendors from Nebraska there. They set it up like a reception with an open bar and buffet and carving station and wedding cake- the whole nine yards. They asked us to sit on a panel with other brides and one other couple to share our wedding planning experience and answer their questions. It was good to just be honest with them and feel like someone cared about our big day. Tomorrow we meet with a photographer. Things are coming together and I am so pumped up!
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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/4/2013 9:23AM

    You look amazing.

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CINDYBEL 1/29/2013 2:41PM

    You look great. Enjoy the wedding and all that comes after. May it be forever. emoticon

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JENNY160 1/26/2013 7:25PM

    First of all, you do NOT look like 221 lbs! I would guess maybe 170, tops! And a size 16? No. Way. You look so teeny tiny! And that dress is killer on you! BTW, the colors you selected are fantastic--very classy--and the flower girl's dress is BE-A-U-TI-FUL!

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GREENVALLEYS 1/20/2013 11:33PM

    Simply marvelous my dear! 

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GRAMPIAN 1/19/2013 11:34AM

  Beautiful dress. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 1/19/2013 9:21AM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

I hope u don't gain the weight back after the wedding, like most girls do. HE can eat for three people, but a GIRL just can't, so it is really easy to pack the pounds back on. While he drinks beer and eats pizza, SHE packs the pounds on. Just don't go there once you are married.

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KPETSCHE 1/19/2013 3:01AM

    Nikki - you are BEAUTIFUL in your dress!! Love the flower girl dress is fantastic, too. Looks like wedding plans are going good - it's so much work, isn't it?? I planned my wedding during my first semester of Pharmacy school and got married that summer between 1st and 2nd semesters. It was a nuts time, that's for sure.
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ALIDOSHA 1/18/2013 4:47PM

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MISSB8604 1/18/2013 12:48PM

    Looking wonderful girl.

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EDENZMOM 1/18/2013 9:12AM

    you look amazing!! I'm super proud of you! all the best for wedding planning! xo

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CICELY360 1/18/2013 8:35AM

  good blog

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MISSLISA1973 1/18/2013 2:33AM

    You look great in both pictures, but I can really see the beauty of the bottom of the dress in the second picture. I love the confidence on your face!

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BLUEJEAN99 1/18/2013 1:59AM

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JAMER123 1/17/2013 10:34PM

    What a change since Sept!! CONGRATS and keep up the great work!! Enjoy your wedding as well as the planning phase of it!!

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PEGGYO 1/17/2013 10:13PM

    thanks for sharing

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DIANNEMT 1/17/2013 8:43PM

    Beautiful!! Remember that the wedding is a fine party but the marriage starts that day--and that is a very special and wonderful thing.

I started my weight loss journey because of my daughter's wedding--lost 9 pounds before the wedding to fit into MY dress and then just kept going!! Great for you!!

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CHARTHESTAR 1/17/2013 8:24PM

    You looked cute in your pose in the first picture.
in the second picture= you look beautiful. Congratulations on your success for getting fit. You look super fit. and Blessings on your upcoming wedding

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MARYJEANSL 1/17/2013 6:50PM

  You look just lovely in the dress - congrats!

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CLAYARTIST 1/17/2013 6:08PM

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SJKENT1 1/17/2013 4:43PM

    You look so beautiful. The dress is just gorgeous. What a wonderful time for you.

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SHOAPIE 1/17/2013 4:36PM

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VOLLEYGIRL77 1/17/2013 3:54PM

    Wow you look gorgeous!

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PATRICIAANN46 1/17/2013 2:23PM

  You look emoticon !!!!! Enjoy EVERY minute of your wedding planning. It is such a positive experience. I wish you the emoticon !!!

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DRAGONFLYGALS 1/17/2013 1:20PM

    Beautiful

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LILSHINE 1/17/2013 1:17PM

    Tee Hee... yes lilshine has been getting in her workouts "this" week. Eating my 5 meals, even on the weekends!! I was encouraged by the best Ms. Nikki. That's so sweet that you're thinking about us... You look amazing in your dress. You can really, really see the difference. You should be proud and feeling yourself - you look great. I know you're going to be extremely beautiful on your day. I look forward to one day "this year" trying on a wedding dress and planning a wedding...well got to get a man first (teehee)

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SUSIEMT 1/17/2013 12:04PM

    You look so good in that dress! What a beautiful bride!

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ALICIALYNNE 1/17/2013 12:04PM

    I agree - super cute either way, but that 23 pounds definitely made a difference!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your planning, and of course the big day itself!

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NEWCHINELO 1/17/2013 11:57AM

    You look adorable either way but 23lbs made a huge difference

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STELLASMYBEBE 1/17/2013 11:49AM

    Stunning!
And for the sliding foot on hard wood floors? I recommend yoga socks. they have grips on them :)
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TURNINGTABLES21 1/17/2013 11:36AM

  Beautiful dress, gorgeous bride!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/17/2013 11:24AM

    Wow! Wow! Wow! You look beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JOANNHUNT 1/17/2013 11:13AM

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You looked lovely in the dress. Keep up the good work YES

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DW33412 1/17/2013 11:08AM

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/17/2013 11:05AM

    You are going to be a beautiful bride on your special day. Your niece will look adorable. Be sure to post pictures. emoticon

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NASFKAB 1/17/2013 10:46AM

  excited for you great

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FAVORITEAUNT84 1/17/2013 10:44AM

    So awesome! Beautiful dress!

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LIVELYGIRL2 1/17/2013 10:40AM

  What a gorgeous dress and isn't it something how improved that amount of loss can do.....

HOW V emoticon ERY EXCITING

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CBRINKLEY401 1/17/2013 10:27AM

    You are glowing, just as a bride should. I'm happy for you. emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 1/17/2013 10:08AM

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ROCKYCPA 1/17/2013 10:03AM

    What a beautiful dress! You are going to be a gorgeous!

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JACKIE542 1/17/2013 9:14AM

    Just beautiful, what a great day your wedding be a beautiful bride! emoticon emoticon

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WALLINMW 1/17/2013 9:10AM

  Um..that dress is gorg! And so are you.

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GLINDAW 1/17/2013 8:45AM

    You look beautiful in your dress. Congratulations!

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KWING517 1/17/2013 8:41AM

    What a beautiful dress!! Great job on the weight loss - you look wonderful! And I love the attitude in the first pic :)

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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/17/2013 8:41AM

    You look great. Congratulations. Keep up the good work.

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NEWMOM20121 1/17/2013 8:39AM

    beautiful.

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MOMMY445 1/17/2013 8:23AM

    you look amazing in both pictures! congrats on your successes and on saving $100.00
you can do this! you are worth it!

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SHERYLDS 1/17/2013 8:22AM

    GORGEOUS....you look amazing.
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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 1/17/2013 7:59AM

    You look beautiful, TRULY amazing... Wow, keep on going!!!

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