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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SANDYCRANE 1/17/2013 7:23AM

    I love the photos and the wonderful look on your face. You look great and congratulations on losing 23 pounds. You would be a beautiful bride no matter what your size, it is all in that radiant glow you have. I am glad you are back and can't wait to see your progress with your wedding plans.

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HEARTS116 1/17/2013 7:18AM

    You look amazing! Congrats! I look forward to hearing about your special day! emoticon

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CJADERUN 1/17/2013 6:59AM

    Oh my gosh, you look so beautiful. And, honestly, you look beautiful in the first picture, too--your attitude is fantastic!

I'm so excited for you--you've done AMAZING these past few months, and you should feel so proud! You have a great body, and you should be proud of that. Whenever you're feeling down, you should come back to this blog and look over all you've done.

Also, you're wedding colors sound great! It's going to be a beautiful wedding, and I can't wait to hear/read/see pictures about it!
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PENOWOK 1/17/2013 6:44AM

    Wow! You look amazing!! Keep up the great work!! We are all so proud of you!!

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BESSHAILE 1/17/2013 6:10AM

    Beautiful dress on a beautiful woman. Congratulations.

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 1/17/2013 5:56AM

    Amazing it looks completely different.

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TRYINGHARD54 1/17/2013 5:48AM

    your beautiful...... :)

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LIFETIMER54 1/17/2013 5:40AM

  A HUGE emoticon emoticon

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NEWTINK 1/17/2013 5:39AM

    Congratulations on wedding .. you look amazing in your dress .. emoticon emoticon

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LRSILVER 1/17/2013 4:47AM

    Great. Congrats on the wedding plans.

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AMANDACOETZER 1/17/2013 4:36AM

    Wow, you look fantastic!!! Congratulations!!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/17/2013 4:01AM

    emoticon and you look emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTHER-NATURE 1/17/2013 3:41AM

    emoticon You and your dress are absolutely beautiful emoticon can't wait to see the wedding pictures.



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DJSQUISHIE 1/16/2013 11:52PM

    You look so beautiful! Congrats on losing 23 lbs!

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REGILIEH 1/16/2013 11:04PM

    It all sounds so perfect and looks so perfect! Your gown is exquisite and no one could look as pretty as you do in it!!! You are so right, those 23 lbs. make a huge difference. emoticon

I am so excited for you! emoticon

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JUSTLIKEALICE 1/16/2013 10:10PM

    Stunning. Just absolutely perfectly stunning.

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LISAN0415 1/16/2013 10:06PM

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! You looked beautiful both times, but yes, I see the difference!

You look stunning!!!!

I love love love your dress! It is so classic, elegant, gorgeous!

So happy for you!!!!!!
I love your color choices too, so elegant!

I haven't done anything lately, next month I am kicking it into high gear after I get my taxes done!

I have my Dj booked, flowers ordered, dress is being made, I need to order invites, and order a cake....

I am just so happy for you!

Great work!


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REDVELVET21 1/16/2013 9:55PM

    Love it!!!

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READY4CHANGE81 1/16/2013 9:53PM

    YOU LOOK STUNNING!!! What a big difference 23 LBS made! You are GLOWING girl! You made me tear up a little! You've been my Spark bud for most of my journey and it made me proud that you shared this moment with us! I have seen your ups and downs and I am SO HAPPY I could share in this moment with you. I cannot wait to see your pics in SEPT!!!!!

All your hard work is paying off!!! ~and motivating so many!!!!

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MJREIMERS 1/16/2013 8:51PM

    You know I've always thought you are a beautiful girl, but you looked GORGEOUS in your dress. I'm so proud of you and what you've accomplished on your healthier lifestyle change! (Sorry, I sound like a mom there!) Your wedding will be a day that you, Derrell and all your guests will never forget!! emoticon on your purchase!

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NAYKNITS 1/16/2013 7:55PM

    BEAUTIFUL!!! You are glowing in the recent picture. And WOW 23 pounds makes a difference; gives me courage & hope that its all worthwhile.

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SPARKLE1908 1/16/2013 7:40PM

    You look wonderful!!!! Congratulations on your weight loss and your upcoming wedding!!!!

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FITFOODIE806 1/16/2013 7:07PM

    You are gorgeous!! What an amazing dress on you.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 1/16/2013 6:37PM

    Oh my girl, you look absolutely lovely in that dress! I'm so happy for you with losing 23 whopping pounds!! emoticon And what a thrill you must've had by the sounds of it!! emoticon

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SLEEPYDEAN 1/16/2013 5:16PM

    The dress is spectacular on you. Your hard work paid off!

Good luck in your continued planning, I might be doing the same soon.

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ARUNNINGKAT 1/16/2013 5:09PM

    Your dress is beautiful!! You are going to be a stunning bride! emoticon

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TWILLIE78 1/16/2013 5:08PM

    Gorgeous! Amazing how 21 pounds can make a difference. You are glowing. Keep up the good work!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 1/16/2013 5:00PM

    You look absolutely beautiful! So happy for you!!!

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SHRINKING_SARA 1/16/2013 4:57PM

    Love the dress! You look great in it!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 1/16/2013 4:43PM

    What a beautiful dress! I hope your wedding day is awesome -- you look great!

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PURPLE180 1/16/2013 4:14PM

    Amazing difference in the photos. You look so pretty. emoticon

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RICHILA 1/16/2013 4:09PM

    You are beautiful in both, but radiant in the second picture. emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 1/16/2013 3:34PM

    It's like you are a different person in the 2 photos! The dress is amazing and I love the colors you picked for the wedding! Plus the dress for your niece is adorable!

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AZULVIOLETA6 1/16/2013 2:41PM

    I'm not a fan of strapless wedding dresses...but you DO look cute! I love the feathery fabric at the bottom of the dress.

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AMCLELLAN 1/16/2013 2:37PM

    You look so amazing in that dress! Wedding planning is sooo much fun! I did pretty much everything myself for my wedding, so there were a lot of things other brides get to do that I missed out on, not that I'm complaining. Enjoy every moment of this, and the wedding itself.

I can not get over how great you look!!!!!!!

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ENDERLI 1/16/2013 2:11PM

    You are just Drop Dead Gorgeous!!!! Oh I got all teary eyes when I saw the pictures of you in your dress! You look amazing in both, like the dress was made for you. I will say your face speaks confidence and pride in the most recent photo!
How exciting!!!! Love the flower girl dress.

Have you thought about a contrasting color for linens? We just went with all white. It's almost easier that way. No stress.

Ps. yes I blogged ;)

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SUGAR0814 1/16/2013 2:08PM

    Amazing! Truly amazing! You look amazing!!! Did I say AMAZING???!!!!!

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DALID414 1/16/2013 1:29PM

    Has Derrell seen the dress or are you not superstitious about it?

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JLPEASE 1/16/2013 1:24PM

    You look so beautiful and I love the dress. I can't believe it's the same one as in your September photo. Great job!
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BOGUSANNIE 1/16/2013 1:17PM

    HOLY CRAP BATMAN, what a huge difference!
yo look AWEmazing!!!

Woohoo Jar these pics please!!!!


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KTTAYLOR21 1/16/2013 12:51PM

    You and your dress are both BEAUTIFUL!!!! They are going to have to do some major alterations after your P90X tranformation.

I did Plyometrics 2 weeks ago ( I pick and choose my workouts) and I only could do 25 minutes and I was sore for a week!!! Cardio X is my favorite, except for the Yoga. I have carpel Tunnel and it kills my hands. You are in way better shape than I am, but I found it extremely tiring. It's not hard, but it's ALOT of cardio LOL!!

Have you tried Ab X? What are you thoughts? I'm missing this particular DVD, my kids did something with it! I'm going to look for it tonight.

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ACCT1908 1/16/2013 12:42PM

    You look amazing!! What a difference!

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 1/16/2013 12:42PM

    WOW! You look AMAZING in that dress!! You look beautiful in the first pic, but I must say, that 23 pounds made a lot of difference! And the flower girl dress is totally adorable!

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PUNKY100 1/16/2013 12:41PM

    Wowzers, you are a beeeeeeautiful bride!!!! That dress is awesome, and that flower girl dress is super cute!! :-)

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SARAL72 1/16/2013 12:39PM

    Dear Nikki, I love you in both photos! but the second one shows a smaller figure for sure, it is obvious in the waist/chest area! I can't wait to see photos of your big day!

What are you planning to do for your hair style?

The flower girl dress is so cute! delicate and elegant at the same time...she will be happy!
I hope you will find the right photographer! have a great time getting ready for your big day! emoticon

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EMMAEKAY 1/16/2013 12:34PM

    Look at your lovely arms! You're going to be a beautiful bride.

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DONNA5281 1/16/2013 12:27PM

  You looked gorgeous in both dresses. The flower girls dress is just adorable!
It looks like everything is coming together for you.
Congrats on losing weight and saving $100.00.
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PAPER_WINGS18 1/16/2013 12:26PM

    You look BEAUTIFUL in both pictures, but you truly are glowing in the more recent, 23 pounds lighter pic! You look GORGEOUS! And that flower girl dress is soo cute! Precious. When is your wedding date? I'm getting married this October! Cannot WAIT to try my dress on once it comes in!
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ADARKARA 1/16/2013 12:22PM

    HOLY CRAP YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I don't know if I used enough exclamation points there.)

You looked beautiful before but now you look like a model! And I'm jealous of your skin, you have such great skin!


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