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Me.... a Bridesmaid....

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I am 33 years old. In my 33 years... I have been a bridesmaid once. That once was to my sister in a shotgun (literally... they had my dad carry a shotgun as he walked her down the aisle) wedding. It was outside. Very casual. I wore khaki capris and a tank top. Nothing spectacular.

This wedding will be a formal event. Dresses. The whole nine yards. I will probably be the oldest of the bridesmaids too. I don't want to be the fattest either. I want to blend in with these girls who are 3-6 years younger than me... not stand out like a sore thumb.

So the first thing I did in honor of being asked to stand up in this wedding with my amazing friend? I exercised!

OK.... that is what I should have done. I sat down with some Pringles and a mixed drink and then colored my hair.

*sigh*

The pressure is on. I am trying not to feel it. Not to let it get to me. I started today off on the right foot with my slim fast shakes and two healthy snacks packed in my lunch box. I'm toying with joining a local gym b/c I can join for $15.00 a month. I do better when going to a gym. Especially if it is cold out as it is now. I will have to find the time to make sure I go as often as possible, which isn't easy for any of us. But if I really want it... I will do it! Helps that they have a tanning bed there. B/c my legs are so pasty white and never see the sun... and she informed me that the dresses will be knee length. I'm glad she gave me plenty of notice. They think the wedding may be in November... So time to get on the ball.

I'm so excited to be a bridesmaid for my friend!!!

In other news dance competition season is heating up!! We are preparing for our first competition in February, and running a very fun fundraiser. For $5.00, people may purchase a raffle ticket. We will draw a winner the end of this month. The winner will receive a gift basket with an overnight stay at a bed and breakfast and a $50.00 gift card to a restaurant that is walking distance to the B&B. It is very exciting!!! I can not wait to have one of the girls draw the winning name, and call the winner to tell them that they have won!!

V is still struggling against authority at the therapy school. They feel she does most of her acting out as an attention seeking behavior. We are told to ignore or redirect bad behavior, and lavish praise on the good behavior. It is so hard sometimes, but we are doing our best with it.

I weighed myself yesterday. Since doing the Slim Fast regimine, I am down 3 lbs. I plan to keep it up!!!

I hope you all are having fabulous days!!!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 1/18/2013 2:54PM

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On being asked to be a bridesmaid ! I always hate the extra attention and dread the looks from everyone due to my bad body image. Just try to enjoy the day and being there for your friend and in the moment !!


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CHEETARA79 1/18/2013 2:00PM

    You will be a beautiful bridesmaid!

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DOGSTARDADDY 1/17/2013 9:27PM

    Glad to see ya. Keep up the great things.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/17/2013 9:23PM

    What a great motivator!

Try not to stress. Cortisol will make it harder. Relaxed, positive intentions!

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Join us in the Team Zombie 28 Days sugar free challenge maybe?



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IYA_EKUNDAYO 1/17/2013 2:50PM

    I started my weight loss journey with Slim fast. It worked that motivated me to stick with it.

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PRINCESSAMY 1/17/2013 12:42PM

    congrats... you can do it!

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POOKASLUAGH 1/17/2013 11:52AM

    Congrats on the bridesmaid thing! I've only been one once, for my cousin back in 2000, and I was very thin then, haha! I'm actually glad I haven't been asked since then because I've struggled so much with self-image and it's hard for me to be center of attention!

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ADARKARA 1/17/2013 11:21AM

    You'll be beautiful!

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ABEAUTIFULMESS1 1/17/2013 11:06AM

    How exciting!!! I am sure you're look gorgeous!!

When a kiddo is acting out in order to get attention it can be REALLY hard to ignore or give a redirection without reacting, but it will pay off over time. I know that for me, its incredibly hard to ignore my students when they are throwing a tantrum/throwing chairs/desks, etc but it really does work. Keep up the great work!!!

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ENDERLI 1/17/2013 10:02AM

    Wow, busy. It's always a nice "push" to get some motivation and purpose to lose weight & tone up. Its always nice to be included in a friend's special life event too. $15 a month seems reasonable, and it's local, even better.
You can do it!
Glad they are finding out more about V's triggers with attention. You are making progress!
xo

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RYDERB 1/17/2013 9:17AM

    emoticon on being a bridesmaid and your 3 pounds! emoticon
Sounds like you've got A Lot going on these days! Don't forget to put yourself on your list. You're worth it. When Mama's happy, everyone is happy.
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- Farrah

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