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I lost 22kg AND found my perfect wedding dress (pics)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Right, first things first - Today I officially hit 22kg lost. I am DONE. I really don't want to lose any more weight (I said that 2 kilos ago...) so I really need to make sure I'm eating enough to maintain. After a year of eating at a deficit it has been hard to adjust to eating enough to maintain. And I need to eat A LOT to maintain. 2000 calories would be my minimum, more if I'm exercising a lot. I eat more than my 6 foot tall fiance. I can lift more than him too, but that's another story for another post...

Excuse my crazy eyes, the flash nearly blinded me and I was trying not to blink!

Then I went wedding dress shopping with my mum and a bridesmaid (although she didn't know she was a bridesmaid at the time... I asked her over lunch after shopping).

I knew what dress I wanted when I first saw it. I looked at heaps of others online, but kept going back to the first one I loved. Then I found out that a store near my work had one, so I went to inquire about it. Not only did they have it, it was in the colour I wanted AND in my size. Talk about meant to be. I tried it on then and there and loved it, so I put it on hold and went back today to get approval from the bridesmaid and the mama.

I tried it on and they both loved it. Mum teared up. But I thought I should try on more than one. The lady at the store brought me one that was the total opposite to try on. Observe

I look like a cake. No looking like a food group on my big day.

And here is my dress

It is perfect. It fits like a glove, and only needs a few minor adjustments (like the straps need to be tightened). It is SO me. I'm not a fancy girl. My wedding dress rules were no sparkles, poofy material, lace, etc. Just simple and elegant. I think I got that! What do you think?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARYELLEN301 6/29/2013 11:56AM

    I was scrolling down your page and saw the first dress. I thought that was *the one*. My first reaction was "well...., Then I kept reading and saw the *real* one and thought WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous! No wonder Mum teared up! You will be spectacular! Best wishes to you and your groom.

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PHEBESS 6/29/2013 3:40AM

    OMG PERFECT dress!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Very elegant and classic, almost Audrey Hepburn, you know??

I'm going to subscribe to your blogs because I LOVE weddings and want to see all your ideas as you work on flowers, cake, etc. (We didn't want the giant cake with all the leftovers, so we went with one normal-size cake on each table - big mistake, we had way more leftovers!!!!!)

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ILOVEROSES 6/29/2013 1:16AM

    You're looking stunning in the beautiful dress! Best wishes for your wedding day! emoticon

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MISSB8604 6/28/2013 4:33PM

    Nicely done!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 6/28/2013 4:28PM

    What a beautiful, elegant dress! You look wonderful! : )

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And what do you mean "you're not a fancy girl?" You and that dress are shear elegance!!

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CARLA-216 6/25/2013 9:51AM

    What a beautiful dress! I am like you, I am not fancy and I wouldn't want to wear a fancy wedding dress. Yes, I believe this dress was meant to be!

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ROSINVN 6/24/2013 10:15PM

    that dress is beautiful, I love the way it drapes. And your weight loss is impressive and I am sorry I cant imagine what i must be like to be careful not to loose weight!! have fun trying.

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ARUNNINGKAT 6/24/2013 7:27PM

    The dress is beautiful! You are going to be a very beautiful bride!

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LYNSEY723 6/24/2013 6:33PM

    BEAUTIFUL!! This dress is so perfect for you! Congrats!

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CHLOE453 6/24/2013 6:29AM

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APED7969 6/24/2013 6:26AM

    Beautiful dress!

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HDHAWK 6/23/2013 8:12PM

    Great choice! Congrats on your wedding and your weight loss!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 6/23/2013 6:57PM

    beautiful dress and it looks so good on you. best wishes for your big day.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/23/2013 5:44PM

    Your before and after photos are AMAZING and so inspiring! You look beautiful in your dress, I feel in love with mine the first time I saw it too, and never looked back. All you hard work has been so worth it!

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CALIDREAMER76 6/22/2013 11:50PM

    You look amazing and absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Yes ~ the maintenance is really the difficult part. Good Luck! And May God Bless you and your sweetie!

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ZMICHE 6/22/2013 10:19PM

    emoticon and emoticon on the dress!! Beautiful! emoticon

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BUNNYKICKS 6/22/2013 9:27PM

    Your dress is beautiful, classy... *you* will be the highlight, accented by the dress, not upstaged by it.

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SCOTTYDOG76 6/22/2013 3:44PM

    I love the dress of your choice! You look nice in the other pix, but when I saw the one you had picked out, I could see why. It has a beautifully elegant look to it -- and if there is ever a day a woman would like to look elegant, it's at her own wedding!
Congratulations on your successful shopping, as well as your tremendous weight loss.

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CATLADY52 6/22/2013 3:23PM

    Beautiful! emoticon emoticon

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ITSABSURD 6/22/2013 2:40PM

    That dress is beautiful & you look great! Congratulations!

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KERRIELYNN719 6/22/2013 7:03AM

    Oh so pretty!

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LIVEDAILY 6/22/2013 6:49AM

    Your dress is beautiful! I love that sweetheart neckline!! Once the straps are fixed, it will feel better too. My sister had a formal wedding gown, and one of the things I remember distinctly that at the reception, her dress was designed so that the gown changed from a full length to inbetween a waltz and a tea length gown. The train was tiered up and attached up behind her, so that when she was dancing, she wasn't constantly having to hold the dress up and she wasn't tripping over it or anything. There was a LOT of dancing at her wedding...several conga lines if I remember correctly!! You might want to look into that for your dress.

Wow! 2000 calories a day to maintain! Well you ARE active! Invest in a good, healthy cookbook and start exploring some new recipes!

I think you look wonderful!! Simple, elegant, and so, so happy!!

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PATSYB7 6/22/2013 6:03AM

    Gorgeous! Congratulations on everything!!! So excited for you! emoticon

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MILLIE5522 6/22/2013 5:57AM

    You look amazing! What a gorgeous dress! Wishing you all the very best on your wedding day emoticon

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