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Day 715- FINALLY Feeling Beautiful after REALLY finding my dress.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Today was a long and emotional day Sparkfriends.

About a month ago, I wrote a blog about finding my wedding dress.

Well, I thought I found the dress. But I didn't commit. I had a front runner that I liked. But I didn't buy it. Because it was 3 sizes to small when I tried it on, and I still couldn't imagine what it looked like if it was the right size.

I kept watching Say Yes to the Dress. JD kept suffering through Say Yes to the Dress. And I kept saying, I just wish I had THAT feeling. I like that dress. I felt pretty but I just don't know if it's THE dress.

Well friends. Today, I met THE dress.

www.allurebridals.com/pr
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When I saw myself in the mirror, I saw nothing but the most amazingly happy and healthy bride in the world. I felt the tears in my eyes and I knew, THIS is what people talk about. The goosebumps. The incredible urge to twirl, and view yourself from every angle. And I couldn't stop smiling.

The craziest part is, this dress, was also 3 sizes too small. It didn't get close to closing in the back. I had clips holding me in. And I saw no flaws. No back fat. No stretchmarks.

I just felt for the first time like I've always wanted to feel.

And it was absolutely amazing.

They measured me for my "bridal" sizing, and I cracked up.

Bust: 42.5 (wherever they measure which is across the cups, I'm like a 38D so this makes sense)

Waist: 32

Hips: 40

The funniest part about this was in Allure sizing, going by my bust, I had to order a size 18 dress, even though my waist is a size 14 dress and my hips are a size 10?

So in essence, I'm shaped like a slice of pizza. Broad rib cage, and small lower body.

But today, not even the numbers could bother me.

Because when I looked in the mirror, all I saw was a beautiful bride.

And it was wonderful.

I would never have been able to do this 99 pounds ago.

Now I've just got to wait another 364 days to get married. That's going to be the hard part.
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BRASKIN 12/9/2013 7:05PM

  beautiful and congratulations!

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SALLY_MANDER 12/6/2013 12:45AM

    the dress is gorgeous!! Congrats :)

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MRSRIGS1 12/5/2013 11:24AM

    Looking forward to seeing pictures! emoticon

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LIVINGSIMPLY355 11/27/2013 3:05AM

    I absolutely love your wedding dress!
It is gorgeous and you will look lovely in it!

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ASCIESZKA 11/26/2013 4:28AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/25/2013 8:20PM

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PATTILYNN224 11/21/2013 8:11PM

  The dress is stunning. I'm very happy for you!

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SUSIEMT 11/20/2013 8:23PM

    Wow! I got chills!

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MARYJEANSL 11/20/2013 7:56PM

  I always love seeing pictures of gorgeous wedding dresses.

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JOANNHUNT 11/20/2013 6:54PM

    CONGRATULATIONS ON FINDING THE RIGHT DRESS. YOU GO GIRL.
DON'T BE LIKE ME. I'VE HAD MY DRESS FOR THREE YEARS NOW AND WAS ALMOST IN IT WHEN I STARTED THIS JOURNEY. I HAVE SABBATOGED MY DAY SO MANY TIMES. I WON'T SET A DATE UNTIL I CAN GET INTO IT.I LET STRESS DESTROY MY SUCCESS AND I HAVE TO GET IT UNDER CONTROL SO I CAN TRULY BE HAPPY. I THINK I'M SCARED ALSO. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY AND YOUR AWESOME SUCCESS. JD IS A VERY LUCKY MAN TO HAVE YOU.

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CINDYBEL 11/20/2013 4:49PM

    Beautiful!! emoticon

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JAYDEE1211 11/20/2013 4:15AM

    Oh my goodness, I love your dress! I actually gasped! I am sooooooo excited for you.

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CLPURNELL 11/19/2013 11:07PM

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SHERRYBETH84 11/19/2013 7:12PM

    I am so glad you found THE Dress! It is perfect. Another year will go fast, as I have been following you for over a year, and time just seems to fly by!

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SIMONEKP 11/19/2013 5:32PM

    nice!

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ANGELBELIEVER 11/19/2013 12:34PM

    What a beautiful dress. I agree, this time next year you will be smaller and they'll have to alter it again. Stay happy. emoticon

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GRLTAZ 11/18/2013 11:33PM

    So awesome you are getting married and healthy all at the same time. you are going to look so beautiful. Congrats ! TC

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/18/2013 11:17PM

  the dress is lovely. I'm not concerned of it fitting. It will or you might have to have it altered smaller...

You are going to do this! Hug that guy of yours! emoticon

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BRYANBABY3 11/18/2013 11:05PM

    Congrats!!!

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KLEE957 11/18/2013 10:17PM

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RENATA144 11/18/2013 6:50PM

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MARIAJESTRADA 11/18/2013 6:11PM

    When I got married, I found my dress almost instantly, but the woman, who was the only woman who could resize the dress, wasn't able to fit it well, and she had it done days before the wedding. (In retrospect, I should have taken it somewhere else.) I should have listened to the blog complaints. I ended up having to wear two bras. So, what did the best men comment about? My large breasts. Sigh. The reception gown fit me perfectly! That's because that seamstress kept the shop open hours after she closed.

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SILVERCLAW95 11/18/2013 5:24PM

    Congrats! Your dress is absolutely beautiful!

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MARIFIREDUP 11/18/2013 4:16PM

    That is an AMAZING dress! Congrats on the journey to wedded bliss!

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ALIDOSHA 11/18/2013 4:03PM

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HEATHERECUMMINS 11/18/2013 3:50PM

    Congratulations! What a wonderful feeling - All your hard work is paying off :)

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BENNYTINNY 11/18/2013 2:55PM

    Congratulations on such a great accomplishment. By the time the wedding date approaches they will probably have to take the dress in more. May you have a very blessed wedding. Benny

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RVING12 11/18/2013 2:46PM

  Congratulations, you have met a goal and you are going to be a very beautiful bride.

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 11/18/2013 2:44PM

    The dress is simply stunning! You are going to be a gorgeous bride. Buy it NOW, and make sure the only alterations will be to make it smaller! If you're like me, you will take incentive to keep the weight off, wherever you can find it!!

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AGGIEKBEAR03 11/18/2013 2:37PM

    Congrats! It is such an amazing feeling!

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SHKIRK 11/18/2013 2:28PM

  WOW that dress is BEAUTIFUL. You must feel sooooo fantastic in it ! emoticon

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BITSNPIECES38 11/18/2013 2:18PM

    You have great taste, that dress is gorgeous. Congratulations!

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JENJENN7 11/18/2013 2:02PM

    That's fantastic! Congratulations!

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JACKIE542 11/18/2013 1:52PM

    emoticon Just beautiful

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BBORDEN86 11/18/2013 1:46PM

    VERY pretty dress. I love Say Yes to the Dress!! :)

Congratulations on finding the perfect dress.

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SJKENT1 11/18/2013 1:41PM

    Congratulations. What a stunning bride you will be in this fabulous dress.

emoticon for saying "Yes to the dress..." I love watching that show also.

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KRAZEKATZ 11/18/2013 1:39PM

    Congrats on your wedding dress, your soon to be marriage and your weight loss.

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PURPLEBEAR1963 11/18/2013 1:33PM

    OMGOSH that dress is stunning!
YOU will definitely do it justice too! :-)
Congrats on your 99 lbs - that is AMAZING!
And, congrats on getting married, by the way ;)

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JENNIFIER615 11/18/2013 1:19PM

    It sure is a stunner!!! I bet you will just be the jewel in the crown in that masterpiece!

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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 11/18/2013 1:14PM

  Very pretty dress! so elegant!

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JILLRY03 11/18/2013 12:34PM

    Love Love Love your dress!! You will I'm sure be an absolute knock out!! I'm so happy for you!

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JILLRY03 11/18/2013 12:33PM

    Love Love Love your dress!! You will I'm sure be an absolute knock out!! I'm so happy for you!

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SOFTBALLMONKEY 11/18/2013 12:23PM

    Gorgeous dress!!! You will make a beautiful bride.

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PATTI_LARSON 11/18/2013 12:14PM

  Stunning! Georgous!! Amazing!!! And now about the dress....!!

You're going to show that dress what true beauty looks like!!

Congratulations!!! Happiness always!!

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PRETTYLILHEFFER 11/18/2013 12:03PM

    Holy crap that dress is amazing! So beautiful!

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IN102WIN 11/18/2013 12:02PM

    Beautiful dress, Glad that your dreams are coming true, thats all we really want from life!!!! emoticon

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HOOKEMBABY422 11/18/2013 11:48AM

    That dress is GORGEOUS!! Congrats!

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GAILANN48 11/18/2013 11:43AM

    It's absolutely lovely, and I'm sure you are and will be on that day. Great find! :)

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JESSWAHOO 11/18/2013 11:39AM

    Congratulations - the dress is beautiful! emoticon

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PRNCSRIAH 11/18/2013 10:22AM

    Congrats! It's beautiful!

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