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College Weight - Achievement Unlocked!
Now that I've figured out how to shed bodyfat, I realize I have done this before.
I was not overweight as a kid, teenager, or early twenties. I was raised in a meat eating family. Meat, veg, and rice or potatoes. We ate oversized portion... Read more
Low Carb Mexican? Yes!
When I first started doing low carb, I thought the idea of low carb Mexican food to be an impossibility. Tortillas, rice, beans - Mexican food is a land mine of grains and starches.
This was really distressing. I grew up in the southwest ... Read more
Dress Fitting Shell Complete!
I finished altering and sewing my dress fitting shell.
This is roughly how a dress fitted to me should look.
The front is a little bunched up because it is pinned... Read more
Fitting Dress Patterns
I'm learning quite a bit about clothing alterations. Mostly about how my figure deviates from the fashion industry 'ideal' in almost every way!
I bought a pattern for a fitting shell. I'm attempting to make a base template that I make the... Read more
Dressforms and Fittings
My new dressform arrived yesterday! I got the petite form that more closely matches my dimensions. I spent all last night adjusting it so it closely matches my size and shape. I had my fiance take pictures of me at various stages so I could s... Read more
Dressing to Flatter Your Size
No matter what our size, we can dress in a way to flatter ourselves. When I was more overweight, I was still able to find clothes to the office that gave me a clean, polished look. If you're lucky enough to have a Nordstrom Rack in your area, ... Read more
I'm an hourglass?
I always thought I was a 'pear' shape because my lower body is very Jennifer Lopez. I'm not very busty, definitely not a Jessica Rabbit. When in top form, I have more of an athletic profile rather than runway model.
Since I have been doin... Read more
Bodyfat is Still Falling!
I just got a new bodyfat monitor. It's one of the handheld types. I know it's not the most 100% accurate method, but it is good enough. The newer bodyfat measurers have actually improved quite a bit. If doctors are using them, then that's go... Read more
Salads instead of Sandwiches
When I first started eating low carb, I was at a bit of a loss on how to eat. The main thing I did was just to stop eating a lot of starches. Gone were my evening mashed potatoes with my supper. It still took me a few months of trial and erro... Read more
Sewing Project Updates
An update on the sewing projects.
I bought a dressform because I will not be able to fit my dresses correctly without it. I don't have friends or relatives nearby who can help me. So it is either a dressform, or I buy a dress from David's... Read more
Life Without Calorie Counting
I thought I'd always have to count calories. I struggled so much with weight loss and maintaining, I thought it would be impossible to live life without a calorie counter.
I haven't counted a single calorie in a couple of weeks. I've main... Read more
The Dress Patterns
I was going to write this as a comment in my last blog, but decided to make a separate blog for it.
Here is what I had in mind for my wedding dress. It is a Vogue pattern with an asymmetrical twist. I really like asymmetrical styles, and ... Read more
Adventures in Sewing
In my last blog, I commented that I was going to try an experiment this weekend. I was going to try and see if it was within the realm of possibility for me to make my own wedding dress.
This is pretty ambitious, to be sure. This is a hug... Read more
Makeup Brush Roll for Travel
A couple of my hobbies are sewing and jewelry making. My German grandmother was a master seamstress. My dad had a few work shirts that she made that would rival anything Armani. Her lines were perfect, cutting and edges crisp and neat. And s... Read more
Yep, I'm Still Shrinking!
I need to buy new work clothes. My work pants don't fit!
I'll never have the really dramatic before and after pic like Subway Jarrod. I donated all my size 12-14 clothes as soon as they were too big. I wanted them out as fast as possible... Read more