Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New FIND! Cool purse

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this item!!!! Definitely want to get it... maybe hot pink on the inside or turquoise?? Love that she embroiders it too.... probably get "I DO" and the date? Gorgeous right? PLUS it comes from Etsy even better!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

PLUS I need bridesmaids dresses!

Down to 146 today- YEAH!!!

Now on to other pressing wedding topics: Bridesmaids gowns. Today one of my bridesmaids and I were talking about picking out bridesmaids dresses. Since three out of my four girls are beautifully curvy gals and all 4 have been blessed with large boobs, this has been a difficult task. I want them to feel comfortable and beautiful. Periodically I send them ideas and they give me their feedback. This is the one I sent them this week (from David's Bridal):

They seemed to like this one because they can wear a real bra to hold back the "girls". However one concern is that the material on the lower half is a bit thin and may cling to that area below the navel and create that lovely intertube effect.

So we searched around together online and found a few others that may be more comfortable.

Although it is still so hard to tell since the size 2 models displaying the dress dont quite fit my girls dimensions... it is rather irritating to say the least..

It would just be nice to see what actual girls look like in these dresses. So I searched the web and found this website: A site where you can actually view the dresses on real people! The problem is there aren't many pictures uploaded. : ( And there aren't too many plus sized girls on there.

SO Does anybody have any ideas where I can find cute plus sized bridesmaids dresses on ACTUAL plus size models??? And NOT Size 7 models disguised as plus size models! OR another great website that may help me make my decision...


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Envisioning THE dress..

Two pounds down this week- one small step closer to my goal! Yessss...

This week I really want to get down to 144, and I know it is gonna take a whole lotta' butt kicking to do it. My game plan is to put in some hard time in at the gym- an hour a day- except on Wed. That and to stick with the weight watchers plan! Which is hard as hell at only 20 points a day. But I am trying to stick with 5pts for b-feast, 5 for lunch and 5 for dinner and the last 5 for 3 pm & after gym snacks.

Thats the plan.

Tomorrow I am going to be sore. Today I ran/ walked and hiked for an hour and half and every time I wanted to stop I thought about THE dress. I just kept thinking about how good it will feel when I hit 130 and I can finally go and pick out the dress I walk down the isle in. I just hope I get there soon. Because I really need to order it- the clock is ticking.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Stress Relief

One of my co-workers just got married, I spent a few minutes after work chatting with her. She gave me some good tips for planning and stuff. It really got me thinking about how much we still have to do to get ready for the wedding. Sometimes after working all day the last thing I want to do is plan or even think about the stress involved in the next few months.

I guess that has been kind of something I really thought about today. I really want us to enjoy the day - no stress. I think that's why I really want to try and get down into the 130's in the next month or so. Ugh, but it is right before the holidays it's going to be hard as hell to keep my weight loss mojo up during that time. Which makes me concerned. Sometimes I think, oh shit, what if I lose this weight THEN I have to keep it off for months BEFORE the wedding. Part of me wants to take the rest of the weight loss slow, I think I would be happy if I lost 3-5 pounds a month.

I do feel like I am more motivated when I concentrate on my goals and blog regularly. Today I did pretty well on the Weight Watchers plan, it's just hard to stay within my points. 21 points goes quick. I know the plan works because if I stick to my points faithfully I can take off about 3 pounds in a week.

I guess I need to start channeling my stress into motivation at the gym. Hmm.. something to ponder...

Monday, November 8, 2010

29 more weeks- its gonna be here in no time at all.

I picked up my ring from the jeweler today, it looked so good all shined up. I can't believe when Jacob gave it to me it barely fit over my knuckle. I couldn't even wear it. But I didn't want to size it because I didn't want to admit I couldn't wear a size 7 ring anymor. I don't know why but I didn't want to face the fact that even my fingers had gotten fat!

I decided that I wouldn't have it sized- I would just lose the weight. Ha. That didn't work. After a month Jacob finally convinced me to have it sized - I was officially - gulp- a size 8! Nooooooooo..... At that time I was REALLY unhappy with myself- and I knew I had to change.

When he proposed I was 5'3 196 pounds.Two and a half years later I have lost 47+ pounds. It took a LONG time, a lot of work and plenty of ups and downs. It's safe to say this has been a journey.

The good news is, today when I went to pick up my ring it was because I had to have it sized DOWN. Back to my size 7. : ) And you know what... Its actually a little loose. LOL.

I'm proud of myself but I have a bigger goal, I want to lose 28 more pounds before the big day. It is going to be a big challenge for me... seeing as how it took over 2 years to get the 47 off.

Feel free to follow along as we plan this wedding and I challenge myself to shred this last layer of flubber before the big day!

My first goal is 144 (losing 5 pounds) because it will mean that I have a officially lost 30 percent of my body weight- and I haven't been able to break below 145 even though I have come close in the past three months. So the plan is: get back on weight watchers tomorrow and hit the gym. Wish me luck!