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Thread: My Wedding Dress is too big! :-)

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    Default My Wedding Dress is too big! :-)

    It's a long story, but it makes me so happy to tell it...

    I bought this dress from Ann Taylor Celebrations in November.
    When I took it to the Dressmaker in my home town to get it hemmed in March, it was too tight and wouldn't close.

    That was the kick up the backside it took for me to rejoin WW - I'd been exercising more, and more regularly, since January, but hadn't made the committment to look at what I was eating. When I saw the figure on the scale at 190lbs I was horrified.

    This week I went back to the dressmakers with some trepidation, but I was fortified by the knowledge that my size 12 jeans were a little loose, and my size 14 pants didn't stay up at all and had been taken to Goodwill. I hadn't tried on the dress since March, and and my dressmaker zipped it up easily. The relief! Then I took a couple of steps and realised it was actually looser than when I bought it in November!
    My dressmaker is a rather bossy-but-adorable lady who's about a foot shorter than me. She nodded, pinned a couple of darts around the bust to make it fit, and made a note of the alterations she was going to have to do. Then she looked at me sternly and said "Don't lose any more weight this month! Your dress will fall off!"

    *giggle* I told her I would maybe lose another 3 or 4 pounds before my wedding on 21st of June, and that if necessary I would tape myself into the dress. She pinned it a bit tighter to me, and said that I could looked fantastic.
    And it made me realise I want to feel this good about how I look - or better - all the time. And a life of living OP and taking care of myself is entirely worth it.

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    What a beautiful dress and a wonderful inspiring story! Thanks for sharing!
    Joanne
    SW 252.6/WWG 157/2013 Restart 192.6/CW189

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    okiekristi79 Guest

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    Great work! I'm happy that you shared that...it's a great accomplishment!

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    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, and on a fantastic weight loss!




    ~*Torrey*~

    SW: 219
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    GW: 140




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    LOVED the story!
    Alysse

    210/164.4/140



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    Way to go!!!

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    What a great story....congratulations on getting married, finding a GORGEOUS dress, and making healthy choices to look and feel the way you do now!

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    Ransomed One Guest

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    way to go! It really is fun to fit into a good size.

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    Great story....and gorgeous dress! You should send in a pic after the wedding, we'd love to see you in it!
    its getting close!

    Moe

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    Thank you guys so much for your kind comments!
    I have just been away on a camping holiday for a week, and while I tried to eat core as much as possible, I wasn't counting all the alcohol and chocolate quite like I should. I tried, but I know sometimes when a friend was cooking I wasn't sure what I was eating. I just did a LOT of exercise and hoped it would help. So I stepped on the scale this morning with some trepidation. The good news is that I've lost 2lbs since my last weigh-in (having skipped last tuesday's WI) so at least the dress is still going to fit me okay! I'm back OP now, and feeling great.
    I'll definitely put a pic up here after the wedding.

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    You will be a beautiful bride! What a wonderful feeling to know you are smaller even then when you bought the dress! Congrats on how well you did camping, too. That is a very positive step.
    Bonnie

    Total loss: 52 lbs incl 10 from 2008
    GW 137 August 2012






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    Great job! Congratulations on your wedding!




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