Advocare: Day Twenty

Day 20 and things are looking good. 236.8 pounds this morning after a 60 minute/603 calorie burning treadmill session last night. I celebrated by trying on my wedding dress, because that is a reward for me these days. It is soooo close to fitting, if I could just find a way to harness these boobs of mine in. I think I’m going to going to order my longline bra this week so I can see if that makes a difference at all in the way it fits. Continue reading


Suit Up!

Jason, his brother and I went on a suit buying outing today. Not knowing a thing about suits, I figured it’d be a good idea to do a preliminary suit searching so we can figure out what color of gray suit Jason will be wearing (which then determines what color of gray the groomsmen will be wearing) and where we should make this suit purchase.

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Wedding Dress: Shipped!

I apologize for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been feeling pretty under the weather for the past week or so, plus like much of the country, it’s freaking cold here! We’re talking ice on the inside of our windows, cold. Which makes a sick person feel that much more miserable. Fun times. Anyway, let’s interrupt this pity party with some fantastic news: my wedding dress shipped today! So any day now I should have my beautiful dress in my hands! Whoo hoo! Combine that with my newly addressed and stamped invitations (don’t worry, they’re not going anywhere until the end of March, but I wasn’t 100% sure we actually had enough invitations, so I wanted to get them ready to go so I had time to order some extras if necessary — luckily I have 10 to spare!) and I’m feeling like progress is being made. We’re going to go suit shopping for Jason this weekend, which is another huge item on our to-do list.

Back in the Swing of Things

Hello! I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! Jason & I just returned home from Phoenix a few hours ago — for the first time ever, each of my 5 siblings & their significant others (+1 baby!) and our parents were in the same place at the same time, which was incredible. It’s still crazy to me that we’re all old enough to have each gone our separate ways & no longer all live in the same city. I can’t imagine a place that I’d rather be during the holidays than in a gorgeous, warm city like Phoenix with all of my immediate family. The next time we will all be in the same place at the same time will be at Jason & I’s wedding in May so we don’t have to wait long between “reunions” this time around! Continue reading

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Today MoH Life Saver, Bridesmaid Busy Bee, & Groomslady (I need a nickname for her!) went bridesmaid dress shopping in the Bridal District. We met at the place where we’re getting our cupcakes from for the wedding to have some coffee & then headed down the street hoping to go to Bridal & Formal, then Wendy’s Bridal. Well… That didn’t work out, as Bridal & Formal was closed for Father’s Day. That’s the third strike with that store for me, so I’m not making any effort to go back there again in the future. Instead we just went to Wendy’s Bridal & the ladies grabbed a handful of dresses that met my chiffon & knee length requirement & got to work in the fitting rooms.
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