say cheese & say yes to the dress.

January 7, 2014

Well, just when I had everything ready to get our engagement pictures taken, the weather went to hell in a hand basket.  And fast.  It rained on Sunday, so we rescheduled for this upcoming weekend, where the weather calls for rain on Saturday and Sunday.  We better find some place indoors, because we are doing the pictures regardless.  Also, the temperature dropped like, 40+ degrees on Sunday from 57 down to around 17.  I don't own winter clothes.  I have a cheap pair of gloves and a cheap fleece jacket, both from Target.  Both, also, not enough for me to stay warm in this weather.  I think the high today was around 19 degrees.  PEOPLE.  I live in AL-A-BA-MA.  I am in no way, shape or form prepared for this kind of nonsense weather.  It's ridiculous.

So while I've been bundled up in the house trying to stay warm, I did something crazy.  ...Again.  I applied to be on Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta on TLC!  If you know me, then you know I'd make for great television.  I mean, what better story to tell while dress shopping than my weight loss story?  Well, I think so anyway.  And yes, I applied twice.  I still haven't heard anything, but I'm holding out hope for a little while longer.  Would y'all watch me if I was on television?  I may also need volunteers to go with me, because my maid of honor/bff AND my mom both said there was no way in H-E-double-hockey-sticks they were going on TV.  We'll see about that, ladies... 

Speaking of wedding stuff... it's stressing me out lately.  Maybe I'm just in a bad bride mood or something.  I'm hearing that this is perfectly normal, but still.  STRESSED.  I know it will all be okay.

Lastly, before I end this random and pointless post that has nothing to do with my weight loss (almost) whatsoever, I'd like to ask for some prayers.  I just so happened to talk with a girl today who was going to be having weight loss surgery soon and she's pretty nervous-  as was I.  Just if you have a second, prayers and good vibes for her would mean a lot!  She was very sweet and pretty young.  Knowing the journey I've been through so far, I know she would appreciate the good thoughts coming her way.

Still down an even 70 lbs.  I start back with Gene The Personal Trainer tomorrow after a long holiday break and lots of scheduling conflicts.  I need a shirt that says "Sweating For The Wedding" ASAP, so someone point me in the right direction.  I may need to start two-a-days to get dress ready!  Lord help... 

SW:  311
CW:  241
-70 lbs


  1. Prayers sent for your friend!

    As for the wedding planning stress, I know it girl. Keep your head up, it'll all buff out. I promise!

  2. your engagement pics are going to be great! keep up the weight loss!!

  3. your engagement pics are going to be great! keep up the weight loss!!

  4. Prayers sent up for ur friend, keep going, you can do it. I recently started with a PT as well, and I have started a C25K program as well....EEEEEKKKKK

  5. Praying for your friend! I can't wait to see your pictures! P.s. the stress IS totally normal. There was a whole month that I refused to talk about our wedding because I was so stressed. Fingers crossed for your TV debut!! :) that would be so much fun!! My elementary school best friend was on and her mother was ridiculous! Look up "sparkle baby" SYTTD clips. Im sure your family will feel 100% normal and fine compared to them. Hahaha.

  6. That is so fun that you applied for Say Yes to the Dress! I would totally come with you ;) How fun! I think your story is much more inspirational than most of the ones I have seen on that show!!!!

    I heard it is supposed to get up to the 60's this weekend, so that is tropics compared to earlier this week, Chin up, you are going to rock your engagement pictures pretty girl!