Thursday, December 13, 2007


Today was a really big day for me, it was my first dress fitting for the wedding. That's a really special day for a girl, to get to put everything on, from shoes to veil, and see what you will look like the first time your husband sees you on your wedding day. It was very emotional, but in an incredibly good way.

Not only was seeing the whole package put together amazing, but the fact that my dress was like a pillowcase on me was also amazing. I've lost about 40 pounds since I bought my dress, but I don't see much of a difference when I look in the mirror. I just see me. I guess I just don't think about the fact that I am wearing dress pants that are 2 sizes smaller than I was about a year ago... I just see myself the same way as I always have.

But tonight, seeing myself floating around in a dress that once fit me perfectly, it was unbelievable. For the first time I felt really proud of myself about eating healthy & changing my life. I could pull the dress out in the back probably 5 inches.

And the staff at David's Bridal were AMAZING. They allowed me to exchange my dress for a size smaller! I also was able to exchange my corset/bra thing, cuz I certainly don't fill that thing out anymore. The size smaller dress was actually a little bit big, but I probably couldn't have gone down another size. In late January, I'll get it taken in, rather than do it now & then possibly
have to pay for it to be done again later.

It was a wonderful night... if I'm this excited/emotional about my stinking dress fitting, I have no idea how I'll make it down the aisle on March 22nd w/o bawling my eyes out.


Chubby Chick said...

Wow! That really is fantastic! I am SO happy for you, Teale!

It is amazing that your dress was so big on you! I can just imagine how happy you felt! See... didn't that make every calorie counted and every minute of exercise totally worth it??? Oh... I know that you are going to be an absolutely gorgeous bride... and I cannot wait to see wedding pics! I wish there was some way that all of us could attend! lol

Keep up the good work! :)

Scale Junkie said...

I'm so happy for you!! I can not wait to see your pictures! Like ChubbyChick said, wish we could all be there to see you get married (webcam?) LOL


Lynn said...

That is awesome, congrats!! Doesn't it just make you feel amazing!!!!

Heather said...

that is so wonderful!!! I am so glad you had a fantastic experience with the dress fitting and i hope this really showed you that you ARE losing weight and accomplishing something great. keep this memory around when you feel like going off plan.

Once Upon A Dieter said...

Oh, my. Trying on the dress. HOw exciting is that?

I remember I got so frazzled the days before my wedding, that my dress, which fit perfectly the week before at final fitting, was loose, considerably loose, just days later. But I didn't care. I was marrying my Prince, and so what if the dress swam around my middle. I was full of crazy joy.

It's great you get a chance to bring it in before the big day. Make sure you get a final fitting as close as possible to the Big Day, so it fits you as nicely as possible for your photos and future memories.

Finding True Love is unbeatable. I know it's rocked my worlds for 25 1/2 years. :) And next June is our 25th anniversary, so I wanna look as good as I can in six months. I won't be near goal weight, but I can be lighter and sprightlier and fit better into something dressy. And be healthier, to enjoy my Prince that much longer. :)

I'm so excited for you!!!!

The Princess


Terrific news! I had a great experience at David's for my bridesmaid dress. I can't wait to see photos of your dress and the wedding.