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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

More Motivators for Me

I mentioned a few posts back that I have a wedding coming up.   That by itself is a motivation for me.  I have used it for sure to stay on track.  The wedding is less that four weeks away now so even 65MD is trying to look svelte.  That is huge for me.  It is so much easier when we are in this together.  We have agreed to continue in this pattern even after the wedding.  We've discussed what our eating will be like once we get to our goal weights and I think we have a good plan.  It feels like a team effort more than me being the lone wolf.  I love it.

Another, very very kind gesture has spurred me to ensure that I do my absolute best between now and the wedding day.  A woman from church, completely out of the blue offered to let me borrow a dress of hers for the wedding.  I asked the bride and her mother about it, and they were totally fine with it.  The dress is even one I would have selected for myself, not at all matronly!  It actually has sequins on it.  This precious lady even offered to let me borrow her jewelry and shoes. 

Sadly, the shoes were too large and the dress too small.  There is nothing I can do about the shoes.  I have some that will work anyway.  It is not outside the realm of possibility that the dress will fit in four weeks.  I'm giving myself two to feel a difference.  If I do, I'll wear that dress, although I might have to have a little help from Spanx.  If I don't feel a difference, I'll have to go shopping.  I don't want to wait too late because I don't want to shop under duress and come up with something matronly.

Believe me, this is motivating!  The dress is great and want to wear it. 
If I can get in it, I'll post a picture of me wearing it! 


  1. I hope you get to wear it. I know it'd make you feel great for several reasons! Best of luck to you. It's great that hubby is doing it with you. You'll do it!

  2. you're right it so much easier to focus when you have an actual goal and i'll be cheering you on! cant wait to see the pic of you IN the dress!

  3. Nice dress! It's great to have that goal of wearing it for the wedding. I found that if I had both long and short term goals- it was easier for me to stay motivated day-to-day.

    Good stuff. Cheering you on for the dress photos.