Say Yes to the Dress: A practice run
Posted: Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
Amanda Wilson is a student who has a passion for helping others and is now committed to helping herself. She enjoys spending time with her pup, Gia, being with family and friends and traveling. Contact Amanda here.
Hello friends, welcome to another week and another Tuesday of my ramblings. Oh my, how the time flies. We are quickly approaching the halfway mark of this stage of the challenge. I want to emphasize the word stage because while the challenge may come to a close in February, this journey whether at goal weight or not doesnt end there for me or for all of you.Being healthy and happy has to be continually pursued each and every day. I know that may sound daunting, because it does to me at times. I have to remind myself that it wont be this hard forever. When you weigh the alternative (no pun intended) you can see that it is worth the work you have to put into it. I appreciate you taking the time to read about my experiences, and I encourage you to share your stories with me as well! I would love to hear about your triumphs, struggles, or whatever you would like to share. It can seem like a lonely road, but it doesnt have to be! So drop me a line or two through email or on the Facebook page.Okay, so now that Ive kind of gotten a little or shall I say a lot off topic, let me get back to what I had originally planned to tell you guys about. This past weekend I went to try on wedding dresses for the first time (at least officially anyways). I have to confess that I was a little anxious about going. In retrospect I dont fully understand why I felt this way. Maybe it was a fear that nothing would fit, and I would be standing there looking lost while scanning the room for a quick escape route. Im sure this was a bit dramatic and unwarranted, however, at the time it seemed plausible.At any rate, the escape route wasnt needed, and I felt good putting on the dresses and listening to the zipper make its way up to the top without stopping. I didnt find my dress, but I got a better idea of the style and look that I want, which was the plan. An added benefit was getting to see some of the changes in my body that I dont notice on a daily basis. There is something about being in the center of the room surrounded by huge mirrors that gets you to notice the little things. *hehe*
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