Ok. First off, I am not one of those girls who has dreamt about her wedding day and dress since she was 10. In fact, I never really wanted to get married until I was an adult. My parents divorced when I was 10 years old, and most of my friends had divorced parents. Why would I want to get married, when I saw no happy couples around me. It wasn't until college that I met friends with happily married parents. Surprise surprise...they were all in California. Must be that East Coast stress... :)
Anyways, I started shopping for my wedding dress back in February. My mother and god-mother and I went to some places in Colorado, and had no luck. Then in May, we went to Kleinfeld's in NYC. Now, what you need to know is that I am NOT a dress person. I am as "tom-boyish" as they come. T-shirt and jeans for me...all the time...unless I have a sweatshirt over it. :) Needless to say, when I chose the dress, the people there asked "so are you saying yes to the dress?" and I had to say yes. For those of you that don't know, the shows say yes to the dress is based here. Anyways, we had my dress ordered. At that time I weighted 186lbs. I have been on this weight-loss journey for WAY to long. When we ordered the dress I was a size 18. I promised the lady there that I would lose 15 lbs (which is a size apparently), and she ordered a size 16. Well...now is the moment of truth. I lost 10 lbs to today and I weight 174.3. I am not quite at that 15 yet. I have my first fitting appointment on Tuesday and I really hope the dress fits! I figured i could lose 15 by Nov 3, but apparently the real date was Sept 1. Anyways, fingers crossed!
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.