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Jul. 19th, 2006

12:06 am - A change in Maid of Honor....3 months before the wedding!!!

So, I recently had some major changes happen in my wedding party. In May, the girl who was supposed to be my MdOH started a new job in a town a few hours north of me...And ever since, she's virtually fallen off of the face of the earth. I had to track down her phone number via her parents who live in a smaller nearby town to the town she's in. Geesh!! Anyway, when I FINALLY got ahold of her, she seemed put out to talk to me (to be fair, I think I'd just woken her up from a nap on her couch). Anyhoo, I'd told her I'd call her back in a few days to get her address, cause we were planning on doing up the invites soon. Well, when I DO call back, there's no answer...so I leave a babbling message. In the meantime, my MtOH (who lives in the same city as I do) has been trying to get ahold of her to finalize things for my Shower & Stagette. Another week or more goes by, and I start trying to get ahold her too. In discussions with my Future MIL, we realize we might need to give her the out...it seems she's not able/willing to be available anymore. So, I FINALLY get ahold her, and she says just that, that she thinks I should proceed without her. (With her new job, she's working 9-10 hours days with no extra time/energy). I confirm with her that she's asking to be set free. She apologizes and says yes. I tell her that I'd kinda figured that's where things were gonna lead. I mention that I'm planning on asking my friend Erika (whom I've been friends with since grade 10). She agrees that she'll do a great job. I ask her if I can come that weekend to grab the dress...she says her place isn't fit for company, can she please have more time to clean...I tell her I'll need to check my future MIL's schedule, as she's likely the one who'll be driving.

So I get off the phone with her and call my friend, Erika. I tell her that Susan isn't going to be able to be my MdOH anymore. She's appropriately sympathetic and such. I ask her if she'd be my MdOH. She cries when I ask her, and graciously accepts. We talk about what she'll have to pay for and such. She's excited and overjoyed. (I'm kind of annoyed at myself that I didn't just ask her last year to begin with!!)

Anyway, it occurs to me a day or so later, that I don't actually need to go to Susan's place, as the dress is at her Parents place (in the nearby town), so all I need to do is stop in at her parents place, leave a check for her, and grab the dress. So I leave a message as such. She calls me back and says that won't work either...her parents are busy/gone all weekend, her brother and SIL are gone, and she's busy the whole weekend. GRR!! I say I have to check my future MIL's schedule.

Anyway, here I am, almost 3 weeks later, and still no definitive plans on getting the dress back. My new MdOH needs to try it on, and she's bigger than Susan, so we need to see how much might need to be added on to make it work (if any!). She's just joined a gym, so that, combined with suck em in undergarments, might be all that is needed for the dress to fit her properly.

My fiancee and future in-laws today said I'm being WAYY too accomodating to Susan, that she needs to be more accomodating to me. I realize they're right. So, tomorrow night I'm gonna phone her again, and tell her (even if I have to leave it in a message) that we're planning on coming on July 30 (Sunday) to get the dress from her parents place. Susan doesn't need to be there, she just needs to make sure they know we're coming (and if not, I'll call them myself), and we'll just leave the check with her parents.

There's now less than 3 months till my wedding. I don't have time to dick around with things. My MdOH needs her dress! And if we're not going to be able to get it from Susan pretty darn quick, then we need to order another one in, and I don't know how long that would take! If this isn't figured out VERY soon, I'm going to turn into BRIDEZILLA!!

Anyway, I just wanted to share my wedding woes and adventures. I hope everyone else is having a better time of things right now.


Jul. 11th, 2006

01:40 pm

I didn't see a rule against this so...
Hello, I thought that maybe some of you here would be interested in checking out buffbrides. It is another lj community for brides looking to lose weight/get in shape for the big day.

Jun. 23rd, 2006

01:12 pm - Hey Everyone!

Ok, so even though my own wedding is come and gone (8 months on the 29th!)   I still like to keep up with you girls, and I've noticed that things have gotten awful quiet around here.  So to liven things up I'd like to start a little mini challenge/assignment if you will.   

It's important to remember that no matter what your final goal in this community is, feeling great about yourself should always be a priority.  An easy way to do this is to set aside some time regularly to pamper yourself.  I know alot of women get into the mindset of always doing for other people, and forget to do for themselves, so I am now declaring Saturday as pamper yourself day!  

Every Friday I will make a special post with a recipe or trick for easy, inexpensive pampering, and I challenge everyone here to either follow the recipe, or do something else pampering, and respond back to say that you did it, what your thoughts were, and how it made you feel afterwards.   Now obviously Saturday is not good for everyone (Friday is my official day) so do this when it's most convenient for you.   Everything here will be very simple and cost under $20 (alot of the time under $5 or even free!  

So without further ado: 

Week One: Salt Spa BathCollapse )

Please note that when you do this bath you will sweat alot!  Drink plenty of water to compensate for this and to assist your body in flushing out toxins that can make your skin yucky looking and make you feel bad.   If you have any type of kidney problems or other health problems due to Diabetes or otherwise, please consult your physician before doing this!

Jun. 22nd, 2006

12:51 am - the 720 pound couple

I started a weight loss community because of the amazing amount of questions I was getting about my new diet.

Jun. 15th, 2006

11:26 am - Wedding Pictures!

If it asks you for an event key, it is: 52606


Let me know what you think!! 


May. 31st, 2006

10:20 am - the day at last

Hey everyone!
Just thought I would post my final results (and say my goodbyes I suppose), as the wedding is this friday.

SO.. here goes.

AGE: 22
HEIGHT: 5'4"
BRIDESMAID DRESS: 7/8 (If I remember correctly.)
START WEIGHT: About 140 lbs.
GOAL WEIGHT: 125 lbs.
FINAL WEIGHT: About 127.5 lbs. (My scale is a little jiggly and it kinda bounced between 126ish and 129ish, so I just guestimated.)

So I didn't make my goal, but I did come close, and even though I can't tell much of a difference by looking... I do feel much much better physically. :) All in all it should be a wonderful wedding, and I am sure I will look great. Heehee! ^_^
I may post pictures after the wedding.

Thanks everyone for the support! I only wish this community was more active, but oh well! Thanks all! <3

Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: My Brother singing Talking Heads

May. 14th, 2006

09:16 pm - Progress pictures

What in the world happened to this community?? I've missed reading all of your posts!!

 I have new progress pics--can you honestly see a difference?? 

Pictures!Collapse )

Apr. 14th, 2006

02:11 pm

I am looking for that website where you type in your weight, height and body type and then it gives you an image of what your body looks like. You can also put in info about your goal & it will show you what your image would look like at that weight. Do you guys know what I'm talking about? I've been looking everywhere for that website, so if anybody knows.. please let me know! :) THANKS!

Apr. 9th, 2006

10:28 pm - Just joined a new group

hey there ladies,
For all of you Brides out there who're also trying to shed a few pounds before your big day, check out this group: http://community.livejournal.com/fit_brides/profile It may interest some of you out there.

Later! ;)

Mar. 31st, 2006

01:18 am - Come visit this page!

*x-posted to a bunch of places*

Hello Everyone!

I have been working on a LiveJournal devoted to the ideas surrounding celebrity diets, their effect on society and on individuals. If you are interested in this sort of thing please come and visit my journal. If you aren't, then no worries!

This journal was done for a school project at York University in Toronto, ON.

Here it is: celebritybites


PS- If this post is inappropriate for this community, please delete and my apologies.

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