Leslyn's Lovely Life: June 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011


Well, folks, today was a really, REALLY exciting day.

Not only have I reached the halfway point of my OVERALL weight loss goal (15 lbs! And I reached the goal in just under 4 weeks!), but I can FINALLY fit into my wedding dress!!!!!! I woke up this morning, and decided that I needed to see if I had made any progress at all (last Sunday, I tried on the dress, had gained 3 pounds, and cried. Twice). Well, my mom begins zipping the dress, and she starts to scream because it zipped all the way, and it wasn't even tight! So I celebrated by going to Sephora, spending a shameful amount of money on wedding makeup, and spending a not shameful amount on my earrings for the wedding. Yes, today was quite marvelous indeed.

Now, I know that to most people, this really isn't that big of a deal. I mean, I still have 50 days before my wedding (as of today) so why stress out about fitting into a dress, right? But for whatever reason, it took such an emotional toll on me. The most beautiful, special, and expensive dress I would ever wear in my entire life did not fit. And honestly, it was the one thing that was really stressing me out about the wedding. Like any girl, I want to look perfect on my wedding day, and the fact that I couldn't fit into the dress was absolutely devastating.

But today was a day where God answered a prayer of mine (yes, I prayed dozens of times, every day, that my dress would fit me before my photo session in 11 days) that wasn't really that big of a deal. However, it just shows that He cares about the very little things in life that don't matter to most people, but they happen to be a big deal to us. I'm so happy that my God cares about my wedding dress. :)
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Monday, June 6, 2011

OWD (operation wedding dress)

Okay, so two months from today, I have this little event that's taking place. It's called my wedding. I was never one of those little girls who dreamed about her wedding all the time, so when my love asked me to marry him, I had NO idea what the next 7 months would be like. Well folks, right now I wish we would have eloped. :) But I know that when that day comes, I'll be glad that we didn't.

Anywho, my wedding dress came in a few weeks ago, and lo and behold, it didn't fit! I guess student teaching this semester made me put on a little weight(oops). I'm not exactly sure how much, but I could tell that I had put on some weight by the way my clothes were fitting. So this past Wednesday, I started this diet (the same one that Kate Middleton and her mom went on before the Royal Wedding), and I am proud to say that I have lost 6 lbs already! Woohoo! My goal isn't necessarily to weigh x pounds, but it is to fit perfectly into my wedding dress, so I won't have to get any alterations (how's that for penny pinching?!). I tried the dress on this past Saturday, and I could already tell a difference in the way the dress fit, which was encouraging. Now I have to just keep it up for 3 more weeks until my bridal portraits (which I'm sooooo excited about!).

On a side note, I'm going to Nashville for a few days this week, which I couldn't be more excited about! I get to sing BGV's with Dave & Jess Ray (what an honor!), and we're going to be on TV (I don't know when, what channel, where, or anything). I'll post more info as I find out about it.
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