May 30, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Tom and I at the wedding

Feels like it has been so long since I last blogged! For Memorial Day weekend, I flew out to Boise, ID with my boyfriend and his family to go to his best friend's wedding.

Prior to flying out for the wedding, I was so incredibly nervous.  This was the first time in a very long time that I would have to wear a dress.  I honestly can't remember the last time I wore a dress, I think it was sometime back in 2010 for a coworker's wedding.  For this vacation, I needed to have three dresses.  One for the bachelorette party, one for the rehearsal dinner and another for the actual wedding.  I spent several weekends going shopping and searching for the perfect dress.

I am used to being the fat girl where ever I go.  I was so nervous that I would feel like the fat girl all weekend in my dresses.  To my surprise, I can honestly say I felt totally comfortable in all three of my dresses all weekend and not once did I feel like the fat girl.  I wore three short dresses with heels and I didn't feel self conscious at all.  It was such a great feeling.  The cool part was, I was surrounded by a bunch of strangers, I was able to just be myself.  No one knew I used to be 45 lbs heavier.  No one knew it was my first time in a dress in almost three years.  No one knew anything about the girl I used to be, all they knew was what they saw in front of them.  

I was unable to workout during vacation but was happy to come home to a 3 lb weight loss. Thankfully, due to my gluten allergy, I was not tempted by the cake and junk food.  I kept my portions small and didn't over eat.  When we got home, we hit the gym hard the next morning and I was able to do an hour of cardio and arms.  I burned a whopping 1,284 calories! 

Overall, we had a great weekend.  I met some great people, I was able to be myself, go with the flow and for once, I didn't feel like the fat girl at the party.  

Here are some pictures from the weekend! Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!

Jess

New Michael Kor's Watch - got it 40% off!
Dropping Sadie off before vacation
Before the rehearsal dinner
Before the rehearsal dinner
Hanging out in the hotel
After I got my hair done
First workout after vacation
Transformation Tuesday!
Breakfast - Two scoops of vanilla protein
Coffee date before our flight back home
Breakfast date
Before catching our flight

6 comments:

  1. You look absolutely gorgeous in your dress in the top picture! Nothing to be anxious about, you should wear dresses all the time!
    Found your blog via glipho, gonna give you a cheeky follow! Take care x

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  2. Hey, new follower from the Aloha Friday blog hop. I love the dress, it's so pretty!

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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  3. Love love love the pictures, so cute!

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  4. Um, could you BE anymore gorgeous? Love your blog! I'm your newest follower! I'd love a visit and a follow back! <3

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