Monday, November 09, 2009

Why is it so much harder to take it off than it is to put it on?

This is the dress that this mother of the groom (yours truly) is wearing to her son's wedding. I love it, love it, love it! There is just one problem, it really does not fit!!

I did not even intend to purchase a dress that fateful day, a couple of months back. Justin and Judy asked us to come and look at Tuxes with them. When we mentioned to the owner of the store that I was about to start looking for my dress, she pointed us in the direction of a store just a few doors down that sells Mother of the Bride and Groom dresses. Yes, there really is a whole store dedicated just to that.

You should have seen me; it was really quite comical. The four of us walk in to this little cramped store with way too many dresses stuffed into it. I became completely overwhelmed the moment that I crossed over the threshold. I am not a great shopper anyway and this just sent me into full tilt. Marc, who has a great eye for what I look good in, immediately started pulling dresses from the racks and showing them to me. I kept mumbling something about the fact that I still had some weight to lose before I wanted to try anything on. None of the three of them were buying it. Neither was the clerk that was approaching me while openly scoffing at the idea that I would lose weight before the big day. "Everyone who comes in here says that!" she said, to which I responded quite firmly "I will be losing at least 20 lbs!!" In her most soothing voice, saved for delusional mother's of the groom like me, she directed me to a couple of dresses that she felt would suit me. Outnumbered, I chose two gowns and shuffled off to the dressing room where I escaped behind the door, blissfully alone and tried the first gown on ...NO WAY! It looked awful! I took the second one down from the hook which I really liked on the hanger and tried to slip it on but it was more like squeezing myself in. I had chosen a size that I felt would be a fit but if you have ever tried on a formal gown or a wedding dress then you know that the sizing had to have been set up by some sadistic man who wanted to make women feel awful about themselves! I asked the clerk for help and she had to elicit the help of my entourage who basically had to help zip me into this thing. What a picture that must have been but I LOVED IT! I decided right then and there that it was the perfect dress and that I WOULD lose the weight necessary to zip it up comfortably, which leads me to the title of this post.

I have cut out all in between meal snacking. For the most part, I have halved my meals and I have been exercising 5 days a week but the weight does not seem to be going anywhere! I have to go for my final fitting at the end of this month and I am getting a teensy bit concerned....heck, who am I kidding, I am downright petrified!!

I will report back after the fitting. I hope that after all of this time not eating, that I do not end up eating my words.

9 comments:

Angel said...

You can do it and you will look fabulous!

M and M Girls said...

Try drinking tea....Oolong Tea seems to work the best although many believe that Green helps too.

Good luck you can do it.

Love Letters To China said...

I love that dress... I can so see you wearing it. Have you tried removing all white starches and sugar from your diet? Right before I got married, Mark and I started the Sugar Busters diet and the lbs just seemed to drop off. We've also tried the South Beach Diet, but the first two weeks of that one is tough. If you'd like to talk more about them, give me a call. I know you can do it... you've made it through so much thus far, what's a few pounds. Right? ;-) Hugs...

Dawn said...

It will fit! Think positive...all the hard work you are doing is going to pay off.
The dress is gorgeous.

Tammie said...

Not only will the dress fit, but you will look gorgeous wearing it. I have faith in your ability to get where you want to be.

If you stop eating anything after 9:00 pm & stop drinking anything carbonated, the pounds will fall off.

Looking forward to seeing you in the pictures!

Monica said...

I did weight watchers & lost 18 lbs...unfortunately I fell off the wagon & gained back 15, just need to get it back together. But I digress, WW works great and it's all balanced. Lots of fiber and veggies. If you go that way, I definitely recommend Beano as well. LOL you will need it!

Vivian M said...

Trick: buy GREAT undergarments, especially the kind that tuck and squeeze everything in, shoving your boobs up. And wear these, and the shoes to your fiting.

Gail said...

You are going to looking fabulous my SFAM! I'm positive. I know why is it so much harder to take it off than put on? should be the other way around...
I'm sure the dress will fit perfectly by the big day!

xo

Carol and Taylor said...

Hmmm, I can only think of 1 suggestion if you get really, really desparate:

phentermine (from the old phen/phen days) is still legal and can be prescribed by dr. If you can hunt up a good and sleazy diet dr, you'd be set. Unfortunately, I don't know of any anymore.

Good luck!