By some miracle of God [and a few last minute workouts], the bridesmaid’s dress FIT on Sunday night! YES!
When I purchased it, I was a solid 1 & 1/2 inches away from being able to zip it. One week before the wedding, it was about 1/2 an inch. The night before – AKA, the last chance I had to buy an alternate – it zipped all the way up!
I definitely learned my lesson about procrastinating, however, as the stress I was feeling over fitting into the dress nearly negated the elation I felt when it zipped. Crash diets and intense workouts are not good on my body or my emotional well-being, so I will make sure I either buy a dress that FITS off of the rack or plan my exercise/diet regimen more realistically for an event.
Regardless, the dress fit, the wedding was SPECTACULAR, and I now have a new sister who will soon be recruited for workouts. Life is pretty good. I have no complaints. I need to stress less, love more, and STOP WATCHING THE SCALE.
I’m working on it. One day at a time.
Bon appetit, my friends!