One Week


I’m officially one week away from my brother-in-law’s wedding.

That means I’m officially one week away from wearing my bridesmaid’s dress, which wouldn’t zip the last 1/2 inch when I tried it on two weeks ago.

I wish I could say I’ve been sticking to a diet and exercise plan over the past two weeks, but I most certainly have NOT. Between moving into our new place and celebrating our wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago, my husband and I have been eating horribly. I’m terrified at the thought of trying on the dress tonight, as I’m fearful it might be tighter instead of looser.

I have a game plan.

  • Starting tonight, I’m going to do 60-90 minutes of cardio every day. Without fail.
  • In addition, I’m going to try and spend about 10-15 mins in the gym’s sauna to shed any excess water weight I’m clinging to, which I doubt is much, but it’s worth a shot.
  • I’m going to stick to coffee and fruit for breakfast this whole week, a salad for lunch, and just a lean protein with green veggies for dinner. Normally I aim to be more balanced, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
  • If, by Thursday, the dress is still tight – I’ll have a body wrap scheduled for Saturday. I normally avoid these because they are expensive and only provide short term [approx 6 weeks] results, but they do work to shed inches, quickly, so I can squeeze in the dress. I actually did this before my best friend’s wedding last spring and my dress went from being SUPER snug to comfortable and loose after just one wrap.

So, here goes. I’m surprisingly good at staying on track when I have a VERY tight deadline to meet, so let’s see how much damage I can UNDO over the course of this week. Otherwise, I might be out shopping for a replacement bridesmaid’s dress the night before the wedding.


Bon appetit, my friends!

~ Tori

The Plithe of the Bridesmaid

So… just tried on my bridesmaid’s dress for my brother-in-law’s upcoming wedding. It zips – except for the last stubborn 1.5 inches.


The wedding is on May 5th, which means I have less than 30 days to make this dress fit. My guess is that I could stand to drop 5 lbs, which is roughly what I’ve put on since the last time I was fitted.

Normally, I would just switch to “hardcore diet” mode, but here’s my dilemma:

This weekend is my 6th wedding anniversary.

Which means I’ll be eating out, skipping the gym, and swooning over my stud muffin of a husband – not working out. Did I mention eating? Love and chocolate are synonymous in my book.

Following my anniversary, I’ll be moving into my new house the next weekend. Which means all my dishes are packed, Lord knows where my tennis shoes are at the moment, and I’ll probably be eating fast food, just because it’s the quickest and easiest thing to grab.

This doesn’t seem like the recipe for weight loss success, does it?

In all likelihood, this dress is bound to get TIGHTER in the next two weeks versus looser. Which means I’ll be working at an even bigger deficit when I get back to normal and probably will be working to shed 7-8 lbs in less than two weeks.

I’m in trouble.

Hoping for a miracle… or the stomach flu,

~ Tori