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February 15, 2013 7:03 AM
Okay, so I had to share this! For those of you that checked out my blog of "Size 14 Dress and Getting Checked Out", I felt I should fill you in on the wedding went. It was absolutely beautiful! The bride was gorgeous and I held it together nicely until the minister started asking her to describe her hand-made bouquet. There were 5 or 6 different sets of wedding bands on it (attached somehow) and each set represented someone different. One of those sets happened to be my friend's mom's wedding bands. My friend lost her mom about 7-8 years ago to breast cancer. Like I said, I was okay until the minister asked my friend to tell her about the rings on her bouquet. I could hear her voice crack and that was all it took.


But back to the part that makes this a success story! Something happened to me for the first time ever. A guy (a very cute one, at that) approached ME. I have always been the one to approach them. I felt awesome in that dress, and my new (still improving) body and it showed. I know I smiled more, I felt more confident, and for the first time in my ENTIRE life (at least that I can think of anyway), I FELT beautiful! He actually left people he was talking to (not rudely of course, just excused himself) to come talk to me. We danced - SEVERAL times - and yes, I did get a goodnight kiss. ;) While it was awesome to have him pay attention to me, I know it wasn't because of the dress or the romance of a wedding. I know at least part of it was because I felt so good about myself!

I am down almost 30 pounds, with only 25 more to get to the weight my doctor wants to see me at, and still working on it and losing. My moral (finally...LOL): when you feel good about yourself, it shows! And other people will see your confidence and be drawn to it. So keep trucking people, it's going to be SO worth it to hit that goal! I can feel it! :)

Thank you anyone that reads and/or comments! :)
February 15, 2013 7:09 AM
Great story!! and you'r so right.......when you feel good about yourself it shows!! and people
pick up on that positive glow around you..
Congrats :)
diana
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February 15, 2013 7:10 AM
Hi,

You sound as tho you had a brilliant time. Well done on all that hard work and what a confidence boost. I was hoping there would be a pic.

Keep up the good work. looking forward to the NSV!
  24945119
February 15, 2013 7:13 AM
That is such a wondeful story! I am glad you are happy with yourself, the way you feel and look, and the success you are having. I hope the cute guy calls you wink
  11091611
February 15, 2013 7:15 AM
Wonderful NSV!!
  22169757
February 15, 2013 7:17 AM
Love this!!
February 15, 2013 7:18 AM
SO GLAD TO HER YOUR CONFIDENCE SOAR THROUGH THE ROOF....its so nice to get attention even when you are not trying...and yes, you are so right, when u have CONFIDENCE IT SHINES!!! CONGRATS TO U ON UR WT. LOST AND GOOD LUCK AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
  33555851
February 15, 2013 7:19 AM
Great story! Good on ya! You're so right, having self confidence and feeling good about yourself is SO important.
  7314627
February 15, 2013 7:20 AM
flowerforyou Congrats on what you have accomplished so far. With this positive attitude there is only more success in your future. And you are so right about having the confidencedrinker
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February 15, 2013 7:20 AM
Awesome story and GOOD FOR YOU GIRL!!!
  4472087
February 15, 2013 7:21 AM
What a great story! Congrats to you. It is mazing how much confidence we get as we lose weight. Smiling more, flirting, walking lighter. What a perfect event for you to bust out the healthier you! Thank you for sharing, What an inspiring story.
  34706970
February 15, 2013 7:26 AM
this thread is the perfect example of why MFP needs a LIKE button!!! or a LOVE button!!
  14835119
February 15, 2013 8:05 AM
that is wonderful........ be proud of yourself and always show it. confidence is a lot more attractive than we sometimes think.
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February 15, 2013 12:14 PM
Way to go! I am very happy for you. Keep up the fantastic work!
February 15, 2013 12:17 PM
i <3 this. THANK YOU! and congratulations!! ;)
February 15, 2013 7:08 PM
Okay, so since I'm not real sure how to share a pic on here, I just went ahead and changed my profile pic to the one of me in the dress. Thank you everyone, so much for all the encouraging words!

As far as the guy, we have talked since and I'm planning a trip back out there to use the $400 Delta dollars I got for volunteering for a later flight...and he and I have plans for dinner and dancing! :)
February 15, 2013 7:47 PM
And I am NOT just going back out there to see him! My friend's aunt (the friend that got married) invited me back out! Seeing him is a bonus! :)
February 15, 2013 11:28 PM
Lovely pic, and not a bad bonus eh!
  24945119
February 15, 2013 11:35 PM
I love this..you look beautifu!!!! flowerforyou
  4908770
February 15, 2013 11:43 PM
Great Story! And I wish more women would realize we tend to see the confidence a lot more on any size, when you radiate with good vibrations, everyone wants a piece of that love .

Congrats on the loss and the gained kiss happy !
  22316143
February 18, 2013 8:14 AM
QUOTE:

Great Story! And I wish more women would realize we tend to see the confidence a lot more on any size, when you radiate with good vibrations, everyone wants a piece of that love .

Congrats on the loss and the gained kiss happy !


Thank you! I needed to hear this! :)
February 18, 2013 8:18 AM
Thank you EVERYONE for the kind words and encouragement! :)

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