Operation Fit the Dress

Thursday, June 11, 2015

See this dress:

It was the dress I wore 7 years ago at my wedding rehearsal. Why have I kept it? To be honest, I'm not really sure. I like it, I used to love how it fit. It hasn't fit in a VERY long time but in my defense that was three children ago. My body is not even close to what it used to be. I have larger hips and soft spots, and honestly that's just getting old.
My "baby" is 20 months old now and it's time to get back into shape. I really don't have a specific weight I would like to be, I just have decided that's silly. I'm not going to kill myself for a number. I am just going to base it off of how I feel and also how my clothes fit.
The dress is going to be my guide. I'm not sure if I will ever wear it again, but I will fit into it!

Hence, Operation Fit The Dress.

Here is where the honesty comes in- I hate working out. Yes- I feel good afterwards but during life sucks. lol
I like to eat things that are crappy for me. Dr. Pepper is my best friend. Also, chocolate milk is my love language. I apparently like to drink my calories.

So my plan as of right now:
1. Cut back on drinking my calories. No more Dr. Peppers. I will have chocolate milk but in moderation. Also, adding in extra veggies.
2. Light exercise to start with. I used to do 30 day shred, but I am going to start of with walking. At least one mile a day until I build up to being able to exercise without 911 needing to be called.
3.I will try the dress on once a week. Preferably in the morning, just because that's probably when I'm at my thinnest.
4.I will NOT weigh myself. I feel like this will just set me up for failure. It's just a number nobody knows after all.

I am going to try to post updates with the fit of the dress, but I'm not going to share measurements or any other very personal info.

I will tell you the dress is a size 6. I have been a variety of sizes over the years and to be honest my favorite has been an 8/10. I felt good and I looked good. I also still had all of my curves. This is just based on my body type.

Wish me luck!


  1. You are going to lose when you cut out the soda for sure! I love Sprite, but cutting it out really helped me. Of course when my husband cuts anything out like soda or snacks, he loses 20 lbs in a few weeks. And it takes me months haha.
    I'm sure you'll get there. Get your kiddos to help you too! They will probably enjoy a walk with mommy!

    1. Yeah, the kids will love going on walks!

  2. Good luck! I am sure you will succeed!

  3. I think you have a great plan! Cutting out soda was huge for me and it worked wonders!!!

    1. I'm hoping it really helps! I'm a little sad though lol ;)

  4. Allow yourself the chocolate milk once a week as your cheat day! But don't binge drink it. HAHA. Yes, the weight will come off once you take out the soda. Cutting out carbs also helps! Stay strong!!

    1. Cutting carbs is a good idea for sure!


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