Always a bridesmaid, never the bride

Kristin Gleis
Mar 23, 2010


My oldest and dearest friend is getting married next October. This past Friday, I had to go and try on a dress for the wedding. I am probably the largest girl in the wedding party. 

Does this bother me? Yes, of course. I was not as bothered, though, when they literally stuffed me into a size 12 dress. 

When I say stuffed, I looked like a hot dog that was overcooked and the casing was about to explode. But it was a size 12 and I had it on. I even have a picture to prove it. 

I told the other girls in the wedding party that I'm not going to be the "fat" bridesmaid in this wedding. I am looking forward to continuing my weight-loss journey in the hopes that I will have reached my goal of 165 pounds by then or at least be real damn close. 

I always knew that losing weight was not going to be a walk in the park, so to speak, but I never dreamed it would be this difficult for me. 

I know what I must do to achieve the goals I have set for myself. I just need to really put myself first for once and stop being so lazy at times. I know that everyone has their days when they would rather lay around and do nothing. Laziness is not an option anymore and I need to finally stick with that. Just like before, thanks again for all your encouragement and support.