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Prettypigpig - I'm willing to give advice to any brides that want it, but people always want to hear about the quickest and easiest way to lose weight, when in reality it's all lifestyle changes. That's why the type of people that dietitians usually see are those who are sick due to their weight (diabetes, heart disease, eating disorders, etc)... the rest are out there reading diet books and the bogus websites! However, my focus is actually international nutrition and hunger issues. I'll be spending my summer working for the World Food Programme in Malawi. I cannot wait!

Becks - Where are you dress shopping?? I'm actually planning to buy my dress in DC, since I'm up there plenty anyways. I'm going shopping in May, and I'm trying to pick a couple of places. Thinking Hitched, Riziks, and Ellie's in Alexandria. Maybe White Swan in Vienna as well, I have a friend who got her dress there and loved them.
I actually bought my dress a few weeks ago at Priscilla of Boston They have a store across from the mall, right by Tiffany. I never went to Hitched but have heard that it's a great experience. I would also add Hannelore's in Old Town Alexandria to your list. They have a great selection, my runnner up dress was actually a Lazaro that I tried on there.

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Priscilla is great! My bridesmaid dress for my friend's wedding this past December came from there. It's a pretty small selection though, isn't it? I remember browsing the bridal gowns and they didn't carry most of the ones from their website. But I didn't ask either, so maybe there are more in the back?

 

I'm basically just going to Hitched for the experience:) I hear it's a lot of fun! I was thinking Hannelores as well, as they carry Monique Lluhillier's Bliss line, which is her more affordable line, and I really like some of the dresses in it.

 

Also, yes, Alabama is quite the change! It's taking some getting used to... being called ma'am, the civil war never ended, and of course, the reason I'm dress shopping in DC, the fashion is about 5 years behind!

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Prettypigpig - wait, weren't you the one who said you can't drink milk because you're lactose intolerant?? but you're eating haagen daz ice cream? tisk tisk... but at least you're getting your calcium and vitamin D! :)

 

Funny story actually, with all the weight loss talk... So my fiance's MARRIED coworker just found out I'm a dietitian, and said to him "smart man, marrying a dietitian" and my fiance asked "why's that?" Coworker: "Because the only difference between a girlfriend and a wife is 30 pounds" My fiance thought that was hilarious, and I was thinking that if I was that man's wife I would kill him for saying that!

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just started doing P90X. Holy crap is that tough!!

And for all of the wedding-show fans, I saw an ad on TLC today that said there will be a 'wedding marathon' next Friday...set the DVR :-)
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Funny story actually, with all the weight loss talk... So my fiance's MARRIED coworker just found out I'm a dietitian, and said to him "smart man, marrying a dietitian" and my fiance asked "why's that?" Coworker: "Because the only difference between a girlfriend and a wife is 30 pounds" My fiance thought that was hilarious, and I was thinking that if I was that man's wife I would kill him for saying that!
becks... P90x my Fi did that last year... very tough, were thinking of maybe doing it together this next year to get a toned up bod for the beach!!! :-)

Ooooo, I bet we dont get the wedding marathon in the UK :-(
We always miss out!!!

mexbride... LOL, Im with you on that one... the only thing is, he would NEVER say that to his wifes face :-)
Im dreading standing by FIs sister, she is around a UK size 8 and around 6ft 2" she is gorgeously tall and slim.... Im the opposite... LOL :-)

Arrrr, i love seeing the progress you lovelys are having, its great to see everything going on :-)
I promise I WILL be contributing to more weddingy things in the VERY near future... only 2 weeks til prices come out :-)

xoxox

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Funny story actually, with all the weight loss talk... So my fiance's MARRIED coworker just found out I'm a dietitian, and said to him "smart man, marrying a dietitian" and my fiance asked "why's that?" Coworker: "Because the only difference between a girlfriend and a wife is 30 pounds" My fiance thought that was hilarious, and I was thinking that if I was that man's wife I would kill him for saying that!

 

Ummm ... DITTO lol

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Oh man, I totally agree...that guy would NEVER let his wife hear him say that. These guys would probably have a different tune if they were the ones that had to go through pregnancy. (Although I admit that I did laugh when I read his comment).

 

P90X...I did plyometrics and abs last night and I'm totally feeling it today. I guess I should expect that from something called 'Ab Ripper'!

 

Mexbride--You're right, the Priscilla in Tyson's is pretty limited. I actually found my dress at their store in Orlando where my family lives. It was huge and amazing. I tried on a Bliss dress at Hannelore's, the organza in the dress was really light and felt great for a DW.

 

Here's my dress...it's lace with tulle at the bottom. Picking lace was a surprise for me:

Click the image to open in full size.

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Oh man, I totally agree...that guy would NEVER let his wife hear him say that. These guys would probably have a different tune if they were the ones that had to go through pregnancy. (Although I admit that I did laugh when I read his comment).

P90X...I did plyometrics and abs last night and I'm totally feeling it today. I guess I should expect that from something called 'Ab Ripper'!

Mexbride--You're right, the Priscilla in Tyson's is pretty limited. I actually found my dress at their store in Orlando where my family lives. It was huge and amazing. I tried on a Bliss dress at Hannelore's, the organza in the dress was really light and felt great for a DW.

Here's my dress...it's lace with tulle at the bottom. Picking lace was a surprise for me:
Click the image to open in full size.
You look beautiful, the dress really suits you and what an amazing figure! Love it!!

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Here's my dress...it's lace with tulle at the bottom. Picking lace was a surprise for me:
Click the image to open in full size.

WOW, Its beautiful. You have a lovely shape, That dress really really suits your figure :-)

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Prettypigpig - I'm willing to give advice to any brides that want it, but people always want to hear about the quickest and easiest way to lose weight, when in reality it's all lifestyle changes. That's why the type of people that dietitians usually see are those who are sick due to their weight (diabetes, heart disease, eating disorders, etc)... the rest are out there reading diet books and the bogus websites!
Oh I bet that drives you bonkers!!!

I've actually lost 20 pounds since December. I'm doing it verrrrry slowly (about a pound a week, sometimes less). I joined Weight Watchers, and am really just making better food choices and controlling portions. I haven't started working out...that's my next step! Now that the weather is getting nicer, I hope to start taking long walks after work.

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