Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years: The Dress.

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry for the lack in updating. Going home for the holidays involves lots of visits and seeing friends and drinking and such. So! I thought I'd swing by and update y'all with some photos and stuff.

Firstly I wanted to answer some questions I've gotten:

Q. Your brother is quite good-looking. Is he single?
A: YES! And he's a dental hygienist, plays guitar and is generally the most awesome person ever. ;)

Q: Would you please in your next blog tell us HOW you were able to resist temptation? What was your mindset? When was the last time you fell off the wagon - and how did you get back on? You're so unbelievably inspiring.
A: Wow, great question. And thank you. So, when I get it set in my mind that I'm on a diet plan, that's what I stick with. I've mentioned it in several blog posts before, but I'm sort of a freak of nature because I don't do "cheat" days or "holidays." For me, every day is just another day of putting into my body what's good for it, and every "cheat" thing I eat is just a step backwards from the goal I have in mind. Now, everyone is different, and I totally, TOTALLY advocate taking a bit of time off or enjoying a slice of pie during Christmas with your family. For me? I'm just a little insane, that's all. The last time I fell off the wagon? Well, I had about 1/2 cup of stuffing because it's my favorite food on earth. I just had to decide if I wanted sugar or stuffing, and stuffing won. I'll admit I was feeling guilty after I ate it, but I just have to move on and remind myself that 1/2 cup of stuffing is no big freakin' deal. But, since starting back on a lower carbohydrate diet, I haven't cheated. My cravings for sugar and carbs completely have subsided. :)

And drumroll please...


Current weight: 169.6! I finally got out of the 170's. YAY! So, that also means I get this little beauty from the awesome Scale Junkie Healthy You Challenge website:

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Okay, picture time! :)




My friend Rico and I:





My favorite photo from the night; me with all four of my closest friends from High School. These guys are my oldest friends in the world and I love them!!





We're so tough, you don't know how tough we are.




Yeah, okay, we are total goofballs.




Me with my good friend Dan:





Okay! So, next bit of news for you guys. So, you know how the dress... THE dress was too small in the arms, right? So, I ordered the next size up and they overnighted it to me. Well, it was STOLEN from my parents front porch. Huge freakin' bummer. So, today my Mom and I went New Years dress shopping. I've never spent so much money trying to get a damn dress.



First I thought I'd update you all - my waist no longer hangs over the skinny jeans. Today I wore them without boots and was totally comfortable. Woo-hoo!





Anyhoo! This was the first one I tried on. Love it, but it was strapless and I didn't know how I felt about that. Plus it was a little big in the boob area and though the poof was cute on the bottom, it might have annoyed me or flattened over the course of the night.





This one we totally fell in love with but it was a 10 and just a bit too tight. :( We looked and apparently the dress was totally sold out in size 12 in every Macy's in the state!




Here's the one I chose! It's one-shouldered, which I have a serious fetish for, and it's still got the length of an old fashioned dress. I was so excited! I got the last size 12 left, they had to pull it off of the mannequin, but that meant an extra 10% discount on top of the 30% discount sale they were having. The dress is normally $138 but I got it for $86 or so. :) YAY!




~Jenn

33 comments:

BakerGirl said...

That is a hot dress! Glad you found something after all of that!

The skinny jeans look great btw!

kimert said...

You look great! Woohoo on hitting 55 lbs! :) And I LOVE the dress you chose! Looks amazing on you, great color.

Michelle said...

you look fab.

let go of the guilt now. NOW!

Now that green dress...love it.

have fun.

naturallyjanet said...

You look fabulous in the red dress!!! Can't wait until I can wear a size 12 dress!

Alex said...

You look hot, very va va voom in that red dress.

Lawgirl said...

Woot woot!! congrats on the loss and you look fabulous in the dress!

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Bananza said...

Love the dress! You look soooooo good! And I am totally jealous that you never have an off day! I "cheat" every single day! Keep up the good work!

The Insatiable Host said...

hot momma! great choice, although I love the green one too and good on ya for doin the size 10 up and it looking alright...

JewliaGoulia said...

1.) I totally miss you!

2.) Congrats on your loss. . . I need to catch up to you! ;)

3.) You look absolutely amazing in the dresses. LOVING the one shoulder but I liked the green colored on you too. F it being sold out!

4.) YEAH to skinny jeans!

and

5.) Looks like you are having so much fun!

Midwest Girl said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress on you! Sweet Lord, you look fabulous!

I would have bought it too!

Tania said...

I just wanted to say that you look awesome. I've definitely hit a few road bumps over the holiday season in regards to my food. I have a really hard time saying no even when I know I should. I'm good with the exercise, but the food is tough. Anyway, I just wanted to say you're doing amazing and it is inspiring to see you achieving what I'm still working on really getting started, so thanks. And have a kick ass New Years in that hot dress!

Julie said...

Dress is fantastic! I love the one shoulder too...me-yow!

Love the guy posse, I want the Jolly Roger t-shirt (next stop, eBay) and in the "tough" photo, your crooked finger friend looks just like Brendan Fraser from The Mummy.

Have a great New Years!

The Orange Fury said...

I have the second dress!!! in a slightly different blue. The red one looks really good and classy. Good work!

Linguista said...

Totally lovign the colour of that dress! 169. Woohoo!

okorina2003 said...

Size 12? Girl, you look smaller than that. Love that dress on you!

usernamessuckfully said...

too bad the orange dress didnt come in that green colour it wouldve been more awesome good choice though it looks nice happy new year

Michelle said...

you look wayyyy skinny! Seriously, you still have more weight to lose?!?!?

That dress looks AMAZING on you!

Dree said...

I LOVE your dress choice! How horrible that your other dress was stolen! :(

Karen Marchetti said...

You are looking fantastic! Keep it up and have a wonderful New Years!

The BreakUp Coach said...

That red is a fantastic shade on you--go girl!

NJ said...

The new dress looks awesome! Pat yourself on doing so well during the holidays. I am bracing myself to hit the fitness and wholesome nutrition in full force in the new year.

Tell your cute brother to relocate to Toronto. My dear daughter really needs a nice guy to come into her life in the new year. :)

Jenn(ifer) said...

Bummer about your dress; I'd be fuming p'od!

But... I love the new dress; it's super hot! Way to go!

Cromossoma X said...

Hi Jenn!! I LOVE your blog and i can´t help myself but coming here every day... need to start a diet soon and trying to persuade myself to it by watching you... :)

first things first: yr bro is hot, i agree, but yr friend, the one on yr right on 1st pic kills me. single? ehehe :) i'm too far for that...:(

You look lovely in yr dress, sweet! I love the one-shoulder trend and the colour is great!! :)

Kristina said...

i love the green dress, but the one you ended up purchasing, WOW that is your color. look at how the color plays off your hair.

good choice.

Sarah said...

I love the dress! Great weigh to end/start the year!!

Norwego said...

You look so good in the dress! You looked hot in the green one too. If something's too tight, there's always Spanx!

How is the shredding going? Are you on Level 3 yet?

LiLu said...

You look so TEENY!!!!!!! Love that color on you. ;-)

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Love the dress!!!

Christy in Seattle said...

Good job!

Stacyjo said...

That dress is cutetastic - I dig it the most!

Hope you have a rockin' New Years celebration and a great 2010 to come!!

Stacyjo said...

Oh yeah, whoever stole dress is not going to look even half as smokin' hot as you would've of!! :-)

Chuck said...

Alright the dress looks great on you...congrats on the 55, Sammy Hagar can't drive it but you can lose it!

Now the real question...what the hell is up with all the Dan's ---brother, good friend, boy friend, and even Dani of the photo shoot!

I notice little shit like that...Happy New Year!

C said...

Is that dress really red? Looks sort of orange on my computer...the first one too, but I like it with your hair color. A pox on whoever stole your dress... maybe they will return it when they find out what it is and it doesn't fit them and it is not a check for $100,000.