Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Final Stay Truthful Thursday

So if you read my last post you know that this week has gone really well! I am feeling proud of this genetically defective body of mine and all of it's idiosyncrasies because of it's STRENGTH and ABILITY. Rather than for how great it looks in a dress. But...but...but tomorrow I have to wear that dress I do kind of care...I mean a little...about how it looks. *sigh* I am still a slave to vanity. But I have been busting my butt for the last 4 weeks with this dress in mind so...yeah....

The dreaded numbers
So I gave this post a lot of thought. I even did a preemptive twitter poll about this. I have been trying to decide how REAL to be with my numbers. How honest should I be about my actual weight? How truthful? How candid? The results of my impromptu twitter poll state that Men are A-ok with their numbers. They will shout them out to anyone who will listen. What they currently weigh, what they want to weigh, how much they've lost, gained, whatever...its all fair game. For Women umm...well let's just say there was a wide range of opinions. Some said they would give their stats if they were happy with the number. Some said they did not care and were happy to share. And others still said no one will EVER know their numbers. But the one area all the women I talked to agreed was that no one was completely satisfied with the number they currently had.

I obviously found the results of my unofficial poll depressing. But they also definitely reflected a reality I am oh so familiar with. I am of the opinion that everyone is different. Every body is different. And beauty is something different to different people. I hate the unrealistic standards women hold themselves to. And I hate the "ideal body" stigma perpetuated by the media. Have I fallen prey to these things anyways? ABSOLUTELY!! I wish I could say otherwise...but...

The moral of this long winded story though is; I don't want to be a part of that world. So after careful consideration I will not be giving you my actual number. I will tell you that during the last 4 weeks I have lost 6 lbs and 1 inch all over. I have toned up and improved my stamina. So if I am being truthful (*kind of the point of Stay Truthful Thursdays*) I would say operation Goal Dress is a SUCCESS! YEAH! And when I put the dress on tonight to admire all my hard was actually TOO BIG! WHAT?! And...OH NO! The wedding is tomorrow and out of town, so i think double-sided tape and safety pins will be required! UGH! This conundrum is still a work in progress...

I will post pics of the final product and wedding Sunday!
Thanks for taking this journey with me! All you messages, comments, and tweets have really helped keep me focused and inspired! I couldn't have done it without you guys!

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