Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 12: Whatever tickles your fancy

Shew!! I've been trying to keep things on topic with the 30 days of me, which has turned into a whole lot more than 30 days, but, that's okay! LOL

Today! I get to write about whatever I want! SO! I'm going to write about me working out again, and the dress I want to make for me to wear to the Marine Corps Ball. (Hopefully Sam is still in at that point in time!)

I can't lie. I'm fat. At least for me. When I first started this exercising adventure, I was 195 pounds. I don't think I have EVER been that heavy in my life, including when I was prego with Bug!! So, I made up my mind that it was time to go on a diet!! I started a while back, I lost some weight. But, I got busy and exercise didn't fit into my busy schedule, so, I stopped. Well, I decided after I quit smoking (3 weeks and 3 days ago! Wewt!) that I need to lost weight and get back into shape. Well, my friend Britt also wanted to lose some weight and get in shape, so, we started working out together. A week ago today I was 3 pounds heavier than I am right now. I know it doesn't seem like much, but, I'm proud of myself! Sam said he can already notice a difference in my shape. I can get into some pants that I haven't worn in a while. I feel good!! I'm hoping to get down to about 140, maybe 135. I'm not worried so much with the weight, I just want to look good again!!

Anyways! The dresses! As some of you know, Sam bought me a sewing machine for our Anniversary. I've always wanted to learn to sew. I do okay now. It's not like I could make anything very extravagant, but, this year I want to try! I want to try and MAKE my Ball gown this year. Of course, I'm not sure of how wonderful it will look. so, I'm going to make one first with a cheap cloth, and THEN do one, so that way I will know if I need help with anything and seek that help before I make the real one.

So, without further ado, here's the dress that I want to make for the ball

I figured that for the "practice" I can make the short one. Make it out of something that might hang. Besides, it's a practice run anyways, so if it doesn't hang, I won't be horribly tore up about it. I haven't decided if I'm going to make the middle one,l or the right one. The only difference is that the middle one has a contrasting bodice and straps, the right one doesn't. I'm leaning towards the one on the right for now. I don't know tho.
What do you guys think?


A Marine's Wife! said...

that's awesome that you're making your own dress! I once thought I could could fit an entire family in the pants I made!

That One Girl said...

I'm sorry, it's not funny! *giggle*
I've made a few things. I made a Cat In The Hat outfit for a friend of mines son, I made some dog coats for our Greyhounds, and I made some pillows. I will see if I can get some pictures of them all on my Hobby day, or on my next "fancy" day. :-)

A Marine's Wife! said...

So, apparently I'm blonde and didn't realize you lived in Jville lol. We should get together! :)

That One Girl said...

*giggle* That's fine... I kinda space where people live sometimes too. It would totally be awesome to hang out sometime. You have my email, drop me a line. :-)

USMCWIFE said...

You go girl! I am on the same journey, trying not to let the scale rule my progress but the way my clothes fit. YOu keep at it and you will be awesome! I like the dress too by the way.

That One Girl said...

Thanks!! I'm going to keep at it! Even with the bone spur! Ugh! I haven't written about that yet!! They found a bone spur in my big toe. I thought my foot was going to fall off on Sunday! It was terrible!!!!