June 23 2007
That was me more than 6 years ago. I think the only time I ran before this point was from the cops! (Haha… er..ah.)
I was squeezed into that dress, and felt like I was a stuffed sausage. I was uncomfortable. I was in pain (There are bones in the bodice of the dress that were pinching me to no end.)
I know the point of the wedding night is to get out of your wedding dress as fast as possible, but I think the Husband was a little shocked at how fast I ripped that thing off when I got to the apartment.
and “OH YES” came out of my mouth the minute that zipper went down and I could put my jeans and tank top on. Fat needs room y’all. That dress didn’t provide room.
It provided room when I bought it, of course. It was the 18 months between the time I bought it to the time I had to wear it that I decided to gain 15 pounds.
July 5, 2013
Obviously not the same dress – BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE WEIRD! – But I think it’s obvious the changes that have occurred (or we can say it – the 40ish pounds that are no longer on my body). I’ve got a little be longer to go, but I am happy at this point when I think about how now that dress doesn’t even stay up. It literally falls down when I try it on.
Now on to more important news…
Who watched The Bachelorette Finale?
I KNOW. What the crap.
Okay so we start off from last week, where Des is still crying and wondering what she is going to do. She talks to Chris Harrison and he’s like “Well what do you want to do?” and she is all like “I just want to go home.” Then like 5 seconds later she is like “I want to continue on.”
So she has her little “It doesn’t matter” Rose Ceremony where she has two roses and two guys left. Both Drew and Chris are like “OMG IS SHE GOING TO PICK ME?” and I’m like “This is math I can do, you’re both safe.”
She then decides that before she lets the guys meet her family she wants one more date with them. Pretty much from the point her and Drew are on screen together, she’s like “Yeah no.”
She takes him to the beach via horseback – which frankly no one seems to be enjoying, including the horses – and then they sit down on the beach and she’s like “I can’t.” and then apologizes, and Drew is all sad and walks away along the surf to the limo waiting to take him away from Rejection Island.
The next date with Chris seems to go a bit better, as there is no poetry throughout the entire date – which we are all THANKFUL FOR. They take a boat ride around the water and the island and she feels comfortable with him. Okay, well that’s not love.
They then have dinner, where Chris gives her a journal for her to write in, and in the back of the journal are all of the ‘poems’ he ever wrote her. GAG.
She then decides he can meet her family. So they do, and her father and him talk and a blessing is given for him to propose to Des. YAY.
Des and her brother sit down – I swear this is the only voice of reason in the entire show – and he’s like “Well like a week ago you were so upset about Brooks leaving, and blah blah blah… Rushing into this? blah blah blah. I have lots of tattoos…. blah blah blah… Are you sure?”
And Des is all like “YES I AM.” In a tone that screams that she is trying to convince herself.
Well…. Scan to the last rose ceremony.
Oh yeah and Chris has NO IDEA Drew has been sent home.
Chris goes into this whole lecture about how he loves her, and poetry is great, and then just as he is about to drop to one knee, Des says “No, wait.” and that she has some things to say.
She explains that Drew was sent home, and that she had really strong feelings for Brooks, and that because of those feelings she wasn’t able to see what was in front of her this whole time (I’m guessing she means Chris?) and that she loves him.
and then he drops to one knee, proposes with the most beautiful ring that someone would chop off her hand for (My husband’s words) and she says yes.
I am literally on the edge of the couch screaming “WHERE IS BROOKS?”
Fly to the After The Rose ceremony…
Brooks comes out, nothing has changed, he still doesn’t love her, and she is all like “Well I’m engaged.”
This is where I decided to go to bed. I have also decided to never read spoilers again, because I was always Team Brooks. I was sure that he would have gone back to his villa, added more gel to his hair and realized that Des and him should be together, and then run up during Chris’ proposal and be like
“IT’S GONNA BE ME.”
But that didn’t happen. Reality Steve was all like “WHOOOPS” on twitter (I got my info from him originally) and I’m like “THAT’S ALL YOU GOT? WHOOPS?”
Here are my problems with this:
- She obviously settled. I mean you don’t go from being gung ho about some guy to being in love with someone else that quick. I think she likes Chris, may be even cares about him a lot, but to go from all sobbing over Brooks to being engaged to Chris, is kind of bullcrap.
- It looked more manufactured by the franchise than ever before. With all the other seasons there was always a front runner, we always kind of knew. This time it was the lesser of two evils that she chose.
- She seemed vastly uncomfortable the entire time Chris was next to her at the After the Rose ceremony (I watched it this morning). She didn’t seem in love, where Sean and Catherine were all like cute and stuff, it seemed forced with her.
- I give it three months.
The best thing to come out of last night?
JUAN PABLO IS THE NEXT BACHELOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I wasn’t married… I would TOTALLY BE APPLYING.
Meals – Pretty much same as yesterday – Check out my Recipe Review from last night’s dinner – Beef and Broccoli over Brown Rice - except dinner tonight is Zucchini Taco Boats (Recipe on the blog tomorrow!)
My run yesterday was an awesome 4 miles – so I am repeating it today!