Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Zombie Bride?

This year for Halloween I was thinking of wearing my Wedding Dress and being a Zombie Bride, might as well put it to good use, don't you think? 
It's been hanging in the closet for the past 13years waiting for the special occasion to be worn again AND was it is perfectly wrinkled, dirty and never dry-cleaned.
August 9th, 1997 ... I remember clearly that size 12 dress was super snug on me, especially in the chest and tummy area. 


13 years later here I am ...

Can you see how much space I have in the chest area?? WOW ... really?  
I really didn't think my arms were that much bigger before. 
I mean there was NO room before, it was tight! 

It even sags in the back! There was clearly no sagging before! 
I barely ate anything a week before the wedding because I was so worried it was not going to fit.
To think that this was not even my heaviest... I can't even tell you in words how that makes me feel. 
I am so happy that I decided to turn things around and take on a healthier lifestyle, not just for myself but for my Children. 
Today I am a much happier and confident person. 
Taking up Running this year has made just such a big impact in my life and I'm just so glad that I decided to take up that challenge ... even if I'm not a RUNNER yet, but I will get there. 
I will run that Marathon!! 


Thanks Marie for encouraging me to post these pictures! You need to check out Marie's post on her prom dress, talk about putting things in perspective! 

23 comments:

Emilie said...

you look awesome! I also am smaller now than when I got married. I haven't tried on my dress since my wedding day, but I know it would be roomy. I don't know about you, but that makes me want to do a wedding do-over! Especially the dress shopping part, which I found to be no fun at all. I say... wear that dress!

Therese said...

Way to go! You look amazing! I remember trying on a bridesmaids dress this year and laughing at it as it literally fell right off of me! Such a great feeling!

Mae Flowers said...

That is so inspiring! I need to try on my wedding dress as I am about 40 lbs. lighter now. That would be interesting! Your dress is gorgeous though!

runningwithababyonboard said...

fantastic! way to go!

ajh said...

Awesome! Usually people can't fit into their weddding dresses because they are too small!

Stacey said...

That is awesome! You look great!

marie said...

SEE! If that doesn't get people RUNNING, I don't know what will!

You've done SOOOO well!!!

Laura said...

You are a runner...
Wow..you have done so well..congrats on your journey!

Marisa @ Loser for Life said...

Go, Claudia!!!!

Andrew Opala said...

I think it's a good idea - Zombies are kinda thin - it's all the meat they eat!

You look fab!

Anne said...

Wow! Those pics are inspiring...glad you decided to post them! You look great...yay for running and healthy eating :)

Kim said...

That's amazing! Crazy how much can change in 13 years!

Nej said...

Way to go!! You look great!!!!!

I kept one of my old prom dresses. It's still in the closet. As I got bigger and bigger, I kept imagining myself losing weight and putting it on, and it being too small. Now that I've taken up running this year, I'm well on my way to making that happen!

Keep up the good work!!!!

freak4fitness said...

Wow, that's sooooo cool!! :) Big smiles! Enjoy being a zombie bride in your too big wedding gown!

chris mcpeake said...

amazing .. way to go and who doesnt like a zombie bride

Marlene said...

Wow, you are SWIMMING in it! Great idea to wear it for Halloween!

Thomas Bussiere said...

We only get better as we age! Some have this backwards. Just think how great you will look and feel 10 yrs from now!

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Karen said...

What an awesome feeling!!! You look awesome!!! :0)

Cathy said...

Good for you! You look great. It's always exciting to put on something from the past and have it be TOO big! And, yes, you will run that marathon!

keen said...

lovely bride...

Christina said...

Wow. What a cool post. You were a beautiful bride and you're still beautiful now wearing the dress, even though it is quite big for you. What an awesome confirmation to you that your hard work has paid off.

Sherry said...

New to your blog but I love this post! So happy to see women taking care of themselves and become active! Awesome job!!!