Monday, May 16, 2011

It took almost 40 years but

 Edited:  Thanks bloggers for all you sweet comments.  I see I wasn't alone in this thinking.  And no, I am not going to try to keep losing to get in the dress.  My doctor would have a fit!  I am quite happy where I am now.  Just need to maintain!!  That's the hard part!!

I finally learned something.

When I was a young woman, I wasn't fat!

You see, I was always on the chubbier side growing up.  School mates, church friends, even some family used to make fun of me being "fat".

When I met my husband at 18, I saw myself as a fat girl.  And I wasn't a size 6 like a lot of the girls.  He told me all the time, you are not fat.  I didn't believe him.

We got married.  My wedding dress I thought was so beautiful.  It was all lace.  Of course, you KNOW I still have it.

On my current chemo, I have lost a lot of weight.  I needed to.  I was fat then.  All the steroids and no longer working.  So I am thrilled to be thinner than I have been in many years.  So I asked my hubby to get down my wedding dress.  I remember what I weighed on my wedding day.  I am about 10 pounds higher.  I knew the dress wouldn't fit the same, but surely I could get it on and almost zipped.

UGH NOPE!  I got it on because it is a full skirt, but it wasn't zippin for nothin'.  Was I really that tiny?

So you see, I really wasn't Fat!  Hmmm, what else can I learn after 40 years???

August 18, 1973


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You weren't fat then and you aren't fat now. You look super. Hugs, Marty

Sunny Simple Life said...

Congrats on your special day!!!

Sweet Meanderings said...

You are beautiful inside and out! Something your husband has known these many years.

Olive Cooper said...

Oh my you are beautiful with those eye of yours. I know you are much wiser after forty years.

Lori said...

I hate that you got teased! If you are comfortable with yourself, that is all that matters. Wedding pictures are so fun to go back and look at.

Ashley ~ said...

You're NOT're beautiful*!!!

Picket said...

You little skinny are beautiful...I have always been a chunky...but Bill has always made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world....your hubby knew a treasure when he saw it...and that dress is beautiful girl! Love ya sweetie...have a fantastic week...Picket

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Ceekay...

My friend, you look sooo very beautiful in your wedding dress! Ohh's a gorgeous dress!!! Well dear lady, you are certainly brave to try your wedding dress on once again...I wouldn't even think of trying to wear mine! Eeeks! Hehe! I really can relate to what you are saying seems like I have always battled my weight and I just hate it! I have, at different times in my life, lost weight but I always seem to gain it back. I'm really happy for you..being able to lose weight but I sure hate hearing how you had to do that...from chemo! I guess my next question is...will you continue to try and lose so that you can get into your wedding dress?

Thank you so much for doing this lovely post and congratulations on your weight loss, dear lady!!! Now you can get you some new outfits! Yeeehawww!

Warmest wishes,

Susan said...

Ceekay you are a very beautiful lady! You are not fat by any means! Your dress is beautiful!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ceekay,
You were never fat then or now. 40 years have been very good to you and your hubby is a real gem.

Loved catching up with your posts. Your gifts and fun times in pics are great. Your son is such a dear too. Love the ring from Rose.
You looked great in both the dresses. Great purse too. I would have gotten it since I am a purse aholic!!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Cottage Rose said...

Hmmmm I did not think you looked fat back then,,, I just loved your dress you looked just amazing.... I love all the lace and pearls.... how wonderful that you still have it... as for today,, I agree with every one you look great.... and not fat...
have a great week.


lvroftiques said...

Perspective my friend can be a funny thing. You certainly WERE NOT fat back then! You looked beautiful in your wedding dress! And you look beautiful now as well!
Funny when I was in HS and a size 2 I thought I was fat because my best friend was a bag of skin and bones and built like a boy. I really wish I could've told that girl that she was out of her MIND!!
And now that I'm farrrrr from a size two I'm very grateful to just be here....Perspective... Thankfully a little came with age *winks* Vanna

Adrienne said...

I understand about being teased - I was, too. It hurt but I knew if they really knew me they would love me! I had some of the dearest friends and they are still treasures. I love the lace on your dress. I still have mine. My dear, little mother tried to wear hers on her fiftieth anniversary. She was the same size as on her wedding day - tiny! - but she was shaped different. That's what I've learned. We change through the years and it's OK.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi CeeKay Sweetie...
You look absolutely gorgeous THEN and NOW. You have the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. I enjoy your smile and laughter so much. You are a gem sweet friend.

I hope that you are getting adjusted to being back home and have rested up a little. Your posts were fantastic and you look like you had a blast. I loved traveling with you.

Hope you have a beautiful week sweet friend. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous wedding photo with me this evening. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Scribbler said...

We are always our own worst critics. Hope you are getting better each day.

A Hint of Home said...

You're looking great, girl!
Don't worry about the dress fitting.
Remember Ruth Graham's dress.
She was lighter than when she married after 50 years but gravity changed things and her dress didn't fit. lol

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congrats you looked so cute in that pic and your still cute!
And not fat at all!

Shelia said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, Ceekay! What a lovely bride you were and honey, you've still got it! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie @ said...

Hey beautiful funny you posted about this. My daughter (20) just tried on my wedding dress yesterday and my mom's wedding dress. I can't fit in either one but she did and looked so beautiful. and of all the people to get emotional looking at her it was my dad! He kept saying how beautiful she looked. I know you too are as beautiful as ever! Give yourself a hug from me!

sissie said...

Ceekay, you were such a darlin little bride and still are. You are perfect just the way you are.


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Ceekay, your wedding dress is beautiful! And you know what? You were married on the same day as a good friend of mine. AND just a month after I married my sweetie. So we share the same anniversary (almost :-) And NO I can't fit into my dress (yes I do still have it ;-D

Jocelyn @

blessedmom's simple home said...

I think you're beautiful!! My oldest daughter recently tried to try on my wedding dress. She's thin, but bigger boned than I was. It didn't fit her, so that made me feel great :-)

Liz said...

It's true! I was thin then! :)

How fun tho and look how great you look now! :)


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