Bride to be Diaries: Empowered Bride part 6

Those of you who have been on a wedding weight loss plan may have been following our Empowered Bride’s story. Here she is with the next installment.


I have been losing weight for a few months now and feeling so much better within my skin. I have a whole new set of clothes that I have found at the back of my wardrobe. They used to be called my skinny clothes. So technically does this make me skinny?

Certain things have been so much easier since starting this journey. Little everyday things that you don’t normally notice. Such as running to the car when it is hammering down with rain, carrying the shopping bags in from the car in one go (a small challenge I set myself) and dragging the vacuum around the house.

The problem is nobody talks to you about the things that aren’t easier while losing weight. One particular problem arose while doing a food shop.

Normally I go shopping on my own. The reason behind it is that I can decide what goes in. If it doesn’t make it into trolley it won’t become a temptation when I get home. I also do all the cooking in the house so it’s easier for me to do all of the menu planning.

One particular day my other half decided to “help” me do a food shop. It was a debate all the way round as to what was allowed to come home with us and what was going to set  me off track. I do feel for him as he has been having an enforced cut down since I have on my diet, so I let a few things slip through.

As we were unloading I noticed we had forgotten the bin liners and I gave him a little nudge to quickly go and grab some. I never knew my other half was secretly on an episode of supermarket sweep! Within minutes he was back proudly balancing the bin liners on top of the each and every item I had said no to. He promptly dumped them in front of the cashier who rang them all through.

So the rest of the week I spent strengthening my willpower and avoiding all the treats in the cupboard! Remember that dress!

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