Another dress (or two), another mini challenge

Back in 2012, I was losing weight in order to try for our very much loved Little Mr. It was also the year one of my friends was getting married and as an additional incentive to shed the pounds I bought a lovely blue and white polka dot dress to wear for the occasion and I fell in love with it. I bought the dress in a size smaller than I was in the hope I could slim myself into it and wear it for the wedding. The grueling exercise and determined dieting worked and I wore this beautiful dress at the wedding and felt brilliant all day.

polka dot dress

I was by no means at my smallest but I felt so confident in this outfit. I loved the dress, it made me feel so good and I really want that feeling back. I held my head high and I was proud of myself. I also towered above my husband in my gorgeous heels that ridiculously I’ve not worn since!

Here’s the thing.. My lovely friends are getting married in 6 and a half weeks time and I’ve bought not one but two dresses for the occasion. I was realistic and ordered the size that I am now as I was worried that if I ordered the dresses any smaller they would look too tight and I would feel uncomfortable. I’m delighted to be reading a beautiful verse at the wedding so I want to feel confident and make my friends proud.

They’re both beautiful summer dresses from Simply Be and I love them.


Joe Browns Tropical DressFloral Skuba Dress

I don’t have any accessories at all for them or any shoes so over the next few weeks I’ll need to do a bit of shopping but I want to feel as good in these dresses as I did back in May 2012. I need to find some sort of cover up for my shoulders as I don’t want them out on show so I might see if I can find a cardigan of some sort in one of the colours from the dress. Of course, I will need to decide which dress to go for so I’ll see what I can find and see which outfit looks the best. I want to lose at least a stone in the next 6 weeks so I really need to up my game and stop picking bits of food here and there. I’ve been estimating syns for the bits of being eating and although I don’t think I’m too far off, I can’t really get away with eating unnecessary calories!

 The challenge is set.. 14lb to go, 46 days. Losing a stone will take me into the next stone bracket with a total weight of over 5 stone lost. Hopefully it will make me feel more confident and in all honesty, make me look a little less flabby too! Wish me luck.. x

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 21/04/2015 / 10:40 am

    They’re both beautiful dresses so I’m sure you’ll look lovely regardless, but good luck – I’m sure you can do it!

  2. 21/04/2015 / 9:44 pm

    Good luck! I can’t wait to see a pic of you in one of the dresses Emma! Both of them are lovely x

    • 21/04/2015 / 11:12 pm

      Thanks Jo, fingers crossed I can do it and smash that mini target xx

  3. 21/04/2015 / 10:03 pm

    I have a similar challenge to you with one of my best friends getting married in July. I will also be doing a reading & I’m determined to lose another stone before then!

  4. 22/04/2015 / 11:44 pm

    Gorgeous dresses! You’ve done really well so far! Good luck with your next challenge. I think the warmer weather definitely helps!

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