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2013-07-14 11:15:04 AM
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We were together for 9 years before we decided to get hitched. On a whim one day after breakfast we decided to go down to the courthouse. After we got the license, we asked "So... what's the deal, we just walk down the hall and get it signed by the judge?" The lady at the counter explained we had to pay another $85 to get it signed by the judge. EIGHTY FIVE DOLLARS? That's crazy. My brother is a pastor and was doing some electrical work at a building on the corner. We met him up for a piece of pizza while he made it official. I was in braids and a cowboy shirt and vans. Hub was in dickies and a work shirt.
We were about halfway through our slices when we were officially married.

I don't understand the pressure for a fat diamond, to fit into a tiny over-priced dress, a huge wedding, just to be fat and in debt later. It just doesn't appeal to me.

/Cool story sis
2013-07-14 11:21:09 AM
1 votes:

charmbomb: We were together for 9 years before we decided to get hitched. On a whim one day after breakfast we decided to go down to the courthouse. After we got the license, we asked "So... what's the deal, we just walk down the hall and get it signed by the judge?" The lady at the counter explained we had to pay another $85 to get it signed by the judge. EIGHTY FIVE DOLLARS? That's crazy. My brother is a pastor and was doing some electrical work at a building on the corner. We met him up for a piece of pizza while he made it official. I was in braids and a cowboy shirt and vans. Hub was in dickies and a work shirt.
We were about halfway through our slices when we were officially married.

I don't understand the pressure for a fat diamond, to fit into a tiny over-priced dress, a huge wedding, just to be fat and in debt later. It just doesn't appeal to me.

/Cool story sis


It's the female equivalent of hanging a set of deer antlers on the wall.  "Look what I tracked down and captured!!!!"
2013-07-14 08:54:28 AM
1 votes:

OscarTamerz: Might as well slap on the post wedding 40 before the wedding. That would be more honest.


40? Damn, I only did 20. I used to blame the baby but he's now nearly 3 so that excuse won't work anymore. I decided to drop the weight and get back to my pre-wedding weight of 130. Once I actually decided to do it instead of complaining about it, the pounds are just melting off. I must still have a smidge of my old metabolism left or something.

/lost 7lbs so far
//sugar is the devil for me
2013-07-14 08:41:08 AM
1 votes:

benh999: A quick Google images search for the author's name leads me to think a little self-restraint by a bride before her wedding may not be so bad.


Anybody whose mind immediately conjures up a "twig" metaphor when diet and weight are brought up is generally going to be a land whale.
2013-07-14 08:36:40 AM
1 votes:
if your love ain't beautiful, a diet ain't gonna do shiat
2013-07-14 08:27:57 AM
1 votes:
Well this isn't really shocking. Women do all sorts of nonsensical things because of peer pressure from other women and some nebulous sense of social status and superiority. Somebody already wants to marry you, fatty, so it's clear you aren't doing it for your fiancé. Although I'd argue that it's not the diet per se that causes future brides to be insane. It would however be an indicator that a woman is so focused on everything other than the spouse that wants to bang them in perpetuity that it's going to be if not a disaster, a lot more work than usual.
2013-07-14 08:27:41 AM
1 votes:

oryx: Someone sounds fat.


This. FTA (and clue):  but looking like a twig for your nuptials isn't one of them.

Neither is looking like gelatinous goo either. Although I agree that crash dieting never works, I've noticed that lately many people think its ok to use words like "twig", "skeletor" et al with people who may actually be trying to maintain their weight. Heaven forbid you use the word "fat" around them. Then your a monster, with no consideration towards "peoples feelings." Bashing thinner people isn't OK either.
2013-07-14 07:41:31 AM
1 votes:
Not mentioned in the article is that some people will pay more than $2000 for something called a "wedding album," because apparently wedding photography is 100000 times harder than any other photography, and it forces the photographer to work a dozen or more hours in the same week.  If a bride is dropping that much money on photographs, then I can see why she'd want to look her best for the pictures.

Another thing the article doesn't mention is that eating right and exercising makes you feel better, not worse.

The part where she spent a year trusting only scales, not mirrors, was pretty clever.  My wife has taught me that women's monthly hormonal roller coaster makes them look and feel extra fat about 25% of the time, even though they aren't gaining any weight.  She'll say how fat she's getting, so I'll tell her to step on the scale, and she'll relax a bit when she sees a two digit number on the display panel.
2013-07-14 06:55:37 AM
1 votes:
Eat and exercise correctly and leave the diets alone.
2013-07-14 04:45:18 AM
1 votes:
Im all for knocking fad diets, but this article seems to be flat out suggesting that you should forgo healthy eating altogether because its hard and you have better things to worry about.. And thats farking stupid.
2013-07-14 04:17:56 AM
1 votes:
I had no idea this was a thing when I got married.

 I just made sure I liked the dress and that it fit comfortably.

/wedding was wonderful!
//peasant weddings ftw!
 
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