The Life Of A Bridesmaid :: Slim-Fast Gift Pack Giveaway

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Slim·Fast.
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This May my sister in law is getting married.  All the wedding happenings take me back to just a year in a half ago when I got married.  Picking dresses.  Making invitations.  Engagement photo sessions.  Narrowing down a guest list.  Bridal showers. 
 
And now the roles are reversed. 
 
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I like to think the wedding is all thanks to me…I mean she did catch my bouquet…
 
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But there is also this thing called love that might have something to do with it…
 
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Like any good bridesmaid I am doing my best to make sure I will fit in my bridesmaid dress {wink} and helping with things like late night gluing of wedding invites. 

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Showers are being planned, pedicure appointments are being made, and gifts are being bought…nothing like being in a wedding to remind myself to get my hair cut, wax my eyebrows, buy some new mascara, work on a tan, and religiously get to the gym.

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My husband and I are looking forward to being part of this special day.  I know it is a big deal for my husband to see his “little” sister officially grow up.  And we are thrilled to add a new member to our family.

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As everyone involved prepares for the big day…we cannot help but be blessed to be a part of such a special celebration…of love being united as one. 

Any big celebrations coming up in your life?  How do you prepare for special days?
 
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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90 comments:

Mireya said...

I usually get a haircut a few weeks before, get my tan on and try to limit sweets!

Mireya said...

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Julie said...

{pouty lip} I have no celebrations coming up this year. But, in the past I have worked out and shopped for new outfits for the event and made sure all my camera equipment was prepared, charged, etc!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You all look like such a fun family. :) It's been a while since we've had a wedding...I guess a year and a half or so? I wish I had been more religious about getting to the gym/eating right to look good in the photos, but I didn't. I ought to get to that before the next engagement comes along!! ;)

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

my getting ready is all base on fashion and make up: get the dress, the shoes, the purse, new make up, dye the hair...I wish I could say I was hitting the gym hard though :) specially since we are having the kid 2nd birthday in NYC!

Karianna said...

I have two big celebrations coming up - my husband's 40th birthday party and my brother's wedding (for which I'll be a bridesmaid.) So... I should really start saying "no" to beer and getting moving more often! (karianna-at-karianna-dot-us)

Christina said...

I love all the pictures! My oldest will be 6 in a couple days...does that count? It's big to me! I feel OLD!! ;)

Alison Troyer Price said...

I usually just try to make sure I have a clean dress...fancy huh?

Tabathia said...

Well we have our vacation coming up, no big weddings or anything
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Tabathia said...

tweet
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AStarrA said...

Nothing really major coming up...
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Renee said...

our celebration for the year was last weekend my nieces wedding and my preparation included making all the flowers, decorating the church, and the reception site, and then undoing all of it...but it was wonderful

kolpin said...

i usually log extra workouts at the gym

MCantu1019 said...

I will be 50 in a few months.
MCantu1019 (at) aol (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I prepare for big celebrations by first making a list of everything I need to do and in what order. I try to set up a hair appointment for the event. If I have time, I may try to lose a few pounds by cutting back on junk food and by exercising. I also make sure I have my clothes picked out and ready to go. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

shala_darkstone said...

I walk/jog on the treadmill for 45 minutes 5x a week, and also do Tracy Anderson exercises a few times a week. And I eat salad for breakfast to get my veggies in.
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Jeanentt said...

I always crash diet, get good facial and buy a fabulous dress before a wedding or big celebration.

JC said...

I exercise and pay attention to my diet to prepare for special days.

JC said...

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allysmama said...

My daughter's 13th birthday is coming up. I make lists and plan everything. Then my daughter and I go get a haircut and then make sure our house is clean!
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allysmama said...

tweet
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dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

I'm preparing right now for my son's wedding with the reception to be held at my house!!! So I'm up to my eyeballs in prep!!! Luckily his bride to be is uber organized, so there's not much for me to do. I'm planning the rehersal dinner for 65 ppl, making my lists and checking them twice!!! Organization is the key to a successful event of any type.

dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

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dmason48 said...

I prepare for any big event by spending the prior evening in deep meditation. I have a mental picture of a place where I "go", so to speak. I then sleep better than ever. dmason48 (at) att (dot) net

dmason48 said...

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Kelly Massman said...

My husband and I are on a weight loss journey! We have joined the gym and our goal is to workout every other day! The hardest part is eating better and/or substituting meals with something like Slimfast!

Thanks!
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kendra22 said...

no big celebrations here coming--but have tried to keep the extra pounds away before by keep working out!
kendraco22 at yahoo dot com
could use help again by keeping weight off though!
thanks for the chance

Anonymous said...

I have a grand baby on the way and would like to drop a few pounds before the happy day.
I am walking off the pounds.
s barrett 92 at yahoo dot com

peg42 said...

I'll be celebrating my 50th birthday this coming August and am hoping to get together to celebrate it with family and friends.
Thanks so much.

saphyress said...

No big days coming up for us, looking forward to a quiet year, actually, and just enjoying my husband and our yard -working hard on our garden too

saphyress said...

http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/55791325307600896

sweepmom said...

I tend to eat a bit better and pump up my excercise routine to tone up a bit more.

buzzd said...

I cut back on carbs and exercise more (walking alot helps)

vmkids said...

I try to wlak more and eat less

Stephanie said...

my little boy's b-day party and usually try to lose weight and work out but since fighting cancer heaviest I've ever been in my whole life. need a kick start.
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mickeyfan said...

Oh lawsy, I have the weddings of my 2 BFFs children within 2 weeks of each other at the end of May/early June. I am reading this and thinking I really need to get my rear in gear. Let's just say my bod looks like it's been a long winter!

Peace Love and Pets said...

No big events coming anytime soon, a reunion late this summer, I intend to use the time I have to work my rear off, literally. It's been a long winter, I need to get back on track

Peace Love and Pets said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/56185877218607104

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

I don't want to just prepare for an event I want to prepare for life- portion and food control is the key

clc408 said...

I have a big trip coming up and I'd love to drop ten pounds for it. I'll be adding some miles to my daily walk.

clc408 said...

Tweet
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Deb said...

I've been struggling with this all my life and just can't find the right way for me to win this battle. I’m going to the Caribbean this summer and am desperate to drop some of this extra weight before we go.

Deb said...

tweeted
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Emily Erin said...

My brother is getting married in a year, and having just (well, okay 6 weeks ago) had a baby, I've got to shape up. I am glad that you and your sister-in-law are close and that she will be a radiant bride like you were! Congratulations to you and to her!

Anonymous said...

husbands family reunion is coming so to look my best i am watching what i eat
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KaHolly said...

The only event I am getting ready for is old age, and I want to be healthy and live long.

Princess Golden Hair said...

Actually my youngest son will be getting married soon and I am trying to slim down for that.

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elizabeth p said...

I am getting ready for our 18th wedding anniversary and I want to look my best. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Leah said...

I drink lots and lots of slim fast. {Wink}

mmburdette22 said...

My friends wedding is in June and I would like to squeeze into a smaller dress size for it. So I have been running on a treadmill every morning.
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Anonymous said...

I joined a 24/7 fitness club and aim to go M-F knowing that one day, it just won't happen. I joined with a friend and we keep each other motivated and sympathize with each other over new muscles we didn't know we had for the last 60 years!
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Erin Morrow said...

Hit the gym and keep a diet leading up to it - save all the fun shopping until right before the event to see the payoff for all your hard work!

Olivia said...

I really try to prepare by doing my best at dieting and making lists to I don't forget anything especially if it involves bring food or gifts or being on time. And try to remain calm at all costs.

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Denise S. said...

I don't really do anything to prepare except make sure I have something decent to wear.
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Kerry said...

Our 15 year anniversary is coming up and I would love to drop a few pounds before we set sail on our cruise to celebrate!
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Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/59399338715136000
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coriwestphal said...

One quick thing I do every day is run up my stairs! I go up and down at least 20 times a day and if I just put a little fire in my step, I burn a few quick calories!

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coriwestphal said...

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Erica C. said...

Cute pictures! Before an event, I try to drink a lot more water and exercise more often.

msrodeobrat said...

i have a beach trip fast approaching and have been drinking more water and trying to run a few times a week to prepare
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~dab said...

I'm not trying to slim down for a specific event, but rather I'm trying to improve my overall health and wellness. Although, since swimsuit season is rapidly approaching, it would be nice to be rockin' a slimmer body at the beach :)

I’m doing it the old-fashioned way, watching my calories, portion control and moderate exercise. I'm more focused on long-term weight loss than short-term at the moment. I want to lose 100# by the end of the year. I'm already down 45, so I need to kick it into high gear! :)

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :)

Ashley said...

I make sure to walk as much as possible, watch what i eat and resist temptations, and drink lots of water.

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Ashley said...

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Nancy said...

I am preparing for a big party to celebrate both my parent’s birthdays and their anniversary. I would love to look great for the occasion.

sksweeps said...

No big celebrations coming up around here, but I am working on losing weight to look better and feel better and get back out into the job market!


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Valeen said...

I can't say I put much preparation into them. I do get my hair done, but that's about it!

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shiloh said...

I spend most of my time planning on food to take. Menus, grocery shopping, cooking and adding my love to every morsel. I am from New Orleans, where we live to eat.
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AEKZ2 said...

I prepare by going on a low-carb diet.

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bdiane34 said...

No special celebrations coming up. But when they do I just be me!!! I cant make myself wonderwoman overnight so I accept who I am and try to have fun!!
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bdiane34 said...

I tweeted
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http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/60501577798135808

Storm Safety Blog said...

I prepare for a big event by making a checklist so nothing gets forgotten.

Jessica said...

Your wedding was beautiful! I usually try to slim down a few pounds for big events-a good friend is getting married in June so I figure I better get to work!
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amied027 said...

Love your pictures! I don't have any major events coming up but would like to get prepared for summer vacation by losing some weight and eating healthier so I will be more energized. Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

taylorbagels said...

Just with organization and being on time

Its Just Me said...

I work out a little at a time

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Its Just Me said...

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Anonymous said...

Make a detail list so everything is organized.

Howell said...

my next big one is a reunion. time to slim down.
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wizardewu said...

I have to get ready for niece's wedding. I make my To Do list and knock off items early.

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Margie said...

My husband and I take missionary trips every once in a while... there's one coming up in a couple weeks--leaving for South Africa. Being healthy is a high priority while traveling. I store my email over in my Blogger profile. Thanks for the contest!

susansmoaks said...

my husband and i are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary in a few days. to prepare i started eating better and exercising more. I cut out sodas and am only drinking water. i am so excited and i know that my husband loves me the way i am, but i feel better when i am more healthy!
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

js22 said...

I used to join a women's only fitness club with machines and aerobics and exercise classes. That combined with dieting on Weight Watchers was a tried and true method of getting in shape!
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.
No events coming up, but I had two weddings to attend last year, so I need a break, LOL!
When I have a big event coming up or just decided it was time to get healthier, I join a women's only fitness club with machines and aerobics and exercise classes. That combined with dieting on Weight Watchers was a tried and true method of getting in shape!
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

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shelley said...

I just turned 40. I have again started working out and eating better. I feel much better these days. My husband does slimfast and swears by it! He would absolutely love it if I won this for him!

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Chisum Crew said...

Our 12th anniversary is coming up and I am working hard to get back to the size I was when we met. trinitygsd at yahoo dto com

Leslie S. said...

One of my best friends is turning 50 soon so we are planning now.I would love to lose a few pounds to fit into my dream dress for the party.Thanks!
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katklaw777 said...

I am trying to lose 30lbs by my HS reunion by walking and eating healthier. Since the new year, I have added an extra fruit and veggie to each of my meals.
I am also walking and exercising more.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

katklaw777 said...

tweeted...
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Atreau said...

Walking my dog is the best way for me to get into shape because she wakes me up early and we do a brisk walk for over a mile. She's hard to catch up with! The biggest event I have coming up is a friend's wedding.

Betty C said...

Dig out the old fashioned will power. I can't seem to find mine so if anyone has any extra please share. I need to lose 50 pounds and it isn't coming off easily.