Thursday, September 19, 2013

The start of the naked diet

So, I got engaged. I know, I know, old news... the thing is, I haven't got around to sharing the story.

Or the ring picture.

Or an engagment picture.

You know, the important stuff.

We got officially engaged on September 7th, 2013.

But I get ahead of myself.

I'm pretty particular about stuff. I like to be organized and make plans. If there is going to be a "do nothing day" or "free time" that is fine. As long as it is on the schedule.

I don't think I am "that bad." hehehe I just like to have an idea of the general outline.

So when it came to The Ring, I had already made it in my mind. Had already fell in love with it.

The problem was, I'm not a jewlery wearer. I don't own any other rings and don't have my eye on an upgrade anywhere in the future. So this is The Ring and it'll stay forever.

So setting Texas out on his own was setting him up for failure.

So see, I was just being fair.

The second problem was, I have a different idea of what I consider "reasonably priced" or "a good deal." Remember, school teacher here, than Texas does.

So I got a few estimates to have The Ring made. They weren't anything I was EVER GOING TO SPEND. So high that I was falling out of love with The Ring and had almost decided that I could love something else more (I know, I was in denial.) I just had to wear something more reasonably priced so that I wouldn't feel like throwing up everytime I looked at it and rememebered what it cost. (Please remember, this was my budget. I don't want you all sending Texas hate mail. In his mind there wasn't much of a budget.... just pretty and perfect.)

Then I remembered my good friend from schools Dad builds jewlery on the side. So I tracked down his number and scheduled a get together. Without Texas. I just needed to get my head around the details, around the price with out him pressuring me. :)

Well this guy totally hooked me up. I'm pretty sure he couldn't have made a dime and when I got the qoute, I about fell of my chair. The Ring was within my grasp again. Minus the upset stomach.

Are you ready to see it. ***As a side note my ring was a size 9-9.5 when I started this journey. Now it is a 6.***

The Ring.


So how did he ask?

Well it took FOREVER to get the ring done. Or what seemed like forever :) ha ha

Before the ring was done, I already had my pretty white dress... bought and home.

Before the ring we had already had engagement pictures. Wanna see one?


This one is going on the announcement. I just couldn't pass it up.

So now we are to September 7th. We are leaving to go to a football game 2.5 hours away.

And The Ring Maker calls.

The ring is done.


No prior warning. :)

So I basically tell Texas he has to go pick it up.

As we are driving I keep telling Texas random things like...

"I always wanted to get engaged under this bridge."


"county road 342, now that is a romantic spot."


"I can pull over while you get down on one knee."

So 4 hours after he picked up the ring.

During the biggest rainstorm I have ever seen. (Raining buckets.)

Sitting in my paid for Ford Fusion.

I basically forced Texas to give me "The Ring."

I couldn't wait any longer.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

We aren't the kind that is packing each other flowers, or writing poetry.

Besides, at least he knows what he is getting himself into, and he likes it!!

Another engagement picture, just because:

I am so happy I could just run around with a stupid smile on my face.

Oh, so the naked diet part... I almost forgot. You would think getting engaged would make a girl kick start the diet/exercise. I guess the number one thing I have learned, is that there is something so amazing about knowing The Guy finds you attractive and loves you. Extra 30 pounds and forced proposals.. the whole shEbang.


  1. This is my favorite story. Oh, and the pic of you carrying Texas just shows what a complete bad ass warrior you are. /heart u woman.

  2. Oh I LOVE this post! Beautiful ring and exciting! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. This post was so very cute. I love it. And I love the pictures! The one of you holding Texas made me smile so big, and you look so gorgeous in the more 'traditional' one.

  4. I love the one of you holding Texas, and I love that it's going on your announcement. But the other one is awesome too! And so is the ring, of course. Congratulations, and I hope the inclination to smile constantly sticks around for a long, long time.

  5. Congratulations!! The ring is fab!