Holy amazeballs, guys! My wardrobe is starting to fit again! Today I needed to figure out what I could wear now that the Holiday Festive Season is kicking off tomorrow for me. I tried on my favorite Red Formal Gown, which 2 months ago was multiple inches (like, 3-4 inches) from closing and IT FITS!!
Look at that! I mean, it’s a tad snug but I can zip that sucker up and walk it around all day if I need to (and I will)! Remember I was all sad about nobody noticing my weight loss? WHO CARES NOW?! Not I. My hard work is finally starting to pay off in a way that matters to me!
It’s funny how I can despair over “only” losing a pound a week for the last two weeks, but with no other changes to my physical reality, trying on and fitting into old clothes again that haven’t fit for months completely changes everything inside my head! Clothes fitting again is like magic!
So then I started pulling out other things I haven’t been able to wear in months or years! Not all of them fit (good to have a goal still!), but my electric blue cocktail dress, which sent me into quite a tailspin in April now fits again too! Oh my lord I was sad when it didn’t fit last spring. And oh how happy today now that it does!
It too, remains a tad snug but that’s only going to get better over the next few weeks and months! I can totally see that getting worn for real in less than a month with no muffin-top bulge under my arm.
And finally, I pulled out my red retro flower dress, which remains on my After page despite my recent inability to wear it for, hmm, at least the last 18 months. I didn’t think it would zip at all, I just thought I’d pull it out to see how far I have to go for that goal. Sort of a “torture myself / give myself something to work toward” moment.
Surprise! Oh yes – it zipped. No straining either. It’s still a tad snug, but if I didn’t have to sit down all night I could wear that beauty out for an evening!
Another two weeks and these will all be perfect fits! Last year I dreaded it, but this year I’m exceedingly excited about the Holiday Formal Season! No shopping required!
Oh, um. It’s Saturday morning so I have Crazy Pillow Hair. That’s why all these photos are neck down. Heh. Think I’ll get dressed for a jog now. Consider it a victory lap.