back in november of 2011, my mom bought me a dress for my birthday. it was a tight fit, but close enough. with the help of some spanx and tights, i managed to get into it for thanksgiving dinner. which... duh... who wears something that barely fits to thanksgiving? luckily that was the dumbest thanksgiving ever, and not much food was consumed. i do remember hoping no one could see the line showing through my dress as we left the restaurant, created by the tights rolling their way down to my butt. only my huge butt shelf stopped them from falling to my knees.
i didn't get another chance to wear that dress, because less than two weeks later, december 9th, i ate "THE COOKIE," and started putting the pounds back on. since i barely fit into it to begin with, even 5lb put it out of reach.
i was looking for something cute to wear to work tomorrow and noticed it in the back of my closet. i had tried it on about a month ago with no luck, so i didn't expect good results.
but daayyyyyyummm. it looks pretty good. as good as something can look when you're still BMI obese with a B shaped profile, but, you know....good, considering. then i sat down with the tights and dreaded what was about to happen. much to my surprise, i pulled them up without much of a fight. and as i pranced around the room joyfully, they stayed in place. then i got crazy and added a scarf and a belt and some tall black boots.
i am actually going to look a bit stupid going into work tomorrow in all of this getup. mind you, i could wear jeans, a hoodie and tennis shoes to work without consequence, and often do. so showing up in a dress with accessories and slutty boots is going to cause a stir. and it will make me feel awkward, and i will question my decision to leave the house in the thanksgiving dress, but now that i know that it fits, i can't wait another day to wear it.
it looks like a few people are following the blog again, so to you i say, "find your thanksgiving dress." try on something a bit too small, and take a picture of it. try it on again in a month and see where you are. the scale is great, a measuring tape is great, but with clothes...you get the proof that you're smaller and the reward of wearing something you feel good in. double bonus!
be strong tomorrow, warriors. you can do it.