Anyway, last year, I had lost a bit of weight, reached a goal I had set, and decided to do a little reward shopping. I found this super cute teal and brown dress at Dress Barn.
Store name rant begin.
Really people? Why would you name your store after a building for large animals?!?! I will never understand that!
I was drawn to the dress right away, and when I put it on it fit great. Then I took it home and hung it in the closet with my other dress (yep, just one). I didn't have an "occasion" to wear it, so there it hung.
Last summer, I lost focus on my goals and as a result gained quite a bit of the weight I had lost back. And I pretty much forgot about the dress. Earlier this year, I needed a dress to wear to a wedding, Since I had lost a bit of weigh I decided to try on the "new" dress (now a year old). While I did manage to get it on, it was snug, and I got that "fat girl" sign idea in my head. So, I went with the other dress, which fit well and made me feel quite lovely.
I've lost about 12 lbs since then, and I am happy to say I finally got to wear that "new dress" today! I like dresses. They are lovely, and they make me feel lovely. I think when I reach my next goal I will treat myself to another new dress. If I keep buying and wearing dresses, maybe I can reprogram that "fat girl" sign in my head to read "lovely girl" instead!
Here is a lovely girl in a lovely dress!