Do you guys remember this post I wrote about buying a super cute dress at Ross last summer, even though I couldn’t zip it?
So, I had completely forgotten about the dress. I had stowed it away in the back up closet in our spare bedroom…
Fast forward to today, as I am trying to find clothes that actually fit me for a press trip to Kissimmee, Florida on Thursday. I’ve lost 25 pounds to date and my usual wardrobe is (thankfully) entirely too big on me! I’ve been wearing sundresses or the same pair of jeans with different tees around the house because I don’t want to buy new clothes before I am done losing weight!
When I started rummaging through the spare closet looking for jeans from a few years ago when I weighed what I weigh now and I came across the dress.
What? You don’t save your clothes when you gain weight in the hopes that you might be able to wear them again one day? Don’t judge!
There the dress was, in its coral glory, neatly folded and waiting for me under my favorite pair of Guess jeans (they fit me again too!!). In August, 2012, I think I weighed about 145 then, and wearing a size 11 in jeans. I actually gained a little more weight after that, topping out at 152 in late October.
I tried the dress on…
I’m down to 125 now, and the dress fits like it was MADE for me!
So there’s the front, which looks totally adorable and perfect.
I zipped it up. LIKE A BOSS.
Now I want to go through all of my “old” clothes and see what else I can fit into!
It’s like free shopping in my own closet! This dress and a pair of $89 Guess jeans still had the price tags on them! I can continue to do this until I get down to my doctor’s goal weight for me, which is 115. I haven’t weighed that little since the early years of my marriage – and my early 20’s! I have NOTHING that will fit me at that weight, except for a few simple sun dresses.
I haven’t spent any money on myself (except for doctor’s appointments, one hair cut, gas and groceries – you know, the basics) since I got back from Brandcation the first weekend of October. So when I get down to my goal weight and find that nothing in my closet fits me?
I will unashamedly run my thin behind to the mall and go shopping.
Note to self: start saving for this shopping spree!