I have a dress I love.
A few years ago my mom bought it for me to wear and I couldn't zip it. Not even an inch.
I thought about wearing it ALL the time. When I read menus at restaurants and decided what to eat, when I turned up the resistance knob on my spin bike a the gym, when I chose club soda over vodka and soda out with friends.
4 months later I wore the dress to my sister's bridal shower and felt sensational.
When Crush was visiting my sister's this week, he saw a very sweet photo of Sissy and me hugging at her bridal shower. I was wearing the dress. He said, "wow, babe, you look beautiful in that dress (it is a gorgeous turquoise silk shantung), I love it, please wear it for me sometime."
As a smart girlfriend, I didn't say, "oh, I can hardly get it over my hips now." I smiled and said, "you bet, mister, for you, anything."
Today after a HUGE lunch of snacks, I got out the dress and tried it on. The zipper went up halfway, but I have a far way to go.
And then, I thought......I got into this dress for Sissy's shower and loved wearing it.....now, I want to wear this same dress for another special occasion, when Crush and my parents meet for the first time which will be this June.
I think in 3 months, I can make this happen.
But, this time, I want to make sure I can always get back into my favorite dress. I can't do this short-term diet stuff anymore.
How lovely it will be to have a closet full of clothes that actually fit.