Yesterday, I did something you are never supposed to do. I bought a dress that's too small because I loved it and I intend to get into it. It's not way too small, but I have a few pounds to go if I want to wear it.
How could I pass up a Calvin Klein formal gown on markdown at Ross? I couldn't. I've gained nearly 20 pounds since moving to Alabama. This does not make me happy, as you can imagine. Too much good Southern cooking, and not enough exercise. In Hawaii, I could walk to the track. Year round. There's no track close to my house now, but that isn't a good enough excuse.
So now I'm motivated to get into this dress by the National conference. I want to sashay through the hotel in this gown. I want to feel like a million bucks in a gorgeous designer dress.
I know it's wrong to buy clothes that don't fit in the hopes they will. Typically, I don't. But, well, it's Calvin Klein. It almost fits. It's gorgeous.
Have you ever bought clothes that don't fit because you just couldn't pass them up? Because you wanted the motivation? Did you succeed in getting into them?
Yeah, when I was younger, but I’ve since wised up. Believe me, I know myself pretty well by now. It would be akin to tossing money in a raging fire for me. 😉
LOL, Tanya! Well, I think I have a fighting chance of doing this. I used to do a bodybuilder routine (diet and workout) that was kick *ss on fat. I would love to be that lean, mean gal again. But I don’t have to be to get into this dress. Ten pounds would probably do it. 🙂
Yesterday, as a start, I swore off alcohol. At least until my cruise. *sigh* I hate depriving myself of a glass of wine. 🙁
I remember that diet/fitness kick you did in Germany. It looked really good on you.
Well, I can’t do that anymore. Because I am on prednisone, I can’t keep the weight off… not possible. So I go to the Lane Bryant stores now. 🙂
It works just the opposite for me. To lose weight, I buy something that fits right now, whatever size that is. If I’m feeling lousy about myself with nothing to wear, I can’t stay positive enough to make changes.
My motivation is similar…I don’t buy new clothes in the larger size. So, if I don’t want to go naked, I have to lose the weight to fit what’s in my closet!
Cyn, I remember those days fondly. 🙂 I lost fat and gained muscle and I never felt so good in my life. Just yesterday, I tried on some shorts I used to wear in Hawaii — they were always a little too big but I loved them for around the house.
I could barely button them and they were definitely NOT comfortable. I was not happy.
Terry, I hear you, and sometimes I do break down and buy something so I don’t feel so bad about the weight I’ve gained.
But, like PC, I also typically refuse to buy clothes in a bigger size. Sometimes I break down and get a thing or two, but mostly I don’t because I don’t want to encourage myself to stay in that size.
Hey! Where’d you go?
I only buy what fits. After years of looking at clothes in my closet with tags on them, I decided if I had something new, I want to wear it today.
Good luck with the weight loss. I know you can do it.
I’m still here, Tanya! Just busier than the proverbial one-legged man in a butt kicking contest. 😉 And my mom just dropped a bomb last night — she’s retiring from her job effective 1 January. Jeez, the drama! 🙂
Thank you, Barbara! I agree about only buying things you can actually wear, but this dress was just so special I had to do it. I think I’ll get into it, though. I’ve actually used my cross trainer twice this week. And I did push-ups and sit-ups. Congratulations on your weight loss! Looking forward to seeing the new pictures on your blog. 🙂