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The red dress - UPDATE!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Two weeks ago I blogged about hitting my goal weight. And I talked about how one of my biggest motivating factors to maintain is to be able to fit into this red dress, which is my favorite dress:

November 2008, the day after Thanksgiving, at a friend's wedding

Yesterday was my mother-in-law's 60th birthday party. The party was a lot of fun. It was good food and even better dessert (omg, that panna cotta...). I allowed myself the indulgence because who wants to be the sour puss that doesn't partake in a party, especially one that's as happy an occasion as this one?

My husband and I with his parents and my parents

The best part of the party was the chance to spend time with family members we don't get to see that often. My aunt-in-law flew in from Tennessee. My brother-in-law drove in from Virginia. And we totally and completely surprised my MIL by flying in my sister-in-law from California. My MIL completely flipped out when she saw Amy. It was the best use of our airline miles EVER.

Left to right: my brother-in-law, his girlfriend, my sister-in-law, myself, my husband
In front: my mother-in-aw

I decided to see if I could fit in the red dress. I could! Not only that, it was a bit looser than I remembered it being, mostly because *ahem* my chest seems to be smaller than before (isn't that always the case?). It was actually loose enough I was in danger of exposing myself slightly. But there is no way in h*ll I'm getting rid of this dress. It should be an easy enough fix. I just have to pinch a little under the arms (or in the front) and it'll be fine. Simple enough that even I who barely knows how to sew can do it. I love this dress! I'm not giving it up, no matter what!

May 19, 2012

So... fitting in red dress again... goal completed. emoticon

I have to say that after yesterday's bad run experience, being able to fit in my red dress again totally turned my day from bad to awesome. Now the question is what do I make my new goal? Hmm... I think I'm going to take my time with this one and just bask in the glow of knowing I can wear my favorite dress again. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OFABULOUSME 5/31/2012 12:01PM

    Oh, you look so very lovely! Congratulations on reaching your goal.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/21/2012 8:18PM

    That dress is definitely a keeper! I agree w/XRSIZE . . . take it to a tailor. You look stunning in that dress for sure! Congratulations on being able to wear it again. Isn't that neat!!

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    You look great in THE dress. emoticon

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LIFEASMRSA 5/21/2012 1:57PM

    you look amazing!!! good job!

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    YAY!!!! I'm thrilled for you!!! You look fabulous!

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XRSIZE18 5/21/2012 2:07AM

    You look amazing in that dress. You definitely shouldn't give it up! You can probably have it altered for around $15 from a local tailor.

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KATHRYN1955 5/20/2012 10:51PM

    Hey, Lady in Red, you look terrific in that dress!!!

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HEALTHYLISA 5/20/2012 6:27PM

    You look awesome ! I feel so inspired by your blog ....I will have to blog about my cute size 10 jeans. I want to get back into them so bad :) I keep a picture on my fridge of me wearing them so I am reminded where I am going ! Thank you for this inspirational post !

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JERZGURL_NAN 5/20/2012 4:29PM

    What an amazing REWARD for a Goal Well Met!! So excited for you and you look fabulous in it - You'd BETTER keep it!!! and enjoy wearing it often!!

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ELECTRALYTE 5/20/2012 4:08PM

    You look beautiful! Good for you!!

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RABBLERRABBIT 5/20/2012 4:06PM

    Congratulations, you look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! emoticon When you set your mind to something you go all out, don't you? That's inspiring! I think I need to go out and buy my own version of a red dress - and channel some of your drive, too.

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SPEEDY143 5/20/2012 3:40PM

    Oh, I love red... everyone should have a RED dress!!!! You look beautiful in it BTW emoticon And just a side note... our kids and my folks hosted a surprise 60th birthday party for me in 2007 and I'm still glowing from the experience of it so emoticon on giving your DMIL memories that will last a lifetime emoticon

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ECOAGE 5/20/2012 3:22PM

    Nice dress! Great work!

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DANA564 5/20/2012 2:52PM

    emoticon Congrats! You look awesome and I'm so glad you enjoyed the party. By the way, I think you look better in the dress now than you did in 2008! You look more toned and buffed! Have fun setting your new goal! Anything is possible!

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