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Wishful thinking

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Today I wore a skirt that I bought about five years ago because I loved it and it was in the sale and I thought 'ah, if I lose a few pounds, it'll be fine.'

My wardrobe is full of good intentions and castles in the air like that. With the skirt I wore a blouse that last fitted me about eight years ago. It's still a bit on the tight side but I had a nice cardigan over the top so let's pretend nobody noticed. I do wear respectable underpinnings so here's hoping.

Well, you've heard about my wardrobe before. My next two ambitions are a lovely knitted coat (pictured) in two shades of grey, big buttons, absolutely gorgeous and a magenta cashmere jumper that I got half price. I'm not sure when I got the jumper but I bought the coat before I moved into this flat, which is 13 years ago.

Yes.



It's one of my favourite garments although I've never worn it. Believe it or not I was actually thinking of taking it to a charity shop last year. I never believed I would lose enough weight to get into it.

Now I'm itching to try it. Actually itching is the right word, it's a bit hairy.

On the way home today, I stopped in a boutique full of clothes for thin people, and started doing some daydreaming. Not that I particularly like the clothes there, it's just that I reckon to be about 30 pounds (weight, not sterling) from shopping there. I'm starting to browse a bit in shops that don't sell clothes above a UK 16 (US 18).

I found a party frock I really like and it actually comes big enough for me to wear now, but I don't want to buy it till I'm thinner.

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If I wait till after Christmas I might get it reduced. In price, I mean.

Or size, actually.
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DIANNEMT 2/1/2013 9:02PM

    I have favorite things that I can fit into again!

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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/16/2012 10:27AM

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KEEP UP THE DAY DREAMS, IT'S YOUR MOTIVATION. DOING GREAT!!!

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NEWMOM20121 11/2/2012 8:38AM

    Good for you. I to purchased a blouse about 8- 10 years ago, loved it, almost gave away, can not wear.

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BLUEJEAN99 11/2/2012 1:55AM

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PCASEY7 11/1/2012 11:46PM

    I've also been able to fit into some of those 'older' much smaller clothes that have been in the closet for god knows how many years. It's fun!

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JAMER123 11/1/2012 11:01PM

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Good going!! You will get to your goals!!

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ROCKYCPA 11/1/2012 10:41PM

    Good for you - keep up the good work!

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CICELY360 11/1/2012 10:20PM

  good blog

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KIPPER15 11/1/2012 9:00PM

    Yeah, I love getting into clothes that have been hanging around for years waiting for me. What fun. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 11/1/2012 7:49PM

    congratulations on getting into something you got a while ago and loved. and now can wear. I have done the same thing and it is so fun. like shopping for free!

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CHARTHESTAR 11/1/2012 7:48PM

    congratulations in getting into something you bought a while ago! I have done that many times myself. and I have gotten into several of them. It is so much fun!
It's like going shopping for free!

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JUSGETTENBY42 11/1/2012 7:27PM

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MIMIDOT 11/1/2012 6:24PM

    You're doing great! Keep it up. You can do it!!!!

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MIMIDOT 11/1/2012 6:23PM

    You're doing great! Keep it up. You can do it!!!!

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NEWTINK 11/1/2012 3:53PM

    I love the coat ... good thing you didnt donate it emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/1/2012 3:33PM

  It makes it a whole lot more fun to have things to work toward fitting in.

It's so great to have ore and more cute clothes to wear when one shrinks! Good for you! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 11/1/2012 2:34PM

  There's little more fun than buying a smaller size. You are doing so well!!! emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 11/1/2012 2:17PM

    emoticon your doing GREAT : )

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LIS193 11/1/2012 1:38PM

    Great clothes! I used to shop in consignment stores when I was in the losing phase and then had a big splurge when I reached goal!
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PEGGYO 11/1/2012 1:29PM

    keep on keeping on

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FALLNTENN 11/1/2012 1:05PM

    How exciting it is to be able to go into a store that isn't "Plus size" and find clothing that fits. I can't wait to hear that your coat and jumper fit. You are doing so good!

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KARRENLYNN 11/1/2012 12:33PM

    It's cool to be able to fit into clothes you haven't worn in years because now they fit. Keep dreaming so you have a goal to shoot for! :)



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DESERTJULZ 11/1/2012 12:33PM

    How fun to get to that point where looking at clothes is enjoyable. I don't mind shopping now, I hated it 30 lbs ago...

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EUEK098 11/1/2012 12:32PM

    great news, keep going

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ROCKETGIRL229 11/1/2012 11:57AM

    Keep up the great work and positive attitude!

"The past can't be changed, only your attitude toward it can." - Gregg Levoy

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VOLLEYGIRL77 11/1/2012 11:29AM

    Awesome keep it up!

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FAVORITEAUNT84 11/1/2012 11:23AM

    Hey, if it motivates you, it's all good!

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FARIS71 11/1/2012 10:37AM

    That is awesome! Nothing like fitting into smaller clothes that you actually already have. Keep it up!

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MOMMY445 11/1/2012 10:27AM

    woo hoo! way to go! amazing news!

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SLIMLEAF 11/1/2012 9:21AM

    Excellent! How encouraging it must be to fit into clothes that have been too small for so long. At the moment, I'm very limited on the clothes front because I'm too fat to fit into most of my clothes but I'm refusing to buy bigger sizes. Instead, I'm trying to use it as motivation to lose my excess weight.

Your grey coat looks lovely - stylish and warm.
I can see why you like the Monsoon dress, too.

November has thirty days - let's make the most of each one of them!

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NILLAPEPSI 11/1/2012 9:13AM

    Keep up the great work!! emoticon emoticon

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PENOWOK 11/1/2012 9:09AM

    I know how you feel...you only want a few things in the current size because you're losing and don't want your stuff to be too baggy!! A few years ago, I gave away all of my 10's thinking I'd NEVER be in them again...now I am in 10's and have mostly 12's except for a few pieces. I am fairly stable with my weight but think I might start focusing again to drop a little further once we finally get moved (if we ever sell our house-right now I am in "temporary" housing with cooking and exercise limitations). I'd love to be an 8...never have been but why not shoot for it!! Anyway, don't buy too many things, I think, because I want to have clothes that fit!

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POINDEXTRA 11/1/2012 8:46AM

    Hooray! You're definitely going in the right direction. Remember to try on smaller things in the closet often, or you may lose the window of opportunity to wear them. I know - it's happened to me:).

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GOANNA2 11/1/2012 8:22AM

    emoticon emoticon YOU WILL MOST CERTAINLY DO IT!
I have loads of clothes from years ago hoping I will fit back into them.
I have started a bag for the Op Shop, so will take it to the Salvos when
I fill it. At the moment, I shop at Op Shops and then it's easier to just
donate them back without spending a lot of money. I have gone from
an 18/20 to a size 16. We can do this. emoticon
PS I love the dress. too!

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SPIRALDOWN 11/1/2012 7:56AM

    Thats awesome... O have a few pairs of jeans in my closet waiting for me to fit into... Cant wait till they do

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GARDENCHRIS 11/1/2012 7:19AM

    nice dress! Hope it will go down in price and you in size to look fabulous in it!

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