Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I knew the dress the dress was going to be tight when I ordered it online, but I was buying the dress for my graduating from college that at the time was two months away. Plenty of time to go from a 2x to 1x, right, at least that was what I thought until the dress arrived and I tried it on that I realized that the site’s idea of a 1x was in fact a size 10, I was a size 20. So I did what I normally do, I stuffed the dress in the back of my closet, and bought a new dress at store taken the time to try it on. As I was getting ready for the graduating ceremony, I came across the dress. I don’t know if it was because I had my big girl undies on or divine intervention, but I realized that if I ever want to put the dress on, pull it all the way down and pull the zipper all the way up I needed to make some changed in my life. Then I was at that perfect point in my life to start making some of the changes.
The Dress is a 1940’s inspired wiggle dress, the blouse like top part is a dark ivory, with a skirt like bottom that is navy. I can’t find a pair of pumps to wear with it. When I tried to put on the dress the bust fit perfectly, just below my bust is where the problems started. The first problem I encounter with the dress is that skirt part rolls, right behind my shoulder blades, just out of reach. Then there is the art of getting the waist just right, if it off even a little bit my boobs look a lot bigger than they already are. My hips were the body part that put an end to this; they simply refused to shrink instantly to allow the dress to slide gracefully down to my knees. The challenge came when I tried to put the dress off over my head, I tried to push the dress down so that I could step out of it, but the laws of psychics were not on my side. I finally manage to whistle the dress up and off inch by inch, but it took fifteen minutes. At the time I was just grateful I didn’t have to pee. I wasn’t upset until I realized that in the four years I was in college, and on the school’s cross country team, I had manage to put 60 pounds onto my already hearty frame.
I am not sure if it was the dress that finally pushed me over the edge or not. I not the kind of person who spends a lot of time looking back, I feel what matters is in front of me. So far I have manage to lose 15 pounds, and no I have not tried on the dress again (yet). I have gone from a size 20 to a size 18, and this is just the beginning of what I hope will be a new chapter in my life.