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Just a number: Rewarding my action plan

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thinking of the things that can define us.
It's ALL just a number.

social security
shoe size
dress size

Numbers or bust

I like the commercial that shows other things on a scale besides weight, and I am tempted to paint things all over mine. I may still do that eventually. Maybe I should paint it with acrylics and make it a work of art.

Today I went shopping for a dress. I am not the size I want to be (whatever that number really is). But, I needed (wanted) a new dress for the talk I am giving for the ladies from local churches in a couple of weeks. It was hard to find something that did not scream summer, although it is just March, albeit almost April.

I shopped for and tried on 7 dresses and one blouse in the time it took my older son to have a job interview - about 20 minutes. I did find one dress that actually looks good on me. It is black with white polka dots, and has ruching at the waist, so is pretty forgiving, and is in that soft stretchy fabric that is so popular. It is in a one size bigger than I wanted, but it looked better than the one size smaller. I decided in What Not to Wear fashion that size did not make a huge difference in this case. If this is the one that looks better on my body, this is the one I should buy, and I did. The dress is my reward for spending the last four weeks making my daily plea for fitness more of a reality than a month ago, a year ago, even a decade ago. I can wear it with one of the cute little pink cropped sweaters I bought a while back. I look cute in this outfit. My husband even thought it looked better on me, than what it looked like off the hanger when I pulled it out of the bag when I got home.

I am not defined by these numbers. I want to improve my fitness and reduce the size of the numbers, but they do not say who I am as a person. They only define my space.

I am happy with my reward dress today. I am so fussy about dresses, I am happy to have found one that pleases me. It is also my reward for finally brushing off my manuscripts and have two fully prepared to submit for a contest for children's writing. Back to the final edit, nearly done.
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  • _LINDA
    Good on you! You are learning to love yourself as you are and that is important. As long as you are striving to exercise regularly, eat as healthy as is practical and generally look after yourself, you are doing your body good. The number on the scale will do what it will, but eventually will reward consistent efforts.
    Would love to see a photo of your ensemble!
    1755 days ago
    What a compliment he gave you! Worth more than the reward. I pray your day will be all and more that you hoped it would be. emoticon
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  • FROSTY99
    emoticon So glad you found something you liked! I haven't owned a dress in years so think it is something I might need to purchase one of these days.

    Enjoy the dress and we will be expecting a pic of you in it!

    1757 days ago
    It's good to be able to reward yourself for waking goals along the way. emoticon
    1757 days ago
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