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Pay Attention to the Green Dress

Saturday, July 06, 2013

No new pictures this week (except flowers from my yard) while I am in recovery mode so I was trying to think about something to blog about.

Green Dress!

Every year I host a graduation for our residents, which is a fun chance to get dressed up. I love fancy dresses and the chance to get all pretty.

Here are some pics from prior years (and watch me change over the years)


This was one month before I started on the Spark and the experience finding a dress that fit and the pictures from this day are one of the reasons I started.
I would guess I was about 290 lbs here


Almost one year on the spark and I was down 90-95b lbs - this is about 195 lbs
Loved this red dress!


Still happy with how I look but exercising less and the weight has started to sneak back on
~210 lbs here


One of my favorite dresses in terms of color and texture, but I was not as happy when I saw pics later. It took me another 4 months to take action and get back on the plan. ~220lbs

Isn't the title "Pay Attention to the Green Dress?"
What's so special about the green dress?

Here it is again:

SOOOO happy to be wearing this dress. I was 186 lbs here (officially 100lbs down from my Spark start at 286 lbs in July 2009, and the lowest I had ever been while on Spark.

But there is another reason I was happy to wear this dress...


It was actually the dress I wore to MY residency graduation 8 years earlier in June 2005. Interestingly I was ~175 lbs in this picture (10 lbs less than today) but the dress fit much looser in 2013 (I actually had to pin it a little in the back wear it). My guess is that my more fit body is leaner with more muscle

It was a wonderful feeling wearing that dress again!



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FRENCHTOSD 7/11/2013 11:05PM

    What a great post. I am so happy for you. The dress looks much better today and so do you. I am thinner today than one year ago but I weigh the same. Muscles are very interesting.

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HIPPICHICK1 7/9/2013 4:11PM

    Muscles ROCK!!

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MANLEYSANDY 7/9/2013 12:20PM

    Love all the dress! It is amazing how the scale can day one thing and clothes can say another!!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 7/9/2013 9:24AM

    Wow, pity Stevie Wonder didn't see you in that dress, or his song would be "The Lady in Green"! And you definitely have more muscle tone in the "heavier" (more recent) photo, much slimmer in the mid-section.


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FITMARY 7/9/2013 9:17AM

    Very nice!!!

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FITFRIT 7/9/2013 3:54AM

    amazing! You look fantastic!

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FABAT402009 7/8/2013 10:35PM

    Beautiful, I love how happy you look in all your pictures. Green is your color for sure!

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WIO_ALISA 7/8/2013 12:25PM

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/8/2013 10:37AM

    I love the name of this blog because I just bought a green dress over the weekend and the whole time I was thinking about that line from the Bare Naked Ladies song, "If I had a million dollars, I'd buy you a green dress."

Anyway, The progress in your pics is amazing. It must have been great to fit back into that green dress after eight years!

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LOVE_IS_LOUDER 7/8/2013 10:07AM

    You look AMAZING. emoticon
Congrats!! emoticon

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_RACHEL 7/7/2013 10:31PM

    emoticon emoticon Going green is where it's at! emoticon You look gorgeous!!! hugs, Rachel

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A-NEW-PAULA 7/7/2013 10:08PM

    Very motivating!!!!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/7/2013 10:00PM

    Love it!


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NIELSENSLADY 7/7/2013 9:27PM

    You are right! You look much slimmer in the dress today.

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ASHMOMOF4 7/7/2013 8:01PM

    You look so great!!! A big congratulations to you!!! emoticon

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SIMONEKP 7/7/2013 5:59PM

    emoticon , looks like hubby lost a few pounds over the years too

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LOOZINITNOW 7/7/2013 4:04PM

    Wow, wow, wow!!!! emoticon You look amazing in that green dress! Gorgeous as always!

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EMMACORY 7/7/2013 1:42PM

    FANTASTIC! You can be so proud of yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 7/7/2013 1:30PM

What a wonderful blog!
Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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JSTCHLIN 7/7/2013 11:51AM

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FITFOODIE806 7/7/2013 7:47AM

    so cool. You are beautiful!

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JUST_BRENDA 7/7/2013 6:30AM

    wow!!! Truly inspiring before and after pictures.
You look so great!!!!

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SUNNYWBL 7/7/2013 12:54AM

    What a glorious change in your body! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSUSUZZZIE 7/6/2013 9:36PM

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You look incredible and I love the progress pictures! Thanks for sharing and a big congrats on the terrific results of your hard work!

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    That green dress is freaking gorgeous! And I think you look great both times you've worn it. :D

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ISLAMOM 7/6/2013 7:47PM

    Woo hoo!! Wonderful blog! You look beautiful in your green dress!! Congratulations!!!!

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    You look amazing in the green dress in 2013 in comparison to 2005 - goes to show you that exercise DOES make a difference (toning and tightening). Amazing transformation!

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DALID414 7/6/2013 6:45PM

    Beautiful dress, I like the fit the second time around

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/6/2013 6:16PM

    You look fabulous in that dress!!! You can see that it fits you better now, how wonderful, congratulations!

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