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Little Black Dress

Monday, November 25, 2013

First off, before I say anything else...thank you, all, for the lovely birthday wishes! Although I was out of state for my actual birthday (which coupled with a long day at work was somewhat miserable), I have had a lovely birthday week, celebrating with my beloved family and friends.

So, last week was my birthday, and I celebrated. This time last year, I was a week into my program and was bemoaning not being able to have anything fun. (Though I was happy about my initial 8 pound loss - I don't want to sound TOO much like a grump!) So this year, I did splurge. I went out to eat several times. I had cake (actually a cupcake, and actually I split it with three other people). I even had a couple of drinks.

But now that that is over, I'm actually kinda glad to get back into a more "normal" eating plan. I want to go back to running more regularly (work was messing up my schedule, as was a cracked toenail), eating more veggies, and just hanging out. I haven't noticed any significant weight gain (still can fit in my clothes, still within my +/- 5 pound range), but I don't want to slide back into my lazy habits.

Anyway, today's entry I called "Little Black Dress" because I had a rather fun time last night.

So when I used my credit card, I get rewards I can use on, say a $50 gift card to Macy's. I happened to have 2 of these cards I was going to use A) after I made my weight goals and B) for my birthday. So last night, my sister and I headed to Macy's to find me a Holiday Dress.

It was a ridiculous amount of fun to try on the dresses. We found a couple that were nice, but I felt hesitant. And then I had my sister (who is amazing BTW!) go back and pick out a certain dress:

I didn't know how it would look on me, but I tried it on and I KNEW it was the dress. I looked BEAUTIFUL. I loved it on me and didn't want to stop swirling the skirt!

Although I ended up buying a size 12 instead of my usual 10, I didn't allow myself to feel bad. For one thing, a Calvin Klein dress is different from a Target dress. For another thing, it's not the SIZE that matters, it's how I FEEL. And size 12 made me FEEL amazing!

This time last year, I didn't own a dress. I didn't wear a dress. I didn't think I could EVER wear a dress. In ONE YEAR, I have become a new person. A person who is active and alive and enjoying her life. Someone who is confident in her body and finds herself sexy - even with the jiggly arms and belly fat. I am me, and Me is pretty fantastic!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RAWCOOKIE 11/27/2013 4:24PM

    Happy Belated Birthday! The dress is just beautiful - looks really comfortable to wear too! You did really well to share a cupcake with three others! Way to go Caroline!

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DIETROCKSTAR 11/27/2013 12:35AM

    Congrats on the dress. Sizes are all over the place. I would not pay them any mind. As long as it looks good and you like it, that is all that matters.

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SBFT84 11/26/2013 2:54PM

    Great dress! What a happy day!

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AJDOVER1 11/26/2013 2:24PM

    What a great dress! I hope you have many happy occasions for wearing it.

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MIRMIUM 11/26/2013 12:12PM

    Super cute dress! I agree, don't worry about the sizing. The important thing is that you feel awesome in it! I bet it looks gorgeous on you :)

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PENNYLANE15 11/26/2013 8:42AM

    Super cute dress! and happy belated birthday!!!

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PHEBESS 11/25/2013 10:49PM

    Lovely dress, and perfect for so many occasions! Can dress it up or down, add a cropped blazer or a little cardigan, even a short pullover to make it really casual - perfect!!!!

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LAILATN 11/25/2013 10:32PM


Enjoy your dress! Love your attitude!

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 11/25/2013 10:30PM

    I love the dress!!! emoticon With all the hard work you have put in, you definitely deserve to feel beautiful and sexy!!

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PRINCESS_SOFI 11/25/2013 9:49PM

    Happy belated birthday!! Congrats on finding a holiday dress. I was shopping this past Saturday for a dress and went to Dillard's. I couldn't find anything I liked. Guess I'll try again this weekend. emoticon

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SUNSHINE20113 11/25/2013 5:54PM

    Awesome!! Calvin Klein dress sizes are a little smaller than it probably was your usual 10!!

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PRETTYPITHY 11/25/2013 5:36PM

    "Someone who is confident in her body and finds herself sexy - even with the jiggly arms and belly fat. I am me, and Me is pretty fantastic!" Best thing I've seen all day -- thanks for the boost!

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TIGER_LILY_613 11/25/2013 5:03PM

  Yes, you ARE fantastic ! Happy belated birthday ! emoticon

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SWAN47 11/25/2013 4:57PM

    Happy for you and wishing you a belated birthday. Mine was Saturday and I worked but still a great day and weekend. We went out to dinner after work and Sunday I saw my grandson and played soccer with my son. A great weekend.

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