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Reward Dress


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I bought a Reward Dress!!!

I have been pondering on an inexpensive way to encourage (bribe) myself to remain motivated. I am so indecisive that it was a miraculous feat in more ways than one.

It was $12 @ Walmart and I am positively in love. It was one of those times where I was running around doing a bazillion errands and as I walked by it time went in ...s...l...o...w... motion. I stopped mid stride and oogled it. Stroked it. Convinced myself that if I was to die today I would be in Heaven pining for the fun, simple, feminine, cheeriness of it.
Yes. Clearly I "had-to-have-it". My drool provided entertainment for a few unsuspecting people as I tossed it in the cart and headed to the checkout.

Who does that?
Who grabs a dress, confidently checks the size and just tosses it in the cart?
Not I.

I hate shopping. It's usually a painstaking process. There is commitment when you purchase things for yourself as a wife and mommy to five on one income. There's guilt to battle, motivation to question and a myriad of other psychological battles to joust with and that's even before leaving the blasted house!

I am almost terrified to spend any money lately. I killed a car. I am off-season with my resort housekeeper job and was physically ailing (as of today I am well on the mend from surgery).

I didn't try it on. That is brave. I eyeballed it. I have not been able to look at something in decades and tell if it's close to my size or one of the kids. I always have to check tags. Thankfully the tag did say 'Medium' which is a standard 9/10 in Canadianese.



I am not wearing it until I get to 155lbs (and it is warmer than 20C). I felt fabulous at that weight. I feel great now. However, the fabulous I felt prior to the storms and the fall into comfort eating was more energy and vitality.

I am excited.

Accountability
emoticon Did not happen. The youngest had me play her personal puke slave all night.
emoticon emoticon I love coffee, but, it's beating my water intake and my skin is parched.
emoticon portions. I am at the tippy-top, but, I am IN THE ZONE!!! emoticon
emoticon Nope. I could count the errand jogging. Know what? I will. That's a big honkin' store. It wasn't my fun fitness, but, I'll do some hooping while jumping on my bed after I get the kids in their own beds. emoticon
emoticon Daily Diva emoticon I put on earrings and even though I'm toning down my egyptian/retro 60's look; I remembered fragrance and mascara.
emoticon emoticon I tried to be invisible because I held onto shame and not His promises of restoration.

I've been asked to be a Youth Leader. I'm pretty sure it's because they have a dunk tank position they want to fill and hopes that I'll share my hula hoops, but, it's going to be awesome. Currently, every Friday evening I get to chillax with 8-18 y.o. The majority is in the tweens.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KARENE10 5/4/2014 9:29AM

    I love your blogs! Cute dress and I am sure you will rock it!!!

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 5/2/2014 3:02PM

    Wear it in good health...buy it some new shoes, too

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MNOT2THICK 4/10/2014 11:24PM

    Cute!! emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 4/10/2014 6:11PM

    That's a cute dress and you can't beat $12.00
It will look great on you!

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_JODI404 4/10/2014 1:57PM

    So glad you overcame any feelings of guilt and bought the reward dress. I love it & I know it will look good on you! You cannot beat $12 for a dress that you have that "have to have it" feeling about!

emoticon ENJOY!

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MOSTMOM1 4/9/2014 11:11PM

    Ooh, I'm glad you're getting plugged in and I love that dress. It's so yoU!

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PKBOO3 4/9/2014 8:22PM

    Love the dress. OK, you need to video and share when you hoop on the bed, LOL!!!

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I*AM*BLESSED 4/9/2014 7:36PM

    Love it! emoticon

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FITBIZZZ 4/9/2014 3:45PM

    Love that you have a Daily Diva goal. Right on.

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WISHICOULDFLY 4/9/2014 6:47AM

    Liz, That dress will look adorable on you! and the youth leader position will be FUN! They will LOVE you! emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 4/8/2014 11:35PM

    O Lizzie~ *hugs* That dress is gonna look drop~dead gorgeous on YOU! O! I can't wait to see your peepers POP in that! *LOL* How fun for you~ relax and enjoy it. You're the Mom and you deserve a way to motivate yourself to be the best Mom you can be. Love it! *hugs*

Sounds like a sensible plan of action that I have every confidence you will achieve~ 'n in flying colors no less! So happy to hear you are back in the Sanctuary of the Lord. *hugs* And my O my~ aren't those some mighty blessed kids to be sharing time with each other. Be blessed, dear heart~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYFULMOMTO5 4/8/2014 11:21PM

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B-LYNN1ST 4/8/2014 10:55PM

    Well done! emoticon

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