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The Little Black Dress

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I have always wanted a “little black dress”. I have always wanted to look good in a “little black dress”. Today I held one in my hands that was two sizes smaller than what I wear now. I almost bought it. But then I talked myself out of it.

It went something like this: “How much is this? Wow. That is a good sale. That is exactly the kind of black dress I have been looking for…wonder if they have my size?” As I searched through the rack I realized that the only dress in that style was 2 sizes smaller than what I was wearing. I picked it up. I stared at it. Should I buy it? No…I put it back. And then I picked it back up again. Would I really follow through? Was it even possible to follow through? I mean…I am 40-something and 40-somethings are known for gaining weight…not losing it. ”I can do this!” I told myself and put the dress over my arm confidently, as I went to find my daughter in another part of the store. But then I lost my nerve. I couldn’t do it. I thought it would just end up being one more opportunity for me to be disappointed in myself.

Should I have bought that dress? I would love your opinion. Or would I have just been setting myself up to be disappointed? I am still not sure if I did the right thing.
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  • ALLE88 husband just asked me to run to the pet store tomorrow for something and the pet store just happens to be near the store with the little black dress! So I am going to go buy it...if it is still there! Thanks everyone for your encouragement!
    2353 days ago
    i would have bought the dress..i dont own one because i am picky and aint found one i like lol b ut i cant pass up a good deal..BTW im 43 and beginning since age 39 ive lost already 50 something pounds..soo..yessss we can loose weight..we just might have to work harder lol!!! have a great day!
    2354 days ago
    I would have probably bought it. The worst thing that would happen is that if I couldn't wear it I could donate it later. I would not beat yourself up over it though. You can always get one next time. The way I see it things always go on sale.
    2354 days ago
  • ALLE88
    Yeah, I am kind of thinking that, too. I am going to keep my eye out for another one! Thanks so much for your input :)
    2354 days ago
    You should have bought it! It is always good to have a goal to work towards!! I have a little black dress hanging in my closet, I wore it a couple times in the past (pre weight gain). I look at it everyday and remind myself that I want to fit into that little black dress again someday!!
    2354 days ago
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