Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Aspirations

I used to be this:

That was when I was just out of college. A slender 115 pounds. Size 7. Oh, how I love this dress. The colors are just absolutely gorgeous. Ok, granted, it was ten years ago when I wore this.

Now I'm this:

Considerably more (and no, I won't tell you how much - I've got to keep some things private!) I wore this to my office Christmas party this year and with the help of some good undergarments, I didn't look too bad.

I aspire to be this:


It's do-able. This dress is in a medium. Never been worn. I bought it several years ago as motivation. Then I had a baby. And motivation flew out the window. Granted, it looks a little UN-doable, but hey, I lost the weight once, I can lose it again, right? Problem is, this time it's turning out to be a LOT harder than last time. I've put back on 12 pounds. I worked my tush off to get those 12 pounds off in the first place. Sure, I've still got the bonus of having lost 20 pounds, but darn it, I can't wear some of my clothes again. And yes, maybe I had a good reason to gain weight - husband out of work, in the hospital with a staph infection, yada yada yada.

Well. That's over. And the reason I haven't already lost that weight is because during that stressful time, I fell back on bad habits. No more! In fact, I hope to be wearing this sexy little number when I go to Italy in the fall. Yes, I am going to Italy! I've already got some money saved and have time to save for the rest of it.

Is that motivation or what?

7 comments:

  1. Wow - Italy! Am very envious. You'll have such a good time :o)

    And yes, that's motivation. Your diet buddies are also going to try harder...

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  2. Lucky you, going to Italy!!! Do you know where yet? I'd LOVE to go to Florence. All that Renaissance Art History I studied *g*.

    As for weight - yeah, it can be a pretty constant battle, no matter what size one is. But if you've lost it once, you can do it again :)

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  3. Italy--Yea for you!! I've been there twice and would go again in a heartbeat. Do you know what part(s) you're headed for?

    I'm so happy for you!

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  4. Hurrah for Italy! I'm jealous! So jealous! And I love the first and last dress! They are too cute.

    Listen, i have no cute dresses I aspire to, I just want to lose 2 dress sizes!

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  5. Italy! I was there during the summer I backpacked all over Europe in college. Absolutely loved it. You'll look great in your sexy dress. :)

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  6. Here's wishing you a heart good luck, though I think many women worry too much about their weight.

    A lot of us men don't care all that much. We stay enamored with the girls we fell in love with regardless of any changes.

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