So since Memorial Day, I've given up Diet Coke (still miss it some days), have been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables (and less processed foods), and have been cross-training more and cutting back on some of my running days. Now, honestly I LOVE to run - LOVE it! But, my body is so used to logging miles, that mixing up my routine was necessary!
Technically, since Memorial Day - I am down at least 5 pounds. I haven't had a chance to weigh myself recently because of the whole move thing, and I want to use the same exact scale every time I weigh in. But, I have had a few people tell me that my face looks a bit thinner and I honestly feel better carrying around at least five pounds less.
So I went shopping with my sister on Friday to try to find a new dress. For those of you who do not know, my sister is like a built-in personal stylist. She has amazing taste in clothes, shoes, and accessories. She is the perfect person to shop with because she also picks out things that I would never even THINK about trying on and make me try them on. And they also look fabulous! If she wasn't such a good nurse, I would say that she missed her calling in life.
Anyway, we are looking at various stores in Citrus park mall. (My nephew picked out a dress for me, but it was a size 4 - bless his heart!). We finally stroll in to The Limited. I love, love, love The Limited and their classic style. Sometimes the prices scare the heck out of me, but their sales are amazing. So, my sister and I pile up some dresses in my usual size 8 and head to the dressing rooms.
Now, when I dropped from double-digit size 10 to the 8, I wanted to shout it from the rooftop. So, when I came out in the first dress, my sister says, "That dress is too big". I just kind of looked at her and thought about what she had just said to me. She calls the sales woman over to go get a size 6. I thought what the heck? I will try on a 6, and low and behold the sucker fit!
The cynical fatty inside me said that it was probably just a bigger cut of dress, but then I tried on another 6, and that dress fit too! Holy smokes! A small victory! Here is a picture of the dress I ended up with:
Also comes in this emerald/teal green:
Almost ended up with this one:
Anyway, that was probably the most exciting shopping adventure I've been on in a while! :)