Friday, May 16, 2008

Dresses In Waiting

Remember in one of my Meme's I spoke of buying clothing, in sizes that I would like to wear hoping to be inspired to lose the weight? Well this is one of my purchases. It's a size 10, I thought what a lovely dress for going out maybe to a Christmas party, a Valentines dance, or just that little red dress for a night out for dinner with the husband. "Not yet"

It has it's own little space in the closet and has sat there for maybe 4 to 5 years :O( See, the tags are still on, already in a vintage bronze. I found this dress at Marshall's it was on clearance from 59.99 to I think I remember 29.99 you can't even make it out on the clearance tag now.

The straps are what really attracted me to the dress, so dainty, I have the perfect shoes to match now that I think of it but, it's to late now to add to the post.

Here's another dress that I bought, get this, "size 8". I thought it too would be nice for dinner out, candle lit table, making gooly eyes at my husband. It's sad, because I have such a weight complex I rarely want go out or think about romantic evenings, which is a loss to my husband. I find myself turning him down a lot because I don't have anything to wear. I don't want to buy anything in 14 or 16 so I only have a few pieces of clothing that I can wear. I now call those pieces my "uniforms".

Tags still here, I bought this dress at Stein Mart for 49.99, and it too has it's own little space in the closet. The straps attracted me to this one also, they have the tiniest beads that I thought would glisten under candle light.

See, they're beautiful. Maybe one day soon, I can take a photo in both these dresses for one of my post. There are more items mind you, maybe I'll show them in later post. Now for the drum roll. Last Friday I weighed in at 172.2 , today I'm weighing in at 169.8.

Yea for me!, slowly but surely, I'm on my way. I can't help but think that maybe I would have loss more if it weren't for that "Lemon Pound Cake" which ladies, I tell you turned out to be so very good that I made another one that, turn out to be not so good. LOL Which was a good thing. I do have to thank you ladies again for your prayers, thoughts of me, and encouragement while I'm on this very difficult journey, "the exercise is killing me". I know still, that you are the reason for my success.


Rue said...

Hi Deb :)

Before you know it, you WILL be wearing those dresses ;)

Btw, what color is your front door?


sheila said...

hey, that is a good weight loss for 1 week's time :)'ll be wearing that red dress in a bit :)

...Today started my get serious about losing weight...

I've got 22 lbs to get rid of...but you're much braver than me...I'm not tellin' my weight!

Kindra said...

Congrats on your weight loss! You are on your way. And those dresses are beautiful!! And you will be in them soon to enjoy a night on the town with hubby!!

Feathering My Nest said...

Wow, Great progress Deb. You will be posting gorgeous pictures of yourself in those two dresses soon. You are on a roll and whatever you are doing is working. Praise God. I will keep praying for you. The bad news for me is I have not lost those five pounds, but the good news is I have not gained!!


Rue said...

Hey lady...

Come take a peek at your birdhouse ;)


Picket said...

Hey girl...ohhhh golf clap my friend..I am so proud of can do it day at a'll be sliding into those dresses in no time..that is fantastic progress...hope you have a beautiful weekend girl!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I think you're beautiful exactly as you are! My suggestion is that you go ahead and buy the beautiful clothes in your size so that you feel good about yourself now! Don't ever postpone life until you get to where you want to be. There is too much living to do! My bet is that if you feel good and beautiful at whatever size you are, then you feel worth the effort it takes to get to the size you want to be, and even if you don't meet your goal, you are special right now no matter what!Good luck, however, in reaching the goal you have set for yourself. Big hugs!

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! Way to go on your weight loss progress! You're doing great! Those dresses are gorgeous and I bet you'll be looking great in them in no time. And your son and daughter in law are a beautiful couple!

Have a great weekend!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Congratulations Deb! You'll be wearing those pretty dresses before you know it.

Rejoicing with you,

The Barber Bunch said...

You will be in those pretty dresses in no time.

Good Job!

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... You're my first stop for visiting today, and I must tell you how big my smile is! ~SMILE~

I'm so happy for you and so proud of you, as well... I do know how hard the journey is, but I also know how gracious our Father is. I believe that He has His hands upon you, Deb, during this quest for better health... and it's my belief that you're on the path to success ~hugs~

Your dresses are very pretty, but it's your heart that caught my attention! Have a wonderful day my dear Friend. God bless.



Ruthie said...

Good for you. However, I agree with Life on Bonnie Lane - get a few things that look good on you now and then you'll enjoy the journey! You'll get to where you want to be eventually - but enjoy life today, too.
And I think you are beautiful and special just the way you are today!
Lovingly, Ruthie

PAT said...

Good for you Deb! You are doing a great job, with this journey! I love the dresses! Gorgeous! I agree, however, pick up something nifty to wear now. Oh, and get a great pair of shoes to go with the outfit! That always makes me feel great...a new pair of shoes. Yep, I have a thing about shoes!


PAT said...

Good for you Deb! You are doing a great job, with this journey! I love the dresses! Gorgeous! I agree, however, pick up something nifty to wear now. Oh, and get a great pair of shoes to go with the outfit! That always makes me feel great...a new pair of shoes. Yep, I have a thing about shoes!


Monday through Sunday said...

Beautiful dresses! Way to go!! You will do it!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Deb, Those dresses are beautiful. I know you'll be wearing them this summer! xoxoxo Terrie

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