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  • The Ultimate Revenge

    Does it make me crazy if I have revenge on a dress?

    Last May my mom and sister and I went shopping and I saw a dress at JCPenney's that I fell in love with. It was so pretty on the dummy! I tried it on (size 14 or 16 I think) and... definitely not the same. It made me cry because I felt so unattractive and fat and unhappy with my body. I had already decided to start PB in June but that was a real kick in the rear!

    Today I went to JCP and on the clearance rack, I saw exactly one of that same dress. The only size they had was 6, which is not what I'm wearing right now (more like 10-12), but I decided to try it on just to prove to that stupid dress that I can look good in it, dangit. It was a personal vendetta at this point. Well I tried it on and not only did it look much better but I actually decided to purchase it for my honeymoon in FL in February! I am so thrilled that a dress that formerly made me cry because it looked so horrible is now just as pretty and romantic as I wanted it to be. Even better? It was $45 and I got it for $8


    Somehow this success was more meaningful to me than the 20 lbs I've lost.

    Started PB on Monday, June 4. I'm focusing on my health in 2012, including taking natural supplements, zumba and strength training, regular church attendance and studying the Bible, spending time with good friends, and reading more. I want to see what health milestones I can achieve this year!

    Starting body fat - 41%
    Starting weight - 170 lbs
    9/4 body fat - 33%
    9/4 weight - 150 lbs

  • #2
    AND you got it on sale. Take that, pretty dress!

    I had a pair of black leather pants that I bought on line back when I was a size 12 or so. They sent the wrong size, an 8, so you can imagine how ridiculous I felt trying to tug those onto my butt. I meant to send them back but never got around to it. So they sat there in my closet silently mocking me for ages. Then one day they fit. Now they are too big since I bypassed them on my way to size 6 where I have settled in. Now those pants sit alone and unloved in my closet. They once mocked me, but now I have the last laugh.

    So, in answer to your question, no, you're not crazy. I totally get it.


    • #3
      YESSSS... I love stories and moments like this. Take that dress! Yeah!
      And for $8... that is a cherry on top right there- "I'll look good in you AND do it for less! Ha!"
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      • #4
        Seriously, women are so weird
        Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?


        • #5
          pretend she's an ancient warrior and that dress is a bear that previously left a big manly scar on her face when she wasn't able to defeat it

          now pretend that she, the big manly warrior with the big manly scar, returned to the beast's lair and slew it most righteously

          converted to manspeak, this should make sense now
          yeah you are

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          • #6
            You must have had your share of MMO's
            Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?


            • #7
              Very pretty, pearl.
              Let your hair go wild! Grok it.
              Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?


              • #8
                I can totally relate to your story and I'm a Guy!

                In April at the age of 48 had let my fitness slip somewhat and weighed 203 lbs now I weigh 170 diet and hard exercise the answer

                I have 'good shape' jean's and chinos I bought in my early 20s that have a 32 inch waist that I call my test pants to see if I'm in good shape

                Now those very same jeans and chinos are hanging off me I am about a 30.5 waist right now! I am trimmer than I was in my 20s my trim jeans my fat jeans!

                Revenge on clothes OH YEAH!


                • #9
                  So pretty and is it my imagination or is that belt looking like it might be a bit big......


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                  • #10
                    You look great Congrats on your successes so far!
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                    • #11
                      It looks great on you, congrats!! And $8, I'm jealous.
                      F 45 5'5"
                      SW 177
                      CW 141


                      • #12
                        That dress fits you well -- did you say it's a 6? And it suits you too -- perfect for Florida honeymoon! Congrats on the wedding and the healthy!


                        • #13
                          Congratulations! Scores like that make the world a sweeter place indeed.
                          (Congrats on the upcoming marriage, by the by.)
                          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                          • #14
                            Epic win! ;D As someone who spent most of my teenage-young adult years being angry and depressed at myself in the dressing room at the store, I can totally relate ;D
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                            • #15
                              Yay, you look amazing!
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