Before I unload the fashion frenzy on ya'll, I feel like I should make a small disclaimer. I'm afraid someone might just be stopping by for the first time and not know what my weight loss journey has been all about. So hear this:
If you try to lose weight only to fit into smaller clothes, you will not be successful. At least not in the long run. That is not a big enough reason to sustain weight loss. There is MUCH more to it. I know some people may not agree with me or maybe you just haven't thought about it yet. All I know is that I tried to lose weight for about 20 years with a smaller size being my sole motivation. It never worked. Ever.
BUT! (I'm not a totally Debbie-Downer)
When you do figure out the key to losing weight and keeping it off you will most likely start losing weight. And keeping it off. Rewards are a great thing at this point. For me: rewards = shopping.
So, on Wednesday I landed myself into the 160s. REWARD BABY! It has been a long time coming! It just so happened to be my birthday on Wednesday, as well. So on Thursday I went shopping...boutiquing, actually! In celebration of my life, and specifically life more abundantly. (John 10:10)
It was a big deal because we went to one of those little shops where they have so many unique pieces but usually don't have a size bigger that Large and even the "Large" is more like a "Medium". I have NEVER purchased clothing from a place like this. But way down deep, these are the kind of clothes I have always dreamed of wearing.
I shopped. And I shopped. And I shopped! It was fun...because stuff fit me. Definitely one of my favorite "Things I Can Do Now" experiences to date.
So here's my loot:
Turquoise, ruffled-sleeve cardigan (TJ Maxx)
Cute Blouse (Sunny Paige),
"Jeggings" (TJ Maxx, $16.99)
Jacket (Sunny Paige)
My Valentine's Day scarf ♥ (Sunny Paige)
Whoa! Mamma! Bustier (Sunny Paige)
I will probably never wear this by itself, BTW. Just for you;)
SIZE 10 DKNY Jeans (TJ Maxx, $29.00)
I remember going shopping last February when I was just beginning to drop sizes. ((SEE PICS!)) It was SO much fun. I came home and took pictures of everything. The outfit below was my favorite.