January 19, 2011

Weigh In: 1 lb. Loss


170 lbs.

NSV:
To understand this week's NSV (non-scale victory) of mine, you must first read this post from February of last year:

My Little Black Dress

The closet is a very personal place. Some like to keep it cleaned out while others choose to save a few pieces from every size they have ever been or hope to be.

Mine is of the "keep it clean" variety. Seeing sizes that do not fit only serve as a bitter reminder of what I am not. I get rid of them. Needless to say, the face of my closet has changed quite a bit over the years--an eerie reflection of the body whose clothes it contains.

However, through all the times I have pulled, donated and trashed, one article has remained. My little black dress. I have not worn my little black dress in 10 years, but I can never bear to part with it. It hangs quietly and humbly in the very back of my closet. It has never mocked me in the way the other garments did.

You see, the little black dress represents a hope. A small but promising hope that resides deep within my heart of hearts. A hope that has never given up on ME.

The little black dress is waiting on me, cheering me on--it always has been. Today it has moved from the deep, dark recesses of my closet and mind to the very front and center of the same. I will wear this old and faithful friend again--soon. And when I do, I may never take it off.

I hope that you have a little black dress. They say everyone should.


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So. You probably know where this is going...

My little black dress then:

My little black dress (size 10) today:
I told you--NSVs are a BIG deal :)
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17 comments:

Maria said...

Keelie!!! Congratulations, that dress looks great on you. So proud and inspired! Are you gonna sleep in it tonight? Just kidding! You could, you deserve it. Rock it, girl!

Molly said...

Way to go!

SkinnyGirlSetFree said...

Sweet! Go you! :)

Lisa said...

You look amazing! Seriously! Makes me so excited to fine out what's hiding under my extra layer :)

Virginia said...

Oh I'm so giddy and happy for you, not only in the pound lost but in your amazingly fabulous non-scale victory!

Melanie said...

I'm a big believer in the NSV as usually as I get slimmer I also gain muscle mass as I tend to exercise hard! If all I did was to rely on the scales I may not feel as happy with my progress however slipping on that "little black dress" means like you I can see the visual difference my hard work has made! Congrats on moving the LBD to the front of your wardrobe!

Tara Kieninger said...

You look GREAT! Congrats on getting into that dress and for sharing your hope with us!

mom_of2boys said...

Way to go! You look great! I think it's the NSV that keeps us going sometimes.

Keep up the great work!

Kara said...

I love NSVs!!!! You look awesome in your LBD!!!!!

Chubby McGee said...

Awesome! Love the dress! You look fantastic in it, too!

Kate said...

The look on your face is more important than the way you look in the dress.

Kelly said...

Awesome! You look terrific!

LeFebvre Momma said...

You look amazing - not just your body, but the smile that goes with that dress is stunning!

Way to go. And, I wanted to tell you that the recent post about food being so controlling and asking yourself those questions, really helped me and I keep going back to those questions.

Today I even missed a snack because I was not being obsessed with food!

Thank you again for sharing your journey!

Jamie said...

Keelie that is so awesome!!! I have a whole wardrobe in size 6/7 that is just waiting for me to come back to it and I so will!!! I may have to borrow this blog idea with a few pics of my "little black dress". Keep up the good work!!!

Jaime said...

Rock it girl! That's awesome!!

Gina Stinson said...

Woohoo......and love the jewelry too :)

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

Wow you look amazing and yay for the 170!!

I haven't really been "working" on losing weight per se, but the weight is coming off slowly. I can put my jeans on and off without having to unbutton or unzip. I guess that's a NSV...ha ha.