Hard work CAN pay off

Almost a year ago, I bought a dress on eBay to wear to a wedding for friends of ours. 
Shown here
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It arrived and it didn't fit because I'd gotten fat, which was a bit devastating to say the least. I distinctly remember struggling to do the dress up and M standing behind me wrestling with the upper clasp (the part across the middle of the back does up like a bra) and I said to him "Will it do up?" and he replied "I don't know if you want it to do up" (Ma, these straps, ya look like a HAM)
 
So we abandoned the kerfuffle. I ended up wearing this black dress, which while not horrid or anything, and while beautifully made, was not how I wanted to look.
I've had some great success with Ebay dresses, and I refused to admit defeat with this one. So I kept it, in the hope I would eventually be able to wear it, as I was also refusing to admit that I was never going to be able to fit into it.
So I have mentally had it as a bit of a benchmark, and was emboldened to try it on.
I got the urge last Thursday night, home from the gym, showered at 10.30, I put it on, AND IT FIT!!!
Yay! 
(I went to show M in the lounge room, and he looked up from the computer saying "where are you going?" LOL)
Now I just need an occassion hahahaha

I've noticed actually a shift in the clothes I've worn this winter. Last winter I weighed a good 6-8kgs more than I do this year, and I realise in hindsight I was wearing a different set of clothes, lots of empire line/tummy hiding type tops, which I just haven't worn this year.
Pretty happy all round :)

I'm kind of thinking I'll lose/maintain my weight while we're in Europe as well (due to all the walking and stuff) but possibly kidding myself?

(And I'm thinking of doing the Lemon/water thing again)

8 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

Reanan said...
July 23, 2008 8:35 AM

Well I think you looked smashing at that wedding darling.
Totally fab and not a ham in sight!

Although I wont deny that losing those few kgs must be awesome... off to the soup I go!

K said...
July 23, 2008 9:21 AM

I do so wish I had lost 8 kilos too. Well done you! POst a pic of you in the dress?

Dataceptionist said...
July 23, 2008 9:45 AM

@ Reanan
Thanks for saying so dear, but I do remember feeling good, but looking "squishy"

@ K
Hahahaha, we're not QUITE up to that. I should point out also that I think the girl in the posed pic is wearing a size 8. I am NOT a size 8. Ever. In any parallel universe. Actually maybe in a parallel universe. Certainly not THIS universe.

SPARSELY KATE said...
July 23, 2008 4:04 PM

Hey, good for you! My aunty went to Europe for about 2 months, she walked everywhere (as you do) and she came back a different woman! seriously, she dropped about 20 kilograms, just from walking and climbing so many stairs.

Good luck!!

Network Geek said...
July 24, 2008 8:07 AM

Hey! You're not fat at all! Total hottie. Honest.

But, ham? Hmm, bacon.... Bacon makes it better!

Dataceptionist said...
July 24, 2008 9:14 AM

@ Sparsely Kate
Hey thats fantastic, thanks, I wasn't sure if I was over estimating the walking and climbing, and underestimating the cake and pastry LOL
Cool!

Network Geek
Hahaha thanks, mmm bacon.

{btw it was me that added Britney Spears to your poll ;) }

Anonymous said...
July 24, 2008 2:05 PM

what's thre lemon water thingy?

Dataceptionist said...
July 24, 2008 2:52 PM

Hi Anon,
The Lemon water thing (link on those words in the post) I found a while ago, its a principle that if you drink a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon juice in it, supposedly it increases your metabolism and helps you lose weight. I figured it can't hurt right? And there's worse things to eat/drink than lemony water first thing in the morning...

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