Friday, August 19, 2011

Retail Therapy

Thank you all for the nice comments on yesterday's post!  I DO feel I've come a long way but I've still got a lot of work to do.

This week has just been alright as far food goes.  My family is going through a really difficult time right now.  Not my hubby or kids (Thank God!) - my brother and his family specifically but it's affecting everyone.  I'm not sleeping well, I'm getting headaches and my eye is once again twitching from the stress.  This, of course, has led to some not so great food choices.  While I feel I've done better with this stress than I have in the past, I'm still expecting a gain on the scale on Monday.  I decided to try retail therapy that so many of you swear by to cheer myself up the other day.  Shopping has never been therapeutic for me.  Nothing ever fit and if it did, it was fat lady tent clothing that just made me feel worse about myself.  So I tentatively went in search of a dress or skirt I could wear to work.  I didn't buy anything but everything I tried on fit!  I even fit into a size medium dress and a size 12 skirt!  That's right!  I said size 12!  I couldn't sit in it without it ripping but I could zip it.  I honestly don't know the last time I was a size 12 and by rights, I'm not now but I'm strangely close.  It seems I am between a size 14 and 12 and between a size Large and Medium.  That's right...MEDIUM.  Holy cow!!!!  So I took some pics of myself in the dressing room to prove that I went shopping even if all I bought was a new purse (it's a money thing not a clothes thing).  What was shocking was I actually felt better.  For the first time EVER, trying on clothes was FUN and made me forget about things for an hour.
The first pic is my size 12 skirt!
And of course I wouldn't leave you without a Friday Funny.


~Lisa~ said...

I'm sorry you're going through a stressful time.. (((hugggsss))) Retail therapy is a terrific way to take your mind off things for awhile - even if it's just window shopping!

You look sooo beautiful - and tiny!! I am thrilled for you little, medium Lady!!

Lyla said...

I need to learn to say no to the retail therapy :)

You look great, and if you've put on a stress pound or two, you know how to get them back off. Hugs to you.

Lee Ann said...

You look great. I love the shape of that middle dress. Looks fab on you.

Amanda said...

I wanted to jump on quick between doing payroll and july sales tax! I didn't get to read yesterday but I will bo back! FIrst. YOu look fabulous. I LOVE all three outfits but I am in love with the third dress!!

Get some sleep! But you'll look good while doing it!

KMR said...

The pattern on the middle dress is very nice. I love retail therapy :)

Shannon said...

I hope everything thats going on with your family resolves in a peacful way.

size 12? thats freaking awesome! I do love me some reatail therapy :)

Kristin50 said...

You look wonderful!! What a feeling a size 12 :)

Joey said...

Welcome to 12s! They are awesome! Until we are 10s, then those will be awesomer.