I had forgotten how good it feels to be able to fit into smaller clothes. To see something nice in a shop and think, oh that looks like it will fit- and it does.
I had forgotten how much I avoid certain shops, because their clothes were on the smaller side.
I had forgotten how much I relied on stretchy fabric and flowing designs to hide my figure.
Yesterday reminded me how much I had changed.
Yesterday I was looking in Myer and killing some time when I happened to be walking through Cue and noticed some stunning dresses. Dresses that I would not have looked at before this journey. Dresses that I still thought I probably wouldn't fit into- even if it said a size 16!
Anyways, I decided to try it on. What the hell. If it didn't fit then at least that was motivation to continue on my journey.
They didn't have a 16, only a 14. And this was not a stretchy fabric or loose dress. This was fitted around the boobs and waist before flairing out around the hips- perfect for my pear shaped figure.
I pulled the zip up and it stopped and I turned to check the back, wondering how far I had gotten, imagining that it had snagged just above my waist (where I flair back out again). And realised that the zip was at the top of the dress!
You cannot imagine how excited I was.
I was in a size 14, fitted, amazing, gorgeous dress from a brand that I had always loved but thought I would never wear.
I was on a shopping high.
As someone that has been slowly losing weight, you often don't notice the transformation as much as others around you.
This was one of those moments when you just need to do a happy dance and be grateful for all the hardwork that you've done. Wearing that dress is definitely worth it!