First of all, Matt and I had a really great date this past Friday. We had dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant and then went to the mall to pick out a dress for me for Ohio Valley Voices' upcoming gala (this Saturday). In years past I always hated picking out something to wear, because I never liked the way I looked in anything. However, now that I am 70 lbs lighter, it was fun shopping for a dress! When we first walked into the store, I saw this dress hanging on the rack and I loved it immediately. I loved everything about it. The color, the shape, everything. Matt told me to try it on, but I honestly thought I would not look good in it. I am still not used to this new body and I was still gravitating towards dresses that would cover up my body (or as Matt called them - "frumpy old lady dresses"). He encouraged me to go for different styles, so I picked four different dresses - including the first one I saw and fell in love with. That particular dress was the first one I tried on and as I am putting it on I am thinking that there was no way it was going to fit me. But not only did it fit me, it was actually a little bit too big! I got the smaller size, put it on and I looked in the mirror. The dress fit me perfectly and for the first time in a VERY long time, I actually liked the way I looked. I could have cried. It was SO nice to not feel disgusted and to have positive feelings about myself instead of negative ones.
I came out of the dressing room to show Matt the dress and I could tell that he really liked it as well. I tried on a few more dresses. With each dress I got more excited because not only did I fit into them, they were styles that I NEVER would have thought I would ever be able to wear and I looked good in them!
In the end I bought the first dress I saw and tried on. I love it and let me tell you - I look good ;-)
I will post pictures when Matt and I are all dressed up, but for now here is a little tease: