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Knockout gorgeous dresses coming my way

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Foggy weeks of discomfort came to an end two weeks ago. Surgery for gallbladder removal finalized the cycle. Thank goodness! Starting to feel a bit better prompted a night out for our 11th anniversary. I wanted to feel like a sultry sexy bombshell despite my four abdominal incisions. My husband was taking me to the foundation room on top of Mandalay Bay then to Phantom of the opera. First stop was the internet. I found a few places to rent a dress. One of them even made you sign up (for free) to even look at dresses...come to find out they did not carry plus size. Next stop was Macy's at the fashion show mall. Beautiful evening gowns. Rarely over size 12. Sigh. I ended up finding a black dress with matching black bolero at Burlington. And while I thought it was very flattering and very pretty when the glitter caught the evening light i still couldn't help thinking that my whole life I had never once been able to buy a stunning dress because I was in love with it. With the texture, contour, fabric, waistline, beautiful color and perfect neckline. No my friends. I have only been able to buy dresses that "fit". We had a wonderful time there's no doubt about that. But there was doubt present. My self doubt. Will I ever get there? Will I ever succeed? Will I ever stop letting myself down? I think that may be possible. Happy thoughts need to drowned my brain like the ocean to a submarine. Cheers to all the knockout gorgeous dresses coming my way!
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  • no profile photo CD2659174
    Oooh the Phantom of the Opera - one of my favs! So jealous... last time I saw it was the movie lol (and it didn't FEEL the same!)
    Hope you really loved it - and I hope the dress thing didn't take away from it...

    Glad you're feeling better after the surgery - now time to look forward to those dresses :)
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  • FANGFACEKITTY
    You will get "that" dress, the love at first site, gotta have it even thought you have no qhwre to wear it to dress! Stay strong & committed to the journey that is taking you there and it will be yours before you know it.

    I'm also glad your gall bladder misery is ended. Having experienced just a tiny bit of it myself I can fully sympathize.
    3646 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/11/2011 10:43:13 AM
  • ECCABAY68
    I am sure you looked beautiful! You need to post pictures from that night!!!

    Glad to hear you are feeling well post surgery. That one can be a rough one on the diet. I couldn't eat a good salad for months after I had mine out. For some reason a greasy cheeseburger was fine but anything healthy just went straight through me. (I think my body likes being chubby!)

    As for the dream dress, Ladybugg is totally right! Go buy one! Its hard to give up on the working out/eating healthy when you know you have already spent money on something. You will be able to walk into any store you want and grab a dress off the rack in no time!
    3646 days ago
  • LADYBUGG67
    Go out and buy that "Knockout dress" that you would love to wear. Hang it where you can see it and work towards getting in it. That's what I did. My plum colored halter dress (it's fabulous) is hanging on my closet door where I can see it each night I work out. Sometimes I notice it and sometimes I don't. On the days that I don't notice perhaps my subconscious brain sees it and makes me work hard to get in it. I can't fit it now, but I know one day I will. Now....to find somewhere to where it when I can fit into it.








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  • no profile photo CD10153308
    Kiyonna.com is my go-to place for gorgeous dresses that also fit (they do sell in boutique stores as well, so you can just go online for locations). They are seriously sexy and fun. My motto in this life is "La vie est trop court pour s'habiller triste." (Life is too short to dress sadly.)
    3646 days ago
  • AMY_1217
    Just keep those dresses in mind when you don't want to stay on track. You'll get there.

    The evening sounded wonderful!
    3646 days ago
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