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Bouncing Back & Unconventional Motivation. ;)

Friday, August 10, 2012

So since my "Pull Yourself Together" Blog, I have done exactly that, and it is mostly because of all the great comments I received. There is no way I could continue the downhill spiral when #1. I knew that I was self sabotaging. #2. I had so much love and support from so many sparkers!

I have had two great days food-wise, I am still super crampy and not feeling that great so the exercise hasn't happened in it's usual form. I did however put on my heart rate monitor, and clean the kitchen while dancing to burn 500 calories, so I'll take it where I can get it.

Now on to what some might call unconventional motivation. I love Cinderella, and it has been a long running joke with a fellow overweight friend that I would love to be slutty Cinderella for Halloween one year. She wants to be Snow White. Basically it was just a pipe dream and something I never intended to follow through on.

Two years ago, I bought this outfit on clearance in the largest size they had, which is an extra large. I looked it up and that runs about a 14/16. I am currently in a 20, and let me tell you this thing does not even fit over my hips at this point. It has been in the closet ever since and I've never paid much attention to it until today.

The thing of it is, I do not want to go out in public in it. It is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I would love to be able to wear it and take a photo of me in it. That photo may very well NEVER see the light of day, but it would be something for me to have and to know that I "did it". (Kassie, sound familiar? I could totally relate to what you were saying the other day! ;))

I have now hung this costume in my room on the wall. If I had company or something I would take it down and not want to explain myself, but it is now something I am going to look at everyday. On my fridge I put a Cinderella magnet which is my less dramatic reminder each and every time I go to the fridge.

The costume is reversible and turns into Snow White, two slutty pics for the price of one, who could resist? I am under no illusion that I would look like the woman in these photos, but this is just a fun non scale related goal for me and something to look forward to. I have really been lacking in motivation and I am grabbing it anywhere I can.

In other news I am one pound away from the 40lb lost mark, and I am chomping at the bit to take 40 lb lost photos. There might not be a huge difference when I see the photos, but it is something to look forward to nonetheless. :)
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    i love it!!!!! I can't wait to see your slutty outfit right alongside mine!!!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/8950074
    leg-warmers this is going to be part of my outfit! not sure if i'll go with these colors but i plan on keeping these in my closet lol!!!!
    3237 days ago
    You are totally gonna be rocking that outfit before you know it. Great goal and totally achievable.
    3238 days ago
    You have your slutty Cinderella costume up and I have a baby onesie up. It hangs up in my room over my dresser. I too take it down if a repairman comes over or if I know friends or family will be in my master bedroom. It reminds me that when I lose the weight, my husband and I then can try to have a baby. We've never tried because I would just be crushed if something went wrong because of my weight. It really is a good reminder of what our goals are and new visuals always help me as well. Go ahead and take those pictures when it fits! You do it for you!

    Keep it up, girl! You are AWESOME!
    3239 days ago
    You'd be surprised at the fit of those costumes, my daughter has bought a sexy Minnie Mouse costume it's an XL. I had a Disney Themed Wedding to go to and it did fit me ! The dress was way too short but I wore one of my spandex workout leggings just past the knee with the ears and everything. Can't wait to see the photos !!!!
    3240 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6902686
    The dress is awesome! I would have gotten it too! Good motivation! Keep it up.
    3240 days ago
  • PUNKY100
    Hahahaha maybe someday I should post my halloween photo from when I was in college...I was I think like an 18-20-22 somewhere around there, and I had this corset thing from Lane Bryant that I wore and went as a 'hooker'. It was very entertaining LOL I would love to be able to wear one of those and actually go to a party in it and show it off. How amazing would that be!!! :-D

    I can't wait to see the 40 lbs lost photos!!!!! There will definitely be some difference, you just have to get them side by side! :-D
    3240 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12088077
    AWESOME! I've always wanted to fit in a one size fits all costume. Apparently one size is a size 12 or smaller :) Lately, I've been dreaming of taking sexy pics for my hubby and I bet a costume like this would be a fun way to make him smile ha!

    I'm so proud of you and CAN'T WAIT to see your 40 pounds down photos. They are so liberating!
    3240 days ago
    woohoo! I pound away from the 40 pounds lost...awesome I'm just trying to get up to thirty! Ive lost 24 now and this week has not been good, so hopefully I can pull it together! I really liked the cinderella magnet idea to remind you outside of your bedroom.
    3240 days ago
    I love this idea! I would love someday to be able to have boudoir photos taken for my husband. =)
    3240 days ago
    I think that is a cool goal. I mean, we each have our own little things that keep up going. My husband and I have a running joke that some day I will get one of the out fits that they show in the porn store windows that we pass every day. You will wear that outfit, and you will rock it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3240 days ago
    I totally get it! I have a dream of one of those little german barmaid costumes...Would never ever wear in public but it would be awesome to slip into that and feel like I look good. Maybe I should buy one and hang it up like you! Nice idea on the cinderella magnet too. Good luck!
    3240 days ago
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