Yes, I made it to Berlin. Sure I made an emergency trip to Cedar Point. And a full week blitz to get this party up and rolling. So, now I am parched, dried out, depleted, numb and sick.
And they are making size 10 tops A LOT smaller than they used to. Like last year even. Who's body is this, anyway? At one point in my life, I was a "petite" on top, other than my long waist. Now I'm posing as a German bar maid. I mean really. I have arms. I have shoulders. I have those other things. yuck.
So, I went out shopping at my favorite thrift store yesterday. I found the cutest dress for Emily for our upcoming cruise. Did I say cruise? Anyway, that's another story and it's not until November. And then, I found the sweetest "flirty skirt" as they call it. The problem is that there were no matching tops except one that was a "medium" and the other an "extra large". The good news is that when I got home, the flirty skirt FIT. It even looked (can I say it?) slimming?? Good grief. That's hard to do around here.
And I bought the medium top to go with it. The problem is this: I am a small chested "slim" girl in my mind. I actually thought the top would work. So, after I brought it home and there was a four inch gap between the closures, I started to re-think my shopping strategy.
Joanna, on the other hand, seems to like my "slim girl-in-my-mind" complex that I have going on in my mind. Her summer wardrobe is getting chock full. She is the slim girl that I was.
She is a tall, pretty, slim girl. And I?
I have two steins in each hand and hefty cleavage to boot.
Anyway, you'll be happy to know that I found two tops in the XL department that are cute and did work. I need to go back and purchase that other XL that matches and THEN we'll take photos (or not) of these great purchases.
In the meantime, I am kicking myself for getting rid of all of my XL tops that I had before I lost weight in 2007. Duh. You know--the 20 year high school reunion that EVERYONE looses weight for? and then promptly gains it back?
The next time I decide to loose weight, I am going to keep my big clothes.
The next time I decide to loose weight, I am going to have another cookie.
Oh, I think I'll just plan to GAIN weight, and then I'll be right on track for where I would be if I lost it and gained it back...? LOL.