This is my absolute favourite dress.
My sister Sharyn introduced me to Leona Ruby Dresses,
which I'm happy to say I can buy online. But this is my first purchase and I love it.
Worn with the usual shoes, the usual leggings and the usual cardy,
but somehow makes me feel good about myself that day.
Talking about feeling good, this year I decided it would be the year of no-diets.
It's the first year since I was a teen that I haven't been on some sort of diet.
When ever I see someone who looks amazing,
the little voice in my head says, you are the same as them only bigger.
It's been really liberating actually. It means I don't think about food 24/7.
It means I eat when I want to. It's true I may have gained a few pounds,
I don't know, the scales fortuitously broke at the beginning of the year,
but actually I'm learning to love my body the way it is.
I'm not saying I'll never diet again, but for now I'm choosing not to.
I'm choosing to learn to eat when I'm hungry,
and to say no if I'm not.
I'm learning to dress the way I want to and not wait till some mythical day when I'm slim.
I probably will never be "slim" until I'm partially decomposed, but I'd like to be healthy.
I may have mentioned here that I have dodgy hips.
I've had one replaced and the other is not happy.
I need to find a way to exercise that doesn't compromise being able to walk!
I'm learning that I'm the same as you, only bigger.
It's been a great year, especially with a beautiful dress to wear that fits now!