I was pawing through my closets, trying to find my little black skirts for the Cinti Wine Tasting Festival, when I decided to pull out my LBD*.
This was the LBD I bought for my 20th high school reunion..which was 9 years ago. My mom altered the hem of it for me.
Well, I gained 5 or 7 pounds by the time the reunion came around, and it was too snug to zip up. So I chose a different dress (actually a red dress, which was good, because everyone else was in their LBD) and relegated this to the closet.
On a whim, I tried it on. I expected it to not fit-at all. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could zip it up-almost all the way. Right now, it's too tight at the bustline. SO, if I can lose probably five or ten pounds, the LBD will fit again.
It's another good incentive for me. It's a cute little dress, it looks better on than on the hangar. I've moved the LBD to the front of the closet, to keep a mental q on it. 5 or 10 pounds will make me faster going up mountains-but it will also make the LBD fit!
*LBD- little black dress, for you male ultra runners out there. You know who you are.