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tooraloora 12-16-2012 07:50 AM

my new dress and an old coat
 
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ok this coat is kind of crazy, James Brownish :sing:, but it is suede and the liner with the feathery collar comes out, and it is one of my big purchases from when I was at goal weight about 5 or 6 years ago... and although I am still a little ways away from goal, I was able to wear it out last night, just a little tight.

the dress is new, and a gift from BF... stretchy and comfy actually, and I put my hair up and earrings on for the first time in ages... so nice to be feeling foxy again :)... Thank you so much JUDDD and you buds, these boards, because none of my other many efforts over the last 4 years have given me a WOE that worked and I could stick with.

reese 12-16-2012 07:58 AM

You look amazing! You are at my "goal" weight now. I hope I look as good as you when I get there!!

zagnut 12-16-2012 08:27 AM

You look gorgeous! Congrats on your losses so far, you have much to be proud of! I Love what JUDDD can do for people! :)

deedee 12-16-2012 08:31 AM

Gorgeous! Love both the dress and the hot boots. And the coat is too much fun. You look fantastic!

jem51 12-16-2012 08:31 AM

You look fabulous.

LuckyLou 12-16-2012 08:56 AM

Wow!!! Foxy is an understatement... You are :sing: those clothes (& I am coveting that dress... Beautiful :) )

And thanks for posting... Photos always so inspiring :high5:

cici52 12-16-2012 08:57 AM

What fun! You look darling. Love both the dress and coat.

Deen73 12-16-2012 09:14 AM

Oh my goodness, what an adorable coat! -- and you are totally rockin' it! Lookin' great! :)

sunday 12-16-2012 09:18 AM

Love both dress & coat! :)

Jbinme 12-16-2012 09:29 AM

You look great!:jumpjoy:
Thanks for sharing the pics!

Sammyann 12-16-2012 09:41 AM

You look amazing!

Carly 12-16-2012 09:53 AM

You look amazing! That dress and that coat are awesome!
I hope you had as much fun as that outfit dictates you should have!

KeirasMom 12-16-2012 09:57 AM

Gawgeous!

Bamboozled 12-16-2012 10:15 AM

I would like that coat please! It is fabulous!

You look awesome by the way.

Seabreezes 12-16-2012 10:21 AM

WOW!

calichris 12-16-2012 10:41 AM

Toora, you look stunning! Fabulous dress and coat ... such great colors on you. Looking very slim as well. :up:

tooraloora 12-16-2012 10:55 AM

wow, thanks so much everyone :heart:

I feel pretty dang smiley with all these lovely compliments and congrats (plus on Facebook)... and what is very appreciated and even healing about this, is how when I was married, my exH was so unable to express any enjoyment of my success (in fact, I think he was very threatened), so getting dolled up was not something we could celebrate together (short, sad, true story from when I was first at goal during a December: me in a size 4 black beaded evening mini-skirt with a nice red blouse... him, no comment... me, aren't you going to say anything?... him, I'm sure you will get lots of compliments at the party... one more nail in the coffin of our marriage :sad:). Happily, I am now with a lovely dear man :hugs: who is very proud to have me on his arm, and showers me with compliments, even when I have bedhead and ratty stuff on, but especially when I have gone to some effort :heart:

Carly 12-16-2012 11:59 AM

Well, pooh on exH and yea for current dear man!
You look fabulous and deserve to be told so much!
I too, am coveting that pink coat;)

Eieio 12-16-2012 12:26 PM

Toora! U look awesome.
Have fun now, to make up for bad times!
Don't u love the taste of happiness!!

Chalagurl 12-16-2012 12:28 PM

Wow your starting weight was very close to mine! I hope I look that good too one day! You look GREAT :)

Crazy PreK Teacher 12-16-2012 12:47 PM

Whoo hoooooo!!!" Very nice:sing:

leonak 12-16-2012 01:18 PM

You look just great :jumpjoy:

Both colors look super on you too!

It looks like a out-fit to wear for New years Too!:heart:

Leona

mom23kids 12-16-2012 01:48 PM

Both look amazing on you-I wish I had the courage to wear bright colors and not boring blacks and browns all the time :o

gello5440 12-16-2012 02:33 PM

WOW!

Yam-Yam 12-16-2012 02:43 PM

WOW! WOW! WOW!!!! You look HOT! :jumpjoy:

gotitnow 12-16-2012 04:27 PM

Toora...you look sensational! Love the dress and coat, too! Some of my fav colors. Mind me asking your height? You look so very slim and wasn't sure if you are at goal! If not, you MUST be very close!!:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

Phyl:heart:

garnet10 12-16-2012 04:59 PM

You look gorgeous! I love "after" pics like these.

tooraloora 12-16-2012 07:09 PM

Phyl, I am 5'5"... And wearing size 6 and some 8... I am always heavy for my size (muscles?). I am about 12 lbs from goal (139)... Hope to be there by mid April, back into size 4/6.

CurlyGirly 12-16-2012 08:44 PM

I love your coat! You look amazing!

gotitnow 12-16-2012 09:18 PM

Toora...Thanks!...it's so interesting because I am also 5' 5" and have always been heavy for my size too.

I am probably much older than you, but have wondered about muscles being the answer, as I have always tried to stay active over the years..walking, riding bikes, and swimming...with the exception of some health probs from time to time. :(

I will be 60 in a few weeks and not really super athletic, but wanted to remain active for the sake of keeping up with my granddaughter that we raised (who just turned 14...yikes):eek:

I have been in maintenance since last April, staying in the 135-139lb. range. It irks me that my clothes are anywhere from 4's to 8's, but we have no control over that!!

Lately I put myself back in WLM thinking I still want to be at about 125 to 130, but will be stopping if I start looking too shrivelled!!!:laugh:

You will enjoy maintenance for sure!!!!:D

Phyl:heart:


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