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Just because I think something doesn't mean it is true: the dress

Saturday, April 18, 2020

I have a dress in my closet that was one of the first dresses I bought when I first lost all the weight, back in December 2011.

This dress is a small size here in the UK and was always a little tight. After my son was born and the ensuing up and down I have had of a few kilos here and there, and definite gain on my waist, this dress has been my 'difficult' dress. I look at it in the closet and think, "Oh, I remember when that dress used to fit me" and it is also the 'goal' dress - the dress I will start wearing once I have lost that inch around my waist. Basically, for the last few years, I look at the dress and think, "Oh it will never fit me" but I don't want to throw away because it represents that first buy when I reached my goal weight.

Well, yesterday, I thought I would try it on. And, do you know what? It fitted me.

I couldn't believe it, and I felt like just laughing and laughing at myself. All this time, I thought it didn't fit, so I didn't even bother to try it on! When, all this time, it still fits! It is a little tight, but it did not feel like the zip was going to burst, and the zip went up over my waist without me having to force it (or breath in deeply!)

It was a vivid demonstration to me of the power of our minds. I was so convinced that I didn't even try the dress on.

I've now changed my profile picture to me wearing the dress yesterday morning. To remind myself that just because I think something doesn't mean it's necessarily true.

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  • JEANKNEE
    Love this! Yes. Our thoughts are not necessarily true.

    emoticon What a powerful experience to drive that message home.

    Any sense of what possessed you to try it on and challenge the thinking?

    Gotta give you an atta girl. It takes courage some times to challenge that thinking. emoticon
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  • LORI-K
    It’s a really cute dress and looks nice on you. It’s always fun to find surprises in our very own closets.
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    78 days ago
  • PDAWN12
    Very cute!
    78 days ago
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