[Post-posting edit...just made this up...Treatspiration...when it's a treat that not only rewards you but also inspires you to lose more. Treatspiration = Trina Turk in this scenario! LOL!]
I think it was the first week of this losing-my-grieving-my-father-passing-weight-gain weight loss journey that I found myself at Nordstrom Rack in front of the most incredibly cute Trina Turk dress. And, not being able to pass up a deal, I sneaked a peek at the price tag and was jaw-droppingly shocked that it read $19.97. What?
Then I checked out the size -- size 4. Now at that moment I was a 10. But, I looked at the dress and decided that it was actually much more like a 6 for most other lines of clothing. A 6 is what I will be at my goal weight.
It has a zipper on the side. So, I put it on over my head and pulled it down over my body. I didn't expect the zipper to close at that moment, but I wanted to see how far away I was from closing it. Pretty far that first day.
But, each week I try it on -- even the weeks where the scale isn't matching up what I see are major changes in my body. Like this week the scale only showed a .2 lb. loss but this was a week where my body really shifted and kind of settled into reflecting major changes in my tummy fat particularly. So, I know the .2 isn't real. And the proof was in the Trina Turk! I am definitely within a few weeks of closing this zipper. My birthday is 3/22 and my goal is to be able to wear it on my birthday.
It looks cuter and cuter on me each week. This week my collar bones are finally visible for instance. With a nice deep v-neckline that looks a lot nicer than it did 5 weeks ago.
I love trying on the dress every week. I really do. You'd think it might be depressing but it's not at all. It's inspiring. It was the best $19.97 I ever spent.