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My Favorite White Dress

Posted on April 24, 2011 by under Free Stuff, Health.    

I have to thank my mom for giving me back my favorite white, eyelet dress. I brought it to the Philippines when we went in 2009. I think it was the dress I wore to the sementeryo. Oddly enough, I can’t find any picture of me in it. Probably because I was always the one behind the camera, taking all the pictures. We need to change that. Anyway, I had given it to mom after the trip.

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A couple of months ago, while I was over at their house, she said I could have it back. I was so happy too because it’s my favorite white dress. I like it because it makes me look wholesome. LOL.

I have several things that I wish I never would have gotten rid of… Not that I can fit in them again, because I’m a long ways away from fitting in XS or 0-2 stuff. I mostly just regret getting rid of them because there are some things that you just can’t buy (much less find) any more. I had this orange A&F tennis skirt that I wish I still had because they match my orange and white Nike IDs. I think they were XS, though, so even if I kept them, it wouldn’t have done me any good.

I guess you can’t really keep things forever. I mean, there’s only so much closet space. You have to get rid of stuff to make room for other stuff. Unless, of course, you’re my mom and you have an entire bodega. It’s hard for me to believe that she still has all of these things even after several boxes of giveaways to the Philippines and making several donations to Goodwill.

Ching - Getting Ready - 2001 Filipino Ball

I really shouldn’t pick on my mom too much. I actually like giving her the clothes that I’ve outgrown because then there’s a 50-50 chance that I might actually get them back. My closet consolidation/reduction strategy has always been to give all the things that I don’t want and can’t fit in anymore to charity; and then all the things that I can’t fit in anymore but still want go to mom and Jenni (depending on the size and style). If I still want it, there’s a good chance that they might like it.

Speaking of dresses… I hope that the dress on the right found a good home. It was my most favorite dress — out of all of the ones that I’d worn to all the Filipino balls. I hung on to it for a long, long time hoping that I could squeeze back into the Jessica McClintock size 3, but when I finally started wearing size 10 dresses, I realized that it was time to give up the dream. Oh, to be young and skinny again!

I have a plan, though. It might take a couple of years to achieve, but I’m on a mission and I know I can do it. Step one is to switch gyms. Also, my hobbies need to be conducive to a healthy, active lifestyle (e.g. dancing, racquetball and frisbee golf are good hobbies to have; poker not so much). I need to figure out what to do about my eating habits because that’s something that has been really difficult for me to change. I cannot diet at all to save my life.

Anyway, let’s mark this day on the blog as the day I make a commitment that by the time I’m 35, I’ll be in the best shape of my life. Not to count my chickens before the eggs hatch but… Dear future self — Congrats! Using a little bit of The Secret because sometimes exercise just doesn’t cut it. Jay knows what I’m talking about. It works. (It’s available on Netflix’ Instant Watch, by the way.)

Wow… I got totally sidetracked. What was I talking about? Oh, yeah. The white dress. Thanks for keeping it safe and giving it back, mom. There’s actually another white dress that I will soon fit back into (when I achieve my goal in a couple of years). It would be great if, when Brian and I renew our vows for our tenth wedding anniversary, I could fit back into my size 4 wedding gown and look even better in it this time around.

I can totally do this! Wish me luck!

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