Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day and the Dress...Feeling Feminine!

I got to wear--finally--my 9West dress for Mother's Day (that orange/green/brown/pink tribal print dress that I posted about previously).

I'm an avocado/appley type body (curvy, fat congregates in the belly/torso), and in these pics, it reminds me I still have a ways to go. But, well, I've seemed to settle in the place where my body LIKES to be, as much as I want it to be 20-25 lbs lower.

I did the arms up shot to show the curves better, hahahaha. BUT ALSO..cause the acanthosis nigricans is nearly gone. I used to have charcoal grey skin under my arms from the prediabetes/insulin resistance. You can see a bit of it in this photo on the right from June 2010--I was in the 260s-- though the acanthosis nigricans had by that date already improved a bit after 2 years of exercising hard and eating better. The darkest areas are hidden by the shirt. I, these days, have a bit of shaving-induced hyperpigmentation, but the severe A.N. that plagued various parts of my body (thighs, underarms, neck, etc)  is pretty much history, thank God. :D

It's nice to wear dresses again. It's wonderful. WONDERFUL! Nothing makes me feel as feminine as a cute dress.

For the record: I'm not wearing shapewear. Bra and panties. No slip (my slip was too long, turned out). I wanted to wear shapewear, but in the end, I chose comfort.

I hope you enjoyed your mother's day and got to wear something that made you feel girly (or manly) and good!

Yup, I gots curves. Mostly booby curves, heh.
And that's a flower headband on my head.
My younger niece and SIL made "tea party hats"
with tulle and ribbons, and for my older niece
 and me, they created headbands. I don't
like to crush my curls with hats. :D
I look ready to "hula". :D

I may be old and overweight,
but I sure like feeling girly!
I'm holding the headband here. :)


safire said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day to you! I think this dress flatters you so well and from what I can see, you are an hourglass! :)

Betty WSch. said...

...and you have awesome looking legs, girl!! Looking good!

Caron said...

Old and overweight my eye! And I agree with Betty that you have great legs. Pretty dress on a pretty lady. :)

Kelly said...

What a pretty dress - even more pretty is the lady wearing it! I have a skin pigmentation on my knees. I've had it forever, it's rough & dry and nothing will make it go away. Sigh. You look wonderful!

Shrink to Fit said...

Love the dress! It is perfect for you. You look so pretty. I'm so happy for you. I am beginning to wear dresses again myself and am loving it.

Anne H said...

You are absolutely glowing!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Beth said...

What a lovely, flattering dress, Mir. How wonderful! Enjoy the new you.

upinthecosmos said...

You look great & I love the dress, such fun colors:-)

Bluezy said...

Wow beyond shape wear and getting rid of prediabetes are gigantic accomplishments. WHOO HOO. Celebrate with color for sure!

PlumPetals said...

You look lovely! You have much to celebrate :)