Dropping pounds? Pay it forward!

It was a joyful inconvenience.

Every morning as I got ready for work, I would throw on dress after dress.  It seemed many of them got bigger and bigger as the weeks went by and the pounds slowly melted away.  It turned into a time consuming guessing game.  I honestly got a kick out of it.  My progress was staring me right the face with each item of clothing I literally lost my way out of wearing.

One morning after about 30 minutes of the try-this-on-only-to-find-out-it’s-too-big-and-find-something-else-to-wear game, I decided to let it all go.  I didn’t need to be surrounded by all the beautiful clothes I have worn along my journey to validate my progress.  More importantly, those pretty and flattering plus-sized wrap dresses in sizes 24 to 16 should be part of someone else’s journey.

I decided to donate close to 150 clothing items to Dress for Success Hampton Roads, a program that gives business attire to women in need.  I also got to meet one very special lady who received some of my dresses.  Check out the story on WTKR!

(Originally published May 21, 2014)