Friday, November 25, 2011

The Story of the Pink Sweater

About five years ago, I was at the local thrift store, and I found a pink sweater.  I loved the color, and it was only a dollar, but it was very much too small for me.  I decided to get it anyway.  After all, it was such a great color, and it was only a dollar, right?  I put it in my closet and every time I would run across it, I would feel a little sad.  Poor, pretty sweater ... never to be worn ...

Back in June, when I started this new lifestyle, I was really amazed to lose six pounds the first week.  After the second week, when it happened again, I thought, "Well, maybe I will fit in that sweater someday."  In August, I set a goal.  "I'm going to wear that sweater on Christmas Day."  It seemed like a good goal.

Well, guess what ...

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and guess what I wore?

Yep, here's the sweater ... a whole holiday early.  :)

8 comments:

Mary Ann said...

You look great! Next year your lovely pink sweater will be too big.

WilyBCool said...

Woot Woot! Good on ya!

Stephanie Black said...

You look fantastic! Congratulations! I have a red dress that's been too small for me for ages, and I'm hoping to fit into it this spring . . . we'll see if I can do it!

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

SO FREAKIN' AWESOME, TRISTI!!!! You look fantastic! I feels SO good. Doesn't it? Knuckles, girl!

Sabine Berlin said...

Way to go! I just got into a size 10 jeans again and it is an amazing feeling. Keep it up. I slacked over Thanksgiving, but now I am getting back on track. Thanks for the motivation!

Marta O. Smith said...

That is a pretty shade of pink, but it's going to be too big soon. Poor, neglected sweater!

Super Earthling said...

That's fabulous, Tristi! And you look wonderful! :)

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thank you, everyone! I really appreciate it.