film festival, plus size fashion, weight loss

to a tee

This week has been so sloooooooooooooow and I fully blame the nice weather and my impatience.

But today it doesn’t matter anymore. Because today starts film festival fabulousness.

Oh, yes. This is going to be quite the weekend, starting with a thirteen hour jaunt today that includes two volunteer shifts bookending two movies.

But first! A comparison.

So here is last year’s volunteer shirt:

Ooooh. Ahhhh.

(I know, the color is a little obscene and believe me, even without Instagram it’s still that shade. I’m pretty sure they pick bright colors so we stand out in the crowd. And so we can’t sneak into movies while on shift).

And here is this year’s volunteer shirt:

I wasn’t crazy about the color at first, but it’s definitely grown on me. And the yellow is, oddly, a nice compliment to my red hair. I’m not one to really repurpose t-shirts, but this one is so adorable. I think it would make a cute tote bag or something, yes?

But that’s not what I want to show you.

This is what I want to show you:

I know it doesn’t look like much, but today I weigh 240.8. A year ago I weighed 302.6. A year ago I hadn’t even lost 10 lbs yet and here I am minus 70. Granted, most of that weight loss has been in my hips and thighs and I’m still rocking a DD, so there isn’t that big of a difference in shirt sizes between 2011 and 2012. But still. Just look at that. No lie, I’m already looking forward to next year’s festival so I can see how my 2013 shirt compares.

Talk about being carried away.

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

5 thoughts on “to a tee”

  1. That is amazing! What you have done over the past year is amazing. It takes an impossibly strong person to commit and follow through on his or her goals, even if sometimes he or she feels like a failure. Good for you for knowing that every day is a new day to be the best you. Seriously, though, this is the sappiest I have been in a while and I don't even know you in real life! I do, however, look up to you and your success. We may not be fighting towards the same goals, but a goal is a goal. Have a fantastic weekend at the Film Fest!


  2. WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I have a big ole' sorta maternal pride smile on my face right now – is that weird? πŸ˜‰ YOU GO, GIRL! πŸ™‚


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