Well, I guess it's time to change the name of my blog! lol (Just kidding..not really doing that!) But boy oh boy do I have a story for you!!
1st of all - Yesterday I reached my 80lbs lost mark! I am down a total of 80.8 !
But yesterday was also my all out shopping day that I had been looking forward to for so long and it was well worth the wait! I headed to The Walk outlets in Atlantic City where they recently opened a Forever 21
store. I was excited/nervous to go in there because it's a "tiny" person's store and normally I would have walked right past it just "knowing" I wouldn't fit in anything. This time though, I was anxious to see if I could fit in their clothes. Now, their sizes don't run 10, 12, 14, 16. They run 21, 21, 23, 24, etc and go up to a size 30. So I asked the fitting room attendant what size she thought I would be if I wore a 12. She said "You have to add 21 to it so you would be like a 33 but the store only goes up to a 30 *eyes me up and down*
but I think you could probably fit a 29 or a 30." SO... I grabbed a 30 off the wall and prepared myself for them not to fit, convincing myself that if they didn't I wouldn't get discouraged. To my delight, THEY FIT! (See picture below) But that's not the most exciting part of the day............
|*note the skinniness of the skinny jeans!* |
|& I just love this shirt! "Young but wise" |
Sooo..get ready - this is the exciting part....
I headed over to Old Navy
, which is always my go-to jean shop. I "knew" I was a size 12 and was super excited about that so I grabbed a couple pairs of size 12 jeans from the shelves and a few other items and went to try them on. Well, when I put on the 12's.....this is what I saw.............
WHAT???! I was too excited. So I ran out real quick and grabbed a size 10 and when I got back to the dressing room I took a deep breath, preparing myself for the excitement of wearing a size 10...
I was excited as heck but I wasn't sold. I didn't feel like they looked "right" so I opened the door and asked the dressing room attendant (I should have made her take a picture lol she was super sweet and helpful!). I asked her "Do these look okay??" and she said.....dun dun dun........"Well, they look kinda baggy in the butt and at the top..maybe you should try a smaller size. Do you want me to go get you one?"
WHAT DID SHE SAY???!! A SMALLER SIZE??!!
Yes, yes ya'll. Yes, indeed she did. She said what I thought she said. She said I needed a size 8! She went to get me a new pair of jeans and I stood in the dressing room huffing and puffing and closing my eyes and preparing myself for what was about to come..
|SIZE 8 JEANS!!!!!!!!!!!|
|and MORE size 8 jeans in a different cut just to make sure I wasn't losing my mind!|
|VICTORY IS MINE!!!!!|
I jumped up and down and I shed a tear and I told my story to the cashier and anyone else who would listen!!
Note: My weight loss goals:
- Lose 100lbs.
- Wear single digit jeans - CHECK!
I can't even begin to explain how awesome this felt/still feels! I smiled the rest of the day. I'm smiling as I write this! I can't believe my goals, that once seemed so far away, are coming true. This is unreal!
Now mind you, I do know that all jeans from different stores are cut differently and when I went to Target today (where the clothes always run super small) I did buy a junior's size 12 dress pants and I was definitely NOT discouraged about that!
Now on to some other awesome finds...
|I love the way this sweat shirt is cut even though you can't see if in the pic. Forever 21!|
|$40 coat from TJ Maxx! |
|Not really "leather" but it will do! :) |
I still need to go out for some more shirts. I bought 2 pairs of shoes and the essentials
as well as several shirts but I definitely need more. I need to find a store where I can get a lot of shirts for low prices. I am thinking Rainbow or next weekend we are probably going to Cow Town where you can always find great deals!
Anyway, it was an all around awesome day! I have to play the lotto - All 8's! That's my lucky number! Lost 80.8lbs and bought size 8 jeans!
As always, thank you for reading and thank you for all the love and support!