Sunday, September 25, 2011

Skinny Jeans Dreams Come True!

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...

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!

HIGH FIVES,
Krystle

15 comments:

Sarah With Love said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee thats soooo exciting news!! I am very pleased for you, you have done so well and are such an inspiration to us all!! I hope some day i am able to get into skinny jeans too.

Carbie Girl said...

oh my, i can just FEEL the excitement I wouldve been telling anyone who would listen as well! I've never been in any sizes lower than a 12 (and even a size 12 I only saw for two months of my adult life) but by God I will be dancing in the streets when I get under a 12 :0) Congrats so happy for you!!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Way to go! Doesn't it feel great to be in single digit clothes? I swear I can't remember the last time I was in a 1 digit clothing size! Love all the clothes, keep up the amazing work!

Sarah said...

That is so awesome!

Sarah
notaneffingdiet.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

LOVE all the pics! High five on your successes!

Fat in Suburbia said...

Awesome awesomeness!!!

B.H said...

Way to go!!!
I like the Old Navy Dark jeans on you the best and Both coats are FAB!!!! Just think if you are in an 8 at 80, where will you be at 100!!! Keep it up!

Daphne said...

I'm so flipping proud of you!! You look AWESOME!!!!!!!!

2fivefive said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! I had a similar weekend and it is such a great feeling trying on clothes you never thought you could wear. You look wonderful, keep up the great work:)

Krystle kjb Bailey said...

Thank you so much everyone!!!

Rochelle said...

You must be over the moon - what a great shopping experience that must have been. I felt giddy for you just reading it. I sometimes forget that other people out there that are actually so close to meeting their goals were once in my shoes, so far away from goal - but that eventually you CAN make it. I am so happy for you! Remember this feeling - you deserve the happiness!

jessica0999 (WW user) said...

Congrats!! That's they way it went with me - 12 down to 8. I was looking forward to 10. lol Love your blog!! Keep up the great work. :-)

Tara said...

You are TOO pretty! Congrats on your new jeans!

Krys said...

everything looks amazing and super super cute!! way to go girl!!!

runningbetty said...

a long time ago you wrote this post and were excited about your smaller jeans. Tomorrow is my turn. Check runningbetty.com for my skinny jeans story on 12/31/12

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