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 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!
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! :)|
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!