Sunday, July 31, 2011
I have been shopping in the plus size sections and stores for so long that I automatically gravitate toward those places even though I bought several pairs of dress pants in a REGULAR size stored in a size 12 today. I KNOW I've lost a lot of weight, I FEEL like I've lost a lot of weight, I have people tell me how good I look and yet it really hasn't registered fully yet. I feel like an alien in a body that I am MUCH happier with but it still doesn't really compute how different I look. I still just don't believe it even though I can see the difference when I look in the mirror. I still have 20 pounds to lose, which is A LOT, but I've lost almost 70 pounds from my heaviest! I KNOW I'm not the same and don't even look close but it's still hard to actually believe.
I went shopping with my sister today. We went to Fashion Bug first. I bought 2 pairs of dress pants and 1 tank top. The pants were both a size 12 and I was so happy! But a lot of their clothes are long including their tops. As much as I love that store, I think I've even shrunk out of most of their sizes. I have a shirt in size SMALL and it's a bit too long but totally wearable.
Then we went to Boston Store at the MALL. I found a pair of pants that fit INCREDIBLY. I love them so much I went out to the rack and bought a SECOND pair of the same pants. In a 12! ME! Off the 70% off rack! I found another shirt in a SMALL there so it isn't a fluke just for Fashion Bug clothes. Total, I got 4 pairs of dress pants for work, 2 dressy tank tops, one casual jacket and three other shirts along with a pair of sandals. I thought I did pretty well.
Then we walked through the mall and I kept looking at Lane Bryant and other plus size stores and my sister kept saying, "We don't need to shop there anymore!" every time I did it. I remember going into JC Penny's one day and looking at cute clothes and they were all too small. No More! It was a nice realization that I can shop in regular stores in the mall and I don't have to bypass them for the plus size ones anymore. I can shop off the regular rack and fit into nice clothes. What an AWESOME day! :)