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SHOPPING? ME?? HADES, YES!!!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Friends, Sparkers, Countrypeople, lend me your ears: YEEEEE-HAAAAA!

At the end of January, I gave away almost all of my 3X & 4X clothes to a needy cousin.

Since then I've been wearing 1 pair of thrift store pair of pants w/ 4 tops (2 short sleeves, 2 long-sleeves) and the "best" of my leftover 3X pants. I still have 3 "interview" dressy outfits that look OK even though they are too large.

Today I tried on a pair of thrift store pants which were too small when I got them, but I loved them, so I kept them as "goal" pants. Today ... THEY FIT!!!
They are size 18W!!

So, I dragged my mother out to an outlet store here & increased my wardrobe by 3 pairs of 18W pants & 3 XL tops!!

I AM DOWN 3 SIZES!!!!!

When I started this journey, I cut out a Size Chart from a clothing catalog and have been crossing out sizes as I changed measurements. This has been very helpful--even when I've been between sizes--to know what aisle to wander around in when looking for clothes.

When I was in 3X & 4X clothes shopping was depressing & I got most of my clothes on-line, so I wouldn't have to face the dressing room mirror.

Today was NOT depressing! I'm a LONG way from becoming a Fashionista, but it was exciting to say, "No, Mom, a 1X is too large...."

Can you believe it?? TOO LARGE!!!!! emoticon

This is a moment I hope to repeat, and repeat, and repeat until I am at my goal weight--then I'm going to see if underneath all this bravado, an old Fashionista lurks.

I hope you have this experience really soon! It's almost better than chocolate ... and I can experience it every time I put on my new outfits!

(& what A BLAST when THEY are too big...!)


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  • v SRILUNA
    I totally hear you sister! I've been changing sizes the past few months and am amazed. I keep saying -- I'm Shrinking! And I am! The only drag is spending the money for new clothes that don't fit in two to three months time. So value village is definitely my favourite place to shop right now :) And it feels like a reward to have clothes that fit this new-to-me body, so much so that I don't want the old baggy jeans or the big baggy top. I cleared out my closet and dresser to make room for less clothing, but clothing that fits (for now). Way to go Lark! emoticon emoticon
    2663 days ago
  • v MORGAN!!
    Yay for shopping! And I love the size chart idea :) Clothes are such a great measurement tool, congrats!
    2668 days ago
  • v DARWINISTA
    emoticon !
    2668 days ago
  • v AEMILIA
    Congratulations! I'm glad to hear your hard work is showing results!
    2668 days ago
  • v MTBLUEBIRD
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    2669 days ago
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