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!!!!!
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...!)