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How I Starbucked My Way to My Goal Jeans...

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Here I stand, wearing my goal jeans. But it's not what you think. Nope, I didn't plan to buy goal jeans. I didn't plan to make my goal today. It all had to do with my spilled Starbucks coffee. emoticon
I was in my office drinking my lowfat milk, no sugar, one Splenda and two Stevia packets Starbucks Venti drip on the phone gesturing when OOOPS. A Venti. All over me. And my pants. emoticon
Luckily I was able to soak up most of it, but I could not wear these anymore. They were stained and NOT in an attractive way. In a way that screamed,"She doesn't understand the office dress code." In a way that said,"She doesn't know how to use a washer and dryer." I had to buy a pair of pants. Like NOW. I sped out of the office to do the thing I hated most when I joined SparkPeople. Buy a pair of jeans.

For me, it was always embarrassing buying jeans. I work in a major city with beautiful model-thin women where the legs of most jeans are the width of my calf. Stores stock lots of Size 0. ZERO. As in, your overpriced jeans don't really exist they are so small! I would pick a size larger than what I used to wear and they still didn't fit. I would suck my stomach in and jump up and down in the dressing room and they STILL wouldn't fit! The last pair of pants I bought because they had vertical stripes that I convinced myself would make me look thinner!
Well, I grabbed a full range of sizes en route to the dressing room including a men's pair just in case. And sure enough they didn't fit. Because they were too BIG!!! What???? I checked the size just to make sure my vision wasn't suffering from caffeine induced shock. I cautiously tried on each pair in a smaller size until I slipped on a pair in my pre-weight gain size. And they just slid on. No drama. No sucking in the gut. No pulling and squeezing into unforgiving fabric. They just fit. I told the clerk, "I am not taking these off ."and paid for them. So, here I stand in my goal jeans. And they are as comfortable on my skin as I am IN my skin.
Thanks SparkPeople for helping me reach my goal.
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JAZZID 6/7/2010 2:01PM

    emoticon ... can't wait to get to this point... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ...

Thanks for sharing... this is very motivating and inspiring...

~ Dee ~ emoticon

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KITHKINCAID 5/19/2010 12:30PM

    WOW - such an awesome reward! Great job!

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BEACHLVRMI 5/19/2010 12:19PM

    This is an emoticon blog!

CONGRATS!!! on getting into the new pair of jeans...
That is an awesome feeling

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VIAFREE 5/13/2010 9:40AM

    That is a great story. Be proud lady. emoticon

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FOXXYROXXYD 5/12/2010 10:34PM

    THIS IS AWESOME! Congratulations my friend! I am so proud of you!

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MOUSEWEILER 5/5/2010 10:13AM

    I love the way you write, and I love that so many happy things in your life seem to occur by accident -- karma must really owe you one! :-) Congratulations on the jeans! I'm thrilled for you, and can't wait until I can share that experience. Enjoy your jeans -- I'm sure the two of you will have many happy adventures together!

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MOUSEWEILER 5/5/2010 10:13AM

    I love the way you write, and I love that so many happy things in your life seem to occur by accident -- karma must really owe you one! :-) Congratulations on the jeans! I'm thrilled for you, and can't wait until I can share that experience. Enjoy your jeans -- I'm sure the two of you will have many happy adventures together!

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MOUSEWEILER 5/5/2010 10:13AM

    I love the way you write, and I love that so many happy things in your life seem to occur by accident -- karma must really owe you one! :-) Congratulations on the jeans! I'm thrilled for you, and can't wait until I can share that experience. Enjoy your jeans -- I'm sure the two of you will have many happy adventures together!

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SASSYBLONDE69 5/3/2010 1:43AM

    That's fantastic! emoticon
You rock it, chica!

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 5/3/2010 1:13AM

    What a wonderful blog!!!!
I am so pleased and you must be so proud. Words can't even express it...
All that hard work has finally paid off, and best of all, you now know how to eat and exercise to be healthy for life!
Congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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DAWNFIRE72 5/1/2010 2:12PM

    emoticon for happy accidents!! You wouldn't have known you could fit into those jeans if you hadn't spilled coffee on yourself. emoticon and enjoy those jeans!!

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KNITTABLES 5/1/2010 12:45PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon now aren'yt you glad you spilled your starbucks on you. Just kidding, that is fantastic news.

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RESIPSA99 5/1/2010 11:18AM

    Wow - that's FANTASTIC!!!

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DANIELWIFEY 5/1/2010 9:16AM

    That's amazing! I am so happy you made it to your goal!

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FITKAT2010 5/1/2010 8:59AM

    Wow!! Fantastic! Now the fun really starts. Not gaining the weight back.

Terrific job! Keep up the good work.

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What an awesome moment! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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SLENDERELLA61 5/1/2010 7:41AM

    Congratulations!! Way to go! Enjoy your jeans.... enjoy your new body. Thanks for an interesting and well written blog, with a very important accomplishment to celebrate! -Marsha

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SOCKS117 5/1/2010 7:38AM

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LORNJOHN 5/1/2010 6:50AM

    Woo-hoo, go you, what a great feeling that must be!
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KATIEGLEN012 5/1/2010 6:07AM

    What a deliciously happy way to start my day! Wow, just the greatest feeling ever to shop and fit!

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PYNNER 5/1/2010 2:24AM

    This is such a happy story, I am so glad for you, I bet you were over the moon happy and so you should have been. Way to go!!!

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