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I almost cried in the dressing room today!


Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I was not only shocked, but amazed when I went out shopping for a few new fall clothes today. You see I started my journy at a tight fitting size 28 pants and a 4-5XL shirt, and I had difficulty picking out anything to try on today because I wasn't sure what size I truly was.

I chose a few shirts and some pants and off to the dressing room I went and started to try some on.

I really like this one pair of pants that was high up on a rack and asked a sales lady to bring me down a size 24, well she came into the dressing room and told me that there wasn't any in that size, but she brought me a size 20 because these pants tend to fit a bit loose. My heart dropped because I thought there was no point in even trying on the 20 because I was currently wearing a 24 and it was only a bit loose. My sister had come along with me to help me choose some clothes and she encouraged me to at least try it.

So I took a deep breath and slowly started to pull them on....and low and behold, I could get them over my thighs....next I was able to pull them over my still ample behind, and next thing you know....I was able to do the button up!!! My eyes started tearing up because I can't tell you the last time I fit into anything that was size 20!! In fact I don't think I was even a size 20 in highschool!

I came out of the dressing room to show my sister, and she was shocked as well. She told me that they looked really good!

Well then I started to put on a few tops and they were all to big, and after asking the sales lady to bring me a few things in smaller sizes, she asked me why I had picked out so many things that were far to big for me? I didn't really know what to say, and my sister piped in and said "that is because she has lost over 100 pounds and is having a hard time believing it!" lol

I ended up finding a few nice tops and two pairs of size 20 pants!! I plan on taking some pictures and posting them soon!

After ringing my purchases through, the sales lady told me next time to stay away from the 3X's and size 22's! I never plan on wearing that size EVER again!!

It is amazing how great something like this can make you feel, and it has motivated me even further because I can't wait to buy a pair of size 18 pants!!
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FIRESPRITE 12/1/2010 1:16AM

    Great Job!! emoticon

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20TOGO20 10/3/2010 1:48PM

  Awesome job! emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 9/12/2010 7:38AM

    BEAUTIFUL! I am so happy for you! :) :) :)

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/12/2010 3:46AM

    emoticon emoticon I'm so glad you had a great day. Keep up the good work!

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SHOAPIE 9/11/2010 7:30PM

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ACTIVE_AT_60 9/11/2010 5:06PM

    I got to your through someone else. - This is awesome. Congratulations. Keep up the good work.

I saw the word thrift stores mentioned. I shop in TJMaxx, Marshalls, Nordstrom rack etc - great deals. I don't recall when I last bought something at full price - other than my running shoes.

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LJCANNON 9/11/2010 4:51PM

    Don't forget to check out the Local Thrift and Second Hand clothes stores in your area.
emoticon I bought a shirt last week that still had it's original tag in it ($110) and I paid $18 for it. That felt almost as good as going down several sizes in clothes.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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AMBUDMAN 9/11/2010 4:39PM

    emoticon I have tears of happiness for you. I am such a sentimental person.

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DREMARGRL 9/11/2010 4:33PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I don't even know you and I'm so freakin' proud of you. I can imagine your surprise looking at yourself in those new clothes looking so nice! That RAWWWWKS!!!!!!!! Keep that beautiful spark of yours blazin' hawwwwt! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Kick those lbs to the curb! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSWEEZER 9/11/2010 3:03PM

    Congrats indeed and what a lovely way to award yourself for your hard work. ENJOY!!!

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PENGUINROSS 9/11/2010 1:11AM

    Onward march to size 18!! Congrats on size 20!

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TRACEYMOMOF3 9/9/2010 10:27PM

    Wow! I'm sooo proud of you! You are doing awesome! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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THEBOOKBINDER 9/8/2010 5:01PM

    WOW you are such an inspiration !!!!!!

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KRANSUE 9/8/2010 11:37AM

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FITTERLIFE4ME 9/8/2010 9:43AM

    wow, thats great! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/8/2010 8:59AM

    Wow, it doesn't get much better. What a feeling you had and I bet you look great

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ITS_NOT_EASY 9/8/2010 4:55AM

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 9/8/2010 1:20AM

    Congratulations! I am so very happy for you. What a great feeling.
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SHOOTIN4STARS 9/7/2010 11:25PM

    That is sooooo awesome and I am soooooo happy for YOU!

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CHASINGAFTERME 9/7/2010 10:06PM

    I just experienced this on Sunday! I went shopping because my roommate was commenting on my "baggy pants" telling me that I was probably an 18...but I had just been shopping like a month earlier and tried on 20s and 18s and none of them fit! (even though i could squeeze into 1 pair of 20s at the start of my journey, but mostly 22-24s...) you could see my frustration, as I had lost nearly 50lbs and not even officially dropped 1 pants size....
well, i went shopping again even though i did not think i would find anything...and i walked into the dressing room with 4 pairs of pants in both 18s and 20s...but my mom handed me the 18s first without my knowledge. i pulled them up, past my thighs, over my lack of a butt...lol....and then buttoned them up and zipped them, only then looking at the tag and nearly screaming with delight when i saw that they were 18s! i wore one of my new pairs at school today and got so many compliments! (its amazing what people notice when your pants don't look like they are melting because they are so big!)
I am so proud of you and I am right here with you, checking off the sizes one by one and getting excited about the next one! Here's to those 18s for you!

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ANGIEMOE7 9/7/2010 9:36PM

    I know how good that feels! I'm so happy for you! Now we just need to keep on thinking that way the next time we try clothes on, right? I am so terrible at looking at my flaws & challenges instead of celebrating the small yet crucial victories! emoticon

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DAYSDELIGHT 9/7/2010 9:31PM

  Way to go! Thanks for sharing your joy. In your own way, you've made my day.

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OOBROOKEOO 9/7/2010 9:30PM

    You should be VERY proud of yourself! It is great how when we start to see progress it really propels us forward. Keep it up!

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NVPAPERGIRL 9/7/2010 9:29PM

    awesome job. You did, believe it, own it! emoticon

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HOWDOIHEARTTHEE 9/7/2010 9:28PM

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123HEALTHYNEWME 9/7/2010 9:24PM

    Congratulations!

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