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!!