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Down TWO Dress Sizes???


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

So, my day has been beyond stressful today at work. To the point that I actually almost hyperventilated. So, my wonderful co-workers (and Biggest Loser teammates) whisked me away on our lunch break to go shop for a really hot outfit for this weekend's roller derby bout. I am notorious for having no eye whatsoever for fashion, let alone things that flatter my body and don't make me look like a massive lump.

So, I took these fashion savvy ladies with me and they asked me what my size was and I told them. Next thing I know, they are tearing through the aisles and piling my arms up with random things (things I NEVER would have even looked at, by the way). I checked the tags and said, "Wait...this isn't my size...it's 2 sizes too small." But they ignored me and just said, "Try it on anyway. We'll deal with sizes later."

As I got busy trying things on in the dressing room, I found a couple really cute outfits and finally settled on the PERFECT dress. I mean, it looked HOT. Suddenly, I thought, "Wait a second." And I looked at the tags on all the clothing I had tried on (which had fit perfectly) and it was all 2 sizes too small. Well...not anymore! I just stood there in complete shock.

It's real. I mean...it's REAL!?

I'm kind of speechless right now. It's only been 3 weeks! How is this possible???

But deep down, I know. It's possible because I'm working hard. And using my brain and tracking meticulously and moving every single chance I get. And it's paying off. Surprisingly, though...I never expected it to be this easy. Or this enjoyable.

Suddenly, my day has turned for the better.
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LDRICHEL 3/27/2011 3:56PM

    Just posted a new pic with the dress! emoticon

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ANDEENNATE 3/23/2011 2:46PM

    wow that is fantastic!

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ARCHIMEDESII 3/23/2011 12:10PM

    It sounds like you had an awesome time shopping !! I wish I had those sales people to help me when I shop. I can never find anything ! LOL !!! Do post some photos of yourself in that snazzy outfit !!

Now, how does a person lose 2 clothing sizes ? Well, here's the thing, clothing sizes are not standard. You may find you fit size 14 in Ralph Lauren pants, but size 16 in Calvin Klein. I have pants in sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12. You know what ? They're all the same waist/hip dimensions. Also, cut of the outfit matters too. I find I fit certain styles of dress in size 8 and others in size 10.

I've stopped looking at the numbers because they are so variable. I literally have to try on everything. Example, I have some shirts in a large that are actually smaller than some mediums ! Don't you hate when that happens ?

Also, you have lose some weight in the last three weeks. As a result, you have lost inches. So, yes, it is possible to drop sizes in a short period of time. Here's the thing, as you get closer to a normal weight range for your height, you may find you losses slow down. that's normal.





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AWOOD1973 3/23/2011 1:06AM

    Wow! That's wonderful! What a way to get rid of a little bit of stress in your day! Congratulations!! That deserves a emoticon !!!!

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ILSAWING 3/22/2011 4:32PM

    That is wonderful! Congratulations! I agree, pictures girl. Have fun at the derby!


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MARVEEME 3/22/2011 4:30PM

    All that hyperventilating, for no good reason at all. I'd have been hyperventilating in the dressing room over the two size loss instead. Sometimes, you just have to go SEEK your joy, and your girlfriends showed you how! YIPPEE!

Pictures! We want Pictures!
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HARPO2332 3/22/2011 4:04PM

    emoticon Keep it up and CONGRATULATIONS!

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