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woes of clothes shopping

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A goal I set for myself was to do the best I could while my 20th wedding anniversary countdown commenced. There is to be an anniversary portrait, set up 3 months ago. I got my hair done and planned on buying a new outfit. I'll treat myself to a manicure.

The other day I got my hair cut. I went to several clothing stores to get "that"special outfit. I put buying it off as long as I could because I was determined to be in the best shape I could come the big day.

I finally hit upon a cute, sexy but modest top that flattered me when I held it next to my face. It was in a much smaller size! I hate trying on clothes but something told me I should. Good thing I listened to my instinct. It was so large on me it made me look dumpy. emoticon Disappointed I looked at what a couple of other stores had to offer.

My conclusion: I don't know what size I am or where to go. I am now in "normal" clothes. I actually had moments when I was resentful of the weight loss.

I've got something flattering in my closet I will wear. I'll get my nails done. I'll celebrate not only my anniversary, but me growing as a person.
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HEARTSONG4 9/10/2012 11:13AM

  Celebrating 20 years with you and yours and all that healthy living! Keep it up and have a wonderful time on your anniversary!

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NEWKAREN43 9/1/2012 11:05PM

    clothes shopping, no matter what size, stinks...what the heck are the designers thinking? Celebrate you! If you can look dumpy, frumpy or you are in normal clothes...you are doing a fantastic job! Do the best you can at the weight you are and look forward to 25!! Congratulations!!!!

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JAXMOMMY 9/1/2012 10:52PM

    I totally understand that resentment, but rejoice in the fact of needing new and smaller sizes! Congrats!

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DENRNAJ 9/1/2012 7:36AM

    mature and thoughtful- thanks for posting!

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NOCALORIES 8/31/2012 6:37PM

    Congratulations! You have achieved much. Keeping your Hubby happy 20 years and being the lady you physically desired to see. Have fun and enjoy your anniversary.

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VANILLANNE 8/31/2012 10:12AM

    Awesome!!! I'm sure you'll quickly get used to being a smaller size!!!!! Leaving the past behind and onto an exciting future.

Hope you have fun celebrating your anniversary!!!!

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A-NEW-TARA 8/31/2012 1:23AM

    What a wonderful day of surprises, I know there was disappointment at not finding that special outfit, but what joy you must have felt findig that you were needing such a smaller size than you expected. Celebrate all you've accomplished, you've worked hard and deserve it.
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 8/30/2012 10:15PM

    It will take you a while to get used to your new body and size. Congratulations on needing smaller sizes!!!!!

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PURPLELVR7 8/30/2012 9:52PM

    glad that you are doing well
when you are not under pressure to buy anything, pick out a dress you like
take in several sizes and see what you like

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DEBBY4576 8/30/2012 9:18PM

    That is super good news. Imagine how you will look in the portrait!!! Maybe then you will see how you've physically grown as a person. Or should I say shrunk as a person?

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CRAFTINWIFE 8/30/2012 9:05PM

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/30/2012 6:30PM

    what a woe !!!! congrats little lady !! Roc
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YAZMAMA 8/30/2012 4:01PM

    Isn't that such a great thing....fitting into regular clothing! The first time I shopped after my weight loss, I just stood there, holding clothes, not knowing which one I should buy. It was great getting out of the "Women's plus" and into normal, whatever that means.

Also congrats on 20 yrs. That's something special today! This past Sunday, my hubby and I celebrated our 40th. It's unusual for people to stay together these days. You did it! emoticon

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LOVETOLAUGH56 8/30/2012 3:33PM

    That is such a good problem to have. You should be so proud of your self.
Congrats on your wedding anniversary. I look forward to seeing your new picture.
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Karen

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KATHYJO56 8/30/2012 2:16PM

    This is awesome! You should be very proud of yourself and all that you have accomplished. You set a goal for yourself and you did exactly what you set out to do. I wish that we could see that anniversary portrait. emoticon

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JHUSTO01 8/30/2012 2:06PM

    Wow - Congrats on your weight loss! Once you get used to it, I am sure it will feel great to be buying the smaller clothes! :)

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/30/2012 2:04PM

    THIS IS A GREAT BLOG, IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO START BUYING SMALLER CLOTHES, PEOPLE WERE TELLING ME MY CLOTHES WERE TO BIG ON ME, BUT I WOULD NOT LISTEN, I FINALLY ORDERED A NICE DRESS ONLINE AND IT LITERALLY FELL OFF OF ME WHEN I TRIED IT ON, I SENT IT BACK TO EXCHANGE THE SIZE AND ASKED SOMEONE WHAT SIZE I SHOULD GET AND I THOUGHT THAT SIZE WOULD BE WAY TO SMALL, BUT GUESS WHAT? IT FIT GREAT WHEN I GOT IT, CONGRAT ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS

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NEW-CAZ 8/30/2012 1:28PM

    Don't be too disappointed hun, take your measurements and phone the women's dept of some stores and ask what size goes to your requirments.
I've found that I am a 10 in most UK stores but in H&M and Peacocks I'm an 8, in NEXT bootleg jeans I get by in a 10 but slim legs I need a 12!

Just think of the progress you're making and that for you anniversary you are that much healthier!

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KITT52 8/30/2012 12:43PM

    I'm still drawn to larger sizes and have been told when shopping that I'm in the wrong department, that the smaller sizes are over there...I just smile from ear to ear


Have a Happy Anniversary

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GINGERHAWK 8/30/2012 12:10PM

    Try not to be disappointed - clearly you've made amazing progress! It amazes (and impresses) me to hear people talk about their 20th anniversary - my 1st anniversary is in late September! Here's to an awesome special day for us both! emoticon

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