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Day Three: Taking Measure

Friday, October 12, 2012

Why am I committed to losing weight? What was it that caught my attention?

It was a shirt.

I shop at Old Navy. Their large size fits really well, with the exception of being a bit short (I'm 6' tall). Except, every now and then, they have a style with funky sizing. Last year, there was a jacket that I had to buy in XL because the sleeves were too short (it promptly shrunk, so it was still too small to wear. Grr.). It fir around with no problem; it just wouldn't fit my arms.

A few weeks ago, I picked up a flannel-style shirt. Size L. I was so excited to see this in my local store, and the color suited me perfectly. We were in a hurry, so I didn't worry about trying it on, only to get home and find out that it's a smallish large. It's tight around my breasts and waist. I can get the buttons without a problem, but the fabric is noticeably stretched. Not a good look.

I've also noticed that my size 14 jeans are a whole lot more comfortable that my size 12s. That's not Old Navy; that's me. Oops.

My goal isn't to hit a magic number on the scale. My goal is to look awesome in that shirt and a pair of size 12 jeans. After I reach that goal, I'll come up with something new.

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    Great goal! I tend to go find a piece of clothing that I absolutely LOVE and use it as a motivator (I buy it one or two sizes too small) :) I love your background!!
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