Committing to new size
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Ok, not that I'm afraid of commitment but when it comes to this journey I'm going into new, unfamiliar territory. So far I've lost a little over 20 pounds and am getting close to resetting my goal weight. It's been awhile since I bought anything that made me feel pretty, I live (and work) in t-shirts and jeans (nothing wrong with that at all).
I go to Sam's Club weekly at least, to check specials, see what clothes and books they have and walk around. Three weeks ago I picked up a pair of Bandolino straight leg jeans in size 14 just to see if I could fit into them. I tried them on the next day and they fit! I mean fit without me having to hold my breathe to button them fit!
Well, I was at Sam's Club 2 weeks ago and saw these cap sleeve sweaters that I thought were pretty. If I could buy anything at Sam's it was usually a 2xl and sometimes they didn't quite fit. I tried on an xl and it fit! I bought one, told a few friends about them and went back the next day and bought 4 more. I wore one and felt I looked good.
The jeans have been sitting on my dresser since I bought them, I've tried them on here and there just to be sure but was having a hard time committing to a new (smaller) size. Today was my laundry day (I go to my nieces so I can do laundry and play with the dogs), I took the jeans with me (tags still on) and after doing a couple loads of laundry and having quite the discussion about my new jeans with the dogs, pulled off the tags and threw them in so I could wear them this weekend.
Thinking about my commitment issue I couldn't decide if it was the money (which is tight right now) or the number (14) that was my biggest hurdle. I know that I'm going to work to keep losing weight and will be getting rid of my larger size pants. Today I made a step confirming I have no plans to backtrack - nice, new clothes are a great incentive.