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.