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Clothes Shopping! Size that I didn't expect!

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

I needed to buy new pants for work today and so I went to Lane Bryant. Now, yesterday at work, I had SQUEEZED into a size 22 pair of jeans... and this is the mystery of being a woman... I can do that and then the VERY next day go shopping and buy a pair of size 18/20 dress pants! I went to grab a size 18/20 top and it was BIG on me! I actually had to have the saleslady grab me a.... OMG... could it be??? Yes, a size 14/16 top! Well, I think us women will understand, but I haven't seen that SIZE ANYTHING since my early 20's (I'm 44 now) and so I bought 4 tops! I only went for pants. Oh yeah, bought 2 new bras, too! Smaller, as well! Can you believe it?????

I'm just thrilled! I just had to share in my excitement! I'm down to 113 lbs lost as of a couple of days ago. Now, I can say that I FINALLY have UNDER 100 lbs left to lose! Actually, I'm shooting for 165-175 as my goal. I'm 5'10" I made myself a mini goal to reach 120 lbs lost by Christmas and I think I'll do it!

Having such a great time getting dressed these days... here is my favorite outfit that I bought today... pants and sweater/top.


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JILLIAN40 12/9/2012 2:07PM

    Outstanding! It is so rewarding when all of your hard work not only is helping you to be more healthy, but reveals itself in being able to wear smaller clothes! Doing the happy dance for you!

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NELLBELLA26 12/9/2012 1:54PM

    Cute outfit. Glad you had such a great time shopping. I know that when you aren't at a size you like,shopping can be a chore. But seeing your success had to be a great pick me up! Fun, even.
Enjoy your new outfits and revel in the fact that YOU made that happen. You showed up for yourself and got it done! emoticon

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SHOAPIE 12/9/2012 1:40PM


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SUSANELAINE1956 12/9/2012 1:26PM

    That must have felt so good!

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FIRECOM 12/9/2012 1:21PM

    Sounds like you are a winner, or should I say loser? Either way, you are an inspiration.

BTW - being of the male variety, I will never understand how women's clothes are sized. Oh well, some mysteries are best left unsolved.

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JACKIE542 12/9/2012 12:20PM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/9/2012 12:18PM

    Amazing, congratulations, and KUDOS!!

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AJB121299 12/9/2012 12:15PM


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BEBITA8 12/9/2012 12:15PM

    Awesome, great job emoticon emoticon

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GENTLEDSOUL 12/9/2012 12:05PM

    Congratulations! I used to get all my jeans from lane bryant. In fact I used the jeans size I was wearing as sort of a landmark on how my weightloss was going. I started wearing a size 26. It was the best feeling in the world when I put on the smallest size they had there (a 14) and it was too big! I can totally relate to your post! It feels great wearing sizes you never thought you could. I wish you luck on your continued journey. I am still working on mine as well (126 lbs down, 35 to go!) I am tall too (5'11'') so i understand exactly where you're coming with your goal weight and all :)

Congratulations and good luck reaching your mini goal

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DAREDEVILME 12/9/2012 12:00PM

    What an accomplishment. I'm so proud of you, and you're a great motivation.

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NUMD97 12/9/2012 11:44AM

    Good job! I agree with several of the other posters that you could have looked at a top a size smaller just to compare, but it looks like it would have fit. It's an amazing thing that once we go down, we don't realize just how far down we can go! We actually lose sight of what our correct size is.

All the best as you continue on your journey to better health,


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NANNABLACK 12/9/2012 11:35AM

    Congratulations! Good Job!!! emoticon

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CSAGIRL 12/9/2012 10:34AM

    So cute! Congratulations! That is a wonderful surprise!

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PAROBERSON 12/9/2012 10:16AM

    That is wonderful. I just went out this past Friday and bought two pair of Jeans I have gone from a size 24W to 18W in six months. It does feel great to go buy clothes and go down sizes. emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work. You are doing great. emoticon

Comment edited on: 12/9/2012 10:17:32 AM

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MJZHERE 12/9/2012 9:38AM

    Fantastic! You are doing so well. Good for you.

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GIVENTHANKS 12/9/2012 9:05AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I would love to get down to that size!


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PAVANIREDDYG 12/9/2012 9:00AM

  u did an awesome job....pat on ur back n move ahead.... emoticon

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POWER2XCEL 12/9/2012 8:41AM

  Wow...great job! emoticon

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THEIS58 12/9/2012 8:40AM

    Way to go!

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YOUGOLALA 12/9/2012 8:21AM

    Wow, good for you. My motivation for the day just got stronger because I read this! Thanks for proving it's possible. Enjoy that smaller size but don't get used to it - sounds to me like an even smaller one is just around the corner! emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 12/9/2012 8:17AM

    way to go emoticon emoticon

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MRSSCHENCK 12/9/2012 8:07AM

    You look AMAZING! What an inspiration you are. And yes, you could definitely go down another size in the top, it's looking kind of big. emoticon Wow, that must feel great. I'm so tired of tugging at my too tight tops to make them stretch to accommodate my size. emoticon

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RICKISMOM1 12/9/2012 6:00AM

    Oh, gee do I KNOW that feeling GRIN GRIN emoticon

I used to hate shopping. Now I LOVE it! Today I put on an outfit that is marked "large". Never, but NEVER have I been a "large, only XL to 5XXXXX.

Who needs amuzement parks? Who needs fun and games? Fitting into a lower size is even MORE fun!

And yes, BTW, you will always fit into a variety of sizes. Not only do different companies size their clothes differently, but sometimes even the SAME company. But as you lose, rather than fitting into somewhere between 20-24, you will fit into 12-16. (Often store owners will be able to gauge pretty well what size you are in their products.....)

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REDROSE49 12/9/2012 5:28AM

  Wow ! An exciting blog. It motivates me to keep on going, especially this time of year. Congratulations. I know that exciting feeling of buying smaller sizes. emoticon emoticon

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CHICCHANTAL 12/9/2012 4:11AM

    There's nothing like getting into a smaller size! I'm personally on a 7-year low with my weight at the moment, and wearing stuff I bought 8 years ago.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/9/2012 4:08AM

    hate to say this(no i donīt really)but that top looks too big on you.i think the next size down would fit. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLUMBOY 12/9/2012 3:09AM

    wonderful! very happy for you. we all know that ecstatic "dressing room" dance!

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YESCURLYCAN 12/9/2012 2:58AM

  emoticon that is awesome!

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CM_GARDNER78 12/9/2012 1:26AM

    That is awesome!! How exciting!! :-) Keep it up - you look great!!

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NOE1234 12/8/2012 8:14PM

    How exciting! Thanks for sharing your excitement it's contagious!!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 12/8/2012 5:13PM

    emoticon emoticon

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CHANGING-TURTLE 12/8/2012 4:12PM

    emoticon emoticon Looking good!!!!

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