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Size 12 Jeans


Monday, May 20, 2013

I'm in the process of moving, so my current apartment is a disaster. Further, I'm trying to hold off on washing clothes until I move into the new apartment with a washer/dryer in unit (I've been using the complex laudrymat). So on Saturday, I was faced with a problem: no jeans to wear. I couldn't wear capris because Portland, being what it is, decided to be a blistering 50-something degrees (I know, I shouldn't whine, it's not snow). I tried on some size 14 corduroys, but I wasn't fond of the cut.

The only other jeans I had to wear were some size 12 Old Navy Sweethearts my sister gave me. I really didn't think I'd fit into them - they were size 12 after all, and I don't think I've been that size since *I* was 12. But I was desperate and trying to avoid spending more money on washing, so I tried them on.

WOW! Just...WOW! They fit! And they weren't even all that tight around the waist! OK, so the cut isn't my favorite (I wish there was more of a flare - I love me some flared legged pants), but overall I was really happy with how I looked. And I was happy that I could actually FIT into them.

Now, I realize that Old Navy Jeans tend to run large (at least in my experience). But still, for me, this is huge. It's one more mini-goal I've reached, one more confirmation that I am improving, that I am getting somewhere.

It's so encouraging to go through your closets and find that half the clothes are too big for you.

It's amazing to get rid of the big, flowy shirts you wore in an attempt to hide the muffin top.

(OK, so these jeans still sorta give me a muffin top - but hey, it's not that bad, and I'm desperate for jeans!)

It's just so great to say goodbye to the fat clothes and embrace size 12 jeans :)
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WEEPINGANGEL74 5/26/2013 11:04AM

    Congratulations!!

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LOLATURTLE 5/21/2013 2:42PM

    Congrats! So exciting! I will probably drop dead of shock when I fit in size 12 jeans, hahahaha. I never have worn a size that small at my adult height, so I don't know what it's like!

Enjoy!

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SNOWYOGA 5/20/2013 11:29PM

    Wow! I am so happy for you, but I knew you could do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ADARKARA 5/20/2013 6:06PM

    Awesome! emoticon

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OHMEMEME 5/20/2013 3:37PM

    emoticon on the jeans and more so on the NSV!
Great to hear good, positive news. When we stick with a healthy regimen it does pay off. emoticon emoticon

Keep Sparking

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TKLBRIDGET 5/20/2013 2:46PM

    woo hoo! Size 12!!!! You are doing great and I am so happy for you!
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NATURALROCKS 5/20/2013 1:51PM

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CAALAN23 5/20/2013 1:35PM

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I love shopping from my closet. I always have a couple items visible as my next target. :)

Congrats!
Tina

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IMAVISION 5/20/2013 1:09PM

    I am rejoicing with you! You are well on your way to success.

God bless!

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PRETTYPITHY 5/20/2013 12:47PM

    The size 8's I recently bought were definitely also Old Navy Sweethearts! But forgiving cut and generous sizing aside, we're in them! I remember when I couldn't fit into a 14 of any brand, regardless of sizing or cut, I had to go to 16's. We are really doing it! emoticon

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 5/20/2013 12:15PM

    Awesome - seeing all your hard work pay off. I was probably a size 12 when I was 12 too. Miss those days - well, not those days - just being able to fit into a size 12. Soon . . .

Great job!

Sumay

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LAILATN 5/20/2013 11:52AM

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PENNYLANE15 5/20/2013 11:45AM

    This happened to me this weekend too!!! First time in Sweetheart Old Navy size 12 jeans!! I was sooo excited!! Congrats to you! emoticon

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ZHIOVAL 5/20/2013 11:37AM

    Congratulations!! :) size 12 Jeans used to be my motivation, it was a sign I was doing good. But I gained weight last year and went from tight size 12 to lose 14 to lose 16 not even fit size 14 :( but I am on my way! :)

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