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Crying in the Old Navy dressing room

Monday, August 12, 2013

Yes I was. All out crying in the Old Navy dressing room in front of everybody. I was going to ask JeffAllen to write this for me because he's such a good writer but since I felt it I thought it would be better coming from me.

So I wrote in my blog last week that I had tried on some Levi size 12s and was very excited that they fit. I was so motivated that it's been easier to say no to snacks and stuff. Well Saturday Jeff and I had to wait for my daughter to get out of work and I was very tired but didn't want to nap. I thought maybe if I went to the mall I could get my hair done but didn't really expect it because they are always so busy. Well they were. I had mentioned to Jeff that if I couldn't get my hair done that I could go buy the jeans instead. He was a little hesitant because he really wanted his 32s but is not quite ready for them yet. He only hesitated a moment because he's such an awesome SparkBuddy and knew I deserved to get mine even if he couldn't get his. So we went and I grabbed some 12s and headed for the dressing room. I tried on 3 pair but was not comfortable with the rise in the waist. I am very high waisted and the low cuts are just not my thing. So I sadly put them back and decided I could check a couple more stores.

A little way down was Old Navy so I was excited again. Old Navy never had my old sizes so I only shopped there for my kids. I had to ask the stock girl which cut I needed (which was the sweetheart), found some 12s and headed for the dressing room with Jeff in tow.

I put the jeans on and they were fine, but the waist was a little looser than I wanted. I had the fleeting thought that maybe I could fit into a 10 but didn't really expect it. I went out and showed Jeff and he went to grab some 10s just to see. While I waited for him I explained to the girls running the dressing room that I had lost a lot of weight and really didn't know what size I was, and that I hadn't been able to shop in the store before. They were very nice and supportive. Jeff came back with the jeans and I went back to try to squeeze into them.

I started putting them on, they were snug on the way up but they didn't fight me. I got them all the way up and buttoned them just fine. Then I looked at myself. And I started to cry. I was so happy. I was so shocked. I was so PROUD! I ran out of the dressing room bawling, face red, tears running down my cheeks. I saw Jeff through the haze and grabbed him and hugged him hard. I couldn't explain why I was crying. He said "what happened" with a very worried tone thinking something terrible had happened. Then he said "they fit?" and I nodded and he laughed. He finally got to look at me and said they looked great. It took me a couple minutes of laughing and crying but I finally got it together. I turned around and looked in the dressing room and there was a whole group of people there watching me. I said "I'm sorry, I know this is very silly" and they were all saying "No, no, it's great!". One woman was sitting on a bench wiping her eyes a little and said "You're making me cry. I've been losing weight too, not as much as you, but I understand".

I have worked so hard. Sometimes it feels like I'm not making progress at all. I know I am but when that scale won't budge it gets very frustrating. I have been wearing clothes that are too big for me for a long time. I didn't know what I looked like in clothes that fit. I looked good. I looked NORMAL. Not obese, barely even overweight. There weren't globs of fat hanging over the waist band. I had a waist and hips and my thighs looked right. I had curves instead of blobs. I had no idea that this was what I looked like now.

Well I sniffled all the way through checking out. Then I went to another store and bought a shirt that fit too so I would look really good. My daughter said I looked awesome, younger, and that I might be as thin as her. Then she went and got me some jeans out of her closet to try on. A paid of capris DID fit!

Anyway, I now realize I should have taken a picture to go with this blog. I will post one as soon as I can.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FRANKI46 10/19/2013 9:09AM

  Very touching. I think everybody was wiping away a tear. I sure was.

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BECCA315 9/4/2013 6:55AM

    emoticon Becca

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TAYSMOM77642 9/3/2013 10:24PM

    1So proud of you! That even made me tear up a little bit. Congratulations!

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Thank you for sharing.

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HARPEG 8/27/2013 4:46PM

    Absolutely wonderful success story! So happy for you and I hope you enjoy continued success.

I'm very happy for you!

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RUNNERKDB 8/16/2013 8:28PM

    Great job Congrats! Enjoy your success! emoticon

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KWAY783 8/16/2013 12:06PM

    This is a very inspirational and heart felt post!
Congratulations, you deserve every bit of pride that you feel about your accomplishments!

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QUAIL75 8/16/2013 11:01AM

    WooHoo! You made me cry too! Happy tears of course! emoticon emoticon

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DEEDEE1102 8/16/2013 9:19AM

    Yahoo! Congratulations! I totally understand why it made you emotional! I'm so happy for you!

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CAROLCRC 8/16/2013 8:03AM

    Aww - I'm tearing up reading this! Congratulations!!!!

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BOILHAM 8/16/2013 7:36AM

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DARLY55 8/16/2013 7:30AM

    What a wonderful feeling that is! You wrote it beautifully - I could feel the emotion you were sharing loud and clear!! emoticon emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 8/16/2013 3:44AM

    I'm so happy for you. Happy Dance it in order. emoticon

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KLONG8 8/15/2013 2:26PM

    What a great story! What a great life experience. You've done some hard work and it's paying off. Good luck in your continued journey! And thanks Jeff for pointing me to this blog!

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NKING1982 8/15/2013 12:39PM

    That is so AWESOME! Congrats! emoticon too (but in a good way)

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JEFFALLEN70 8/14/2013 3:47PM

    Ok, got a few tears myself now after reading that. I am SOOOO PROUD of all you have done, and so proud of you for sticking it out during the times when you just didn't want to. You have come so far, and some tears shed over your wonderful success are apropos! You are the bestest spark buddy EVER!

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MEH50BEWELL 8/14/2013 10:56AM

    Awesome blog! I cannot help but smile while I'm reading it. Can't wait to see a picture.

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MRSTABER 8/13/2013 9:21AM

    So proud of you! That is absolutely amazing!

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ALICIA214 8/12/2013 1:37PM


All that hard work is paying off.. Good for you.


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BAILEYS7OF9 8/12/2013 1:28PM

    Great job! I'm emoticon too!

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