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Milestone - 20 Pounds~ Woo hoo!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Yesterday, I finally saw it. The number that means I've lost 20 pounds so far. And it's only taken me 2 years of fits and starts! That's okay - I'm motivated to use the momentum and what I've learned thus far to take off the next 20 a whole lot quicker.

I was, however, very bummed when I attempted to celebrate by buying a new dress online. I went to the website ModCloth, and, as they recommend on many areas of their site, I chatted with a stylist. I gave her my current measurements, and explained that I seem to be between sizes. Some size 10 bottoms fit well, some are snug. Some size 12 bottoms fit really loose, some fit well. On top, some Larges seem too large, some fit. Some Mediums fit, and some seem too snug.

She said that based on my measurements, I should order dresses that are size 1x. I asked her if the clothes there run small...she responded that they don't; they generally run big.

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Armed with this depressing news, I found some cute dresses that were on sale, and ordered 3; sized based on reading the reviews/experiences of other customers who seemed like they had similar measurements to mine. One Large, one XL, and one that was 1x. Glad they have free shipping for returns.

Clothes are annoying. Why can't we all just get over ourselves and walk around naked?

I plan on giving my 2 cents on the website, and e-mailing back "Ashley" with photos.

Stay tuned....
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CODEMAULER 8/15/2013 11:42AM

    Ugh - I hate apparel shopping of any type!

Your 20 pound milestone is impressive; keep it up!!!

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MATTEROFHEART 8/14/2013 10:38PM

    emoticon on the 20 pounds lost! You are doing great!!!
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SKATER787 8/13/2013 10:12PM

    Excellent. Congrats! emoticon

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TXPATRIOT 8/13/2013 10:08PM

    I tried on 3 different sizes and they all fit. Very frustrating!

Congrats on your success! 20 lbs. is awesome!

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MJ7DM33 8/13/2013 8:14PM

  WTG!

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KNYAGENYA 8/13/2013 3:28PM

    Congrats! I hope the dresses work out well for you.

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SDTOHIO 8/13/2013 9:52AM

    emoticon and emoticon on the 20 lbs ! I hate shopping for clothes, evetwhere the size is different emoticon .Good luck emoticon

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KLMEIRING 8/13/2013 9:44AM

    Too funny! Your comment on "getting over ourselves and walking around naked" really made me laugh. Thank you for that humor!

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BOMBSHELLY 8/13/2013 9:22AM

    Thanks for the reality check. I guess I'll just have to learn to care less about the number on the tag, and focus on moving forward toward a healthy life and learning what clothes will look best on this changing body!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/13/2013 9:15AM

    I have depressing news for you... the "some will be snug, some will fit; some will be loose, some will fit" doesn't change just because the size numbers get smaller. Sigh. I have the same issues with 4-6-8-10 as I did with 16-18-20-22!

HATE shopping for clothes, no matter what my current size! emoticon But glad you found some good stuff!

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