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Thank You Debbie Downer!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Yesterday, I wrote a blog and included in it about how happy and ecstatic I was about buying a size 4 jeans. I made a point to mention that I knew deep down that they were not a REAL size 4, but an American Eagle size 4 which run big. Regardless... in my mind it is a size 4 and I am super excited! I was doing a happy dance all over the dressing room to the point I almost started to cry because I was so happy! I wanted to share that with my Spark Friends. I wanted to share with them how awesome I felt going from a size 22 to a size 4 (even if it isn't a real size 4 - and I am sure I wasn't real size 22 either if we are talking true sizing) and someone had to be a Debbie Downer and ruin it.

If I had feelings, I think that would have been hurt. I don't understand why people have to rain on others parades. Why can't someone just be happy for me, or if they are not, why can't they just ignore the post and not comment at all?

In other news, I have another "ice pick" headache and I have figured out the source. My neck and shoulder muscles are tensing up and making it hurt. I am starting to feel better. I better feel better because I want to do PC Fit at 5:30. I have support group tomorrow night at 6, and I won't be able to take any other PC Fit class besides the 5:30 am class.

Anyway, not much else to report - have a great night Sparkies!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TOXICLIGHT 9/6/2013 7:27AM

    that's a fantastic accomplishment, congratulations :) Ignore the Debbie Downers. They're just jealous of your success.

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PATTYR81 9/5/2013 3:32PM

    If those jeans say size 4, they ARE size 4!

Let's leave it at that and not worry about how different designers cut their sizes.

You have worked soooooo hard and your efforts have soooooo paid off!! emoticon And best yet, you are still 'living the dream' every day and sharing your journey with us.

I've read books where people talked about others putting them down for their success. I didn't really get it until I had a 30+yr friendship disintegrate cuz they basically told me I was old and fat. If that's how they saw/see me as a person, then I DONT want them in my life. I cut that off right away: CHONG!

Better to surround ourselves with positive, supportive people!
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TEREMC 9/5/2013 11:42AM

  Well, I will share that I started at a size 22 also and was tickled beyond belief a few weeks ago to buy a size 12 pair of shorts off the end of season rack! I seriously cant remember the last time I wore a size 12 and it probably was not a real 12 cause mose of my clothes are 14-16 right now but I had the same reaction and it felt incredible. Congrats, dont let the DD get to you

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 9/4/2013 10:13PM

    Congratulations!! I know exactly how you feel about the jeans regardless of their "true" size. Nothing these days has a "true" size on it in the fashion industry. CONGRATS!!!! Woo Hoo!!

Hope your headache goes away fast!

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MOM2ACAT 9/4/2013 7:08PM

    The great thing about our blogs, is that we can delete those kind of comments! There's no excuse for it, but that person probably isn't feeling very good about themselves and feeling jealous of you.

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WILDKAT781 9/4/2013 4:52PM

    I saw that Debbie downer! ignore such things - it is just their way of expressing their jealousy!!!!


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TIME-4-TINA 9/4/2013 11:41AM

    First of all, I saw your pics. You are a tiny little thing! You could have said you were a size 2 and I would not have doubted it. Congrats on your success. I got very excited in the dressing room once. When I zipped up my first pair of size 10's in the spring. I was standing there in shock. I wanted to run out of the dressing room and tell anyone who would listen that I just fit into a size 10. ha ha! Meanwhile, I read Debbie Downers comment. This is suppose to be a happy place! A happy and supportive place! She needs to stick with FB and Twitter if she wants to spread negativity. I am adding you as a friend. I want to be a source of support and, in turn, I want to receive support. Now, if you'll excuse me, I am heading to American Eagle to buy some jeans that are a size 8 but are not really a size 8!!

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JANUT57 9/4/2013 10:52AM

    I think you had a great accomplishment! Be proud! I would have loved to see your dance in the dressing room, I can only imagine the glow on your face! emoticon

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CATTUTT 9/4/2013 10:07AM

    Poop on the Debbie Downer. You've accomplished something amazing, and you deserve to dance in the dressing room about it!

Hope your headache feels better soon!

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LOVINGAFRICA 9/4/2013 5:49AM

    Sorry about the Debbie Downer!
Just ignore, don't be hurt.
Glad you are sorting out that ice pick man!

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THROOPER62 9/4/2013 5:02AM

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BRADMILL2922 9/4/2013 4:10AM

    You should definitely be proud of it! That is a huge accomplishment going from a 22 to a 4! Hope your headache gets better sooner than later!

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ALICIA214 9/4/2013 12:19AM


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ARGENTPUCK 9/4/2013 12:16AM

    Real sizing or not, that is a crazy-great accomplishment. People tend to piss on other people's days because they're jealous and insecure. Why quibble, that's the truth. And if you're making someone else insecure... well, that might not be your goal (I sure hope not), but it does mean you're doing something right.

Also, what is "real" sizing, anyhow? If it was a size 4 from Old Navy compared to a size 22 from Old Navy, you went down 18 sizes. I haven't done a real comparison (though I'm well aware of the size deflation thing), but I would imagine that they're effectively the same deviation from size 4 and 22 at another store.

Don't let the twits drag your day down when you have something to legitimately celebrate. Heck, don't even acknowledge them (though I totally support calling them out like this post does).

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SMALLERRJNOW13 9/3/2013 11:36PM


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MRSLCDR 9/3/2013 11:35PM

    Awesome!! Forget the haters!! You should be jumping for joy!! emoticon

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GENRE009 9/3/2013 11:34PM

    Once again others try to bring someone down who is really trying to be healthy. Great work Cortney! I am going to try and follow in your positive foot steps. But there are always Debbie Downers, as friends close by to help you fall. And they always say," one time isn't going to hurt you!" But with them it is always that one time. They need the support in their bad habits. Or maybe they think it is all about being fat, and they want you to be a brother in crime with them. So, their not the only fat or unhealthy person in the room.

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LADYTARLTON 9/3/2013 11:32PM

    I think it's a wonderful accomplishment and you should be proud and shout it loud. emoticon

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