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Victory Jeans!


Thursday, October 03, 2013

So I have been wearing sizes 20 and 22 for the the last 3+ years (I cannot remember how many exactly). About 3 months ago I found a size 20 jeans at my local thrift store that fit perfectly, so of course I grabbed them. I could not tell what brand they were but they just felt and looked great so I did not care. Anyway, after owning those jeans for a all this time I eventually discovered a secondary tag that shows the jeans were from Old Navy. A Spark Friend of mine gave me the idea to buy the same model of jeans in different sizes as to have a good comparison, since different jeans brands/models are not really sized the same way. So I went to Old Navy today to find a size 20 pair I would like and tried it on. It fit, but felt like I would need a belt with it once I would break them in. I need to note that I do need a belt for the thrift shop pair by now. So I went ahead and got a size 18 of the same jeans, not expecting them to fit well, but to my surprise they fit perfectly. I HAD to buy them and now I have my first pair of victory jeans. emoticon I am looking forward to getting the next lower size once these get loose. This NSV is just what I needed. My weight did not go down much lately, but I obviously lost inches. I have been sleeping too little and working too much over the last two weeks because of looming deadlines that absolutely have to be met, but I know this has not been healthy for me. I have been eating intuitively and have managed to eat healthy foods in reasonable portions most of the time, but did not find the time to track. I am proud of myself to not have given in to junk foods despite the stress. I did have a treat every once in a while, but kept them in moderation. This is a big one for me since I have been a stress eater for most of my life. I did not exercise much over the past few weeks since the 5K either, but I do go for short walks on my lunch and try to be as active as possible on the weekends for now. Better than nothing. The good news is that I know this is only temporary and will be over soon, hopefully next week. I miss the insight I get from tracking and definitely miss my morning walks/runs.
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BEATRIZ269 1/19/2014 12:18AM

    It seems like you and I have a lot in common. I find my motivation is better with an immediate goal and maybe we could help each other with that. I also like to walk a lot and everywhere, during lunch and at night but would like to switch that to mornings. I am wearing size 18 now and would like to try getting jeans in different size just to see how the changes look. Good luck with your journey and I hope things are going well for you. Unfortunately my job gets crazy with deadlines but I need to try and stay more connected with Sparkpeople and people like you. Thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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VEGSARA 10/27/2013 8:18PM

    Yay victory jeans!!! Thats great!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/5/2013 11:17PM

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I love Old Navy jeans also. They seem to fit me better than any others.
Continued blessings and hugs,
Helen

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DAMEGRIS 10/3/2013 8:48AM

    yay! This is fantastic Heidi - all around. New jeans, the fact that you're eating well while eating intuitively, overcoming stress eating right now, all that! Congrats!

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MJREIMERS 10/3/2013 7:16AM

    emoticon and emoticon on your accomplishment! I love victory jeans and it was smart to get another pair, in a smaller size, since you like the fit. Jeans are my favorite piece of clothing!!!

Keep up the great work. You are DOING it! emoticon

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ROSEPETAL80 10/3/2013 5:12AM

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WATERDIAMONDS 10/3/2013 4:41AM

    That is a wonderful victory and I offer you my sincere congrats. You are obviously on the right track, so keep up the great work.

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DAISYLEIN 10/3/2013 3:28AM

    BIN STOLZ AUF DICH MEINE SUESSE emoticon emoticon

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DAISYLEIN 10/3/2013 3:28AM

    BIN STOLZ AUF DICH MEINE SUESSE emoticon emoticon

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FULLOFFAITH 10/3/2013 1:44AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ..What a great Victory it is.

Congratulations emoticon

Lisa

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JANTWO 10/3/2013 12:44AM

    I am so happy for you!!!! I know that is a BIG VICTORY!!!! It is always nice to fit into smaller jeans!!!! emoticon

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