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.
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.