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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
    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
    1521 days ago
    Yay victory jeans!!! Thats great!!
    1604 days ago
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    I love Old Navy jeans also. They seem to fit me better than any others.
    Continued blessings and hugs,
    1626 days ago
    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!
    1629 days ago
    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
    1629 days ago
    1629 days ago
    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.
    1629 days ago
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    1629 days ago
    BIN STOLZ AUF DICH MEINE SUESSE emoticon emoticon
    1629 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ..What a great Victory it is.

    Congratulations emoticon

    1629 days ago
    I am so happy for you!!!! I know that is a BIG VICTORY!!!! It is always nice to fit into smaller jeans!!!! emoticon
    1629 days ago
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