What makes me feel good!

Monday, October 04, 2010

It has been awhile since I decided to fight the clothes shopping battle. I pushed myself to go buy new jeans once I started seeing the inner thigh portion slowly starting to wear thin.
I took the leap and just went for it telling myself not to get upset about a certain size not fitting; after all, they are just clothes.

My husband and I had some gift cards from the wedding so we went on our shopping spree first. I guess I was semi avoiding going clothes shopping but he kept asking "You want to go ahead and get some jeans?" I kept saying, "Wellllll, lets go here first and before we go out to eat & head home, then we will go." So basically the jean shopping was going to be the VERY LAST thing we did. Just in case it put me in a bad mood...I was prepared!

The moment came.....we walked into Charlotte Russe....I headed over to the jeans & immediately thought "what size do I wear?" This very nice gay male sales associate approached us asking me the same thing (like he just took the words right out of my brain!) I hesitated for a minute then said "Ummm, well I think I am in a 10 or 12 depending on the brand"...I know, I know...most ppl prolly think I am crazy being worried about this because it is a 10 or 12...not a 18 or 22. So I get a few different pairs in different sizes, all in a different style. Get into the fitting room and BAM they fit. They ALL fit nicely actually! I get to one pair and BAM I need a smaller size!? WHAT!? They are 10's and I NEED A SMALLER SIZE?! I was so excited....I walked out of the fitting room & asked for a 9...the cute lil sales associate came out & said, "here you go, this is the next size down, an 8"...I said to myself "YEA RIGHT, AN 8?" Whatever....tried them on & BAM, they are now my new favorite jeans!!! EEEEE, I was so happy & this actually still keeps me motivated to keep up with the workouts!

My face lit up like a kid at Christmas when I told my husband. Of course he was like, "That's great honey" not really 100% understanding my insanely giddy ego at that moment but he knew I was happy so hey, so was he! Needless to say I want to wear these every other day. I feel so SKINNY in them & I have never looked at myself this way. I may not have ever been a big person to others, but I use to feel that way in my own world.

Anyways, I have decided to go get more in December when I lose the last bit of weight I'd like to lose. This is my gift to myself for doing so well! I have went from tracking my food everyday for the last year and a half to getting into the habit of finding my own way of tracking because I am not always by a computer. I have continued on with my success of eating right & exercising ON MY OWN and I have SP to thank for that!

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    Way to go! I am currently avoiding jeans shoppingas I have been a size 10 for as long as I can remember, but they are getting tight and I don't want to move to a 12. I put on a pair of my jeans that absolutely clung to my thighs. Gross! I am glad to know that there are other people out there that are my size that are not totally satisfied with where they are at. Thanks for being my inspiration today!!!!
    3302 days ago
    What a good feeling!!! Thats awesome !!! emoticon
    3302 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/4/2010 4:13:22 PM
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