NSV and how I
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A post by another Sparker inspired me to share with you two NSV that occurred for me recently.
1. I have a ring that I wear. I bought it for myself and I absolutely adore it. I was dissapointed several years ago when I had to stop wearing it because I got too big for it to fit and was thrilled when I could start wearing it again. Lately its been getting really loose. I was talking to Josh about it and telling him that I was really going to have to stop wearing it soon, because I was afraid I'd lose it. (I actually lost another ring recent for exactly that reason.) He asked if I could move it to a larger finger. I started to tell him that I couldn't. That I'd tried before and I just wasn't small enough yet. And, as I'm saying this to him, I tried it. And it fit!! I'm wearing it on my middle finger and it fits perfectly! A ring that 6 years ago was too small for my ring finger now fits on my middle! Whohoo!
2. Josh got me a couple of geeky t-shirts for my birthday. He had asked me previously what size I wore and I had proudly told him that I was now in a large. So, large is what he ordered. However, the t-shirts he ordered were babydoll style. Which, if you're familiar, you know tend to run a tad smaller/snug. When I unfolded the first shirt and looked at it I though "Oh, gods, NO WAY is that going to fit!!" Seriously. If I had been in a store there is no way I would have even TRIED it. Never. But he'd bought it, so I figured we'd see just how "too small" it would be and I'd be able to wear it in the future, if nothing else. So, I tried it on. And it fits! And looks good! I was completely shocked. I'm standing there, looking in the mirror, thinking "How is this possible??" Josh looked at me and said "You're not as big as you think you are baby." Clearly, he's right. :-)
The biggest things for me aobut these was that they were TOTALLY unexpected. I had NO IDEA that I was even close. In so many ways I still see myself the way I used to be and I don't even realize how much I've changed.
I'm still over 200 pounds and I think that's part of the issue for me. I feel like I can't be anything but FAT if I'm still over 200 pounds, right?? But obviously that's not the case. And its kind of awesome. :-)