A size 4 Surprise!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Now remember when I started on spark I was wearing a very tight size 14 jeans...well jeans have always been an issue for me because I am very short 5'0 it is very hard to find a nice fit. Well over the weekend I was at a garage sale and saw a very cute pair of brand new jeans, the lady said she never wore them because they were too short, she was petite too maybe 5'2" she said they would probably fit me just right since I was just a little shorter than her so I checked them out bummer size 4 emoticon She said I bet they fit you are tiny, my hubs agreed I was skeptical but said oh what the heck they could be my new goal jeans @ $3 bucks I couldn't pass them up hoping someday soon I may fit into them. Later that day when we were home my DH encouraged me to try them on emoticon I did and guess what to my surprise they FIT!!! They are a little tight and they are my new goal pants I can't wait until they fit just right but I was over the freaken moon emoticon Lengthwise they fit just right! To be honest I could wear them now if I wanted to but I think I will wait just a few more weeks and they should fit just right emoticon Granted Gap brand jeans do run a little big in my opinion but I still could not believe they fit...which brings me to realize that I do think I am bigger than I really am like my perception of myself is way off know what I mean? If I had been alone I would have never bought those jeans just knowing they were a size 4. Has this ever happened to you? and if so how can one get over this? emoticon
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  • no profile photo SASKITOBA
    That's sounds great! I found a dress on sale once and I fell in love with it until I saw it was a size 2. I was disappointed but I thought there was no harm in trying it on. It fit perfectly, that's when I realized while a small number is great, it's not the be all end all. If went to a different store, their size two would be different. I'm also 5'2'' so I know what you mean about find jean that fit right.
    2110 days ago
  • LZY0108
    That is so awesome!! I love when that happens! Congrats on the new jeans! You've been working your tail off so I am not surprised they fit. I think we all have issues with our self perception sometimes. I think its little things like this that help though. Thinking jeans are too small when they fit, wearing an old shirt and realizing its now baggy on you. Those kind of things help me anyway. Sometimes I try to look at myself in the mirror like I am looking at a stranger. What would I think if I saw me walk into a room. That sounds kinda strange, but, it's actually kind of fun. Helps give a different perspective... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2162 days ago
    It is going to take time in your new body to accept that this is your new reality, especially if you have been heavy for a long time.
    2167 days ago
    2168 days ago
    I love the spring page decor :)
    It kills me that you posted this blog without a picture! Please, when they fit like you want them to fit- POST A PICTURE. This is so exciting and you should be so proud of yourself- this is a great celebration.
    It is weird having other people tell you that you're tiny, but you'll get used to it- and let them tell you all they want especially if you're having a hard time with positive self-talk (if you're harder on yourself than others are, as self perceptions sometimes need outside encouragement).
    I'm a full foot taller than you so packing on a few lbs isn't as noticeable for me as it is for you- but when I'm big- I'm really B-I-G.
    I hope you do a little something nice for yourself to celebrate, even if it's an hour dedicated to reading/relaxing- this deserves some kind of encouraging, healthy, self-loving reward. YAY! Thanks for sharing :)
    2168 days ago
    I agree on the Gap Jeans- which may be the only reason I buy them and the long and leans run even bigger :) It feels great to say that though huh Size 4!! Way to go

    See with my weight loss I started on skinny side and then gained weight so its hard for me to buy jeans Size 8 that was an eye opener for me when that happened.
    2168 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    Awesome!! It'll just take time to get over how you see yourself I think. Now that you know you fit into a size 4, maybe you will start realizing your body IS that small! The more you shop and buy in the 4/6 sizes, the more you will believe it!
    2168 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    WTG! emoticon
    2168 days ago
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    it's really difficult for most of us to SEE our results because we see ourselves every day.

    When I finally got to where I could wear size 8 Levi's, I asked my sis to come to the store with me to verify that they weren't too tight (our mom will lay down on the bed to zip her pants just so she can say "I wear a size 6"). After sis confirmed that they fit me correctly, I bought them.

    It also doesn't help that clothing sizes are so different from brand to brand. I still have a pair of size 12 dress slacks that fit me well. When I was wearing a size 12, I couldn't even get this pair of pants all the way up!
    2168 days ago
    Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!! Congratulations!
    2168 days ago
  • CC3833
    Great job! I can't wait until I am in a size 7/8 again! I haven't been a size 7 since HIGHSCHOOL!!! I know how hard it is to find jeans... I am also 5'0 and pretty curvy (Waist 32, hips 38, butt 42) its pretty hard and when you find those that fit I really does put you over the moon. Just amazing! You can do it!
    2168 days ago
    Sorry, don't know how to get over your size perception - I have yet to cross that bridge but congrats on fitting in them!!! That had to feel great. Looking forward to the day I can pack up some too big clothes!!! Great job!!! emoticon
    2168 days ago
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