A Milestone was reached yesterday...... I decided to get some new jeans....IF I could get a smaller size. I also thought I'd get a top or two IF I could get a smaller size.
I chose some pants in a 22 and tops in size 20 or 2X. My current jeans are size 24 and have to be hiked up all the time. My current tops are size 22-24 or 2X - 3 X. I determined that if a size 20 shirt was too small, I would not buy anything - same with the pants. I wasn't about to buy anything in the same size because I KNOW that I will not be wearing them much longer.
I had to go out 4 times to get a size smaller than the ones I had chosen!
INCLUDING the pants! In fact, I got one pair in a size 20 (TWO sizes smaller) which are quite comfortable....actually bordering on being too big and a pair of jeans in a size 18!!!! The 18's are comfortable enough to sit in, but are tight enough to show every unsightly roll around my abdomen. I'll need to wear long shirts with them for now. I wasn't going to get them, but there was a "buy one, get one at 40% off" sale and I figured that getting them now at the discount was smarter than waiting until they looked better at full price. For the first time in my life, I did not feel guilty for buying something that I was going to "shrink into" because I KNOW that I will fit them - soon.
I bought a blouse in a size 20, a sleeveless, stylish top in a size 20, a little bolero jacket to wear over it, and a nice "jacket" to dress up my jeans in a 1X!!! I tried on the 2X and realized that it was too big. My daughter convinced me about a year ago that I needed to quit buying big, loose tops - that clothes that actually fit look better, otherwise I would have stuck with the 2X and not even tried the 1X. The 1X really looks alot better.
It was so FUN to be sending clothing back and asking for a smaller size! My first experience with that!
I walked out of that store feeling so good! Who cares what the scale says? Who cares how long this has taken? I AM getting there! And I am experiencing something I've never experienced before in all my other weight loss efforts - success along the way!