This weekend I bought a few things for myself in the sales. Nothing ridiculous, but I was in desperate need of some clothing that fit – especially new jeans.
I started this journey not wearing jeans in January because my size 24 jeans got too small. I worked my way back into them. Then into my 22s I had laying around. Finally into my old 20s. That took about 8 or so months. Well now my 20s are crazy baggy and just not cute. I have that dumpy butt thing going on. So I decided to try on some 18s at the GAP just to see.
Lo and behold – they fit!! They actually fit. Not the stupid low rise ones – those are not for women with butts. But the bootcuts fit great. Add 50% off and I felt like it was my special personal holiday.
I’m not there yet – I would like to be a lot farther from plus size when I’m done. But I will happily take this victory. One year and at least 4 jean sizes smaller. More really since all the 20 and higher sizes were women’s sizes and the new 18s are straight size.
Obligatory dressing room shot 🙂
Well, I am off work today and tomorrow as Hurricane Sandy comes to shore. I am so far lucky enough to have power still so I figured I would go ahead and update with my weigh in this am. New weight is:
Oh yeah! Inching ever so close to that 60 lbs lost mark. I am starting to really notice awesome changes in my body shape, especially my upper body. My lower body is getting smaller, but not really any changes in shape while my upper body is really slimming down and shifting. It’s pretty awesome and I’m feeling really good about it!
Things have been really status quo lately…nothing special to report unfortunately. I had family in all week, until yesterday, so I have been busy with that. When I wasn’t with them, I was doing the storm prep thing – gathering water, batteries, canned food, ect. If the power does decide to go out, I am ready.
I gathered all of my stuff for INSANITY and am ready to get going. Will most likely take my before pictures and measurements on Wednesday and post them. I’m really getting excited to start as I see more and more before and after transformations from people. I am really REALLY looking forward to seeing some serious change in my body. I’m putting this out there for the world: I want to be a straight size 16 or smaller on Jan 1 2013. I haven’t been that size since college…probably sophomore year? Right now I can fit a size 18W in some stores but mainly still in 20W comfortably. I want to start 2013 in a straight size and never ever ever go back.