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So Much Fun

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Over this past weekend my husband and I went out shopping so I could get some new clothes that actually fit. I have always loved shopping and buying clothes but the bigger I got the more frustrating clothes shopping was and the less I enjoyed it. This past weekend was a totally different experience. The first store we went in to I grabbed a few pairs of pants (size 8 emoticon) and brought them into the dressing room, every single pair fit!! It was the best feeling, I came out of the dressing room to show my husband and the first words out of my mouth were "losing weight is so much fun" lol.

I have attempted many times before to lose the weight, I would usually go down a pant size and about 10 pounds then give up and put it all back on again. I was like a human yo yo. I don't know exactly why it has worked this time, I guess I am in the right frame of mind and finding Spark definitely helped. It's nice to have a place to go to meet people and read stories that resemble your own. It's great to have people to turn to who are going through or who have gone through the same things you are. Whether we have 20 pounds or 100 pounds to lose we all experience similar feelings through the process.

All I have to say is that saying "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" is right on the money. I haven't felt this great in a long time, shopping is fun again (which may not be good for the ole piggy bank) and I am not embarrassed to go in to stores to buy new clothes thinking that people are staring at me and the clothes I'm looking at. For the first time in years I am excited to buy a new bathing suit and go to the beach this summer without feeling uncomfortable about my appearance.

The warmer weather has helped get me back on track with my running and eating, it has reminded me that there is something to look forward to and winter isn't going to last forever (I don't think anyway).

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  • 4EVERADONEGIRL
    YAY!!!!! That is AWESOME!!!!! You have worked hard and having fun shopping, looking forward to summer, feeling confident those are all the rewards! Enjoy - you deserve it!!!
    3689 days ago
  • LCHADBOURNE
    This is so awesome Mandy! I am so happy for you!!! I love that saying, it is my mantra I swear, and so true.
    3690 days ago
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