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My mind still isn't used to my "smaller" self!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Last night I put on a pair of sweat/capris that I always used to wear. I found them in my drawers & forgot how much I loved them! I put them on & they kept falling down haha. Damn! I am glad they are too big, but now I need to get more lounging clothes. They don't have a drawstring so I couldn't tighten them. They are way too wide now too.

Also, my Mom bought me a pair of pants two weeks ago because they were on sale. She knows all of my work pants are too big in one way or another. They are size 18 or 16 & are too baggy in the butt/tummy area or are just too loose overall! She got me a size 14. I have one other pair of 14 sized pants. I tried that first pair on a month ago in the store, and I was surprised they fit. But they were plus sized 14s. My Mom got me a pair of regular 14s! I have a few pairs of Walmart shorts that are 14s, but I just assumed they were sized differently than department store dress pants. I put off trying them off because I have been feeling "fat" lately. Most of the time, I pick out my work clothes the night before. For some weird reason, I finally told myself to try them on this morning even though I had different pants picked out. I took them off of the hanger, went to put them on and thought "Damn, these are way too small". I pulled them on, zippered them & buttoned them. and wow. They actually fit! They are still a bit funky around my belly when I sit- but all of my pants are like that. I can't wait to lose more of my belly! Anyways, my mind told me there was no way I would fit into pants THAT small. I still look at some of my newer large shirts, and I am still not used to them fitting me! I was wearing 2X & 3X shirts for years.

I feel so proud of myself. I really like the way the pants look on me - and now I want to get a few new pairs to replace those old baggy ones. One lady at work keeps commenting saying "go get a better pair of pants that fit! You will feel better!" She is right. Clothes that fit do make me feel better! I always feel funny when I wear baggy clothes at work. I always have to adjust them & I worry about them falling down! Now I just have to save up some money & find some good sales!

A few months ago I went through my wardrobe and packed away my clothes that were way too big. It seems like I need to do that again. I will probably have most of my clothes put away again.. so I will have to get some more! I want to go to the Goodwill store again and get some good deals from them. I will probably donate some of my 2X & 3X clothes too.

On another note, Sept 1st is creeping up fast! I weighed myself this morning and I was up to 177.2. Hopefully I can get to 175 by the 1st! I need to start my 5K training too. I hope that will help a bit.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! KEEP SPARKING! I know the weekend is a time off for a lot of people, but don't forget to try & be healthy on your days off too!

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