Its getting late & a storm is rolling in so I am gonna be brief here but I had to share my good news! My daughter & I went out looking for school shoes for her tonight. We Went to Payless...nothing. Then went to Marshall's, nothing, HOWEVER I decided that I was gonna check out the jeans they had. None of my jeans fit me anymore and I have a huge stack in my closet that I am going to donate to Goodwill. I tried finding a new pr in the spring & I just wasnt happy with any of them. Anyways, I went to the 16s but decided that I would try a couple pr of 14s on for kicks & giggles & guess what???! Yep, they fit!!! I could zip em and everything! I bought 2 pr (1 pr Levis & 1 pr Lucky jeans) and although I will be much happier when I lose another 7-10# wearing them, I could go out and wear them in public w/ no problem!!! I am seriously so fricken excited I can hardly stand myself!!!!! Oh wait, and get this!! Then we decided to go to Kohl's to look for shoes & she found a pair (thank goodness!) & she wanted to go to the Juniors section & I felt the pull to the jeans dept again. So yep, I loaded up my arms with lots of 14s and most of them were a pretty good fit, but I chose 1 pr that I thought looked the best & bought them. They are Levis straight leg (which I love but they are so hard to find!) in MISSES Size 14!!! Buying jeans has always been such a thorn in my side because I have always had a belly and this horrible scar that I try to conceal. Buying jeans is almost as bad as bathing suit shopping for me.....seriously! I was wearing and 18W for I cant tell you how many YEARS. I wore a size 12/14 when I got married 18yrs ago & I am finally getting back into that size again and it feels amazing!! Really energizes me to keep going & stay focused. I dispised shopping in the Womens Dept because everything looked so matronly. I have always wanted to shop in the "normal" ladies dept & not the fat girls dept. and it looks like I have officially left the Womens dept for good! So as I sit at my computer tonight, in my closet there are 3 pr of size 14 MISSES jeans waiting for me to wear them!! And they aren't "grandma jeans" that the waist comes up really high on either....they actually are pretty flattering with the lower rise and they kind of have a whitewashing on the front that I think has a slimming illusion to it. I find that my tummy looks flatter in them as opposed to the higher rise. Just don't like how my undies feel in them with the lower rise....oh well, guess I will go buy some newer SMALLER undies then! :)
So that's what happened to me today....I am officially a REGULAR size 14!! Slowly but surely I am getting there & I am getting smaller. Jeans don't lie!
Have a great night my friends & thanks for listening!
Love & hugs!