Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weight Loss Update

I did not realize it had been so long since I posted on this blog.  I just wanted to brag  give a little update on my weight loss.  A huge milestone happened yesterday, and I want to remember this date!  Ha!

Okay, so in early September I was getting very frustrated because every morning when I got dressed I was having to try 2 or 3 outfits on before I found one that fit.  Fit=not too big!  I mean it was exciting that most of my clothes were too big, but frustrating at the same time.  So, my mom came over one night and I tried on EVERY article of clothing in my closet.  EVERY article of clothing.  I felt like I had run a marathon!  Ha!  Seroiusly, t took about 4 hours.

It was nice to clean all of the "too big" clothes out, but left me frustrated with myself.  I had spent entirely too much money on clothes.  To get nice looking plus size clothes you almost have to shell out the big bucks.  I have done the full closet clean out one other time and gotten rid of everything that was too big.  It literally made me sick!  I don't mind getting rid of expensive clothes after they are worn out.  If I have gotten to wear them to death I don't mind at all!  BUT, getting rid of them when you can barely tell they have been worn is not okay.  It really makes me sad. 

So, I made a vow that more expensive clothes until I am at my goal weight.  And, I have a ways to go so I won't be purchasing any clothing items over $20 or $30 for quite a while!  And that is possible now because I CAN SHOP AT ANY STORE!  You heard that right.  No more plus sizes for me!  I can walk into inexpensive stores and buy a $20 pair of pants off the rack.  I really can't believe it.

When I began my weight loss journey I wore a size 22.  And really I was pushing a size 24 I just couldn't make myself buy a 24.  And that is in shirts and pants.  And I am only 5 feet tall.  Not 5 foot something, just 5 foot. 

And yesterday I bought a size 14 jeans.  Yes, you read that right.  I BOUGHT A SIZE 14 JEANS!  I haven't worn a size 14 in anything since I was about 12 years old.  When I was a senior in high school, I went on a specialized diet where I had to see a doctor once a month and get monitored and take special vitamins.  It was basically a very low carb low sugar diet.  It was the only thing that had ever been successful for me (which makes since now because of my PCOS diagnosis) and I lost enough weight to wear some 14s, but I still wore a 16 in jeans.  

I truly was in shock!  The one pair of jeans that I still have after the great closet clean out of 2011 is a 16.  My mom had mentioned that she felt like they were getting a little big.  I didn't really think so.  So yesterday when I ran to a local store that was having a sale on jeans I naturally tried on a pair of 16s.  They were WAY too big.  I had to control myself from screaming to the sales lady to GO GET ME A 14!  Ha!  So needless to say, it was a very exciting time for me.

I also have another funny story.  I have always worn a size XL in t-shirts.  In high school, college, and now every time I order a t-shirt I order an XL.  (Except those few times I had to order a 2XL.)  So, we ordered new t-shirts at work a few weeks ago.  I ordered an XL.  When it came in I was so excited to try it on.  It is a long sleeve t-shirt.  The sleeves hung about 12 inches past my hands.  The shoulders were almost at my elbows, and the shirt hit me right below my knees.  Seriously.  I could have added a belt and worn the shirt as a dress.  I was a little disappointed that I had wasted money on these shirts that don't fit, but I was SUPER excited when I ordered a large, tried it on for the first time, and IT FIT!  Actually it is even a little big, but not enough to go down to a medium, yet.  A medium.  I NEVER thought I would come close to wearing a medium.  Whew.

I really wanted to call everyone I know and tell them!  Ha!  But I remember when I was having the HARDEST time losing weight.  Hearing someone else lost another clothing size was almost as hard as hearing someone else was pregnant.  It is very frustrating when someone else is losing weight and you are trying your hardest and it isn't going any where.  Or even if you aren't trying that hard but you really wish you could lose weight and it isn't happening for you.  One of the things that hurt my feelings like crazy is when someone else would lose weight and say "I can't wear thses clothes anymore because they are too big.  Do you want them?"  I know it is probably silly for me to be that way, but it bothered me.  

I really wanted to ask a friend of mine if she wanted to go thru my "too big expensive clothes" that I was getting rid of, but I did not want to hurt her feelings.  It was kind of crazy that it just came up in a conversation that she was having with another friend.  So, I just threw it out there and she was very excited to go shopping at my place.  Whew.  I am so glad that turned out well.  I know it may sound silly, but I loved those clothes and it makes me happy that she is going to get to wear some of them and not someone who won't appreciate or take care of them!  (Love you MA!)  

So anyway, there is the longest weight loss update yet!  I haven't weighed in a while, so I don't know numbers, but I will weigh soon so I can put down the exact pounds I have lost!