Oh my gods I am so happy right now! So happy that I HAVE to blog about it!
No… I didn’t win the lottery. No… I didn’t find true love. No… I didn’t get news that my best friend is coming up from DC to visit…
So why am I so happy? Read on…
i went to Old Navy tonight to get some sweaters as i was looking at their website earlier this week and managed to fall in love with all the fair isle and cabled stuff they have. not only did i end up getting all the sweaters i had intended to purchase and then some (7 in total, i think… i know ungh couldn’t help myself) but but BUT
i found some corduroys i really really liked. so i grabbed a pair in size 16 to try on. i put them against my hips to see if they’d fit and they looked like they would. i had just bought some jeans at Lane Bryant in a 16 so i thought i’d give Old Navy’s 16 a go, but i had doubts that they’d truly fit. After looking around for other things, i get those cords into the fitting room, i put them on and….
and they fit PERFECT too! not tight, not “stuffed sausage” (as my mom calls it) but PERFECT!!!! and the best part? they were the “diva fit” which is the SMALLEST fit of the new fits/styles/whatevers. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i instantly grabbed my mom and hugged her and danced in the fitting room! i haven’t been a size 16 at Old Navy since 1999… since fucking 1999!!!! 8 fucking years! FINALLY!!!!! and this is a store that’s known for small sizes. omg omg OMFG it was the most amazing feeling to have those pants fit!!!!!
i’ve been riding the high all night and just had to share!!!! i danced around the living room when i got home and hugged my mom a few more times for good measure. i could not believe my luck! the last time i went to Old Navy and tried on pants i left the store fighting back tears because nothing fit! and now to have a smaller size fit… wow wow WOW!!!!!
oh and even better… the cords were on sale for $14 a pair… so what do i do? i get 3 pairs. can you blame me?
gods… thinking about it, i’m back in my high school size! it was only a year ago that i was near tears because i was a size 22. now, i could cry tears of joy because i’m 4 sizes smaller! it’s like a whole new world is starting to open up to me thanks to yogurt and salads. LOL
i had to share my joy!!!
someone asked for how i lost the “weight” in a year. well i haven’t lost much weight, but i’ve dropped a lot of inches…. so i’ve shaped and toned up a lot over the past year. Here’s how I did it.
i spent a year working out at Curves 3-4 times a week and when the membership ended, I started going for 30 minute walks around my hilly neighborhood with my mom 4 times a week. i also go hiking on the occasional weekend and i go to a belly dance class every Sunday afternoon.
on the food side, i’ve been eating a salad for lunch every day, i eat yogurt and fresh fruit as my nightly treat and save things like ice cream for weekends only and i have to go out to an ice cream shop to get it. and i make sure that at dinner i eat only a little bit of lean meat with a lot of colorful vegetables. i also watch my portions. i measure my food and try to eat the recommended serving size and never ever eat directly from the package. oh, and i stay very far away from processed foods; i eat a lot of organics and whole foods. my food philosophy if it’s not found in nature, it’s not going into my body. it limits my diet, but i’ve been much healthier.
this is what’s worked for me. i’ve also been under the supervision of my doctor. i do recommend talking to your doctor before dieting because he/she will smack some sense into you and recommend good and healthy ways to lose the weight. i still have more to lose, so i plan on following my doctor’s recommendation and join Weight Watchers.