Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Guess What?

Bad News: about a year and half ago, I went through my clothes and sold or gave away all my tops and dresses that were smaller because I had pretty much given up that I'd ever fit into them again. Now that I KNOW I will be smaller and I've lost some weight.... I don't have smaller clothes to go into. So....

I was out yesterday running an errand with my man when we were right next to a "Fashion Bug" and decided out of the blue to just go in and try some things on. I haven't shopped there for like over 20 years. I have been wearing size 4x - 5x blouses. I like my blouses loose so they don't show my bulges. But lately all my blouses are quite roomy... "tents" my hubby calls them.

So I tried on a ton of clothes and realized that I have lost 2-3 blouse sizes! I now wear 1x-2x. And I used to wear size 28 pants, and now I fit into 24, so I lost 2 pant sizes. That is pretty cool. Can't wait to get even lower! I walked out of there with this new outfit.

I am so excited to actually go clothes shopping with a friend someday! I have NEVER done that, even as a youth, and I've always wanted to. That is one thing on my "Skinny bucket list" - to have a clothes shopping spree with a friend!

UPDATE!! (May 28th, 2010)
Went through the closet quickly this morning and pulled out 34 tents (oops, I mean tops) that are size 4x-5x and that wasn't even all of them. I mean, I have to leave a few to actually wear until I can get some more clothes! I am NOT sentimental about getting rid of these tops either, even though a few of them have been in my closet for over 10 years! IDIOS old clothes and old size!


lynnss1 said...

Hey Margene... love the new outfit! Isn't it fun to shop for new smaller clothes? I just bought some myself, as my office goes casual for the summer and all my clothes from last year are too big! A cool problem to have.

Also love pic of your hubby all decked out in his suit. He cleans up good! ... that's what I tell my husband on the very rare times he dresses up.

Here's to many more shopping adventures for you!


karen said...

That is SO awesome!!! Congratulations on the super cute new outfit and the great progress you & your husband have been making! I saw your comment over at Sam's and had to stop in and say hi :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love that you and your husband are doing this together. Can't wait to follow along on your journey and congrats on the smaller clothes. :)

Lesia said...

Gotta love it when you can buy smaller sizes. I love that outfit. I am excited to follow your blog. Thanks for the invite.smile.

ladyofthehouse said...

Woo hoo!! What a terrific feeling to walk out of a store buying clothes much smaller than what you've been wearing. Good for you!!
Thank you for becoming a follwer of my blog and linking to my page. I've done the same and have enjoyed reading your posts!
Best wishes to you and your man as you make this healthy journey a complete success!!!!
diane :)

MaryFran said...

YAY! Congrats on the MUCH lower clothes sizes!!!!!

Shopping as a thin person was just just fun....by myself, with a friend...anytime. When I was at goal weight, I was a bit of a shopping maniac! LOL

ladyofthehouse said...

I have given you a blog award. Please go to my blog and pick it up.
Thanks for sharing your inspirational journey!!!

diane :)

Rettakat said...

Hello from a fellow Oregonian!

That is so much fun when you discover you are into a smaller size. Congrats on the "shrinkage". ;-)

I love those Capella Flavor drops, too. I first heard about them from Lisa, at 24/7 LowCarb Diner. One of my hubbys favorites is when I sweeten plain yogurt with stevia, then add Boston Creme Pie Capella drops. I use this as a base for a healthy fruit salad. Yummo!

Nice to "meet" you,

Lindsay said...

I am so glad you stopped by my blog! You have done AMAZING!!!! I loved going back and reading your past posts. Great job on your weight loss so far, I look forward to following you as you continue your journey.

Natalia said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!!!! :)