"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Growing Silver Lining

Well, the silver lining around my gray mood got so big today it pretty much took out the sad emotions.

I went back to the store to try on a size smaller skirt and IT FIT!!!!!!!!!!! A size 16w fit!!!!!!!

I AM SO EXCITED!! I was so excited I told the saleslady about it and she congratulated me on the loss.

I think it's been about 4-5 years since I've worn that size. In fact, the last time I wore a 16w I was not happy about it, because it meant I was putting on weight I had worked hard to lose.

Now here I am so happy to be wearing that size.

I was so happy I finally decided to buy a new pair of jeans. I haven't bought a new pair since I started losing weight and am happy to report that I could buy a size 16w in those as well.

Both skirt and jeans are a tad snug around my middle, but nothing too tight that I can't wear them right away. I guess I'm so used to things being loose that it's strange to have them fitted again. :)

The scale may show a gain tomorrow, but I will do my best to rejoice in this very significant non-scale victory in my life!


  1. Yay, You!

    It's amazing how our perspective changes. I was thinking a same thing about once being disappointed I was in size 16, now they are collecting dust, and I WANT to be in them.

    I look in the mirror and see the aging process results and sigh. Then I picture myself as 80 wishing I looked the way I look now. Then, TA DA! I'm 41, again and more appreciative.

  2. That is Awesome! I haven't worn a 16 since I was a teenager.