Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy, happy Halloween

Today has been a very happy, happy Halloween already. I bought a pair of jeans! Size 9/10! It was great! My friend came with me and it was so nice having her opinion. The last time I went shopping for jeans I had to begrudgingly and disappointedly walk over to the plus section. I remember that day about a year ago like it was yesterday. I remember how I felt and the feelings I had were those of helplessness, embarrassment and anger at myself for letting myself get to this point. The futility of desperately tyring to cram myself in a 14 was awful. I remember snapping at the skinny girl who came to the fitting room door to ask if anything was fitting, "NO!" And then adding, sheepishly, "I think I need to go up a size." So there I was in the plus section not knowing what to do about myself: "This is it, this is going to be me." Oh, how I wish I knew then what I know now. :)

I will remember this day also! I will remember the afternoon of Halloween '09 when I met a great friend downtown to go shopping. I will remember defeating the weight I had acquired. I will remember feeling good about myself. What a victorious day!

Can't wait to take the girls trick-or-treating tonight! The sun came out today and started melting off the record amount of snow we received this October. However, it is nice because there are a couple places who sponsor indoor trick-or-treating, which is wonderful because you just never know how the weather will be.

On a final note, I will leave you with a picture of me in the pair of pants I bought today (size 9/10) while holding up the ones I bought a year ago (size 16). Sorry, about the poor quality. I couldn't get it all in one picture, but I think it is pretty interesting. I can almost fit into one leg of the old pants. Wow! :)

Have a wonderful Halloween, everyone!


  1. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so awesome! I know exactly how you feel!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wow, I can feel you joy at your accomplishment. That in itself is more motivation for me to purge ahead (not that I was thinking of

    These pictures are so inspiring and I look forward to fitting into smaller jeans.

    Happy, happy middle!

  3. It sounds like you enjoyed your time shopping. You are looking great in the new jeans. It's hard to believe the other pair were actually your jeans. Thanks for sharing this moment. AR