March 16, 2010

A Happy Mistake

One of my new favorite things to do is try on clothes at stores like Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, etc. Today I tried on a pair of 14 skinny jeans at Old Navy. Skinny jeans aren't my favorite but the 14 DID fit. :) I also tried on a dress that I really liked--they only had a medium. I thought, what the heck? I'll give it a shot. And guess what...the dress FIT too!

When we were in TJ Maxx I saw some Seven7 jeans that looked really cute. I had found a pair of 20s in that brand earlier this year that actually looked decent on me so I bought them. I decided to try on a 14 today. I got in the dressing room and began to pull them up. They went all the way up easily, buttoned and zipped. They felt pretty good but they were a little snug--my mini muffin was visiting.

I was disappointed because I thought if a 14 from two different brands fit well then I could officially say I was a "Size 14." Bummer :( I was taking them off when I happened to look down and catch a glimpse of the tag. Turns out the hanger was mislabeled. They weren't a size 14.

They were a size 12!



A few months ago I was sucking it in to get these on:



Here are my new jeans (of course I bought them!) on top of my old jeans.



These pics of me in my 20s aren't quite as dramatic as I would like them to be...


At first I tried to fit both of my legs into one side but I think I was getting a bit ahead of myself. On the bright side, I did get a nice workout in while trying to get both my legs unstuck.
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15 comments:

Sandy said...

ahhh, Keelie! This is really cool! Thank you for sharing! It is great to share in your progress, and your blog is really cute and ispiring!

JewliaGoulia said...

OMG AWESOME! You rock!

I Love going to TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, etc. They have a bunch of different stuff.

I tried some Seven's on at Lane Bryant and the 24's didn't fit. I've got a ways to go on my journey but you show that this is possible.

Congrats on the 12's! You look hot!

Julia
http://jewliagoulia.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Keelie, you are such a fun person to "read". Congratulations on the size 12's, what a wonderful surprise!

Sweet Tea and Biscuits said...

woo-hoo you go girl :) You can do the happy dance. You are doing great-so inspiring !!

{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

ok, wow. just . . . WOW!!!

Shannon said...

SAAAAAWEEEEEEEEEEEET!

I am so excited for you. Your posts make me more motivated to keep at it everyday. I want to have this feel good victories too.

Thank you:)

New Beginnings said...

Way to go!! I can't wait til the day I can fit in a 12! You are so inspiring!! Keep it up!

Beth said...

Reading this with a big ole smile! Congratulations!

Maria said...

Congrats girl!!! I am so happy for you - what a nice surprise for you! =)

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

Ok- your closing lines had me cracking up!! I laughed even more when it dawned on me that is something I would totally do. You got to love when you try on something that isn't quite right yet and it comes off inside out b/c you have to peel it off. Not that I would know anything about that. Ya, right?!

On a serious note- love the new jeans!

Simply Kimi♥ said...

Wow, youre such an inspiration!!
:} Love the jeans

Barbara said...

Keelie, I admire you for sharing your story, I am also trying to lose weight..not as successful as you...yet.

I have a blog list of of just Texas bloggers and will add your name. Please come and follow along with me and see all the ones I have.

Barbara

Can do mom said...

I read your post with a big smile! You are making such progress! Keep it up and soon those jeans will fit great and even be too big. :)

Can do mom said...

I read your post with a big smile! You are making such progress! Keep it up and soon those jeans will fit great and even be too big. :)

Sandra said...

How exciting - great job on getting to those 12's. Muffin top will disappear soon enough.... :)