Thursday, September 2

No concept of my size

Is anyone else struggling with this?

Joey convinced me to try on a pair of jeans last night that I was 100000% positive where way, way, way too small. Like, I wasn't going to be able to get them over a thigh.

Wrong.

Up and zipped AND I was breathing.

Granted, they were a bit tighter than I would wear out in public, but nothing a few weeks of weight loss+gym time won't cure.

Oh, and they were size 20 from Old Navy! Yes, I know their stuff runs big, but we're going to forget we know that little nugget of information and just concentrate on the fact that I can wear size 20 pants!

But back to the original topic, I would have sworn they wouldn't fit. I honestly have no concept of what will fit and what won't when I look at clothing anymore. It's such a surreal feeling.

(And with this, I will spare you any more posts for the day...unless I win the lottery or Brett Favre issues me a personal apology for his disloyalty to the Packers and the Packer Nation and me, his one-time biggest fan. Oh, or if DH comes home and makes dinner or does anything besides lay on the couch. Yeah, those would all be blog-worthy.)

22 comments:

  1. It's funny, because I don't dare go in a "normal" store yet, because I don't want to be upset when they don't fit. Yet at the same time, I refuse to shop at lany bryant, Catherines or any other Plus Size store again. So needless to say, my wardrone is looking haphazard these days.

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  2. We should also mention that they are a size regular size 20, not a 20W which are larger according to ON size charts (!!!!)

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  3. YES this is a great NSV! Congrats!! I'm looking forward when I can go in to a 20 and be able to pull it up above my kneecaps.

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  4. Great job!

    I can't tell you how many times I've read someone's blog and they've said how much they weigh and I think, "No way! They can't weigh less than me. I was banded before them!" and then a second later I realize I weigh 20 lbs. less than them or something. I seriously have no idea what I weigh most of the time or what size I wear. It is almost funny!

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  5. How awesome!!! You are doing great!!!

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  6. I totally understand. I put on a shirt from several years ago that was an XL. Now granted it is just t-shirt to work out in but I have been wearing mens 3x shirts for a while now and when it fit I freaked out. It's a good feeling.
    As far as my camera goes, I am shooting with a Canon 30d that I found on ebay. Would LOVE a 5d but that is no where near my future. I am totally an amatueur anyway. You can check out my stuff at angelajoyvaughan.blogspot.com. We need to talk about photography because the pics of your kids are fabulous...would love to see more!

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  7. Great job. I don't know if it is just me, but I haven't ever been able to wear stuff from Old Navy. I felt it was all too small for me. I do need to go look at some pants though. Maybe....

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  8. I'm clueless about size also. I just bought underwear that I really thought would fit. They fell right off. Weird. I also have really enjoyed everyone's pictures today. What a great idea!

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  9. I think you are size perfect. Period. I puffy heart you.

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  10. I too am having a big problem shopping. I tried on a bunch of old stuff in my closet and they are too big. I had no pants for winter, they were falling off my butt. It is such a strange thing. It is probably the most astonishing thing that this weight loss has caused. So happy you are astonishing yourself.

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  11. I have encountered this same issue this week. I needed a suit to wear for an interview and I went to the woman's department - picked out a size 18W - it was HUGE on me. Got a 16W, still too big...got a 14W...just a little too big (close, but a bit). Went to the regular size department - size 16, too small. Size 18 regular was perfect, but do you know how hard it is to find a size 18 regular in the ladies suit department??? Luckily I found one that looked great - but it was frustrating. Just one more size and I could have had my pick of bunch. Anyway...back to my point... I really thought I needed an 18W, really couldn't even believe I fit into an 18 regular!!! I love this band thing... Congrats to you! Sounds like you are doing great!

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  12. I have the opposite problem. I look at clothes and think I should be able to fit into them, but can't, then get pissed. I like your concept better. Congrats on the pants.

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  13. Pfft, Old navy pants fit small as far as I can tell. I wear 18 or 20 right now but still can't fit into any size 20s from Old Navy... there tops always run a little bigger, but the bottoms?? No way, they are always tight on me!

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  14. Fantastic! Yippee!!! Hip Hip Hooray or should
    i say Less Hip hooray! You were looking amazing when we met for Chilis... so I am not surprised that you got those jeans on! Good for you! *Maria*

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  15. I'm right there with you!!! I am starting to size out of Lane Bryant but I don't know where else to shop...I'm convinced things won't fit anywhere else lol. Congrats!

    www.ladylapband.blogspot.com

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  16. Hello, ran into your blog and wanted to say hi. Looking forward to following you :)

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  17. Hi there, new follower here! I enjoyed reading your story! I was banded August 27. And we have the same birthday!

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  18. Okay...I loved you before but your comments about the run. HILARIOUS! You and I are feeling the same way! I'm terrified but excited and just ready to do it!! I have to restart running as well, I can't even run a mile right now. But I have a feeling if we set this goal just like every other goal (e.g., a size 20 - CONGRATS!) We can do it Amy!!

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  19. Congrats! I was just banded last week, blogging my journey as well. Happy to have found your blog!!

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  20. I still feel like a spy from team F.A.T. everytime I shop in "normal" sections. I feel like the sales girls are eyeing me, wondering what I think I'm doing in their section. It's surreal when stuff fits and looks ok... my.brain.can't.take.it.all.in...

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