Just before moving to Hawaii I bought myself this top. I loved it because it was roomy and I like (still do) the print. I wore this top to my going away party in Lakewood last June. Remember me doing the hula with the girls? I look Ok, yeah?
On one of my first shopping trips here on the island I purchased a pair of capri's for myself. I had only two other shorts/capris that I owned and both were tight and uncomfortable. I bought myself these:
You may remember me bragging a week ago about my size 6 slacks from Costco. Well, when I got home and tried them on they were too loose. I knew they would drive me nuts and I'd be tugging them up all day--never a pretty sight. I took them back.
This weekend Dave took me Mother's Day shopping and got me some new capri jeans. I quite easily slid right into a size 4!!! I even have a little room in the back waist and will have to alter the jeans slightly. ( I tried on a pair of size 2 jeans and could zip them up but that produced a yucky looking muffin top and I'm just not going there.)
Here are my old size 15 capris compared to my new size 4's with about an inch and a half on each side (double that for front and back) reduction. Can I hear an OH Yeah!
|proof: here's the tag from my new pants.|
|And it's just not possible to get new pants without getting a new top too. Size Small.|
It feels kinda weird to say I'm a size 4 because I really don't feel small. I've always thought 4 is teeny tiny and I don't think I look that much different from my picture last year but I guess the tag don't lie (I hope). The sales associate at Old Navy did inform me that the sizing at Old Navy changed this year and is running larger than it used to--why exactly did he have to inform me of that while I was dancing around in front of the dressing mirror? I don't know.
Anyways, I am quite happy with my accomplishment of being healthier and stronger. I think I'm in the best shape of my life since leaving high school.