I cried in Lane Bryant today and I’m not ashamed. I took the day off to run some errands and get some Christmas shopping done and it’s only noon and I’ve been super productive. One of the many items on my agenda today was a trip to Lane Bryant since my husband told me he’s tired of washing the only pair of jeans I have that fit still. Everything else is too big.
Since I had received a reward check in the mail, I figured it was time to suck it up and buy new jeans. I hate buying jeans. They never fit right. NEVER NEVER NEVER! I’m never happy with them so I wasn’t totally looking forward to this.
To be honest, this is the first time I’ve even tried on a pair of jeans while shopping. I don’t wear them often since I can only wear them on the weekends so it wasn’t a necessity as I lost weight. Now that I only have one pair that fits it was time to buy something new.
So I went to Tanger Outlets which has my favorite Lane Bryant store. I typically get most of my clothes there because I’m happy with the style and the fit. Today everything was 50% off which made me happy. Of course, I tried to talk myself into buying a few shirts but I was really a girl on a mission and I needed to focus.
So I found the a handful of jeans to try on and immediately grabbed a 20. I thought that was probably about where I was at this point. However, when I put them on … that was NOT the case. The 20s could easily be pulled on and off without even unbuttoning the pants.
Surely I was going crazy. So I thought… well I guess i’ll give an 18 a try but I know they won’t fit. Boy was a wrong. They not only fit but they actually fit GREAT! So I decided to get a little bit ahead of myself and grabbed a 16 and guess what… THEY WENT ON! I won’t say they “fit” because they were incredibly tight and a bit uncomfortable but they were ON!
I literally started crying in the dressing room. In May I wore a 24/26 and now I’m in an 18. All my hard work and I’m finally starting to see the results. I knew they were there, but today they were staring me in the face. I was so proud of myself that I took a picture of the tag and sent it to my husband who told me how proud of me he was. He’s sad I’m starting to lose my curves, but he’s so happy I’m finally happy with myself.
Now before I embark on the large task of house cleaning, I just wanted to share my unbelievable joy with everyone. It’s an early Christmas in my house!