Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A size WHAT?!

After our whirlwind trip to La Pine, my left eye was twitchy and red. I decided that was my body's way of telling me to get some sleep. So for the entire week, I skipped my morning workout and slept in. But I continued to make good food choices hoping to offset the lack of workouts and keep any weight gains to a pound or two. I forced myself out of bed the last two days to work out. After eating a slice of pizza and 2 bread sticks at our Papa's Pizza fundraiser yesterday, I knew I needed to get a good sweat going. Nervously I stepped on the scale this morning and was overjoyed to find that I lost a pound! So now I only have 5 lbs to go until my goal! Or until I revise my goal...I haven't decided yet.

When I got my new haircut, I also decided to break down and buy a new pair of jeans. You know, a whole new look. I went to Nordie's and asked the first salesperson I saw to point me toward the longest jeans they had. As we approached the rack, she asked what size I wear.

"I don't know," I responded.

I'm sure that answer could not have been any more annoying.

"Well, what size do you NORMALLY wear?" she asked.

"I really don't know. I've recently lost quite a bit of weight and haven't bought any new clothes in 6 months. I would guess a 12 or 14?" I replied.

She glanced at me sideways, muttered her congratulations and pulled 3 pairs of jeans for me to try on. As she ushered me into the fitting room, she told me that she pulled a 14, a 12 and a 10...just in case. I laughed and rolled my eyes. Of course I started with the 14. Too big...I heave a sigh of relief. Then on to the 12. A little loose in the legs but not bad...I dance a happy little jig. Just for grins, I think I'll try on the 10. I'm sure it won't fit but I'll see how close I'm getting.

HOLY COW, IT FITS!!! The 10 freakin fits! And I can breathe and everything! I haven't been a size 10 since high school so I couldn't have been happier if it was a size 0. At this moment, the salesperson returns to see how I'm doing. I fling open the door with a huge smile.

"Wow, those look great," she says. "Which size are they?"

Sheepishly I respond "the 10."

And at that moment, she could have brought me ANYTHING in a size 10 and I would have bought it without question.


Fortunately I had a haircut to get to. So I bought the jeans, cut off the tags, walked directly to the restroom, put them on and walked to my car feeling lean and strong. So this is what all that sweating was for!


The Tucson Gang June 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM  

Way to go girlfriend! Now those kinds of results will get you outta bed in the morning, eh?!!? Way to go - I CAN'T wait to see you...a size 10 - You are a Rock STAR!!!


Sarah W June 11, 2008 at 12:41 PM  

Congrats Lori! That is awesome!

Sara June 11, 2008 at 7:07 PM  

YEA SIZE 10! That is fantastic! A hot little body, sassy's like a total makeover! I'm all for taking advantage of the increased self-esteem and buying a ridiculously impractical pair of shoes (okay, I do that all the time, I confess). Nothing makes you feel more like a supermodel than a sweet pair of heels with new clothes, like long and lean're tall enough, if you put on heels, people WILL think you're a supermodel. America's Next Top Model, anyone? I'm submitting your picture...try to stop me :)

Becci June 11, 2008 at 9:44 PM  

i'm happy for you and JEALOUS!! your story is giving me my second wind!! (or 800th wind, but who's counting??)

KrissyKeelan June 11, 2008 at 11:26 PM  

Back to your high school size, that's amazing Lori. I just got there myself a few months ago. I know I was already small, but I finally shedded that baby weight from Quammie and the hospital.
Now if we can just manage to stay this size for the next 10 or 20 years...
5 more pounds and that new pair of jeans won't fit anymore!

Beth June 14, 2008 at 6:50 PM  

That is so wonderful! I am jealous! I would love to get back to my high school size. I am proud of all the hard work you have done! Go buy some more clothes! You deserve it!

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