Friday, October 29, 2010

NSV: Smaller Pants!

It has been increasingly difficult to find pants to wear each morning because most of mine are too big!  This is not a problem, of course.  The problem is I cannot afford to buy a complete wardrobe in every size as I've mentioned before.  But I also don't want to feel like a frumpy mom all the time either.  Jeans that sag in the butt feel frumpy!  So I decided that I would just go buy a couple pairs of cheap pants at a discount store to get me through for bit. 

Currently, I have size 14s that are clearly too big and even a couple 12s that seem too big.  But I also have a pair of size 12 that fits (at least in the morning) and another pair of size 12 that feels too small.  I was kind of worried about trying on size 10s, though.  I thought about the damage to my psyche if I was to find out that my size 12s just run big.  I know that probably sounds dumb, but it's true.

Anyway, when I got to the store I decided to bite the bullet and head straight for the 10s.  And do you know what?  They fit!  I can wear a size 10 and they are comfortable.  I tried on several different styles just to make sure and yep, a size 10 it is!  I'll take that NSV (non-scale victory) any day!!

Riding that high, and just for kicks, I went ahead and tried on a size 8 before I left.  While I could get them on and buttoned, they were not comfy at all.  Oh well.  At least I know that when I reach my goal weight I'll definitely be in single digit sizes!!

I can't wait!


  1. Hi Lori, I stumbled across your blog a few days ago and I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it. I went back and read every single post you have written (yep, all of them)! I find your posts to be so open and honest and moving and refreshing - truly inspiring.

    Also...a BIG congrats on the size 10's (that is a wonderful feeling)!

    Denita :)

  2. Congrats on the new size! That is always exciting!

  3. That is so awesome! Congratulations!

  4. Thanks everyone! Denita, that's the best comment ever!

  5. That is such awesome news!!!!!! I did a little dance in my closet, when I realized the new size 10 jeans I'd just bought...were actually size 8's. I grabbed the wrong size, and didn't even know it! I'd worn them 3 or 4 times before I knew they were 8's!!!