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OMG I'm so ecstatic I have to share!!!!

Book-Worm

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S: 19st11.4lb C: 19st11.4lb G: 12st5lb BMI: 40.4 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
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I have been shopping for the first time since the start of the diet (only window shopping though, sadly :( )

I was in Primark, looking at the winter coats, rejoycing that for once I would not freeze in the winter because I would be able to buy a coat that I would be able to fasten without looking like the Michelin Man (usually, I let my winter coat open as it doesn't make me look as fat :( )

My husband invited me to try one on. At first I didn't want to. Primark, I discovered, are notorious for their "smaller" sizes, ie a size 18 from Primark is smaller than a size 18 in Asda.

But then I thought "OK, let's try the 18 on": it was too big!!!!! So I tried the 16 on and it was perfect!!!!! I even had room for a bulky jumper underneath!!!!! And to think that when the time comes to buy a new coat, the size 16 will be too big!!! I was so chuffed!!!

I didn't try any trousers in Primark as I know the size 18 is too small (pear shape dieter here!). So we went to Asda and I tried on a size 16 pair of high waisted skinny jeans. And they fit!!! :D Well, they were a bit tight around the belly, so I know where to target my exercise now. But they fit nonetheless!!! I used to wear Size 24 jeans from there!

It helped so much. I was feeling really down before going out, wanting to eat, etc etc, but this has given me hope. That the diet IS working.

But funnily enough I was SCARED of trying smaller sizes because in my mind I was still a size 22/24... So no way a size 16 could fit me... It'll take time to see my body differently...

Sorry for the long post, but I HAD to share :D

Do you have any similar stories? Please share, I love reading about this sort of things. For me it's even more exciting than losing weight (although obviously, they go hand in hand). xxx
 
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Tbag

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S: 14st12.0lb C: 12st7lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 26.6 Loss: 2st5lb(15.87%)
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Well done Bookworm - bet that really made you even more determined to keep going! You have done so well, keep going!
 

Book-Worm

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S: 19st11.4lb C: 19st11.4lb G: 12st5lb BMI: 40.4 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
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Well done Bookworm - bet that really made you even more determined to keep going! You have done so well, keep going!
Thanks TBag. And you bet it has, I can really see myself in a nice little black dress for Christmas now :D And we have a birthday party on Dec 15th: I am really looking forward to shopping for that :D
 
S: 20st13lb C: 19st4lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 43.6 Loss: 1st9lb(7.85%)
#4
That's frikkin awesome!! :D:D
 
S: 18st7lb C: 15st3lb BMI: 30.6 Loss: 3st4lb(17.76%)
#5
Well done Bookworm thats amazing :D :D
 
S: 18st3.6lb C: 17st0.4lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 35.2 Loss: 1st3.2lb(6.73%)
#6
That's so fantastic! I myself had a similar experience a few weeks ago! Went to buy some jeans, usually a size 22, and the 18's fit me perfectly! They're even a little loose now!! Feel's amazing!! Well done to you, and I'm so glad that you've got your motivation back xxx
 
S: 14st10lb C: 12st2lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 30.1 Loss: 2st8lb(17.48%)
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BOOKWORM all i can say is "BRILLIANT" you must be over the moon, keep up the good work onward and smaller you go x
 
S: 18st1lb C: 17st1lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 39.8 Loss: 1st0lb(5.53%)
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I love stories like this really keep you motivated well done book worm u skinny minny :) glad that's spurred u on x
 

Book-Worm

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S: 19st11.4lb C: 19st11.4lb G: 12st5lb BMI: 40.4 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
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Thanks girls! I still can't believe it! It's been so hard lately for some reason. Thesis work, husband being away for work 7 days at a time, etc. So that really spurred me on.

Now I can't wait to be able to fit in the size 16 skinny jeans from Asda WITHOUT the muffin top :D (they are the high waisted ones, supposed to flatten you tummy: my tummy must not have read that part of the label :eek: )
 

ninajw83

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C: 25st0lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 53.2
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wow wow wow wow that is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
 


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