Weight Loss Support - Started crying at Banana Republic.... they fit!!!!!

05-24-2009, 01:04 AM
Hello all!

After a wonderful lunch/art museum & shopping in downtown Seattle today (saturday), I took a gamble: I've always wanted to buy an outfit from Banana Republic when I hit my target goal....

But, I thought.... well, I can fit into some size 14-12 pants (*thanks to weight lifting! LOL).... so a pal of mine and I went into Banana Republic and asked what size pants they carried: size 0-14 in the store, larger sizes sold online.

So, I grabbed a pair of black trousers in sizes 12 & 14, knowing dang well my thighs would NOT fit into a size 10 just yet, lol. I also grabbed a gorgeous, sleeveless shirt in several different sizes.

I went into the dressing room, and held my breath for a moment. They.... fit!

Not the size 14... the size 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The sleevless shirt, I was doubtful I could squeeze into the lowest size I selected from the rack: a size medium, but I did! It wasn't even squeezing in the shirt..... heck, it showed off my rock-hard abs!!!

My gf asked me to pose while she took a pic of me :carrot: She was just grinning from ear to ear as well :cool:

I decided I could not leave the store without SOMETHING to mark the event :cool: Then I found out the shirt I tried on was 30% off for Memorial Day holiday weekend and I would save nearly 12 bucks (*making it the price of a hardcover book).

So heck YEAH I bought it! :cool:

133 lbs lost to date, and I finally can wear Banana Republic!!!

Yahoo!!!!!!!! :carrot:

~ tea

05-24-2009, 01:21 AM
That is inspiring. Way to go you must feel awesome.
My store will be Jacob, and I want to do the happy danse too!
Keep up the great work....

05-24-2009, 02:34 AM
I'm so excited for you! I adore Banana Republic, but I can't really afford it, Haha!

Good for you!

05-24-2009, 02:46 AM
Awesome! Congratulations! You must feel totally awesome right now! :carrot:

05-24-2009, 02:52 AM
Isn't that the most amazing feeling ever?



05-24-2009, 04:00 AM
Tea, I couldn't be more pleased for you!
Is this the weekend you were so anxious about? Sounds to me like you are having a terrific time. Enjoy the weekend and the prospect of many more cute outfits in your future.
You have come such a long way, you deserve all things good!

05-24-2009, 04:15 AM
Awwe I bet that felt amazing :]:] And your friend was there and just as happy for you! :D Congratulations!

Mahina Lani
05-24-2009, 06:53 AM
:carrot:WAY TO GO!!:carrot:
:broc::congrat: :broc:

05-24-2009, 08:09 AM
AWESOME!!!!! Congrats and enjoy, you deserve it!

05-24-2009, 09:16 AM
That's fabulous! Congrats! :D

05-24-2009, 09:21 AM
How absolutely incredibly wonderful for you. What an awesome, awesome feeling.

I can't relate. I too started crying in a dressing room. It was in Macy's. It was the first time in over 20 years that I fit into a "regular" sized shirt. And I was so overcome, I weeped like a baby.

I am so happy for you. Your hard work and dedication are surely paying off. :)

05-24-2009, 10:23 AM
Oh Tea!!! That is just fabulouse news! I am so happy for you. And to get the shirt on sale too.....wow!!! You go girl!!! YOu have worked so hard....keep up the awesome job and you'll be in those 10's before you know it!!!

05-24-2009, 10:32 AM
OMG, that must be such an awesome feeling! Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you!

And you'll get to wear lots of cute fashionable things from now on!

05-24-2009, 10:33 AM
many congrats! I remember feeling that way when I was at a BR Outlet and fit into a XL shirt. I'm sure it'll feel 3 times that when I fit into their pants. You're such an inspiration! :)

05-24-2009, 10:56 AM
I am so happy for you. You should be so proud of yourself. All the hard work and time you have put in is really paying off. Congratulations!!! You are truly an inspiration to all of us!

05-24-2009, 11:12 AM
:bravo: :cp: :dancer: Good for you!!! That is fantastic!

05-24-2009, 11:54 AM
Congratulations!!! :yay: That will be one of those memories that you never forget!! :congrat:

05-24-2009, 06:50 PM
I had a very bad day today, issues with kids. Reading your post made we feel really happy for you . Congrats!!!!!!!!!

05-24-2009, 07:48 PM
I LOVE it! Way to go! I can't wait to feel like that!!!:D

05-24-2009, 08:44 PM
How exciting for you! I can't wait to be able to fit into smaller sizes again.

05-24-2009, 09:32 PM
Congratulations! That is fantastic!

05-24-2009, 09:37 PM
Wow, good for you. I can't wait until I can go in a store and buy off the rack. I am curious about the rock hard abs though. I wondered what you did to get them since you had such a big weight loss? I carry all of my weight in my stomach and I can't see me ever getting rock hard abs.
Great job!!!

05-24-2009, 10:05 PM
Thats pretty cool tea I can't wait until I can fit back into some of my nicer clothes. I have a bunch of nice suits that I can now fit in the pants (still a little tight though) and the coats are about 2 inches from being able to button it! 4 months ago it was about 4 inches away from buttoning it so I know I am getting there.

hey tea do you have any pictures up with your 135lbs weight loss? I bet it is a dramatic different! I love looking at the big losses because I have to lose 145lbs total and it inspires me (and I am sure others) when I see dramatic changes in weight loss.

Anyways congrats you are on the home stretch now for reaching your goal! THAT is awesome! :carrot:

05-26-2009, 11:46 PM
Woohoo! Amazing! You should be so proud of yourself. Your post made me really happy!

05-26-2009, 11:55 PM
I am so very very excited for You!!! You rock!!

05-27-2009, 09:06 AM
Congrats you fashionista! You deserve it!

05-27-2009, 11:10 AM
Wow, what a great feeling, buying clothes from a "normal" store. Congratulations!

05-28-2009, 11:27 AM
That's amazing! I'm totally tearing up reading it!!!!

05-28-2009, 11:29 AM
:bravo: That is fantastic!!!!

05-28-2009, 11:34 AM
That's great! Such a great feeling! :carrot:

05-28-2009, 11:35 AM
I can fit into some size 14-12 pants (*thanks to weight lifting! LOL)
133 lbs lost to date, and I finally can wear Banana Republic!!!

Yahoo!!!!!!!! :carrot:

~ tea

AWESOME!!!! Love to have found yet another believer in weight lifting! How long have you been lifting? Are you blown away by the results? Care to share some of your fav moves?

Great job and I can hear the excitement in your voice by this post!!! Banana Republic rocks!