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




teawithsunshine
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


lookingtobehealthy
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....

shrinkingleah
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!


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

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

Congratulations!!!!!

:bravo:

dutchgirl
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!

divinechaos
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:
:cb:

sawa1210
05-24-2009, 08:09 AM
AWESOME!!!!! Congrats and enjoy, you deserve it!

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

rockinrobin
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. :)

lumifan4ever
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!!!

MiniMo
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!

Smiling_Sara
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! :)

maryshady
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!

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

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

whispers
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!!!!!!!!!

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

Sheena41
05-24-2009, 08:44 PM
How exciting for you! I can't wait to be able to fit into smaller sizes again.

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

angiemo3
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!!!

flatiron
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:

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

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

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

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

Jeannette311
05-28-2009, 11:27 AM
That's amazing! I'm totally tearing up reading it!!!!

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

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

daniela
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!