After reaching my 130 lb weight loss milestone last week Monday, I figured why not go into one of those "regular" (as in "regular for people wearing clothing sizes lower than a size 20-18?") stores at the mall.
So, I strolled into one of those VERY pricey stores, figuring "why the **** not?"
lol. I picked up size 16 capri pants, a medium shirt, and a large spring jacket and headed to the dressing room.
The capris were comfortable on me (still haven't gotten down to a size 14 yet, but I can say I'm a very comfortable size 16
I was shocked that the shirt was too big! The sales lady handed me a size "small" and I have to admit, I teared up a bit in the dressing room.
Sure, it's the same size "12-14" as my usual shirts, but there's something to be said from a mental perspective when I realized, crap I'm wearing a size SMALL!!
I also apparently mistook my own size in jacket size.... I picked a large, thinking a bit baggy but comfortable would look great on me. Turns out, THAT was also too big!
A medium size jacket fitted my form better.
I actually walked out of that store, and down 2 blocks before I realized I had left my bag of library books in the dressing room! (*The sales lady remembered me & was waiting for me at the counter as I hurried back into the store, lol!)
I know they're just small steps, and yes I'm fully aware the clothing industry have been enlarging clothing sizes over the years to accommodate the rising obesity trends in American consumers.
It still was a psychological boost to my self-esteem! I can't wait for the day I can shop in sizes that are single (instead of double) digits!