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
She was just grinning from ear to ear as well
I decided I could not leave the store without SOMETHING to mark the event
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!
133 lbs lost to date, and I finally can wear Banana Republic!!!