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Old 05-24-2009, 12:04 AM   #1  
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Default Started crying at Banana Republic.... they fit!!!!!

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 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!!!


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Old 05-24-2009, 12:21 AM   #2  
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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....
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:34 AM   #3  
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I'm so excited for you! I adore Banana Republic, but I can't really afford it, Haha!

Good for you!
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:46 AM   #4  
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Awesome! Congratulations! You must feel totally awesome right now!
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Isn't that the most amazing feeling ever?


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Old 05-24-2009, 03:00 AM   #6  
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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!
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:15 AM   #7  
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Awwe I bet that felt amazing :]:] And your friend was there and just as happy for you! Congratulations!
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:53 AM   #8  
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:09 AM   #9  
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AWESOME!!!!! Congrats and enjoy, you deserve it!
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That's fabulous! Congrats!
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:21 AM   #11  
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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.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:23 AM   #12  
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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!!!
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:32 AM   #13  
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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!
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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!
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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!
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