Why I Stay Motivated

Two words-

New jeans.

This weekend I bought a few things for myself in the sales. Nothing ridiculous, but I was in desperate need of some clothing that fit - especially new jeans.

I started this journey not wearing jeans in January because my size 24 jeans got too small. I worked my way back into them. Then into my 22s I had laying around. Finally into my old 20s. That took about 8 or so months. Well now my 20s are crazy baggy and just not cute. I have that dumpy butt thing going on. So I decided to try on some 18s at the GAP just to see.

Lo and behold - they fit!! They actually fit. Not the stupid low rise ones - those are not for women with butts. But the bootcuts fit great. Add 50% off and I felt like it was my special personal holiday.

I'm not there yet - I would like to be a lot farther from plus size when I'm done. But I will happily take this victory. One year and at least 4 jean sizes smaller. More really since all the 20 and higher sizes were women's sizes and the new 18s are straight size.

Obligatory dressing room shot :)