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Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Friday night was the night that I had an amazing thing happen along my health and fitness journey. I slid on a pair of size FOUR jeans. SIZE 4 PEOPLE!!! Let's just count this together and see how fast we can get there, 1, 2, 3 4. WOOT! You can even count it on one hand!!!
This was truly an amazing moment for me.

I have been able to get into 6's and I only have 1 pair of those that my Mom bought me a few weeks ago. I have not been clothes shopping in months (I am not a big shopper at all, although it is MUCH more enjoyable now than it was about 50 pounds ago). I had a Bachelorette party to go to Saturday night so I thought it would be a good excuse to get a new shirt and an new pair of jeans. Friday after work, J picked up the girls and I went to the mall alone. Went to JcPenney's. I found some jeans and I thought to myself, I am going to grab a 6 and a 4 and just see how close I am to getting into the 4's. Well, I tried those on first just for kicks, WELL GET OUT OF TOWN THOSE THINGS SLIPPED RIGHT ON and buttoned right up with no muffin top or anything. Water filled my eyes as I stood in the dressing room. I wanted to run out into the store yelling "four, four, four" but I refrained. Instead I took a cell phone picture of them and sent it to a few people and got some quick exciting responses back. WOW!! Talk about tears of joy. I just could not believe my eyes. I also tried on the 6 just for good measure and they were loose. I needed the FOUR. I just had to confirm that I really needed the FOUR and I DID!

Just as a reminder to all of you to look at my sidebar. I used to be that over 200 pound girl who wore a size TWENTY and an XXL!!! Now I can sport a size 4 and a medium and some smalls. I NEVER dreamed I would be where I am today. This was not overnight and this was not even in one year (although, I believe you could get there in 1 year if you truly wanted to). This has been a major work in progress and taking small baby steps the entire way and learning as I go and getting better and better at my lifestyle as the days go by. This is a TRUE REWARD for me and by gosh, I deserve it! I kept staring at my jeans all weekend from time to time just thinking how small they were and how they fit ME! DANG, I FEEL GOOD!!!

I remember back when I was so overweight and tears would come to my eyes it seems almost daily when I would get dressed b/c of how fat I was and nothing looked good or could hide my rolls. To be at the point that I am now is almost undescribable. I wish everyone could exprience this feeling once in their life. We ALL deserve it, not just me. GO FOR YOUR GOALS people, it is SO SO SO WORTH IT!!

I have no idea if after the competition comes and goes if I will still be able to wear a size 4, if I do I do and if I don't I don't but no one can ever take away this glorious moment for me. I will remember this always.


Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!! I'm so truly happy for you girl! You rock those 4's!

Brandi said...

Congrats girl! I haven't seen a 4 in years!! Very inspiring!!! Yay!!!!

Katie J said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! How exciting for you and you look great in that pic. I really like it.

Michelle said...

You look AMAZING !!!! The purple shirt looks really good on you too. You are AWESOME !!! lol

WeightWatcher Mama said...

congrats! you have worked super hard for this!

p.s. what brand are those? i <3 pennys!

Tricia said...

hot hot hot!

Becca said...

Ok, you seriously just made me tear up at work!!

Damn PMS + Dieting + my love for you!!

SO proud of you Dawn!!

Genie said...

Look at YOU!!! Way to go! This is awesome! AWESOME!

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness said...

Congratulations! You are totally glowing in these pictures, so happy for you!

Kari Keenan said...

Congratulations! You're rockin' those size 4 jeans, girl!! (And I had the same reaction at work as Becca did) LOL