Now with all that being said above and YES, I am still taking credit for the size 2 and basking in the glory no matter what type of vanity sizing they have at certain stores. Putting on this size two has shown me one more important thing about this journey to be healthy and fit and that is (in my opinion only):
You need to be happy with what you see in the mirror...BOTTOM LINE. I now have a size 2, size 4, size 6, 8 and even a 10 and they ALL fit. Go figure! Sizes are NOT standard, which I am not complaining about that, can't change it so I won't worry about it but it just proves my point that the scale is no indication of your success and neither is a number on the tag of clothing. I think this is MORE important to realize when you do get close to what your goal size/weight/ look in the mirror is. As you are starting your jouney and moving down from a 20 to an 18 or from 230 pounds to 199 then my opinion is that you can put more emphasis on the sizes and the scale, but there comes a point when you can't do that any longer b/c you will constantly be dissappointed if you do. When you get closer to your goal it should be more about how you feel, and how you look when naked and also don't hold yourself to only what you think your mind is perfection and never compare yourself to someone else. You gotta go with you and be the best that you can be.
So enjoy those sizes as they go down and that scale as it moves down as well but don't put all your eggs in one basket b/c the mirror and your mind are your true measure of success.
Bikini competitor Dawn who can wear a 2, 4, 6, 8 and a 10. HA!