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Thursday, May 20, 2010

STOP the PRESS!! SIZE TWO!!!!!!!!

You will not believe this. I went to Old Navy to look for a swimsuit b/c they are on sale. I saw the most darling denim mini skirt and I thought to myself "I love that, I am going to try it on in a size 6." I take that cute little mini skirt to the dressing room and slip it on and it is REALLY BIG! My husband is with me and I have him go get me a 4 and a 2. He comes back and I slip on that size TWO and button it right up and the rest is history. I actually put on a size TWO!! What another glorious moment for me. I was grinning from ear to ear and jumping up and down in the dressing room and my husband was just smiling with pride in his eye.

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!


Jessica said...

I agree on the sizes! I have MANY, many sizes, ranging from 8-12. Some stores, like Old Navy, I have 2 different sizes in the same exact product (but different color)! Way to go Dawn!

Anonymous said...

YIPPEE!! I remember the first time I put on a 2. I couldn't believe it! I still head for the 6 or 8's when trying on clothes.

You are doing great! The biggest changes are about to happpen...are you ready? :)

Stacia said...

Oh how you inspire me :)
Thank you for all your a.m. text!!!

Brandi said...

That's amazing girl! I haven't seen a size 2 in years!!! Congrats on such a success! You look adorable!

Leigh said...

wow!! I'm so proud of you, and am rooting for you all the way! I have 3 different sizes in my closet I can fit in at once, so I understand with the clothes not being standard. I can't wait to hear the results of your contest!! Keep rocking woman!

Becca said...

WHOO!! DAWN, I love how you are basking in the glory of it! you deserve it!! Brag away baby! It's not like you just won the lotto and stumbled into a size 2, you WORKED YOUR WAY THERE! Nothing in life can take that from you!

MB said...

Congrats on the size 2s!

I've noticed shoe sizes are no longer standard either.

2, 4, 6, 8 who do we appreciate? Dawn!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats girl!!!