|The ever-growing doesn't fit pile!|
This past weekend I took a girl’s weekend to the beach with my mom and her 2 friends. We did what every other group of women would do within a 15 mile radius of an outlet mall, shopped! I ended up in Ann Taylor LOFT and picked out 2 size 16 dresses to try on. I was optimistic but wasn’t going to be heartbroken if they didn’t fit. Well, dear reader, those suckers fit! I have now marked August 2nd on my calendar as the day I was able to shop in a REGULAR store! A few months ago I purchased some shorts in a size 18 regular from Belk but that didn’t count because they have a plus size section. While this may be the largest size at LOFT, this lil’ lady was still excited! All I’ve wanted my entire adult life was to be able to shop in normal stores. I’ve played the friend who stands outside the dressing room pretending to look at accessories more times than I can even count. It was really cute when at Buckle earlier this year and the girl asked if I wanted to try anything on. I politely told her, “No,” to which she responded, “We have jeans for all sizes.” I wanted to say, “Not for ALLLLLLL of this.” She was cute and nice, though, so I just kept browsing shoes.
Side note, I will be back at Buckle and treating myself to a ridiculously expensive pair of jeans when I’m ready. I will also go across the mall aisle to Victoria Secret and purchase a sexy, flirty bra. Then get ready because I’m wearing ONLY those jeans and bra for at least a week straight. I’m going to flaunt what I’ve busted ass for!
You know that saying, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels?” A few months ago I would have scoffed that the speaker has obviously never had a red velvet cupcake from Georgetown Cupcake. I’ve recently had one of these cupcakes and it was damn good (FYI these are my favorite cupcake flavor and baker) but fitting into that dress in the LOFT dressing room felt so much better. The thing is, food isn’t going anywhere. With the exception of the recent Twinkie scare, food will always be there for you to eat again. French fries aren’t going to stop being made, ingredients for a cake will always be available for baking and no one will lose the recipe for chicken parmigiana. You can and will eat your favorite foods again, just in a different capacity. However, the high and elation that comes from looking good and FEELING good is unparalleled. You may think I’m crazy but I dare you to find out.