Monday, June 27, 2011

Just a Couple of Non-Scale Victories

See this sleeveless workout shirt I am wearing?  Well, two days ago was the first time I ever wore this out in public.  I wear it around the house a lot to work out in, but NEVER in public.  I have always felt very self conscious of my arms and have never worn sleeveless clothes for as long as I can remember.  I remember being really distraught when my softball team decided to go with sleeveless shirts for our uniforms when I was just 15 or 16 years old.  I HATED that uniform.  As soon as the game was over, I would change into another shirt with sleeves.  I was that self conscious about it.  But I am finally starting to feel better about my body including my arms.  Maybe someday I will even feel comfortable wearing sleeveless clothes other than workout shirts.  

My other non-scale victory has to do with clothes.  One of my summer projects was to clean out my clothes closet again.  I did it last summer and got rid of a lot of clothes but I knew I would have a lot more to get rid of again this summer.  I ran across a pair of jeans I called my "skinny jeans."  They were a size 16.  My old roommate gave them to me when she started losing weight in college.  When I lost a lot of weight in college, I was able to wear these jeans and I felt so good about myself in them.  But as soon as I started to gain weight back, I immediately couldn't wear the jeans anymore.  

So I decided to put the "skinny" jeans on again and see how they fit.  I took some pictures and you can see below my "skinny" jeans:

My new "skinny" jeans are now a size 6.  I bought them when I went home to visit my parents.  I am still a few pounds away from being able to wear them comfortably, but they fit.  I also took some pictures with them on:

And I also bought a pair of size 6 capri pants.  I also feel like I need to lose a few pounds before I can wear these.  Here is a picture of the capri pants:

I also put on an old hoodie that I love.  I knew I wouldn't be able to wear it anymore, but I wanted to see how it fit now.  I am also including a picture of me wearing this hoodie 2 years ago:

I really wanted to do a side by side comparison photo but I couldn't figure out how to do it!  So the first picture is me just a few days ago and the second picture was taken in California 2 years ago.  

Just a couple of non-scale victories I thought I would share.  :)


  1. You look fantastic! I'm so jealous of your size 6's. :-)

  2. Congratulations on your non-scale victories. They are amazing and you look gorgeous!!!

  3. wow - congrats!
    (I can SO relate to that no sleeveless arms thing)