Small Victories
April 22nd, 2003 by Anna

We had to wear overalls to work today. It’s Earth Day and we’re supposed to look “earthy.” I only had shortalls and wanted to participate, so we all went overall shopping last night. I found a cute pair with a capri length and was going to just buy the mediums off the rack. I’m not sure what made me decide to try on the smalls. I didn’t just buy them outright, because I needed them for today and wouldn’t have time to exchange them for the right size if the small didn’t work. So I took my one-year old into the dressing room with me and tried them on. I don’t know why I was so surprised, but I sure did a little happy dance that they fit me with room to spare. I guess I’m still not used to that feeling. This still hasn’t happened to me as many times as having a LARGE not fit me because it’s too SMALL. I am aware that the majority of my clothes now is a size four and that I can’t wear anything in my closet that is bigger than a six without it falling off. But my mind still tells me that that’s not the way it really is. I get nervous every time I pick up my size. I hold it up and think, there’s no WAY I can fit into this! I am still moved nearly to tears when this little triumphs happen to me. I still have that mirror thing going on. Maybe that’s part of it.

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  • Roberta writes:
    April 23rd, 20038:32 pmat

    Wow, what a wonderful feeling that must be. I have lost a little over 20 pounds and my current goal is just to get out of the plus sizes. A mini-goal for me is just to never buy a plus size again. Today I was in the store and tried on a size XL top. I don’t need anything, I was just curious how it would fit. It was a little snug, but really close to fitting. In January I was busting out of my size 22’s, so I am very excited to be on the brink of an XL. I can’t even IMAGINE what a size small must feel like. Keep up the good work!

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