True ConfessionsI like what I see – The Shrinking Jeans of Lisa


August 31, 2010 By lisa

  1. One of my best friends is getting married this weekend.  I am a bridesmaid in her wedding.  The wedding is in Ohio.  The husband and I will be traveling there for a few days, leaving the kids in the loving care of their grandparents- squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. I may be the slowest person ever to lose weight- it feels like it is taking forever to lose what I want to lose.  However, my body has changed shape with all the exercise and running over the last year.  I am a Size 12 and hope to be in a Size 10 within a few months (I am 5′ 6″ for anyone wondering).  Since we are actually going away for the weekend, I thought this special occasion called for new clothing duds.
  3. I had a very short amount of time to shop when I stepped into Buckle, a store that I had never stepped into before.  Before today, the store intimidated me with it’s cute, urban styles and seemingly small-looking clothes.  Previously, I thought to myself, “there is no way these hips that have borne 3 children in 5 years will ever fit into THOSE clothes”.  Today, I decided to give it a try and see what happened.
  4. I am so glad I did.  The store was empty and I had two eager, stylish, enthusiastic, hip associates to help me with pulling things together.  I learned how to layer and to piece things together, including shoes and accessories.  It was awesome and I thought, Man it is FUN to shop when things actually FIT and when I like what I see in the mirror *cue angels singing*.
  5. Sure, I still need to lose a bit more and sure, I still have a muffin top, BUT overall, I like what I see.
  6. From playground mom to hip, cool mom.