Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let's Go Shopping!

I try to avoid going to Target at all costs because I just can't seem to walk out of that place without buying something. So it was with great trepidation that I snuck in for a quick look for a work function that I have in Sydney next week. Shopping has not been a very pleasant experience for me for the past 18 months and I have avoided it like the plague, so I was quite nervous to see if things have changed much.

Let me tell you, I had to practically be dragged out of that place because I couldn't stop trying things on! I ended up leaving with the following:

Black dress, size 16 ($20)
White top, size 18 ($14)
Black cardigan, size 16 ($15)
Grey cardigan, size 16 ($40)
Grey jumper, size 16 ($40)

I forgot how cheap it is to shop in the 'normal' section of a shop. I was mostly excited that I was able to fit into some of the smaller sizes, though I have to be honest and admit that the particular styles I chose flatter my shape and I certainly couldn't have fit into pants or skirts or a fitted dress. Most of the clothes I bought could also benefit from another few kilos lost, they are passable now, but would look even better in a month. So even though I bought a heap of size 16's, I am still not really a size 16, if that makes sense.

The funniest thing about this shopping trip is that it was for the same function I had to attend this time last year, yet the shopping trip couldn't have been more different! I was walking on air all day yesterday after this trip and I am finally really starting to see my hard work paying off. If there is a bigger high on earth than fitting into cute clothes, than I am yet to find it (I am pretty shallow)!

10 comments:

  1. Good job! Congrats...you probably look stunning.

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  2. I can't wait to look back on a year like you and the thought of enjoying shopping.....hmmm...bring it on. How exciting for you. You must post pics soon

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  3. How exciting!

    Good work on your progess!!

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  4. and this all made me think:

    picture? do we get a photo? :)

    Im not allowed to go near Targets right now...I end up with bags of stuff I want, even things I almost NEED, but always treats my bank account protests :)

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  5. That's wonderful! I think I've been banned from Target when I threw a hissy fit last time I was there because nothing fit. Can't wait until shopping is fun. Great progress!

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  6. Great deals. I've started a special savings fund just for all the new clothes I will need in a few months. Looking forward to it!

    Enjoy all the new clothes.

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  7. Success is measured in so many more ways than just a number of the scales! Well done Tully, that's fabulous news!

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  8. Wow... that's awesome! Congrats. Can't wait until I'm there too!!!
    Target is one of my favourites, as well. Sigh. lol
    Blessings,
    Robin from Band on the Run

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  9. Sounds like you've been quite successful! That's fantastic...

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Awww thanks so much for the comment!