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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 45 - New Clothes!

I am so happy right now! Just got back from SHOPPING with my birthday gift cards! Ask and you shall receive, right? I told you a few days ago about a wonderful someone who reads my blog (thanks Ritter!) sending me a $50 Lane Bryant Gift card, right? Well, two other good friends (thanks Jacal and Yvette) gave me gift cards after that for my birthday, so I got to go and FINALLY get some clothes that fit!

I am a firm believer in trying on clothes before I buy them. If I don't love an item, I don't buy it. So, I got to try on SEVERAL pair of pants, and it's official - I am now a size 22. 9 out of 10 pair that I tried fit perfectly! And I am also wearing a size 18/20 shirt!?! What?!? Yeah... since giving up sugar and starting my new plan, I've noticed that I have lost a lot of fat around my belly, which might explain the even smaller top size. Here is some of my loot:
I also got 3 more ribbed tanks (size xxl from Old Navy!) because I love to wear ribbed tanks in the summer. With the ONE pair of capri's I already had that are still wearable, I think I'm good to go! Most of my tops and bottoms will mix and match, so I don't need anything else until I am in a size 20 bottom! Yes!

I decided to also do a side-by-side comparison. The picture on the left is me at the beginning of my journey (9/2008). The picture on the right is me today, weighing 50 lbs less! I still can't tell a huge difference in the picture, but the difference in real life is amazing!

14 comments:

  1. OMG! I can soooo see a difference! You LOOK AMAZING! Congrats on the shopping trip! friends are amazing. We can always count on them :)

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  2. You are looking really great. I can see a big difference. I love all the outfits you picked. Keep up the good work.
    I finally picked myself up today since I stopped with the healthy lifestyle and exercising 12 days ago.
    Your journal is a great inspiration to me. Thanks

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  3. You can definitely see a difference- and CONGRATULATIONS !!! I really like the first of your new outfits. I love black and white together in really sharp geometric kind of shapes

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  4. You look GREAT. The clothes look great too. Very cute!

    You had a great Birthday. Good for you!

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  5. It's nice when shopping becomes fun again.

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  6. WOWEE!!! You look AMAzING Hollie! The before/now pictures show a HUGE difference!

    and YAY for new clothes!

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  7. Your clothes are so cute - I love love love the first two tops especially!!!

    And you can totally see a difference - you are much smaller overall and look more toned. Congrats on the new, smaller clothes!!!

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  8. You look absolutely amazing and I love the clothes!

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  9. You sure have come a long way! What a difference - and in less than a year.

    Love the new clothes and how they help you celebrate your new body. Keep it going.

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  10. You look awesome! Keep up the good work! Oh, how I would love to flaunt my arms in public. They truly haven't seen the light of day in like 20 years and I'm only 31! What an inspiration you are!

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  11. Wow, I can see a difference in the photos! You look amazing!

    I love your new clothes!

    CONGRATS!!!

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  12. You look fabulous and those new clothes are just beautiful.

    There is a BIG difference before and after - you are so much slimmer now.

    Well done!

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  13. wow cute clothes and you look awesome!

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  14. There's definitely a difference in those side-by-side pictures! Wow!

    You got yourself some nice summer outfits :)

    Happy belated birthday!

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