Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Goldilocks-inspired response: Ahhh, these pants are just right!

Yesterday I stopped in to Lane Bryant to pick up a pair of new work pants. During my pre-op diet my usual suspects were getting so loose I kept pulling them up by the belt loops, and that was about 15 pounds ago, so I can only imagine what they would have been like when I return to work on Thursday!

Typically I just buy one pant and wear the heck out of them, as being a Starbucks barista, there is always some type of syrup, milk, or prepared drink that I'm spilling on myself!

They had some awesome sales going on, and I found the same style of pant that I had been wearing, and they aren't too bad. About as stylish as any work-pant goes!

I grabbed a size 20, size 18, and size 16. Before the surgery, my highest size was a 22, but I would bounce between 20 & 22 depending on how the clothes fit.

My time in the dressing room was the equivelent to Goldilocks trying to find the perfect porridge... the 20's were wwaaayyy to big, the 18's were too baggy, but the 16's....

Ahhh, the 16's were just right!

I can't even begin to describe how happy I was. My boyfriend, John, was grinning from ear-to-ear as I said to him, 'I think these 18's are too big too...' I can only imagine what its going to be like in the coming months!

Oh... and speaking of porridge, I'm on day 35 of my clear liquid diet - and even porridge from a nursery tale sounds appealing. Cest la vie... only another week plus to go until I start my soft foods stage, and I'm jonesing for a poached egg! Or some yummy oatmeal!


  1. YAY for NSVs like that!! I had been saving a pair of size 26 jeans from several years ago that I was really wanting to get back into, well I went to try them on and they were to big! Enjoy the little things along this journey there will be MANY of them!

  2. YAYY! I cannot wait to get to that point! You are so great!!! Such an amazing feeling!