Proof of loss! Self indulgent post alert x

I start my new job tomorrow so needed grown up's trousers. That usually fills me with dread as I have never been able to get pants to fit....size 20-22 tightly fit my thighs and bottom but are too loose on I bought a size 18. Still a way to go...but to lose a 'dress size' in trousers (I have been an 18 in skirts before) was a mini victory for me xxx I HATE SHOPPING!


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  • Well done its a fantastic feeling, I bet you feel wonderful ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ†

    I know what you mean on shopping I really don't like it ๐Ÿ˜  I can totally relate to a child throwing a tantrum when it comes to shopping๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ฏ xx

  • I do! You are right, I usually shop online plus we have very little choice in our local town, so I can stamp my foot with the best of the three year olds!!! X

  • It does feel good I to was 20 in trousers now in 18 easily next time ill be in 16s can't wait good luck to you ๐Ÿ˜€

  • It just proves that the hard work pays off! Here is to a 16!

  • Hi Josie101170

    A Size down.. Great feeling ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

    Wishing you a great first day in your new job.

  • Thank you! I am looking forward to it x

  • Wow - new job - new confidence Josie! Hope it goes well for you tomorrow, I believe by taking control of how we feel, often results in taking control of all the other aspects of our lives. Well done! xx

  • Thank you and I couldn't agree more....taking control x

  • Hi Josie101170

    Good luck with your new job tomorrow.

    Yay, bet that felt great getting into a smaller size. I know what you mean with the shopping I'm like you and hate it. Your doing great keep it up.


  • Thank you....onwards and downwards! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • How lovely you will feel great in those new trousers! All the best with your new job ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Thank you x

  • woo, well done, it's a great feeling isn't it :D

  • It IS! I have a pair of jeans that fit me last May....they are a goal....a size 16 goal!

  • WHOOP !!!! Well done .... its always a pain when you have to wear a certain thing for work . I also start a new job in 3 weeks and hoping that my new work wear will fit in size 16 as most of my normal clothes are this size , Problem is the trousers think the 16 might pinch but 18 be too big so trying to loose a few lbs before I go for them .

  • I know what you mean! I always wear skirts with thick tights and boots but I need trousers as I am working in a school...and need to bend and sit and run after preschoolers! Lots of luck in your new job! You have time to get into the 16s...then, in no time at all, they will be too small!!!

  • I hate shopping too Josie, hated it when I was slim as well. Well done on what you call your 'mini victory', it will make you feel far more confident I suspect. Good luck with your new job๐ŸŒท

  • Thank you! I am celebrating these mini victories! I find it helps me to face the bigger picture! The support on here helps so much!

  • Couldn't agree more, small goals makes it all the more manageable and you are absolutely right about the support.

  • Good luck for your new job tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Thank you x

  • Woo hoo ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ good luck for tomorrow ๐Ÿ’

  • Thank you x

  • That's really fantastic so pleased for you

    Good luck in your new job x

  • Thank you x

  • Well done Josie101170 what a fantastic boost as you start your new job. You will be brimmed full of confidence and take your new job by storm.

  • Thank you!

  • Good Luck in your new job โ˜บ

  • Thank you x

  • You'll soon LOVE shopping when all the smart clothes fit and all are smaller sizes than you're used to! Good luck with the new job!

  • Thank you. I long to shop with my daughter....or even better share clothes!!! One day!

  • Hey Josie, that's fab news, you must have had a big smile on your face. I wish you the very best of luck with your new job!

  • Thank you! I must admit, fastening that waistband with no resistance and actually being able to bend once fastened....felt quite an acheivement!

  • Well done Josie. I can totally relate to ill-fitting trousers and dread shopping. I live in jeans as I think I look huge in skirts, but losing over a dress size changes everything! Good luck in your new job and with the continued weight loss. I see you are an artist, me too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • You are a proper artist, I am a tryer! I long to fit into a pair of jeans when I am not squeezing my thighs into poor stretched denim! Soon...soon! Thank you for your good wishes...we are all doing well x

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