Friday Firsts and Maybe Some Seconds

9 Aug

“Firsts are best because they are beginnings”
― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
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There are many “firsts” in our lives, first word, first steps, first love, first heartbreak, etc. Today, I have a funny first to share. As some of you may know, I’ve been keeping busy with my chaotic and often stressful life, but I always find time to walk, go to Zumba, and have time for friends. Stress and heartbreak have been the main reasons for my dramatic weight loss this past year, but now that I’ve lost over fifty pounds, it does have it’s merits.

A few friends have mentioned that my jeans were starting to look baggy, and they asked, “Are you losing more weight?” I really haven’t been trying to, but I’ll lose a couple and gain a couple. My daily walks are more to clear my head and give me that energy boost that exercise can give. Plus, often I get to walk with a neighbor or two, which is a fun social bonus. So, today when I went shopping, I decided to try on a pair of jeans in a smaller size.

I’ve ALWAYS been a big girl, pretty much all my life, so when I actually started wearing size 10 jeans, I thought I’d died and went to Weight Watcher’s Heaven. But then, the 10’s were getting baggy. OH MY GOLLY GOSH! Do I dare try on an 8? Impossible! Never in my wildest dreams! Well, I grabbed a pair of size 8 jeans, tried them on and low and behold, they fit. THIS WAS A FIRST! Unbelievable!

I decided that even if those jeans only fit me for a day or even those five minutes in the dressing room, I’m buying them, and document this amazing first in my life.

“Firsts are best because they are beginnings.”

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3 Responses to “Friday Firsts and Maybe Some Seconds”

  1. Dan Hennessy August 9, 2014 at 6:49 am #

    Bravo bravissimo !

    • toniandrukaitis August 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

      Thanks, Dan. It’s been a long road, with many a winding turn… The writing, sharing, and friends make the bumps a little smoother.

  2. freebutfun August 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    What a mood lifting surprise! Good on you for buying them 🙂

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