Holy cow. So I went shopping today wearing my sz 17 old navy jeans. I'll admit they don't fit the best. I should have worn a belt, but theyre in good shape.
So at old navy on a whim I decided to try on a size 12. They fit beautifully! I was very pleased (didn't buy any becuase I'm building my xmas wish list and creating my budget right now). So out of curiosity I tried on a size 10. A little tighter than I'm used to, but not a squeeze by any means. So went down to a size 8. Definitely a muffin top and nothing I would wear in public, but they buttoned and zipped and I didn't feel like I was busting out of them!! They fit about like how my sz 14s fit me last year!! I am way excited!! My hope is by the time I get my bonus (I'm working on a project and will get a nice bonus once it's completed) I can take that money and go on a clothes shopping spree! I would love to purchase some size 8 pants and medium tops for the first time since MIDDLE SCHOOL!!! Definitely got my motivation back up!! I have stalled out a bit on my weight loss but to know that I am maintaining and how far I'm going definitely keeps me wanting to go on!!