I think the world of weight loss blogging needs to have more NSV (non-scale victory) so I’m adding my own to today’s post. In December of 2009, my niece (who I am absolutely obsessed over and would punch a brother in the face if they hurt her in any way) bought me the cutest pair of pajamas for Christmas.
Now to know me is to know that I love pajamas. If there is ever a time you need to buy me a gift, you can NEVER go wrong with pajamas. I was so stoked to get these and when I checked the size (XXL) I thought for sure I’d be wearing them the very night I got them. Boy would I be wrong. While I could get the pajama bottoms to go over my thighs there was no way they’d make the first attempt to sit in a chair. The shirt wouldn’t button at all. The cutest pajamas in the world had just looked me in the face and said “no way fatty, not tonight and not any time soon!”.
I was confused because all my other xxl pajamas fit just fine. These were an anomaly and my first real experience with the notion of just because it says it’s a size ## doesn’t mean it’s the same as the others. I was devastated. I felt horrible about my body and didn’t have the heart to tell my niece they didn’t fit. I folded them up and put them in the back of some dark drawer never to be thought about again…or at least I didn’t want to think about them again.
A few months ago (263 —–>233ish) I decided to pull them out and give them a whirl. The pants fit much better. Still a little tight in the thighs but doable if I really wanted to wear them. The shirt? I could button it but I couldn’t move my arms to save my life. To quote Chris Farley I was a “Fat man in a little suit”. Okay, feeling better but still frustrated so back they went into the drawer for another day.
That day was yesterday.
I don’t believe for a second that these were ever meant to be labeled as xxl (unless they are using anorexic supermodels for their sizing charts). All I know is I put those cute sock monkey gingerbread pajamas on and they fit like a beautiful pair of pajamas should fit. I almost wanted to go out and buy a faux Christmas tree and re-enact what should have been a cozy Christmas night around the fire place. Instead I just curled up with my dog there (that’s Makenzie) and thought: “I can’t wait for next Christmas”!
Tell me one of your NSV!
I got a great package from Tricia over at FightFatPhobia after entering her giveaway a few weeks ago. It was a total fluke too. It was her first post I’d ever read and she had so many entries I thought for sure it was pointless but I left my comments anyways and then quickly realized how much I loved her blog. She so effin raw and if you know anything about my blog, I like to just put it out there for the world to read and I admire those that do the same.
I was so freakin excited to get my package and after opening it up and being showered with total awesomeness I wanted to share it with everyone! I’m just going to post the pictures so enjoy! And P.S. if you’re not reading her blog then you are totally missing out!