When I finished Rondeau’s Biggest Loser program, I had only lost 4 lbs but the inches were very significant. Back in December, I bought these two dresses from BHLDN:
Cute right? And such a good sale. Having never worn anything from that brand before, I ordered the dresses in size 10 based on their size chart:
Natural waist: 30
I chose the size 10 because it was closest to what I thought my bust was. Well when I got them home, the dresses fit over my waist and hips but when it got up to my ribcage, they would NOT ZIP at all. Not even close. It felt like 4 inches too small.
Fast forward to about a week after my final weigh-in at Rondeau’s, I remembered those dresses in my closet and ran to try them on. Drumroll…. THEY ZIPPED. Redemption! Unfortunately no picture of me in the dresses yet because they are too long and need to be tailored still.
I finally noticed that all of my work pants were falling off my butt, so I hit up the mall really quick to get some pants. Like most people, most of my close come from a few main sources. In my case, it’s Macy’s (esp the INC stuff) and Ann Taylor Loft, so I know that I am fairly consistent in those brands. Last time I had bought pants at Macy’s (in January), I was a solid size 8 but borderline 6. At the Loft, I was a 8p or 6 regular. If I got tapered/skinny leg pants in either store, I usually had to get the size 8. This time, I bought a pair of INC skinny leg pants in a 6, and a skirt in SIZE 4. At the Loft, I got 2 pairs of skinny-cut pants at the Loft in 6p! (BTW, according to the Loft size chart, that’s 27 inch waist)
I’m glad to know that my puny 4 lbs still translated into a full pant size down and slightly smaller bust. It feels so good and really emphasizes how the number on the scale doesn’t tell the full story.