What a letdown!

Yesterday, I went shopping for the only item that is as depressing to purchase as a bathing suit: a bridesmaid dress. For some reason, I have to go two sizes up from my usual to fit in one of those shiny satin numbers, and that is just not a good feeling.

So there I am at the bridal salon, and the saleswoman informs me that they do not have the size I requested (24, ouch), but they do have a 22. I take it and try it on–and it FITS! It not only fits, but it’s LOOSE! I am celebrating and shrieking that I’ve lost weight! I’ve really done it!

And then. I request a size 20 to see if that might fit. The saleswoman responds, “Oh, we only have this 24 or an 18.”

Um, what? No. No, no, no. You said this was a 22. I’m sure of it.

I check the tag–sure enough, 24. My celebration was for naught. (Well, not entirely. It was a bit roomier than the BM dress I wore in September.)

Determined not to wear a 24 to my third wedding (not MY third wedding–you know what I mean), I ordered the 22. I have to lose one inch by May 14. Let’s do this!


About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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One Response to What a letdown!

  1. Valerie says:

    I hate that – bridesmaid sizes are always weird. At David’s, the year I bought my wedding dress, I was a 12, but I was an 8 in their bridesmaid sizes. Then, the year after that, I was listed at a 16 at a bridal shop elsewhere. WTF.

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