Happy Halloween everyone! We’re not huge Halloweeners so we’re staying in, and I’ll see if I can bug hubby into buying me Twixes and Almond Joys.
So, I thought I’d start the weekend off right by posting one of this week’s Non-Scale-Victories!
Firstly, let me tell you a story. This time last year, we got to dress up in costume for work. Which is a nice break from the dress-shirt-and-tie situation that everyone (ladies included) had to wear. So hubby and I went to Walmart to pick out a costume. And as anyone who has ever been shopping for Halloween outfits at Walmart knows, they’re pretty dreadful. We finally settled on a Robin Hood costume, which was clearly meant for guys, but works because I am from Nottingham and so was he. It was just the top/belt/foam bow and arrows, so I bought some green shorts, green tights, and some brown boots for cheap.
Bear in mind, I was quite pregnant at this point (not heavily so, just kinda sticking out a bit. I looked more fat than anything), and the zips to the cheap boots wouldn’t zip all the way up. I had to leave about an inch unzipped, and hoped no one would notice.
And they haven’t zipped up since. Each time I’ve tried them on, I’ve had to leave 1/2 an inch to an inch open. And forget about tucking anything in. I figured my calves were just super meaty and muscly, and I’d have to buy wide-calf varieties in the future.
Until last night! My hubby made me try them on, because he said I haven’t tried them on since I was about 206lbs. I feel like I tried them on more recently than that, but his weirdly specific memory made me doubt myself. So I tried them on and they zipped all the way up! So now I have an extra pair of boots that look awesome! (I have cute fluffy snow-boots, and recently bought some knee-highs on sale). It made me so happy! It’s nice to know that I actually have normal-sized calves, something I haven’t believed forever! And now I’m looking forward to them slimming down even more, now that I know it’s possible!