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Friday, August 22, 2008

Dusty pants

This morning, in my frustration of my old 'bottoms' being way to baggy on me, but hesitation to buy smaller clothes in hope I continue to loose, I pulled out that legendary stack of 'skinny' shorts and carpis that all of us women have. You know, the stack that sits in your closet for when you are CONVINCED you will be able to wear them again? They have a light layer of dust around the edges, and have those seemingly permanent creases from being folded for so long. I got rid of all of the stacks of 12's and 14's about 2 years ago, as I was completely fed up with looking at clothes I came to terms that I would never be able to wear them again, so I had one little bundle to look at. A stack of 16's. Doubtedly, I pulled out a black pair (black- slimming if I buldge from them, right?) and threw them on. Buttoned them. That's right, no jumping around to get them above my thighs, so frustration of the 2 button halves never meeting.

I am officially down a size!

I was starting to get frustrated. I saw a picture of us that was taken last night at the ballgame. Granted, the shirt I was wearing is SO unflattering and will be making its disappearance from my closet TONIGHT, but I felt I looked the same as I did 2 months ago when the circus picture forced me into change. I know I am being harder on myself than I need to. Regardless of the lack of visible weight I have or haven't lost... I am healthier, have discarded the toxins in my system from less healthy foods, and people were commenting on how good I look. So I knew some change is happening. But being able to fit into MY version of skinny pants today boosted back up my drive to keep moving! I am 2lbs away from being under 200 and I cannot WAIT to rejoice in that achievement!!


Laura said...

Ohhhh yeah. I know that stack of "skinny" pants very well. They reside in the corner of my closet and collecting much dust! LOL

But WOW! Congratulations on moving down a size! You're doing a fantastic job.

April said...

SO SO SO PROUD of you!!!! Keep Positive!! XXOOO!

Corey~living and loving said...

You should be so proud of yourself. Losing weight isn't easy....and you are doing it! way to go.

I have the opposite problem, I went to put on some fat pants I had stashed away...and they were too small. UGH! they are 6 years old....and the size in them is larger than the pants I am wearing now....but too small.

I am so sick of the industry changing the sizes so we won't think we are as big as we are. argh...

Dahlia said...

The beauty of my body is not measured by the size of the clothes it can fit into, but by the stories that it tells. I have a belly and hips that say, "We grew a child in here," and breasts that say, "We nourished life." My hands, with bitten nails and a writer's callus, say, "We create amazing things."

Sarah, from I Am Beautiful: A Celebration of Women in Their Own Words

Kristi said...

That was very neat Noah! Thanks!

For me it is MORESO about being healthy, comfortable and happy. I was getting to a sloppy and unhealthy stage and it was preventing me from really being 100% for my family. I am comfortable knowing I will never be a supermodel, I DO have stretchmarks and I will always and forever be a curvy girl!

Mary Ann said...

Yay!!!! I know exactly how you feel when you put on some smaller pants and are amazed they actually fit! What a wonderful feeling. Keep up the good work!!!! You can do it!