Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This has been a long time coming. It's been years since I've bought jeans. I just kept wearing those that fit me and occasionally buying a pair of stretchy ones that were just the biggest size I could get and then wearing them without even looking in the mirror. Didn't go into a dressing room for a loooooooong time!!!
So, Sears (yes Sears!) was having an all denim sale. I went over to buy my son some jeans and saw that they had lots of nice womens stuff on sale as well. I went back the next day and looked around. I gathered a few in my arms to try on but had no idea what size. I guessed a 6 hoping but thinking I'm probably an 8.
Took about half dozen pairs into the fitting room. Grabbed the first one and thought "I'm never going to get a 6 up over my butt" and almost didn't even try but then I figured, what the heck.
It felt a little tight but I pulled and tugged and you know what, I even buttoned it and zipped it up!! Every size 6 fit me!!! Some looked better than others but I was amazed and so very happy. I settled on three pairs but I knew one was iffy. I would allow my daughter to make the final decision.
I tried them on for her and she shrieked, "Mom, you are so tiny!!!" LOL, I just can't believe this. She did tell me to take back one pair, not because they didn't fit but because she said they were to short.
I haven't worn lo-rise jeans since they were called "hip-huggers in the 70's!!
Now my daughter tells me I have to get some "cute" tops to go with the new cute me!!!!
One thing I should mention. On my way into the fitting room I had to go past the "womans" department. There were all those jeans with the elastic waist that I swore I would never wear again. I snickered as I walked by them and as I left with my new purchases, I stuck out my tongue at them. LOL - hope no one saw that!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I started walking again this week. The weather has been beautiful in the mornings and when I drop off my son at camp I really have no excuse to go back home when I could walk the lake. It's a total of 4 miles there, around the lake and back. Just under an hour of my time and so good to my body. So, I've been going.
Today, as I was mumbling and grumbling all the way there (yes, I still hate to exercise) I walked right into the middle of a marathon! I wasn't the only one who was walking the lake, negotiating between runners but once I was there I was walking!!!
So, I started up as usual and walked as much in the middle as I could so the runners could get around me easily. Every now and then I heard one behind me and tried to move so they could go by me. Well, by the third mile I was sweating, and trying hard to go as fast as I could and suddenly there were people clapping for me....OMG! I was offered water, people were yelling WAY TO GO.....it was all I could do to keep a straight face!! No way was I running around the lake 10 times!!! I barely get around once and that's plenty!!
But, I did find it very funny and it made me walk just a bit faster and want to keep up just a little. There were people much, much older than me and they were running! I really tip my hat to them.
I highly doubt I will ever run a marathon as I really have no desire to what-so-ever. I do want to be fit and slim so I will walk and do the exercise I need to do to get there. But today, it was fun to walk for my adoring fans!!!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
To my fat jeans. Well, they are my fat jeans now.
I work with dogs for a living and wear my most yucky clothes when I work. I have been wearing the same jeans for a couple of years now (yes, I wash them!!). For a long time they were the only ones that fit. I can remember undoing the button on my way home because they were to tight or after dinner, undoing them to watch TV. They are a size 12.
I have been wearing them a long time. They got bigger and bigger on me. Over the past few months I've been wearing shorts (that are getting ever bigger too). Today was a beautiful day but a little chilly. I decided to take a nice walk around the lake and put on my jeans. I was pretty shocked. I had to roll up the cuffs because they were dragging and I had to pull them up constantly. I took my son to camp and then went for my walk. When I would feel the crotch coming down between my thighs I'd pull it back up. I knew it was time to say goodbye.
When I got home I took them off. No, I did not even undo them to do so. Those jeans and I are done. I will not keep them. I do not want any fat clothes in my house, ever. I will never need them again!
To make matters even better, I reached into my closet and pulled out the jeans I bought several years ago. I loved them. They have a leopard pattern on them in browns. They are a junior size 9. A few months ago I tried them on and still couldn't close them. Today, they fit!!! Yes, they FIT!!!! I am so excited!!! I can't wait to wear them this fall. I am going to find a great brown top to go with them and post a picture here for all to see!!! Wow.
So, coming into the home-stretch I'm feeling good. Did some Wii yoga today and will do some more fun things later. Challenging my son is a great, fun way to work out too!!!!
It's gonna be a great day!!!
Friday, August 15, 2008
As many of you know, I am trying to do my Wii fit whenever I can. I really enjoy it and am finding that I like Yoga. Since i have a saggy belly and poor posture, this is helping a lot!
Yesterday, I turned it on and decided to check the weight. To be honest, I'm not a genius at the controls so I wasn't paying all the much attention to my feet, I was trying to get things to work on the screen. I set it up and waited for the result. It came on and told me I had gained 6 pounds!!!!
I just about had palpitations. As my eyes are bugging out of my head I look down and Jenny, my very FAT cat, is SITTING ON THE BOARD!!! Her little tush is perched between my feet and she is looking at the screen too!!!
OMG!!! I just about died laughing!! I couldn't believe I hadn't seen her but what a relief to know it wasn't me!!!! Yes, I haven't been great but certainly not THAT bad!!!
Hope everyone has a great, healthy weekend!!!! Mine will be the first one in which both my children are not home and I have TWO dates with TWO different men!!!
Wish me luck!!!!!!
Get An Email Alert Each Time GAYLLYNNE Posts