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A day for me and finding a nice surprise

Sunday, December 06, 2009

I desided to go out today and try on dresses. I dident plan on buying one because I dont have the money but I wanted to pick out what I thought looked good and see how good I looked in them. You see all these shows on tv where they take the girl out who has lost all her weight and have her try on 30 outfits and show her how beautiful she has become... thats what I wanted.

I went to burlington coat factory and picked out like 10 size 18 and 20 dresses... I knew the 20s would fit and hoped the 18 would.

None of them fit... waaaay too big! ok thats weird.... I geuss dress sizes are alot different than jean sizes. anywhoo... wow a size 16 I havent seen that size since middle school... even though I know jean sizes and dress sizes must be different now.. it was still exciting.

16 too big!

wow I tryed on like 10 size 14 dresses and they fit perfectly. I looked so good and I was so happy at the size 14 tag that I wanted to cry. I have never been in a size 14.... well at least not after elementary school. It was a nice feeling to shop in the normal side of the store and find stuff that fit.

I picked up a size 22-24 dress and I fit that this time last year.... Wow it was big compared to what Im in now. Im so happy.

I think I will go back next week after hubby gets paid and talk him into buying me one of thouse dresses.

:-) I feel very accomplished right now ...... I never knew dress sizes where so off from jean sizes though.

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KRZYKAT3 12/7/2009 11:53AM

    WOOHOO! Congrats on the dress. I think the dress cut makes a difference as well when sizing.

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BESTSUSIEYET 12/6/2009 11:55PM

    emoticon Way to go! That's a wonderful feeling of accomplishment! I hope you get to buy your favorite next week! Keep up your hard work and enjoy!!

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Day 1 - C25K - a proud moment :-)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I woke up this morning at 7:00 and to my surprise the kids were not up yet and it was not raining outside (yesterday we were having flood warnings because it was raining so much). So I thought no better time to start and desided to put my shoes on and head outside.

We live on a really busy road with no sidewalks... the only good place to run is the street behind us... which isent very long but I figured I could run up and down it, each way is prob about a quarter mile. Ill make it work.

The plan for today was to warm up for 5 minutes, then run for 60 seconds and walk for 90 seconds for 20 minutes... then a cool down for 5 minutes.

It was challenging and I had to push myself after a few sets of running and jogging, but I dident die and my ankles dident give out either. I would have fallen on my face 60 pounds ago because my ankles would not hold up for even a short jog. I think the thing that really pushed me thru the running parts was thinking about how great it would be to think back on this in a few months and know how hard it was but how easy it has become. I cant wait for that day.

Durring the end it was really hard and I was hot and sweating more than I thought I would because its quite cold ouside, my lungs hurt and I was tired, but I looked at the ground and saw the shaddow of me running against the morning light and it made me happy and proud and want to continue. It made me feel strong.

Im proud of me


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    MooHoo! That great!!

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SPARKIN_REESIE 12/3/2009 10:23AM

    Way to go!!

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MR_UNDER_300 12/3/2009 10:20AM

    Great Job! Start slow and build on it. That has been working for me too.

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Me + C25k

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I have been playing around with the idea of starting a running program for a few days now and after watching the biggest loser last night and watching them run that marathon I was really inspired ... I have played around with running for a few minutes at a time while walking outside and I really feel like I can do it now.

I think working twards running a 5k would be a great way to keep myself motivated to lose the last 60 pounds and really feel accomplished. Running is something you dont really think you will ever be able to do when your close to 300 pounds with bad knees and ankles, its hard enough to walk up steps when your that big.... proving to myself that I can do it would make me feel really great and give me some sort of symbolic marker of leaving that girl I once was behind me. :-)

The next 5k in this area is June 4th 2010, I was going to do it last year but backed out because I dident have the money. If I start training now and saving up then I should be in a good place to sign up. its only 25 dollars but thats alot for our family.
As soon as the weather clears up outside Im going to start... Im going to get up in the morning before the kids get up and get out and get to it... I can't wait!

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    Sounds like a great goal!!

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BUSHFIEM 12/2/2009 3:39PM

    I am doing C25k too, i love it. i too never thought in a million years that i could actually be a runner!!

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RHCOOKSON 12/2/2009 3:25PM

    You can do it! I went from never running, to successfully completing the C25K program, to being able to run 6+ miles at a time (when I'm really ambitious). Just stick with it and you will succeed!

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Current Measurements

Monday, November 30, 2009

chest: 2/09 - 49.5 ...... 11/09 - 42.75

Waist: 2/09 - 48.5 ...... 11/09 - 42

Hips: 2/09 - 57 ........ 11/09 - 49

Thigh: 2/09 - 29 ........ 11/09 - 26

Calf: 2/09 - 19 ........... 11/09 - 17.25

:-) I'm happy with the numbers so far

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JMH_39 11/30/2009 9:23PM

  Great progress, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Keep it up!!!

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DESERTFLOWERG 11/30/2009 8:02PM

    Great progress! And I need to start taking some measurements again. Its been way to long and I find the tape measure more interesting than the scale.

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DESERTFLOWERG 11/30/2009 8:02PM

    Great progress! And I need to start taking some measurements again. Its been way to long and I find the tape measure more interesting than the scale.

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DESERTFLOWERG 11/30/2009 8:02PM

    Great progress! And I need to start taking some measurements again. Its been way to long and I find the tape measure more interesting than the scale.

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Bitter sweet - :-(

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Me and my husband desided to go thru our closets and get rid of everything that does not fit. After I have lost 60 pounds and he has lost 80, I geuss we were sick of searching forever and trying stuff on, only to find that nothing looked good or fit... so why not get rid of it? Give it to someone who needs it.

We ended up with 6 huge boxes full to the top with clothes that we freecyled to people who coule use them or donated to salvation army.

Now my drawers and closet look so bleak. I have one drawer with maybe 4 Tshirts and a sweater and 2 pairs of jeans.... then in my closet where once hung all my "dressy" clothes that I got dressed in to feel pretty, there are two things. A duster type jacket thing to go over something I dont own yet and a cover up to cover a bathing suit... thats 3X and huge but will look ok over a swimsuit next summer.

I have a few things hung up in there for when I reach my goal weight that I bought from the thrift store years ago hoping to fit into it one day. 3 pairs of pants that are size 12 and 14 and two size small Tshirts and a dress that is prob a size 12 that is an antique and awesome... I found it at a thrift store for a dollar a few years back, it looks like that white dress marylin monroe wears when her skirt blows up... maybe I will wear it for halloween next year.

I know losing weight is great and all but I feel like I cant even enjoy it because I cant feel pretty with what I have to wear. I cant afford to buy clothes, I cant find anything at the thrift store and what I have now is just bare minimum get me by stuff. It makes me what to cry.

Also, I am so much smaller but I look in the mirror sometimes and all I see is a big mess. My skin is getting all loose and makes me look gross and bigger than what I am when Im naked :-( I know its to be expected because I have stretched it to 310 pounds and plus I have had two kids on top of it... so my stomach is becomming like a deflated balloon. To top it all off none of my bras fit, around me or in the cups.... I think I have lost a cup size which means for the first time in my life Im a size B. .... and btw I have loose skin on my breasts too. Cant even have good cleavage because you hike them up and there all wrinkly.

Im so happy about my weight loss but at the same time Im having a hard time adjusting emotionaly. I think I just need to go shopping and I will feel much better.... I mean when your a size 26 and you start a diet and you think about how great it would be to lose weight, what do you think about.... ?

All the clothes you will be able to wear! But I can't do that, I cant even find anyone on freecycle that has any to give me. Im really sad about it.

Sorry for being so moody right now.... I promiss I will get happy again soon... I geuss I just need a little time and I geuss Im mourning all my pretty.... but huge clothes I had to give away today.


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DAWNWS1 11/30/2009 8:04PM

    I'm not sure whether to say I'm sorry or congratulations! Maybe a little of both!! I'm sorry you're not able to fit into so many clothes you liked, but still, you've done soooooo well!!!! I don't know, but I would imagine that the loose skin problem will improve as time goes on, I've seen where others have said that it does tend to tighten over time. Hoping you'll feel better soon. emoticon

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JADEDINVASION 11/25/2009 10:35AM

    Grats on your weightloss! I was thinking, would you be able to alter some of the clothes that were bigger on you? I'm not sure if you're so inclined, but maybe find someone who could alter them for you or teach you how to do it?

That is if you have the clothes still ;)

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