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Awesome, and scary

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Yesterday I checked my basement closet for more clothes that might now fit me. There was a pair of size 14 jeans there, which looked TINY. My daughter encouraged me to try them on anyway, just to see how close I was getting.

Imagine my shock when they zipped up. Of course, the "muffin top" I was sporting was more like a mushroom cloud, and they are still too tight to wear, but I'm very close! And the 16s I found in there fit perfectly now. Considering that I was wearing a pair of 24s last September, I'm pretty happy with that progress.

But then came the scary part: I let my daughter pack up all my outgrown clothes and take them to Goodwill. She pulled out a few items that she thought she could sell on eBay, but 90% of my fat wardrobe is now GONE. That's a little terrifying. It feels like my safety net is gone.

I know that's really a good thing, but it's tough to let go like that.

  
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TRACYZABELLE 7/26/2012 4:39AM

    HOW AWESOME!!! emoticon

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NEKEL16 7/24/2012 5:55AM

    wow that's brilliant I have had a few teary moments when clothes i thought i had no chance in getting into went on. best feeling! I think we often think we are bigger than we actually are. emoticon

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EUPHRATES 7/23/2012 9:49PM

    I am so proud of you!!

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CORNERKICK 7/20/2012 5:10PM

  Way to go!

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OPTIMIST1948 7/20/2012 4:30PM

    It is scary when we let go of our oldselves. Remember you are a butterfly now, not a caterpiller.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 7/19/2012 10:38PM

    I kept a single outfit I wore at my heaviest. It reminds me of what I need to do to stay away.

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MILPAM3 7/19/2012 8:31PM

  You don't want to go back to those bigger sizes. Stay on track and show us the slim you!

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SCARJOWANNABE 7/19/2012 4:58PM

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NATPLUMMER 7/19/2012 4:00PM

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BLUE42DOWN 7/19/2012 3:55PM

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I think, scary as it is, one of the great things about letting go of the larger clothes is that they are a very deceptive safety net. After all, just how "safe" is it to fall through net after net (each larger size) regaining all the way up to a point we never wanted to be and never wanted to get back to? Much better to have our clothes getting snug be an IMMEDIATE safety net reminding us to get right back up on the wire.

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LOVINSHERRY78 7/19/2012 2:58PM

    that's awesome! you will def be in those jeans in no time.
i did the same thing with all my summer clothes last fall when i thought i was going to to loss weight. i thought.."come summer, i wont need these". ha ha...well, here we are now in summer but guess what? not having those clothes opened my eyes and actually encouraged me to try again. everything has a way of working itself out so don't your worry about that. if you don't have fat clothes to fit into again then you will be more motivated to keep that weight of. just keep the 16's and one day those can be your fat jeans, lol.
good luck to you in getting into those jeans...i have a pair as well that i'm almost in....so hang in there. we will get there!!

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SNEVIL1 7/19/2012 11:44AM

    Way to go!! Getting rid of big clothes is scary, but what reason do we have to keep them? Make it overly challenging for ur body to go back to that big place and embrace ur new skinny self:)

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MUGGLEMUM 7/19/2012 11:40AM

    You are such an inspiration! Congratulations. Now, you should go out and splurge a little on some new clothes, in size 16 (you might even find a 14 that fits!). :-) Happy Days! emoticon

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TORTILLAFLATS 7/19/2012 11:32AM

    emoticon emoticon and emoticon That mushroom will go away in those 14s too.
Gail

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 7/19/2012 10:35AM

    Awesome! You'll be rocking the 14's fulltime in no time! Don't sweat the donation, You Got This! :)

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EILEENXO 7/19/2012 10:33AM

    Congrats. Huge steps!! You're doing awesome!

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CHEFSOPHIE 7/19/2012 10:29AM

    Congrats! You are doing great.

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My Sunday

Sunday, July 08, 2012

1. Wake up at 6:00, start a pot roast cooking.
2. Bike 63 miles in 4 and three quarter hours.
3. Attempt to be nonchalant about this, but WOOHOO!!!
4. Resent that Spark People will only credit me with less than half my exercise minutes. Pout.
5. Attempt to stand back up, fail.
6. Have hubby fetch me Advil.

In a little bit I will get up and put the rest of the veggies in the pot roast. My daughter accompanied me on the whole journey. Go us!

  
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OPTIMIST1948 7/13/2012 7:59AM

    Holy schneikies! 63 miles in 4.75 hrs??? No wonder you cant stand. Still great job!

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WALKINGGRANDMA 7/8/2012 10:07PM

    I am very impressed. My daughter does long rides and she loves them. It is amazing how much you can see going 63 miles.

I hope you are moving soon.

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HONBAD 7/8/2012 9:42PM

    Wow!! That's super impressive!!

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MUGGLEMUM 7/8/2012 9:03PM

    I. Am. So. Impressed.

I need to say it again.

I AM SO IMPRESSED!

Someday soon, you and I are going to discuss how you got to this point, because I'd love to do distance biking, but can't right now.

Go You!

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BARBARASDIET 7/8/2012 4:01PM

    LOL! Why can you only get 1/2 the minutes?

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CAKEMAKERMOM 7/8/2012 3:24PM

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Amusing NSV

Friday, July 06, 2012

I can't get through a meal without getting food all over the front of my shirt. But tonight was different! Tonight at dinner a bit of sauce dribbled off my fork. Instead of hitting my chest, it dropped straight into my lap.

Um, yay? emoticon

  
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OPTIMIST1948 7/8/2012 11:52AM

    Oh, so THAT'S why people put the napkin there! Ummm, go you?

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SANDYW1945 7/7/2012 7:18AM

    emoticon Good for you!

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TATTER3 7/7/2012 6:25AM

    Oh tis a spark moment for sure!!! LOL

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BLUE42DOWN 7/7/2012 12:36AM

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I'm laughing with, seriously. I totally know ALL about being unable to eat without spilling something at least once. (Though I honestly don't think I'll ever get to have a lap-spill NSV. =P)

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NATPLUMMER 7/6/2012 9:02PM

    Totally yay!!

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TRUCKNMIKE 7/6/2012 9:01PM

  that is soooooooo me! Now you'll just have to get new pants.

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KDAILEY70 7/6/2012 8:59PM

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CAKEMAKERMOM 7/6/2012 8:55PM

    That's great! And I hope you had the napkin there to catch it.

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Fangirl happiness

Sunday, July 01, 2012

After 40+ years of loving him, I finally got to see Neil Diamond in concert tonight. He may be 70 years old, but he still gives an amazing show.

Hubby went with me, even though his experience of Neil Diamond is only overhearing his parents' music, since they were both fans. He recognized a lot of the songs, but said that the most fun was watching me be so happy.

I'm a little hoarse from cheering, but ever so pleased!

  
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NATPLUMMER 7/2/2012 12:39PM

    YAY!!

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APPLESBANANAS 7/2/2012 5:52AM

    Yes!! I saw him in high school, I think I was 16, my friend and I really got into our parents records and were listening non-stop to his. We both saved up money for the tickets, and were able to get some nosebleed seats at the Gund Arena. I'm not as big a fan now, but I still like to listen every now and then. I'm so excited you got to see him, I hope he's still going strong and I hope he played your favorite songs!

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I am lame!

Friday, June 29, 2012

No, seriously. I have bruised the ligaments in the pad of my right foot (behind the toes) and am having pain walking on it. It's the rolling motion of walking that causes it to hurt most, and I biked on it without much discomfort. But I need to let it rest and recover, so no really long rides for a while. Just 20-ish ones.

In some ways it's a bit of a relief. I was planning on participating in a 60-mile ride on Sunday, but it's going to be 95 degrees. The wisdom of riding that far in that kind of weather would have led to a lot of internal debate, but now I don't even have to think about it.

  
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OPTIMIST1948 7/3/2012 3:23PM

    Ouch! Maybe try swimming or aqua jogging to get cardio without impact. Pain may be bad, but I subscribe to the ideal that an elevated heartrate helps you heal a bit faster. Within reason of course.

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EUPHRATES 7/1/2012 1:42PM

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BLUE42DOWN 6/29/2012 2:04PM

    Take care of that foot!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 6/29/2012 11:56AM

    Your foot made the decision for you. Mid 90's is way too hot.

Heal quickly, don't do anything to harm it farther.
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DRAGONCHILDE 6/29/2012 10:26AM

    I was about to come in here and get on to you for talking badly about yourself... but I see you mean the OTHER definition of lame. ;)

Feel better!

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TATTER3 6/29/2012 10:17AM

    My SIL hurt his foot in a similar way. Just heal well and quickly!

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