Sunday, May 26, 2013
The thing about dieting and getting fit, and being successful...is that you don't stay at one size very long.
This year I've been doing a lot of Goodwill shopping, which can be tough when you're a tall girl. All my jeans have been lucky finds, and I've been happy with them. The fit wasn't always great; I have no behind, commonly known as "flat butt."
But for Mother's Day, all I wanted was a cute pair of new jeans that really fit me. So my teenage daughter and I went shopping last week. When the sales lady asked me what size I was, I wasn't really sure. I started with a 9/10, then went to a 7/8. My daughter told me I needed to go down another size. It was hard to do, I didn't want to try them on and feel like they were too small. But, I put them on, a size 5/6 and....they....fit....! And they looked GREAT.
I stood in the dressing room and cried, I came out and cried, caused a little scene in the store and people wondered what was going on. I couldn't talk, but my daughter proudly informed anyone in earshot that I was at the tail end of loosing 100 pounds.
Boy, I have great jeans and a great story to go with them.
Here is a picture, the back side is great too-lots of bling, and even my flat bum looks great!
Friday, May 17, 2013
It's been quite a month for me; fun and a little overwhelming.
Because of an annual event I run, I'm seeing a lot of people that I haven't seen since last year, about the time I started losing weight. I am 90 pounds down from my highest weight and people are kind of making a big deal about it. Its weird, and I remind them that I've been working on this for a year.
People tell me I look great and then ask me if I'm done loosing weight. I'm tall- 5'11 and I'm looking pretty lean. I'm not really sure what to say. In my mind I have had this big blazing number of 135 that I was working towards. That would give me a 100 pound weight loss and 135 is a weight I was at about 12-13 years ago. I've dreamed of that number, run towards that number, trained towards that number and even picked out a really great reward when I hit that number.
But, now I have to decide if I really want to go there. Some people say I should be done. Others say go for it. I had a trainer at my gym test my bodyfat and I'm down to 21% and I'm 145 pounds. I don't know if I can do 10 more pounds. But she knew how much that number means to me. She said I can still try to get there, with out getting crazy about my methods. If it takes me too far in the very lean fat percentage category I can add a few pounds back on. But at least I can say I did it and maybe that number won't be such a big deal to me anymore.
I know its just a number, but its been MY number for a whole year now. I think I may just have to keep working towards it.....
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Arrgghh! Another injury slowed me way down. This time my foot had kept me sidelined for a couple of weeks. Its so frustrating to want to move and not be able to. But...I didn't use the pity party as a time to eat and eat, thank goodness! And I still managed to loose a couple of pounds.
So my Honey and I took the plunge and joined a gym- a local Kroc center, with a pool. I'm doing fitness classes in the pool and even some runing. And I love it! I kind of like to do my own thing, but I have actually enjoyed the classes. I think it's just what I needed to keep me motivated for the last part of my weight loss.
Good lesson to remember- mix it up and have fun!
I love my new workout swim suit! It makes me look like I know what I'm doing!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
At our house January and February are audition months. My daughter is a ballet student and in January and February schools from all over the United States fly auditioners out to big cities so the girls (and boys) can audition for summer programs. In the NW, Seattle is our big city.
For the last five years we make that drive multiple times for the auditions my daughter has chosen. While we're up there we do a lot of walking: to the ballet studio, back to the hotel, to the grocery store, to the restaurant, to downtown....
A couple of weeks ago we made our first trip of the year to Seattle. We stayed at the same hotel we always stay at, started our walk to the studio the way we always went and it didn't seem nearly as far as I remembered it being. Got my daughter all registered and went to go get tea. The coffee/tea shop is up hill a few blocks from the studio. As I walked I was surprised to see how close it seemed. It didn't dawn on me until I was standing there ordering that all the landmarks I remembered didn't get closer....I got FIT-er!
The next day when we walked to the Space Needle I was thrilled to feel so good! I was walking fast, enjoying the scenery and not out of breath or dying to get to our destination. I was just enjoying the journey.
It was such a little thing, just to be able to walk and enjoy it. But it was a big thing too. I had this year to compare to the last five years I have done that trip.
Wow! It was a great weekend with my daughter and I was so glad I could enjoy every minute of it- even all the walking!
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