Friday, May 22, 2009
Especially when ONE is the first number in a pants size!!!!! And even more so when it's the first number in the size of a pair of pants that I'm comfortable enough to wear in public. This week I've hit a huge personal milestone in my weight loss journey......The pants I am wearing as of Wednesday, May 20, 2009 are a size 18!!!!! Yep, that's a big ONE-EIGHT!!!!! I seriously can't remember the last time I wore a size 18 anything.....think it might have been in college about thirty years ago - maybe even high school??? To say I'm ecstatic, happy, proud, even overwhelmed is actually an understatement. At my all time high (like the before picture), I was wearing a very tight and very uncomfortable size 28 - you know that tightness that pulls on the seams and you just hope the threads don't give out when you lean over????? Yeah, that tight!!! No more sister!!!!! Those days are gone (and so are the pants!!) and the feeling of how they fit will forever remain only a memory!!!!!
Otherwise, life is good!!! It's pretty slow at work today being a holiday weekend and all. Think we should have a contest to see who guesses the closest number of how many campers and/or boats go by!!! Am looking forward to the weekend off.....that means I can continue being the landscaping warrior that I've become!!! Got the fence moved this week to give Jack more room to run and me a better layout for the "master design".......well, actually am pretty much just making it up as I go along...so far, so good! I was amazed last weekend at the number of steps I took JUST working in the yard. I did, however, have to remind myself to eat something along the way.......my "food lifestyle" has pretty much become "snacking healthy snacks" along the way with at least one good meal a day. I never go to bed hungry, can honestly say I don't have any major cravings, and believe I have shifted the focus of food from a "main event" to something that's necessary for life.
I'm still keeping myself on "restriction" from Spark People.....I lurk around some everyday, check out some posts, reply occasionally, read articles, etc of interest and of course, get my log in points!!! It's really a pretty easy restriction.....I can barely sit still somedays for very long!! There's so much that can be done and/or needs to be done!!!!!
So, in that light, I have to go!!! Just felt the need to share the news about SIZE 18 pants..... now, getting to a SIZE 14 seems completely obtainable.......one day, one pound, one inch at a time!!! Ohhhhh....there goes that number one again!!!!