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From a 16 to a 6

Friday, September 04, 2009

Wowzers... Sometimes it takes a lot of hard work to start noticing some results. Other times, it comes as easy as going shopping! A coworker of mine told me that one of the local stores was having great sales, so I stopped down after work to check it out. I saw a cute pair of pants and decided that I should really pick up a pair in my size, since all of my other pants require a belt these days. The problem was, I didn't really know what my size was, so I grabbed a 6 and an 8 & headed to the dressing room. Just for laughs (or motivation) I tried on the 6 first, thinking darn well that they wouldn't get past my thighs, let alone my hips. I was floored when I shimmied them on and was able to button them, nonetheless. I thought I would try the 8's on, just as a comparison, only to find out they were way too big. It's hard to believe that less than 2 years ago I was hitting a size 16 and now, after A LOT of hard work and dedication, I have managed to get into a 6. I'm not sure I was in a size 6 at my lowest weight of 129 my senior year of college. And although I haven't hit that number on my scale yet, it just goes to show that the scale doesn't necessarily mean you're skinnier or more toned.

When I went to step class last night, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror & was amazed... for the first time I saw a healthy, skinny me. I mean, even two days ago, when I looked into that same mirror, all I saw was a tub-a-lub... it's amazing what a pair of pants can do for ones self esteem! emoticon
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    totally awesome, thanks for sharing, that inspires me to keep going I have so far to go.
    2905 days ago
  • JP1255
    Congrats!! You have done AWESOME! I am a 16 (not for long hopefully!), and would be thrilled to be where you are in 2 yrs. Thanks for the motivation!
    2907 days ago
    Wow! Thank you for sharing this great blog. Keep that smile shining when you put on those new pants and look in the mirror at the new awsome you. Have a great day.
    2907 days ago
    congratulations!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2908 days ago
    emoticon That's great news!
    2908 days ago
    Wow! You go girl! I too weigh more than I did back in college and fit a 4 now, versus a 6 back then. Either sizes change a lot (they do) or yes, my body is more toned at a heavier weight.
    2908 days ago
    emoticon What an awesome blog, congrats on you achievement! It is amazing how we don't see the changes until something flags us to REALLY look at the progress you made.
    2908 days ago
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