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Shrinking jeans 38>32

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Last Jan, I used to wear size 38 jeans, and they were kind of tight.
Now, I wear 32, and they are loose-comfortable.

Before, I used to wear shirts size 42-43, normal or wide fit.
Now, I wear 40.5-41, slim fit.

Paris was fantastic last weekend.
Thanks for all the suggestions on the pools!
Finally we went to the pool at Les Halles. It is underground, level -3, there's a huge shopping-cultural-sports center in the middle of Paris at Les Halles. I've never been there before. The pool was very packed, ~8-9 people on each lane. This was the highest speed segmentation of the lanes I've ever seen.
#1: turtle
#2: turtle
#3: turtle
#4: turtle
#5: 4 styles slow, drills with equipments
#6: 4 styles fast
#7: crawl and back fast
#8: crawl triathlon
I swam on lane 6. ;-)

There was a window to have a look in from the outside:

On Monday night at the airport, on the way back, I watched a colleague to go trough a big beer, double burger, and pile of french fries. Kind of a treat after the long business day.

He commented how much he loves meat, and how tasty it is, how good it is, and how much he enjoys, and told "Oliver you have such a strong will!"
As I was eating my strwaberry-ananas-mango smoothie, my 5 vegetables bio soup, and fish with salad.

But, I didn't feel like having strong will.

Yes, I was thinking about how much exercise I did that day (zero), all that fat going to my body, but that was not really what determined my choice. Instead, I was craving for fruits, I had none during the whole day. And I love to order fish when I travel, as seafood is seldom in Austria and Hungary, and usually poor quality; and the 5 veg soup looked very tasty on the menu, I wanted to try something new.

Otherwise, the whole last week was difficult nutrition and exercise wise. I was short on sleep every day, which resulted craving for snack, difficulty to resist junk food offered, low energy to get in exercise, no time for blog. Today, I slept finally long (8+1h), and things are smooth.

Did you also change in size?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ARGYLE-RUNNER 12/13/2011 1:22AM

    I loved your reasons why your chose the meal you did - I think it is so funny how the outside world sees as it as one way (you are being good) when really it has more to do with a love of food and a craving for them (the freggies)

Nice jean comparison - it makes me wish I had saved my 22Ws to lay my 12s against - I think at the most I "might" have a pair of 18Ws left in my closet, but I'm pretty sure I already packed those off to Goodwill - maybe one day I'll unearth a hidden pair around here somewhere, and then I can take a picture :)

I was pretty excited today when I put on a shirt that I had gotten 2-3 years ago as a gift that always fit tight (so I didn't wear it) and now it just fits with comfort - that is a good feeling - makes you really feel like you are changing :)

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 12/13/2011 1:10AM

    I love your blogs and I think that I know where you are coming from. I also have colleagues that don't "get" my new perspective on healthy eating. When I brought my own fat free 1/2 & 1/2 to a breakfast meeting because I knew they would only have regular 1/2 & 1/2 I was made a bit fun of. It's hard to stay on focus but sounds like you have a great handle on it!

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KMICHA 12/12/2011 5:44AM

    WTG! Oliver, you just keep moving on!!! I enjoy your blogs! I've missed reading them in the past week! emoticon

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KIMBERTA99 12/11/2011 10:04PM

    Oliver you continue to impress me!! Way to go on the good choices! I actually have these pants that I bought when I was weighing 177lbs and they were tight in the legs and now I have about 4+ inches of extra in each leg and the waist I have to cinch closed with the ties..but I love them so much..very comfy!! It is so fun to compare the old with the new!! I am so proud of your accomplishments!!

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MUEHLBBO 12/11/2011 9:53PM

    I love reading about your adventures, but especially on your choices on the way. You are a great motivator. Keep up the great work and congrats on the new clothes sizes.

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CHANGINGMORGAN 12/11/2011 4:18PM

    Even with my few pounds lost, I have absolutely changed in size. Last year, I couldn't even wear a certain dress size at a certain store, this year, I could wear not only the size, but one less. So that was awesome.

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KRISZTA11 12/11/2011 2:03PM

    Congrats to your progress!
Jeans size reduction is amazing : )

You made great choices at dinner at the airport.
I got a similar comment about willpower at today's family lunch, where I ate normally and didn't feel restricted at all.

Köszi a kommentet!

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SHOOPETTE 12/11/2011 9:48AM

    Oh my what a pool! I think it's great that your body has gotten so used to healthy food that you were craving fruits, keep it up!

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GETSTRONGRRR 12/11/2011 9:00AM

    Great job Oliver! Sounds like a good time in Paris, even with the food temptations.

I almost prefer using how my clothes fit as a better measure of success than the scales. It's a real good indicator of progress, especially since the scales can't tell the difference between fat and muscle.

Viva la difference!

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ZELLAZM 12/11/2011 7:33AM

    Love your jeans picture! A great way to visualize your super progress and much more fun than a number on the scale. Your meal sounds yummy - isn't it great when healthy choices become second nature and not a matter of a "strong will" (which we do need to have at times, too, of course!) ?

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