Day #236 - Made it over...NSV pants size 18
Friday, February 15, 2013
Yesterday's blog was long and full of thought. Today I say there was NO exercising or eating right...AT ALL!
I truly celebrated Valentine's Day to the fullest extent allowed. I'm not going to make excuses --- I said it was a free day and I meant it. So...
I'm back on track today though, don't think I've completely derailed my program because I chose to free-fall yesterday. Nope not me. I'm not even going to share what I ate but I just say my sweet tooth had a nice day.
Now after going through it yesterday with the scale -- I am revived today by a NSV. I have this pair of black pants that I've had since my last journey to lose weight. I brought them and they were a size 18, I had lost 45#s at that time. When I tried them on pre-lifestyle change in May or earlier they wouldn't go past mid-thigh. The next time i tried them on, I could get them up but they wouldn't zip or button. TODAY...I'm wearing them to work and they fit perfectly!!!
What's funny is ... I weighed in the 250's last time I could wear these. Now I'm in the low 270's and got them on. Who kneeewwww...
So I weep with joy on the inside!!! This proves the scale is not the tell all to what's going on with my body. Who kneeewwww!!!! I got to be losing somewhere because these babies wouldn't budge. The button hole side could only wave at the button -- they were nowhere near each other. Now I can confidently say I feel my hard work is not in vain.
It's one thing when people say wow you look like you're losing weight. Or they say have you lost weight, or keep up the great work it's showing. Then "you" "me" look and we're like thanks and our inner self says - I don't see it. Oh they probably see me with my gym clothes on...or they know I'm trying to lose weight, or they know I'm in the BLC @ work so they're trying to keep me encouraged. But when you have a success like I had with these pants this morning. You have to admit that something had to change, the pants didn't stretch or grow while hanging in the closet.
Since I've been on this journey I refuse to buy any bottoms bigger than an 18 so I can't quit or I won't have anything to wear. I brought another pair of pants in an 18 and they don't quite fit but that's just how clothes are. Today I rejoice and will get back to it. Most women would rejoice knowing their thighs are reducing. Personally that's the first area to shrink on me while I'm wanting it to be my stomach and arms. But I guess when the fat finishes there it can beging to shrink in the tummy/arms.
So have a fantastice LONG weekend if you're off. Hopefully I can get a home project done this weekend.