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Blowing minds... including our own! (Pants Pic)

Thursday, March 14, 2013



When I first started the 17 Day Diet last March, I felt pretty good at the initial weight loss. After the first week or two, I thought... "This is it, I feel this is finally my time to lose this weight"... and when the weight started falling off and the sizes started dropping, I threw clothes away. I didn't do what I had in the past... put them aside for a "just in case" scenario. I just tossed them! I didn't even donate the first lot or two. THEN, I thought... "Wait! I want a pair of pants for a pic!"

These are those pants. They aren't even the right size! LOL These pants are a 30W. When I started, I didn't fit into a 32W. So, forgive me for not wanting to regain the weight for a photo op... but hmmm, nope, not going to happen. I'll demonstrate the oooh, ahhhh, moment with these 30W jeans! I still think it's a pretty remarkable moment, don't you? They've been sitting on a counter upstairs for months... just sitting there.

My 1 yr anniversary is coming up on Tuesday. I've lost 138 lbs as of today... I was hoping for 150... it's not Tuesday yet... but reality is approaching... fast and well, maybe I'll get 140... but still... the pull of the pants photo was drawing me in... so the other night, I grabbed them and put them up to me and stood in front of my husband and we just were stunned! It's one thing to see a big number on the scale... it's entirely another to see it in a pair of pants. This just really puts it into perspective at just how big I was! Let me just say... when you look at the butt of these things... that's NOT a pretty site! LOL But, yes, I do remember filling in many a chair in a theatre, or even my car. I remember the seatbelt cutting into my side. I remember the arms of a chair keeping me prisoner and me even wondering if I could "bend" them or "break" them as I got up. So, yes, I must have filled in that pair of pants pretty darn well, because I remember those days vividly.

I took these pants into work today to show my co-workers. Jaws dropped. I was very proud of my accomplishment and know that so many of my friends there were very proud of me, too. The pic is posted on my facebook wall and support is pouring in and I know I've touched so many and inspired so many. It's humbling and I'm honored to be that inspiration in their lives. What's more, is that I just look at the pants and they truly are a symbol that it's never too late in life to attain a goal! To get healthy. My son is 16. A sophomore in high school. Probably the most influential time for him to see this change in me. Next year, he's looking at colleges and reaching for his own dreams. I could be sad that I didn't do this sooner, but then again... it's never too late!
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CAREYBEARY77 3/25/2013 2:12PM

    All I can says is.....Thank God for bloggers who remind the rest of us it can be done.

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NEEDBU66 3/16/2013 6:20PM

    You lost a person!! Congratulations! Picture told it all!

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MOMMA-MOOSE 3/16/2013 5:42PM

    You look fantastic. Congrats on your amazing success!

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ROCKMAN6797 3/16/2013 3:53PM

    Those pants certainly do tell a story!
I recently emptied my closet of all of my old clothes (don't know why I was holding on to them, I think like you, I was thinking "just in case") and was amazed at how much weight I have lost.
It is the best feeling in the world!
Congratulations and even if you don't meet your weight goal you ought to be very proud!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 3/16/2013 12:52PM

    You are such an inspiration to all of us!
Can you share with us more about this 17 day diet?

Also congrats on all your successes! Love having you as part of one of the teams I'm on.

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BOOKWORM85 3/16/2013 6:49AM

  Hi, I am crying reading your post. It's so wonderful what you did. emoticon

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PROCTORSE 3/15/2013 9:51PM

    Wow! What an amazing transformation! You look fabulous and those jeans will look even more fabulous in the trash! Haha! I totally understand the feeling of squishing into seats and being miserable on the plane on my way to my honeymoon because I just barely fit in the seat. Thank you for your amazing inspiration! You ROCK!!!
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CITYGIRL27 3/15/2013 3:55PM

    Absolutely amazing. Brings tears to my eyes and I don't even know you! You are an inspiration!

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SUNSETSMILE 3/15/2013 11:32AM

    Congrats. Pictures do tell stories!! emoticon

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JENSAWIP 3/15/2013 9:58AM

    138 lbs in a year! Holy cats! You are quite an inspiration! Thanks for sharing and posting such a great blog about it.
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FP4HLOSER 3/15/2013 9:18AM

    Gotta love it! emoticon

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CHRIS_REID00 3/15/2013 7:30AM

    Well done, makes me want to go for a walk - thanks for the inspiration!

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RODRIGUEZ41508 3/15/2013 12:44AM

    What an Awesome Blog ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSGO72 3/14/2013 10:33PM

  Bravo! emoticon

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PURPLE180 3/14/2013 9:55PM

    Amazing...simply, amazing. emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 3/14/2013 9:30PM

    emoticon Boy what a difference a year makes! Great fantastic job!
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/14/2013 8:41PM

    I love this! I kept my size 28W pants, ans when I'm struggling, I put them on, and everything gets put into perspective. Thanks for sharing.

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JACKIE542 3/14/2013 8:23PM

    I agree, a very remarkable moment. I wish I had thought to do this. Congratulations you look great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYM48 3/14/2013 8:06PM

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Wow. Great job. You look fantastic. What an achievement. Simply amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it! emoticon

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/14/2013 7:54PM

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CINNAMARIE 3/14/2013 7:37PM

    Yes, the 150 I wanted for the year... my goal will surpass the 150... so it'll happen... :-) This journey has been so rewarding. I'm not at all disappointed. I'm blessed with all the goals I've achieved... the healthy life is the main goal and one I'm living now. Thank you so much for your comments!

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CATHWREN 3/14/2013 7:37PM

    Wonderful! I too have a lot of weight to lose; I was also wearing 32s when I started. I'm not as far along as you are but you've inspired me to know that I can do it too.

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KETTLEBURN 3/14/2013 7:32PM

    This was great to read and truly inspiring! GREAT job on your success so far! If you want to get to 150, you can do it; may not in that one year's time that you wanted, but you'll get there. Yet, it's obvious that's a scale doesn't need to measure your level of success! :)

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AKATHLEEN54 3/14/2013 7:29PM

    Congratulations you look amazing!!! What a tremendous accomplishment and in a considerably short amount of time. The picture of the pants speaks volumes!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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