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moment of truth... and pants

Sunday, September 30, 2012

End of the month weigh-in and measurements today. As I said last week, I wasn't looking for a huge change... I was happy if I could just maintain for the month, and get my focus back. And, well, I'm happy to report that that's what I did! My weight at the beginning of September was 177; today I weighed in at 176 [my lowest weight over the entire month was 175.5 so even still, I didn't backtrack much at all]. I even managed to lose inches, despite completely slacking on exercise. A half inch lost in my waist, hips, and upper arm each. Yay!

I've also gotten my eating back on track, which has really helped. I was still having some knee pain until mid-week, and then I had [still do!] sore calves because I forgot to stretch after a run... but I've been walking a bunch and just being active in general more than I usually am. I'm at my mom's house for the week, I'm painting a couple rooms while she's off in Aruba, so that's keeping me on my feet a lot. I'm excited for life to get back to its regular schedule next week but until then, at least this week's not busy and stressful like most of September was.

So, I'm happy that I managed to maintain and *cannot* wait to get back to a regular exercise schedule [I haven't been to the gym in two weeks!]

Oh, and one more thing... I finally fit into an old pair of pants so I've been wearing them! Now, if you don't know, I haven't worn pants in years. It's a combination of just finding skirts more comfortable [and unique], and the fact that none of my pants fit. When I started gaining weight again, I *refused* to buy new pants. Unless I'm skinny, no pants have ever fit me correctly [this is what happens when you have no hips whatsoever and all designers assume that all women do]. Trying to wear pants at a heavier weight just leads to tears and frustration. So I stopped buying pants and have just been wearing skirts for quite a few years now [I LOVE skirts!]. Buuuut, my size 11 khakis fit again so I've been wearing them! Yay!

[Sidenote, I really hate how sparkpeople makes the images sooooooo small!]

One pair of pants down... about 10 more to go.
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    You're rocking the pants!
    Great job!
    2261 days ago
    And you look GREAT in those size 11 pants too! Keep up the great note!

    I also hate how SP makes the images so small! I always upload my picture onto tinypic and post a link to the direct layout link of the picture so my viewers can open the picture bigger through tinypic! I'm not sure if anyone actually utilizes it, but it makes me happy :)

    2261 days ago
  • KELLY122581
    I have the opposite problem! My hips are gigantic (even when I am thin, especially when I am thin). So pants that fit me in the hips always gap at my waist. Dresses and skirts therefore are always much better for me, but I don't really like wearing them unless I am doing something fancy (which isn't often. lol). Good job maintaining this month! We are essentially in the same position! I fell off the wagon too, but managed to still lose about 2 lbs this month. Maybe we are starting to *gasp* form good habits?!?!
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