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My husband said....

Monday, July 01, 2013

that I look FINE. FINE!? Not in a 80's "girl you look so fine," kind of way, but a "yeah you look fine," kind of way.

He asked what I was going to do once I reached my goal. I said I was going to re-evaulate where I was and see if at that time, I wanted to go any further because my "goal" (150 pounds) is technically not where I should be according to that horrible BMI chart (it wants me at 135) , it was a number I picked out of thin air not really ever imagining I'd get there. The goal was a dream, it was - if I can get there, it will be WAY more than enough, but I'd really like to be where I was before I had my youngest daughter (16 years ago at 170 pounds). I have had a picture of myself at 23 before I got pregnant taped to my treadmill for 2 years. I have looked at it every time I enter my gym, which was daily for a few months and then weekly and then monthly.... then I covered it up. Two weeks ago I looked at it for the first time in almost a year.

It has taken an insurmountable amount of self control, hard work and discipline, but I am down 36 inches and 39 pounds from where I was 7 months ago. (and 60" and 67 pounds from where I was when I joined SP in 2007). emoticon

I am only 24 pounds from said "dream" goal and only 4 pounds from the pre-baby weight that I was in 1997. emoticon

AND I am a size 10 for the first time in 16 years (I started at a tight 22 in 2007 and then vamped things up 7 months ago at a tight 16). emoticon

And after ALL that, all he had was I look "FINE!" Once the urge to slap him senseless passed, I simply said- I've looked FINE for 39 years, and that isn't good enough anymore. I look GREAT right now and on my 40th birthday in October I am going to look AMAZING. emoticon

Fine, pfft.
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    Wow..you've made some great improvements...awesome...

    ve learned that when a guy says "fine" I just fill it in with the adjective I want to hear :)
    1749 days ago
    Hope you're doing well! I'm pulling for you! You definitely look better than fine, you look amazing! Keep it up! :-D
    1749 days ago
  • KAT321123
    Yeah, not to stereotype, but plenty of people (okay, yeah, mostly men) don't always know how to make us feel good about our appearance. You'd think we'd learn not to ask! =) In reality, since he loves you, he probably always thinks you look good!

    Congratulations on being so close to your goals!
    1753 days ago
    You GO Girl. With those results you should look great. Stay strong and keep pushing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1753 days ago
    My boyfriend doesn't say the right things a lot of the time either... I think it's just how men think emoticon

    Thanks though for reminded me of the other/80s definition of fine! Brought back memories of being in school and talking about how "fine" certain boys were emoticon
    1753 days ago
    1753 days ago
    way to go, good job good luck and keep up the good work.
    1753 days ago
    Be good to you -- that's the reason for doing all this. He probably thought that was a fine comment, so give him a break -- at least he didn't just grunt, but actually said something!
    1753 days ago
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