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Windchime
09-27-2009, 12:26 AM
I've been in a bit of a funk for a week or so because September has brought me a grand total loss of 1.4 measly pounds. My shape is changing, though, because I've been a little more serious and regular with my running program so I can feel my hips slimming down and things like that. Still.....1.4 pounds? Really?

So today I was cleaning clothes out of my closet and found a pair of jeans I didn't recognize. Then I realized--these are the jeans I bought after Christmas. The jeans that I cried when I bought them because they were so cheap and ugly and big. They are size 20W. On a whim, I put them on....and they are HUGE. See the pictures below for how they fit me now.

I can't believe I wore these jeans. I can't believe I filled them out. But I did, because it was right after I bought these ugly things that I made the decision to change my lifestyle. I can pull them on and off without unzipping. I looked at the spreadsheet where I log these things, and I've lost aprox. 7 inches from my waist. Not bad for an old 48 year old girl!:carrot:

My current jeans are size 14; I bought them last weekend and after wearing them the first time tonight for a couple of hours, they feel a little baggy. So I won't get to enjoy them for long and maybe should have bought a 12 but I didn't want them to feel tight around my middle. I meant to include a pic of those but my son took off before I thought about having him take the photo.

This is just a reminder to myself and to anyone else who is struggling that it's not always about the pounds, and even though I haven't lost much this month I am still WAY better off than I was at Christmas!


AR4life
09-27-2009, 12:32 AM
Wow 7 inches :carrot: well done!
You look great in those pictures too by the way :)

cheerios
09-27-2009, 12:42 AM
Congrats!


JulieJ08
09-27-2009, 12:48 AM
Wow, I can't believe that's a size 14. Happy Christmas this year!

Windchime
09-27-2009, 12:53 AM
No, no....the pics aren't 14. My current jeans are 14's. The jeans in the pic are 20W. I edited the original post because I can see now that I wasn't clear at all which jeans I was wearing in the pictures!

JulieJ08
09-27-2009, 01:22 AM
LOL, I'm the one that didn't make sense - I meant I can't believe you are size 14 :)

Onederchic
09-27-2009, 01:32 AM
Woohoo! Awesome :hug:

Windchime
09-27-2009, 01:35 AM
LOL, I'm the one that didn't make sense - I meant I can't believe you are size 14 :)


Hmmmmm......I'm not sure how to take that, LOL. I kinda can't believe I'm a 14 either, and heading to a 12. I haven't worn a 12 since my 22 year old son was a tot.

Mickeypnd
09-27-2009, 02:07 AM
Congarts!!

gardenerjoy
09-27-2009, 10:34 AM
Yay for you! You are doing great! You look great in the photos -- thanks for sharing -- they are very inspiring.

Judy Lynn
09-27-2009, 11:04 AM
Nice!

LotusMama
09-27-2009, 11:54 AM
Well done! Congratulations on such a visible accomplishment; you must feel great!

Cheers,

J

JulieJ08
09-27-2009, 12:28 PM
Hmmmmm......I'm not sure how to take that, LOL. I kinda can't believe I'm a 14 either, and heading to a 12. I haven't worn a 12 since my 22 year old son was a tot.

I meant you look much smaller!!! I'd delete the post and rephrase the whole thing, but then the posts after would be confusing. Sorry I made no sense!

Fressca
09-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Wow, Windchime, lookin' good! How great to try on those jeans and have them falling off. And I think you look smaller than a size 14.

Annmawy
09-27-2009, 12:50 PM
Good work !!!!

Windchime
09-27-2009, 01:07 PM
I meant you look much smaller!!! I'd delete the post and rephrase the whole thing, but then the posts after would be confusing. Sorry I made no sense!

No, it's OK! I've never known you to say mean things to people so I knew you weren't doing it to me. I think we both had communication problems last night, LOL. Thanks for the compliment! :)

Windchime
09-27-2009, 01:12 PM
Wow, Windchime, lookin' good! How great to try on those jeans and have them falling off. And I think you look smaller than a size 14.

Wow, you guys are making me feel so good! :) I tried on size 12 slacks the other day in the store and could get them on and zipped, but they were pretty snug so I will wait a little longer. I think the big boobs make me look smaller on bottom than I really am.

It's weird because I can't seem to lose any pounds this month but I'm seeing changes in my shape. It's been such a confusing month. Some nights, the running goes really well and I can find my groove; other nights, it's a struggle and I run out of steam or just can't get it right. My weight is the same but my pants are getting too big. I feel like I'm in a phase called "Weight Loss Adolescence" or something! I'm all awkward and confused and out-of-step!

mara11jade
09-28-2009, 03:09 AM
Dude! High five!