Rainy Sunday & my first Size Four!

by Christine on August 22nd, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates

Good Sunday Afternoon Revolutionists!

I hope you liked my before/after photos that I posted yesterday. I have to say, when I saw them, I was astonished at how much I’ve changed! I showed them to hubby and he said, “Jeeze, I didn’t realize you were so fat! You look like a whole new person now!”

Indeed, I feel like a whole new person too!

Today I pulled on the only pair of blue jeans that I had on my closet to wear out to lunch with the Star Wars Boys.  Sadly, at a size 10, they were falling off me. In fact, I could take them off without unbuttoning them! For example (sorry for the ugly tummy..boy that port sure shows, huh? and for the *gasp* underwear!)

Case in point. So I went out to JC Penny while I was doing errands today. I grabbed a bunch of jeans in Size 6, but I saw the 4 there, and I thought, “What the heck??” I tried them on….and THEY FIT!!!

Honestly, I couldn’t even dream of the day when I could fit into a Size 4 when I started this weight loss journey. Back then I wore a size 22/24 and was confined to shopping almost exclusively at Lane Bryant (which, even though they have big sizes, do NOT cater to short women like me).  If I had to have guessed, way back when, I think I would have thought that I would stop losing weight around a Size 10. And that would have *THRILLED* me! I remember the day I got to dig out my Size 10 clothes in the basement. I was so happy as I tried all those clothes on, and I twirled around my bedroom like a ballarina.  Today I’m a Size 4?! For real?! I’ve never been a size 4 in my life, not even in high school or middle school. I’m beyond ecstatic!! Is this really me?

While I was running errands, I stopped at a book store to pick up the next two books in the Diana Gabaldon series, plus two other books: Ender’s Game and Anne of Green Gables. Our neighbors have three kids, and when we were doing our random act of kindness, we discovered that the kids are in various stages of “discovering books.”  The littlest, a girl named MacKenzie, is red haired and incredibly sweet. I wanted to buy her a copy of Anne of Green Gables because I think she could relate to it very much. I remember that book gave me wistful daydreams for years after I read it! (I want to watch the PBS mini series with her when she’s done with it!) The eldest boy is a little leary of books. He is pressured into sports a great deal, but he recently read a book and said, “Boy, that was really good.” My hubby thought he would enjoy Ender’s Game, so I bought it for him. I hope both kids like the books!

Then I went to the grocery store and got a bunch of great loot!

Then I came home and discovered THIS!

Damn cat.


143.2 (81.8 pounds lost) Weekend Update

by Christine on June 7th, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, General Information

143 pounds and a new size 6 skirtHello blog world! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! My weekend was filled with shopping and money-spending. You see, late last week the scale finally decided to move.  My weight seems to come off in spurts…a “big” drop, then weeks of nothing. Then another big drop! Well, last week I had a two-pound drop, so I’m down to 143 now, hooray! I can’t believe I’m so close to the 130-s. I haven’t even been in the 140-s before, not really, and I’m blowing past them into the 130-s! It’s so incredibly exciting!

Every 10 pounds or so I have had to go through my closet. I pull out all the clothes that are too big on me and put them away in tupperware tubs, and pull out clothes in the next smaller size. Well, I’m out of clothes! The lowest size clothing I had in my supply was a size 10 (some size 8s).  I went through my closets and purged some more clothes and filled two full tupperware tubs, mostly with size 12s that are much too baggy.  However, I didn’t have any new clothes to pull out, so I went shopping.

I didn’t really go shopping for general work clothing (I still need to do that at some point). I have four weddings to attend this summer, along with two bachelorette parties and one bridal shower (“garden-party” themed) to attend, so I wanted to do some shopping for those events. I was so excited — I bought several pieces of clothing in a size six!  (For my earlier elation about being this size, read this post here.)  I still can’t believe it! A size 6?! I haven’t been a size six EVER — not since middle school or elementary school or something!  I bought this incredibly sexy purple dress for formal occasions, and I am so excited to wear it. I feel like a million bucks in it.

Food consumption over the weekend was unextraordinary to say the least. I did get a little exercise in, but not as much as I probably should have.

The next 8 weeks are going to be incredibly busy for me. My social calendar is totally packed! I’m very excited to get my hair done on Thursday. It desperately needs it, and I’m going to feel even better about how I look after I get it done.  I have a double-date planned on Wednesday, a concert to attend on Friday, and a “Yay you got divorced/men are jerks” party to attend on Saturday. I will have to carefully plan my exercise in there somewhere.

Next week starts the real fun! I get to meet a very good friend from Norway in a gathering in New York City, as well as attend a PHISH show! Woohoo!  The following weekend is a two-day Jazz Festival, then I have vacation planned, then starts the wedding craziness. It’s going to be a nonstop summer!

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