Monday, October 15, 2012

Two Victories Today!

I have a scale victory and a non-scale victory to report on this Monday morning:

Scale Victory:  I was at 214.5 when I weighed in this morning.  This means that I have lost
100.5 pounds
since I started on the pre-op diet on May 2nd.  I remember when I went to my required psych appointment in the spring, she asked me what my goal was, and I told her I didn't have an end number in mind, but I didn't think it was unreasonable to lose 100 pounds in the first year.  Baby, I will take 100 pounds in the first 5-1/2 months.  I will take it and run away laughing.  I still have 41-55 pounds to go, depending on where I decide my ultimate goal weight is, but 100 pounds feels amazeballs.  That's a two-month-old horse!

Plus?  TOM came yesterday, with all of the bloating and ooginess that entails.  I'm down 100 pounds even with TOM in town.

Non-Scale Victory:  Jeans are on sale at Target this week for $15.  I like Target jeans for what they are - they're cheap, but they fit well (I like Fit 4) and they come in long inseams (I'm a tall gal).  I like cheap jeans these days because I've been through 6 sizes so far.  I'm not at a place where I'm looking to make a commitment to expensive jeans.  So I'm a few weeks away from fitting into a size 12 yesterday when I read in the Target flyer that jeans are on sale.  I figure, "What the hell, I might as well buy them when they're on sale and hold onto them until they fit."  So I bought the size 12 long, fit 4 jeans (possibly the only ones they had - the selection was a little picked over yesterday).  I got them home and the wife says, "Try them on.  Just to see how far you have to go." 

They fit.  They fit perfectly. 

I almost cried.  I haven't been lower than a size 14 in my entire adult life, and those size 12 jeans went right on and buttoned without a struggle and looked DAMN GOOD. 

I cannot wait to see what happens next.

10 comments:

  1. I had the EXACT same experience in TJM*xx a couple weeks ago. There was a pair of Size 10 jeans I liked on clearance for $13. I decided to do the same thing i.e. buy them cause they;re cheap and keep them till I fit them. I tried them on in the dressing room just to see how far I had to go. Just like you, I seriously came *this* close to having an emotional episode when I realized they fit great. I have never been lower than a 12 so getting into Size 10 was soooo HUGE!!!

    Such awesome milestones!!! Big floppy dolphin claps pointed in your direction!!!!

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    1. Yay for unexpected victories! How great is it to fit into jeans on clearance! A few months ago, I was paying $50 for a pair of jeans that fit.

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  2. That is amazing. I m so happy for you!!! 100 pounds AND a size 12 to boot?! Freaking AWESOME!!!! Congrats. :)

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  3. Holy shit balls woman.... you've lost 100 lbs since May 2012???? I am four months out from surgery and I barely have lost any weight at all. What the fuck???
    But congrats!!!

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    1. In 25 weeks I've averaged about 4 pounds a week - Of course, I lost 20 pounds in two weeks on my pre-op diet, so that helped a lot. I've always been a good loser, at least at first. It's maintenance that has been a struggle for me in the past.

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  4. You're doing amazing! Keep up the good work!

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  5. That is AWESOME!!!!! So happy for you! 100 pounds since May??? You are a total Rockstar in my book!

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  6. Yee! clearly I read your other post first -- GO YOU!!!!! Those are so exciting!!!!!

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  7. Congratulations my god that is alot of weight loss I'm impressed. I lost 4 lbs in a whole month go me or not

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