Saturday, May 19, 2007

shopping in the Twilight Zone

I've lost weight in the last couple of weeks, since starting the Couch to 5K plan, at a really amazing rate. I also added a little extra focus on my diet by using The Beck Diet Solution book (though I've sort of slacked off on that lately). I suppose it could be, too, that maybe all the changes I've made over the last few months have just started to really kick in. I can't explain it easily. Whatever the cause, in the last few weeks, it seems a lot easier to lose. I am less tempted by stuff I know I don't need to eat, and weighing daily on my home scale is showing that I'm consistently in the 150s. I'm still sort of astonished by this.

Yesterday was another revelation that my last couple of weigh-ins weren't just some weird fluke. I went to the Gap Outlet. I needed some summer clothes that I could wear to work. Most of my capris were size 14 and they were getting very big. The outlet store sells basics, nothing especially stylish, but you can get some good deals on things like khakis and capris. In everything I tried on, I was consistently able to put on and zip a size 10, though in some styles the clothes were too tight to actually wear. I spent about $140 on pants, capris, and a couple of t-shirts. The pants and capris were all size 10 or 12, and the t-shirts were mediums.

This morning, I accidentally grabbed a pair of my husband's size 32 jeans. They actually went on and zipped and looked pretty good. I know to most people this wouldn't seem like an accomplishment, but since men's jeans aren't really designed for hips and thighs like mine, it seemed incredible to me. I still see myself as so much larger than my husband.

I hope I don't sound like I'm bragging, it's just nice to see results after such a long time of trying. I really need to work maintenance this time around so that I actually stay here this time instead of visiting for a short while.


  1. I hope your experience at maintaining can be a great inspiration to those of us planning on getting there. One of these days. Or months. Or years.


    Seriously, good work and keep on being surprised!

  2. Great work. If it is bragging then keep doing it. It is very motivating. I am at 162 and I'm planning on getting to 145. I'm waiting for the Beck Diet Solution to come in the mail. I gained the weight this last 8 months since we moved to a different state. I can't keep that rate up. Something has to change!
    I'll keep checking back.

  3. Oh my, brag girl, you certianly deserve it!! I can't wait for it all to "come together" for me like it is beginning to for you!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07