Taking the full measure of life


November 4th, 2007 · 4 Comments

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176.4–.6 pound loss.  I’m getting down to weights that feel weird for me to type, honestly.  It’s been that long since I’ve seen them.  Mentally, I still instinctively think of myself as being ‘around 190,’ which really isn’t true anymore!  It will blow my mind when I get into the 160s.   I was reading someone’s blog a few weeks ago and felt a mix of happiness and envy when I saw that she had reached the 170s.  Then I realized that I had already reached the 170s, too! It was a funny moment.

I got in several tops in mediums from L.L. Bean, the winter clothes I mentioned previously.  They all fit me well—except for a button-up that was too small in the boobs, a common problem for me.  It’s awesome to look at a top and think, “I don’t think this is going to go on me; it’s too small,” and then have it fit nicely.

I told my husband, “Okay, I’m set for clothes now . . .  well, for two more months, anyway, until I start shrinking out of my pants again.” The new tops should last me through at least size 10 (I’m in 12s now in tops).  Actually, if I make it past a size 10 and still feel comfortable losing more, I’m going to throw a freaking party.  Being a size 8 would be the smallest I’ve ever been.  A 10 has been my mental goal, because that’s what I wore when I felt good about my body as a teenager.

I just talked to my husband, and he (a literalist) asked me what I meant when I say a 10 is the smallest I’ve ever been.  I thought about it for a minute, and then I said, “That would be the smallest I’ve ever been proportional to the people in my age group.  And it would be the smallest I’ve ever been in adult sizes.”  So there you go–there’s a further explanation.

Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jenn // Nov 4, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    You are awesome!

  • 2 Laura // Nov 5, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats on the loss! Smaller clothing is such a huge payoff. You’ll be in those 10s before you know it.

  • 3 Les // Nov 6, 2007 at 6:29 am

    I was snooping through my old closet at my parents’ house. Mom hasn’t thrown out any of the clothing I wore once but grew out of (“grew” meaning got fatter). There were a couple of size 12’s in there that I reminisced over — I haven’t been that size in eight years. I can’t imagine ever being small enough to fit into those clothes again. But I know I can if I stick with the exercise. Tracking your progress is such great inspiration! Your determination is contagious. 🙂

  • 4 Salma // Nov 6, 2007 at 6:35 pm

    Too funny – I knew exactly what you meant by “the smallest I’ve been.”

    I swear, every time I read an ingredient list, I think of you. Today it was for a product from the OK food coop – pear and pecan butter. It is 6 dollars a jar and for me, that’s a touch steep right now. But damn does that sound good.

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