Tuesday, July 7, 2009

For your Viewing Pleasure

First off, the obligatory "fat pants" picture...


These are my "before" pants that Thomas and I both fit into. Size 24s. Can you believe it? I was astonished about 2 weeks ago when I was doing my measurements... my waist is now only 1.5 inches larger than my THIGH used to be. (Starting right thigh measurement was... 27 inches. My waist is now clocking in at 28 1/2).

And now... the "can I get away with this yet?" picture...


Also, just so y'all know, I think I've turned a significant corner in my getting fit journey.

I am no longer freaking out about a gain. (Yes, smart ass, that means I had a gain this week. 1.6 pounds, as a matter of fact.)

Not publicly. Not privately.

I am really... no longer fazed by a weight gain. This astonishes me. I never thought I'd get to a point where I was "whatever" about it. I don't... care.

Which is not to say I'm grabbing the chips bag and going to town with it. Just that I know the weight came on and I know I have the skills and patience to take it back off.

For me, this is a great, wonderful thing.

16 comments:

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

ooohhh....that is a great activity to do as a couple, will add that to our list of things to do this upcoming weekend is try & fit both of us into my pants!

CONGRATULATIONS! You look amazing!

Megilon said...

You look great. Congratulations!!

Learning to be Less said...

Wow!! Thos pictures are amazing. And can I say? You look so much younger. So motivational. It is awesome to here you do not care about a gain. Hopefully someday I will get there too.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 2 milestones - the pants and the not caring!!!
You look great, and not being stressed out and over-reacting about a tiny temporary gain is a really healthy attitude so go you!

SandyQuilts said...

Love the photo ... very telling. I'm a Weight Watcher myself ... don't know if you are. One WW blog I enjoy is
http://msbitchcakes.blogspot.com/
She's very informative and unconventional .... I still like her.

CONGRATS

moonduster said...

You look fabulous! And not freaking out about small gains is a great place to be!

Summer said...

You're definitely getting away with the sports-bra-as-shirt look. You look fit, strong and fabulous!

Just don't forget the sunscreen, and prepare to be stared at. :-)

Hanlie said...

Wow! Yes, you can get away with it!

I kept a pair of jeans from my largest size... specifically for that fat pants shot.

erinstartsliving said...

you look amazing! you can totally get away with it! go you!

Actual Scale said...

Love the photos & the article.
Phantom fat - I can totally see us doing that to ourselves.

You can totally pull that off!

Bravo for not being bothered by the gain & best wishes for meeting your WW goal & getting that lifetime status.

shefit said...

Awh, I love the pic. It's great!

Cammy said...

Yes, this is a Very Big Deal. Another hurdle crossed!

Love the pics.

Mama Bear June said...

Love the photos! You look amazing. And congrats on the attitude about the gain. I had a lot bigger one than that this week and I'm totally OK with it, too. I know it's not the end of the world and I like this size too much to let it spiral out of control.
Path to Health

dietbook said...

I think that's a pretty amazing place to be - for anyone! Congratulations...and what a great picture. Priceless! :-)

V.

Jen said...

Amazing!!!

Miz said...

wow wow wow on the before pants.
youve worked REALLY HARD TO GET WHERE YOU ARE and IM glad yore no long freaking out.

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Miz.