I have met my modified goal of losing 10 pounds in a month. I still have two days left so let's see by how much I can exceed it!
Now her is the really exciting news. About 6 months ago I was buying new pants because all my others were getting too small. I knew a certain size and make of the "George" brand at Walmart would work and I wanted nice looking slacks. I was in a hurry so I grabbed a pair, but did not try it on. I was ashamed when I realized I had grabbed the wrong size but I didn't have time to exchange them. So I have been lugging around these size 16 slacks that were WAY too small for me for all this time.
They were so small that I could not even think of buttoning them and I was having a hard time getting them over my mammoth thighs. Yuck. Not a fun mental image there. Sorry about that. Then my 18s started to get tight. Yikes. This was getting out of control. Then I hit my heaviest ever. 193. On a 5 foot frame. Really not good.
So now I am on the Atkins journey and have lost actually from my heaviest- just shy of 13 pounds in a month and week.
So tonight, inspired by the losses posted by others on the Atkins board I decided to try on my own personal albatross. And guess what? Over the thighs.... great I think! Over the rump- even better! Can I button (this was where I had had about a 3-4 inch gap before)? Suck it in...and yes! Button! Can I slip buckle? Yes! And can I zip? Yes!
Now to be sure- they are a bit skin tight over the rump and thighs...so they won't be on my wardrobe list for another week or two- but this is the first time EVER that I have actually gotten the darn things on!! My current size 18s from the same company are starting to get loose and I could pull them down and off without unbuttoning if I really wanted to. I don't need a belt with them yet but I am SO looking forward to the day when I do! I have some jeans that have been patiently waiting for me to stop being such a cow that are now going to get to see the light of day again. I am so so excited!
I am starting my exercise in earnest now. Horseback riding and working on the Eliptical as well as walking on my breaks. Do you think I can step up the weightloss and hit 15lbs next month? That was my goal this month but I didn't quite make it. I would dearly love to surprise my family with a great loss before my Grandfather's birthday on June 9th. Lets see- so I am 181 right now so I could be in the 160's before June 9th then I am going to be the happiest girl! That would put me back to what I weighed about the time Nora was born and I would have to buy new clothes!! I can't wait until I have to buy new clothes because everything is too big!
I am having so much fun losing weight. It is so much more fun than putting on the pounds!