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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Besides FINALLY hitting my 35 pound mark yesterday, I noticed a couple other positive things today. First - there was a shirt that I bought well over a year ago and have tried it on every few months or so. It was so small that it was cutting into my stomach at the waist and the arms and back were so tight that I was afraid if I moved I would rip seams. Why did I buy a shirt that was way too small? It was on sale! And yes, I was on a diet at the time (when WASN'T I on a diet?...) and I thought that I'd be fitting in that shirt in a few months... ha! A couple months ago I tried it on again and it fit better, but the arms were still tight. Today I decided (because I am behind on laundry and didn't have a shirt to wear to church, lol) that I would try it on again. Perfect! Fits great and is even loose in places that it once was too tight to wear!
(sorry - pic is blurry cuz my son took it!)

And the other result? SHOES!!! Could there be a better topic? One of the statements in my DONE list is, "DONE NOT BUYING AWESOME HEELS JUST CUZ MY ANKLES CAN'T HOLD UP MY BODY IN THEM." And it wasn't just my ankles - the pressure on my toes created blisters too. Well, not anymore! I bought a great pair of fun heels a few weeks ago and today I noticed that I wore them ALL DAY - including grocery shopping - and my ankles and toes still felt great! No pain, no blisters! In fact, when I thought about it, they didn't hurt last Sunday or the Sunday before either! In fact... (as if I really need more exciting news!!!!) I have worn them as my shoe of choice several times with jeans when just going out to run errands. What? On purpose? I used to only wear heels for fancy parties or funerals. But they don't hurt anymore!!! Wanna see my cute heels that don't hurt?

Day by day I am constantly seeing little things I didn't notice before... like that my face really DOES look skinnier. Or like the fact that my butt used to be square up by my hips (seriously - I think I was mistaken for SpongeBob a few times) and it's now round! Or like the fact that I used to look like Quasimodo with a big lump of fat at the bottom of my neck just above my back (in between my shoulders) and it's gone! So many things have changed... oh yeah! I almost forgot a big one! I have been measuring my neck for a very long time - hoping it would get smaller... but no. I really thought I was doomed to have a fat neck forever. 17 inches. 17 inches. 17 inches. It's been that size for almost a year. Last week I measured it just out of habit and lo and behold - 16.5!!!! I know it's just a half inch, but it means that i won't have a fat neck forever! lol. I am really looking forward to all the amazing things that will keep happening to my body over the next year or so. I FINALLY feel like there is no "if and when I lose weight", which is the phrase I used to use all the time. I am not uncertain. I am certain. I am losing weight. I am getting healthy. I am changing. This is for real.
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    Reading your blog just made me smile from ear to ear. I am so happy for you!
    4243 days ago
    Good for you, my friend--I knew you could do it!!! emoticon
    4243 days ago
    WOOHOO and WAYTOGO on hitting your 35 pounds lost!!!

    LOL SpongeBobSquarePants? I guess that is a good a reason as any to lose weight!!!
    4243 days ago
    To everyone who commented on my cute shoes - you too can have your own pair! (Unless you're a guy who made a comment - then I'd advise against it.) I got them on sale for $20 at Fashion Bug. Yay! I was thrilled that I found a cute pair that cheap!

    Happy shoes.....
    4243 days ago
    WOOHOO WOOOHOO WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! :D I am soooooooooo excited for you and happy that you are really noticing and reaping the benefits from all of your hard work. Isn't it sooo worth it???? :D Isn't it maintainable and achieveable?? YES IT IS. YOU ARE DOING THIS. :D Congratulations!
    4244 days ago
    I LOVE it Sarah and am so happy for you! The shirt and heels are CUTE and look good on you and I am so glad you are giving yourself credit for the changes! I sometimes think I am imagining...

    Yesterday, a lady at church said I looked like I had lost more weight and actually I had gained a couple pounds from the last time we talked. Soo, who knows, I think sometimes my body is just adjusting and moving around, settling so to speak at a new size before it is ready to move down some more.

    Happy for you!
    4244 days ago
    emoticon Girl the 35 lbs mark is awesome!! emoticon I know it's gotta feel good to fit back in clothes that have been too tight!! Keep it up!!

    And those shoes aren't just cute they are sexy!! I love them!! makes me wanna break out my heels and wear them...ha I don't really have anywhere to where them and just pictured myself vaccuming with my best pumps on!lol

    I'm proud of you Sarah,keep comin on down girl!!!

    WE are the Tigers!! THe Mighty Orange Tigers!!!!
    4244 days ago

    I am so happy for you! Isn't it great realizing little milestones and then realizing you've had them for a while (like the shoes being comfortable the last couple weeks)? Like they're all just natural parts of the new lifestyle!

    Those shoes are SO CUTE!

    Congrats on getting healthy, being happy, and having a kick butt positive attitude! You're going to see all your dreams come true!
    4244 days ago
    Congrats on the milestone. Crossing these are great.

    Keep up the good work.

    4244 days ago
    emoticon Awesome job! Congratulations on hitting your 35 lb mark!
    I love the shoes!

    Lisa emoticon
    4244 days ago
    emoticon You are explaining things to people who KNOW how to be excited for you. We can relate. Keep it up.
    4244 days ago
    Yay!! Don't you just love when you notice these things?? I am so happy for you! The shoes are so cute! And the shirt looks great on you! Congrats girl!! emoticon
    4244 days ago
    HELL YEAH! Woo! You go girl!
    4244 days ago
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