Monday, August 6, 2007

14 pants!

My husband and I have been visiting his parents in VA for several days now. Today, we popped over to the mall, and I decided to try on a pair of size-14 pants to see if they fit me at all. They fit great--perfectly, in fact! I was so excited at how cute they were that I decided to buy them despite the $60 price tag that would normally make me say, "Um, no." They are dressy and they are a nice brand (Ann Taylor Loft), so I know they will be useful and last a long time. I'm so excited! I haven't worn a 14 in pants since my junior year of college, perhaps my sophomore year even. That's . . . 6-7 years ago now!

Usually these days, I weigh myself every couple of days. I don't write it down; I just like to keep a general check on what is happening. I haven't been able to do that since we've been here, and it will be interesting to see what my weight is when we get home. It could be down or stagnant--I really have no idea. I guess it could also be up a pound. One thing about never counting anything is that it works as long as I trust myself and keep the idea of taking care of myself in mind. But I can never be 100 percent certain that I'll have a drop at any time, so I do like to weigh myself often enough to keep in mind that I can't eat loads of potato chips or things like that that make me feel gross and make my weight pop up.

12 comments:

Kim said...

Congrats on the 14's!!! What a wonderful feeling that must be. :) Keep up the great work!!

Anonymous said...

yay! that's really exciting!

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Linds said...

Congratulations on the size 14 pants!! That's pretty exciting!

Salma Gundi said...

Very cool!

celtic_girl said...

Yay, for the 170's and the size 14 pants

KL said...

Wow! I'm very jealous! Congratulations!

Shannon said...

Congrats!!!!!!

Abba said...

WooHoo! Doesn't it feel awesome! Good for you!

TrixieBelden said...

Congratulations on the size 14 pants! That's awesome!

KL said...

Max and I were on your street today and thought of you! How are those pants fitting?

Abba said...

Anyone home?

April said...

Woohoo!!! I'm afraid to think of what I actually need to lose to get into a size 14. It's time to stop whining and start getting healthy. Thanks for the inspiration!!