Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I'm in the 170's!

I've been terrible about posting lately, but I have NOT been terrible about being conscientious about what I'm eating. I am officially (just barely) in the 170s today! This is a land I have not visited for many years. I am soooooo excited!

In other happy weight news, when I was at a thrift store a few days ago (where they had crazy bargains on nice stuff--I haven't been in years), I fit into size 14 jeans. I wouldn't have bought them (they were too tight--I'm sure my husband would have loved them on me), but I could zip them without feeling like I was dying, and that's awesome! As you may remember, I mentioned that I wore a size 12 dress to a wedding recently; when things are A-line cut, I can wear a smaller size over my hips and thighs. But with pants, I am still a size or two up. Last night, I got inspired to try on my last remaining just-barely-too-small pants at home, and one pair now fits me well. The others just don't look great, but I ordered them off the internet, and they may just not be cut for me. We'll see how I'm feeling when I'm down five more pounds!

I met my goal of 5 pounds in July (slow and steady wins the race, right?), and I am just thrilled with how the weight loss is going lately. I think I am going to set another 4- or 5-lb. goal for August.

Some days when I weigh myself, my weight will suddenly show a brief upswing or will not be lower when I am expecting it to be lower. I just remind myself it's an off day and don't let it throw me off track. That's one major way this round of weight loss has been different from previous attempts. (Then, I would have gotten stressed and angry and given up; I was 'restricting myself' for nothing. But now that I have flipped the mental/emotional switch so that I am taking care of myself instead of restricting myself, it doesn't make sense to eat myself into misery if my weight happens to be up or flat.

Since I learned about my food allergies, I have been terrible about exercising. There is only so much energy to go around in a given day, and I have spent a lot of mine on figuring out what to eat. Now that I am beginning to get the hang of dealing with that issue, though, I am going to make it a priority to start back with regular exercise this month.


Elizabeth said...

I've been lurking on your site for a while, and I have to say that I love your attitude about food and eating. It's so great that your weight-loss effort has been about treating yourself well, rather than punishing yourself. And I absolutely second the eating locally thing! My husband and I have been trying to focus on that as well, and it really makes you more conscious of what you eat, and value it more.

Congratulations on developing such a healthy relationship with food!

totegirl said...

I think CONGRATS! does not really sum it up enough, but do know that I am sitting here literally glowing with pride on your skinny little behalf!

HIP-HIP-HOORAY! for tackling this food allergy thing with such bravery and vigor, and the extra bonus of weight loss and smaller sizes! But especially for taking care of you!!!

Kim said...

Congrats Sally!!!! You are doing so awesome!!!

KL said...

Yeah for the great loss! I'm so excited for you. I love trying on clothes in my closet ... it definitely helps to motivate me.

You're being so strong about these food allergies. I don't think I could do it like you are!

Cory said...

Glad to hear about you hitting the 170s. That is really awesome. And congrats on fitting into the pants. I know that's a great feeling.
Glad to hear that you are getting the hang of dealing with your allergies. Keep up the fantastic work!

Salma Gundi said...

Congratulations :)

TrixieBelden said...

Congratulations on joining the 170's! It's a great feeling. You should feel very proud.

I love that you are enjoying trying on and wearing clothes. That's a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy your new clothes!