Sunday, June 05, 2005


SIZE 12 JEANS !!!!!! Did you read that – SIZE 12 JEANS – this is the size of the jeans which I just bought this morning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have had a fantastic weekend – food wise, exercise wise, clothes wise (but not water wise !!!)
Woke up yesterday morning and Al went off to help
his brother sort out the roof on his gate house (which they did a great job on !!) and then Kaitlin and I went off for a lovely morning together. To back track a little – when Al and I were lying in bed he was cuddling me and then said “You have really lost so much weight – around your waist, hips, thighs – everywhere” – I felt so bloody proud. I was so pleased that he had said something about it because up until then I knew that I was losing weight but nobody has said anything. I sort of think that if I can see how much I am losing how come nobody else can ???? Anyway, this morning he said more things along the same lines and then I said to him that I was upset because nobody else had noticed and he pointed out that I don’t normally wear clothes which show off my figure – my tops always hang over my pants so nobody can see how baggy they are (even though I think they should be able to !!). Anyway, I felt better after we had spoken a bit about it.
Anyway, K and I had our muffins and then went jean shopping – after lots of trying on I bought one pair which were really comfortable. Then we popped in to see how the guys were going with the roof and stayed to chat for a while. After that we left to pop in to see my folks for a while.
Al and I decided to out to dinner and asked Danny and Heather if they wanted to join us – we haven’t really been out without Kaitlin since we arrived in Australia 5 ½ years ago. She spent the night with my folks and they all had such an enjoyable time which was great for all of them. When I dropped her off we were sitting there and my Dad got up to get a blankey for her legs, then he got his slippers for her to wear because her feet were getting cold. He sat down with this big smile on his face and said “I have waited over 5 years to be able to do this for my grand-daughter” – it was just lovely !!! After I left them, I got home and Al said that we were leaving at 6.15pm – well, it was 5.15pm AND I HADN’T HAD ANY EXERCISE !!!!! I couldn’t go out to dinner without having any exercise so I had a gym session and did some pilates leg exercises before jumping into the shower. I never thought I would have given up the opportunity to have a soak in the bath so that I could have some exercise and a quick shower !!!!!!
I didn’t get to wear my new pants because when I put them on AL said he thought that they were too big for me. So I wore my old jeans with a newish jumper which I had bought a little while ago. We had a great evening – I had Chicken Florentine with a couple of chips and came home and had a WW chocolate dessert – what a fantastic night !
This morning we went to get K and the back to the clothes shops to try to find a pair of jeans which we all liked !!! And that was when I found them A SIZE 12 PAIR OF JEANS WHICH FITTED ME – and were comfortable !!!! I bought them and tomorrow will take back the ones that I bought yesterday.
I have noticed that lately I seem to be wearing more make-up and wanting to look nice when I go out instead of just wearing my baggy clothes and trying to hide as much of myself as I can – the confidence that I have gained since losing these last couple of kgs is just amazing – I don’t know that I ever realised it when I lost weight before but I have noticed it this time – and it is just great !!!!! I wish I could bottle it up and send it to all of you out there.
We are going to my folks for dinner tonight (wooohooo no cooking this weekend for me !!) and so I will wear my pants then – yipppeeeeee.
So I am off to get all the chores done before sitting down to watch the footy before going off to my folks.
Take care everyone – hope that you had as great a weekend as what I have had – it has been one of the best for ages. I feel so in control of everything.

TFTD : Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living , and your belief will help create the fact.


Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Wow, congratulations on your change in figure. The shorts really tell the story don't they! Your hair looks great too!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

You sound fantastic in this post - so happy, confident and on top on everything - and you have reason to! You look AMAZING in your photos - you really can tell the difference!! Good for you! You are so inspirational :-)
And good on you for doing that exercise even though you could have had a nice soak in the bath instead.
AND - WOW for size 12 jeans - that's fantastic!

7:01 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

How awesome! I am so happy for you :-) It's great when your partner notices too. We obviously notice our loss more because we are measuring, weighing and looking EVERYDAY. I think the biggest reaction is from people who haven't seen us for a while. And Al's right, you have to wear clothes to show of the figure and show that you have lost weight, for people to notice. Big baggy know what to do with them now that you are a size 12! Whoot!

8:56 AM  
Blogger M said...

Fantastic. It is so true that we want people to notice but it is so hard to see when we keep wearing our old clothes. Well done on the size 12 jeans. Whoooo Hooooo. You are so right to be excited. That's brilliant. I'm off to check out your photos now..
Cheers :)

10:43 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I agree with Kate, your attitude rocks in this post! You are doing so well, and I really can't believe no-one has noticed the difference! Congrat's on the size 12's thats just awesome :-)

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Paulene said...

Yey double Yey for your size 12 jeans!!!!
Seems the good weekend fairies were smiling all round this week huh?
Good on Al for telling you how much you've changed as god know's we all need to hear that sometimes :)
I can't believe you exercised when you were so pushed for time to go that's a sign you've changed for life!!!
you sound so happy in this entry it's lovely to read!
Keep up the great work :)
OH MY GOD I can't believe the pick in the big shorts!!!! WOW!!!!
Cheers P

2:51 PM  
Blogger Roly Poly Girl said...

I love success stories - it gives me a needed dose of optimism :) People probably *do* notice, they're just afraid to say something because it's hard to say "wow, you lost so much weight and look so good" without feeling like you're implying that the person used to look bad. But they're probably talking behind your back about how great you look!

12:01 PM  

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