Friday, July 3, 2009

down a notch....

Days off are the toughest for me. If I am in the house I will eat. So this morning I decided I needed some motivation. I went to Kohl's and tried on some size 16 capris. A couple of them fit, and fit nice! I was so excited! I am now down to 1x shirt now also. It used to be that a 3x was almost too small. Then I tried on bras. I am down from a 42 to a 38. My girls were at attention! I bought the bra and one pair of capris. It was fun. The morning was over and I was intact with the food. And I didn't spend alot of money!

This was just what I needed. I haven't been able to wear a size 16 for over 8 years. I feel so damn good! I just need to stay busy at something...I eat alot because I am bored. The mini-binge is a thing of the past! This makes me want to make good choices for the rest of the weekend. I came home and had a big plate of summer squash and watermelon. So good.

Going to an early $5 movie tomorrow and brekkie before the show with a girlfrind that hasn't seen me for a while. It will be fun. Then back over to the daughter's for bbq and fireworks. I don't know if I will make to firework time....I go to bed so early. But I will give it a shot. Tonight I am sitting while they take my S-I-L's mother to a jazz club. I don't mind, they only get to see her every so often. They do nice stuff for me all the time.

I am reading The Four Agreements. OMG! How have I never read this book before. If you haven't read it, READ IT! It is just awesome. Making me look at stuff in a whole new way. I want my daughter to read it too. I love belonging to a book club. We read all kinds of stuff.

Enjoy your holiday

11 comments:

  1. Nothing says victory quite like clothing tags! I found your blog through others I follow and I love it! I'm looking forward to following your journey! :)

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  2. MMM sz 16...how awesome! I cant wait to reach that size, super congrats!

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  3. That's what I'm talking about! YAY is not a strong enough word - 8 years- now this! Congrats BIG time!

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  4. Woo-hoo on the size 16! Wow. Good going. I bet that's better than seeing the scale change a pound. =)

    I have not read The Four Agreements because I live under a rock. Actually it's been on my list but I forget to pick it up. Will move it to the forefront on your recommendation.

    Yes, I have seen the movie Prize Winner. It is one of 2 movies that I actually own. It is probably my favorite movie as it is so uplifting.

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  5. Congrats on the new capris in that awesome size. I need to re-read The Four Agreements. I was sort of "Oh, okay" about it when I read it a few years ago. I wonder if my perspective has shifted over the years. Thanks for the suggestion. Happy 4th!

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  6. Congrats on the 16s - bet you look as good as you feel wearing them!!!

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  7. Hooray for the 16s! Fitting in a smaller size is always a HUGE motivator for me! Doing the happy dance for you.

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  8. *lives under a rock as well* What is The Four Agreements about? I guess I could just Google it but I'm kinda lazy...

    Congrats on the smaller clothing sizes!

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  9. *high fives* to the 16 size! And the bras and to not spending too much money! Nice work!

    Enjoy the fireworks and the bbq! Muchos fun!

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  10. Good for the girls to stand at attention! It must feel so empowering to see your progress both on the scale and the clothing rack. Thanks for inspiring us!

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  11. Yeah for EVERYthing!

    I've had the book since Oprah O'd it but never read it. I have one called the 5 things we cannot change and I think it's along the same lines.
    Basically, here are the rules of life ... deal with it.

    Here's to tata's standing at attention for the 4th of July!!! lol

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