Friday, March 26, 2010

The Downside of Losing Weight

Don't get me wrong; I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.  I love that I've lost weight since December.  I love that for the first time in I don't know how long, I can actually look at a photo of myself and not shudder in disgust.  I love that my muffin top is no longer the size of one of those massive muffin/cupcake pans they sell on TV.  I love that I only have one chin.  I love that I don't have to wear maternity clothes anymore while I am NOT pregnant.  I love that people notice and comment on my weight loss.  I love how much better I feel, even after only losing a relatively small amount of weight.

Here I am at Christmas in 2007 - that's baby Isaiah.  Long hair, pretty chubby...but I had a newborn so I wasn't too hard on myself. 

However, by July of 2008, I looked like this.  Not loving the double chin action there.  I was probably at around my biggest non-preggo size.

This is at Christmas 2009, just before I had surgery.  I had already been sick for a couple weeks, so I had started to drop a few pounds.  That's 3 month old Micah I am holding.

And by the beginning of March 2010......Ta Da!!  One chin!!!

I have never really been a skinny girl and I probably never will be, but I am ok with that.  But I am not ok with going back to looking like that July 2008 photo.  That is just scary!  I'm totally thrilled with the direction I am headed.

However, there is a downside.  I don't have any clothes that fit!  I certainly can't afford to go overhauling my wardrobe, but going to work with a mean case of "saggy butt" really isn't doing it for me.  Gee Sarah, why don't you just wear a belt?  I'm glad you belt is too big now.  I am also down to one, yes ONE bra.  My sister-in-law asked, "How do you live??" when I told her that one.  I even have this super-cute denim skirt that I totally splurged on some time ago - I think I spent like $40 on it, which is a LOT for me.  Too bad the dang thing is a size 16 and it is starting to resemble a tent on me!  I have a pile of jeans sitting in my closet that are now too big - all in size 14 and 16.  People, I can literally pull them down and back up without unbuttoning or unzipping!  My husband calls this "convenient," but I digress.

The point is simply this.  Losing weight is awesome, but being without appropriate fitting clothes can be kind of a drag.  Still, I am just thankful that I even have clothes, so I'll chalk this one up in the WIN column.

I did order some jeans from Old Navy online over the weekend (I had a 30% off coupon plus a $10 reward card), so we will see how those work out.  I ordered size 12!!!  Can you believe it??  Now if only I would get my lazy butt up and exercise, we would really be in business.

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