Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Saying Good-bye to sizes 22, 20, & 18!

This morning my butt, belly, and legs said good-bye to my size 18 pants. My breast, oblique's and arms said good-bye to my size 18 dress shirt. The feeling is so amazing.

Once again I would like to explain how it feels to be taken up even less space now. First, my pants fix like a potato sack and I can feel the air between my legs and the fabric. Secondly, my belly is not the same size as my butt and that makes me very happy. I am happy to say that the friendship is over between the butt and the belly. I believe my butt will fit size 16, my legs will fit a size 14, and my belly will fit a size 17. My shopping experience will be interesting because of my size variations. I can not wait.

When I started this journey back on July 21, 2009 I had no idea how fast my dress size would drop. It appears that I have dropped 3 dress sizes without dropping much weight according to the crappy scale. Actually, I tossed my scale out over two months ago because it would put me in a bad mood. Living by the scale was not the way I wanted to live my life. I have been tracking my body fat percentage and as of today I have reduced my fat mass by 13%. My secret is weight lifting. In my opinion this is the best exercise for burning fat and I would recommend doing 2 classes a week to get good results. For so many years I avoided weighting lifting because it seems like a waste of time but I was wrong on so many levels. Weight lifting rules!

My life has changed in so many ways since I started this journey. I have picked myself apart and questioned everything that I was doing wrong and that was almost everything. I have learned that it takes questioning every move I make and correcting it as soon as possible. It's about being successful and I am on that road.

My lazy friend update: She thanked me for telling her the truth about her behavior and how laziness has impacted her life. Her goal today was to get up and move. She also started researching the internet on ways to change her behavior to make her life better. She feels hopeful and excited about her new awareness.

Exercise: Yoga was my cardio today. The instructor focused on arms and the belly.


  1. This is such great news! I love fitting into smaller dress sizes. I'm so happy for you!

  2. Fantastic!! Have a great time shopping for new, smaller clothes!

  3. So proud of all of your progress!! I think I'm still in a 22/24...I bought some 18/20 sweatpants last week, but it has an elastic waistband! I've spent the last 20+ years thanking God for elastic. :)