Friday, December 08, 2006

Nice Pants!

So I discovered two nice things this week. First, pants that didn't fit in April fit now. I tried on a pair of suit pants and they fit. I couldn't sit down in them in April. Now they fit! They unfortunately show my panty line in the front, so I still need to lose more weight before I can wear them without feeling self-conscious, but it is a spring/summer suit so that's not a problem. I also wore a pair of pants Monday night to class for a presentation that I don't think I have worn in about a year. It was so nice to put my legs in them and have them comfortably pass my thighs and button!

The other nice thing I found this week was cheek bones. I noticed them when I was in the bathroom combing my wet hair. I turned my face to the side and there they were! I mean I have cheek bones when I smile, but I haven't seen hide nor hair of them without smiling in months.

I have a confession to make. I don't like my driver's license picture. It was taken in February and I look terrible in it. I mean its embarrassing to show this picture when I get carded (yes, I still get carded at 33). I hate seeing it. For a few days recently I had turned it around so the back of it was visible through the clear plastic sleeve in my wallet. But I found that that made me more conscious of it. So I turned it back around. I shouldn't be embarrassed by the picture, but I am. I'm just waiting for someone to comment on it. I lied about my weight when they took the picture. I really didn't know what I weighed, but I could have easily guessed it was over 200. But I said 200 and that's what is on my license now. Oh to be down to 200! That's my 10% goal!

I lost 0.8 lbs. last week, so I'm down 17 lbs. total (I've added a little ticker because I was jealous of everyone else's! :) I'm happy with that considering all the beer I drank last Friday and the cheese and crackers I had on Sunday (snacks at the group meeting for school).

That's all for me. I better get to bed if I want to wake up before noon. Ahh, the life of a grad student.


M@rla said...

You know, if you "lose" your license you'll have to go in and have a new one made...!

Amazon Alanna said...

Congrats on your suit pants fitting better...that's an even bigger thing than the scale going down.

And ya know, I'm 33 and I still get proofed at least half the time. Amazing.

angelfish24 said...

Good going on getting your pants to fit you better! I know what you mean by not liking your driver's lic. picture. I hate mine! I will get a new one next year when I get close to goal. I'm tired of looking at that pic!!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm preoccupied w/ school this week but will try to post something soon. Yeah, I swim laps on Friday. I do about 20 laps/40 up and back and it's about a little over 1/2 mile. I find it enjoyable as no one seems to swim on Friday and I can have most of the pool to myself. I like doing it in addition to jogging and elliptical, wts, etc. so I don't get too bored w/ the gym.
Yeah, can't wait for 199! You are close too and it will be awesome to leave the 200's behind. Have a good week!

christie said...

I don't like my driver's license picture either. It was taken when I weight about 280 and now I am in the 240's... the license says I am 225... LOL.
Way to go on all the new findings like pants that fit and cheekbones. I feel that things like that are SO much more satisfying than numbers (although sometimes they can feel pretty great, too!)

TrixieBelden said...


I think its good you diversify your workouts. That might work for me too.


Yeah, I'm honestly a little too attached to numbers these days. I need to focus on the non-number victories too!

christie said...


Give it time :) It will happen!

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JessiferSeabs said...

Ohhhhh, sister -- you are getting SO close to *ONEDERLAND*!!!

Keep on keepin' on. You can do it!

I finally got a new drivers license picture this year, replacing the horrendous 250 pic that I'd been carrying around for years... the difference is... shocking. I keep meaning to scan 'em and post 'em.


TrixieBelden said...


Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'd love to see the before and after pics of your license sometime. If I could scan things I would do that with mine in the future.