Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Shout Out to Jen!!!!



Last night I went to Jen's to pick up some clothes that she has shrunk out of.  Well, to my surprise I ended up with tons of clothes!  Thank you so much, Jen!  I will post some pics soon with me in a few of my new threads.  My husband was amazed when he saw me walk in the door with two gigantic bags filled with my new loot.  I also received a kick ass puffy coat which came in handy this morning, it's been so cold.  The funny thing is that I was telling Dan on Sunday that I wanted to get a puffy coat next year since I won't fit in the coat I have now!  Awesome!!

So the best part is that I can now say that I have officially gone down a size - from a 22 to a 20!  With Jen's generous donations I will be fabulously chic in a size 20.  I work in a very casual office, we wear jeans, but sometimes I miss the days of having to dress for work.  Luckily most of the clothes that I received were really nice dress pants, skirts and dresses.

Once I got done my little fashion show last night with Dan, I was telling him how much this blogging community means to me.  I was a member of Weight Watchers off and on since I was 16 or so.  I went to all the weekly meetings but never really got anything from the experience.  To me going weekly was really just to get weighed in - the meetings never really helped me.  Don't get me wrong, I learned little tricks that were helpful and that I still use today.  I just never really felt connected to any of the people.  It is so strange that now I feel such a strong connection to all of you - people I have never met or have only met once or twice.  Your comments and blogs are what keep me going, what motivates me, thank you so much for being here for me!

3 comments:

Southern Belle said...

Great to hear about the new clothes!! Can't wait to see pics of you in them!

Band-Babe said...

Colleen,

I liked yesterdays post on exercise, and I wrote about you on my blog:

Now, to the subject of EXERCISE. Band blogger Colleen who writes on "This time I mean it", had the ultimate exercise question. Basically, if we like to exercise, and we like the results, why don't we do it? I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I think most of us have some form of exercise that we actually like. I didn't like to move AT all at my heaviest. But, there was a time when I enjoyed running. ALOT. My body is liberal and generous with endorphins. When I was in my best shape, I was running between three and ten miles a day. After the first 1/2 mile, I would literally be floating... my mind was clear, and it was just an amazing feeling. And as equally satisfying? I was 119 lbs and a size 6 (out of the dryer size 6!), and at 5'7", that's nice and lean. So, why am I not running now that I'm at a weight where I could easily do so? Seriously, I'm ASKING. I don't know the answer to that. I really don't.

Glad you got some cute new clothes!

Lara

Tina said...

woohoo on the clothes. I have gone lean on clothes here waiting for the next size as I have not found anyone to share with. It is awesome that someone near you is a fellow blogger and had some to share.

I agree with you on the WW meetings lack of developing relationship and the effective relationships we have/are developing with our blogs. I think it is because we share with each other and know each other. At WW I only knew the person I went to the meeting with. The rest of the time it was listen listen and learn a few hints then clap for the losers. Not much relationship development there. When I was gone no one noticed. When I was there not so much either. If you or another blogger goes missing for a while I seriously get worried for them and have even posted comments -an "is everything going OK" message. I think the difference is huge and I am grateful everyday that we have the privilege of building these relationships!