Thursday, April 22, 2010

Six Month Gift...

Hello All!

I have moved quite a few times over the past six years, and I have been schlepping around the same seven pairs of jeans in the hopes that I would magically fit back into them...

Well, after hitting 39 lbs lost as of Monday AND the fact that my six month bandiversary was on Tuesday, I decided I was going to be brave. I really wasn't expecting much, maybe I would be able to squeeze a little more (less) of me into the jeans this time - but definitely no zipping would be taking place...

FOUR of the seven pairs fit me, I can't believe it! The last time I tried them on they wouldn't go past my thunder thighs - now not only do they go up all the way - they actually ZIP!!!

So, I think the pants that fit this morning are sizes 20, maybe one 18W and one 3 (LB sizing).  I don't really remember, I just know that they didn't fit for many years and now they do!

Here I am in my "New" jeans this morning!





My face, just 'cause...






The timing of this momentous occasion could not have been more perfect...
  1. My six month bandiversary.  The last six months have been a roller coaster for me.  I sent an email to Amy W. last night talking about the Vlog she did in the beginning of April.   She talks about how important it is to have a doctor that really works with you and that gives you total support.  This is 100% true and I have recently come to understand this since I had to switch doctors due to insurance issues, a blessing in disguise!  There were two months with my previous doctor's office (my actual surgeon) where I had no restriction and they kept putting whole cc's in and then taking them back out within 15 minutes because I couldn't keep water down.  Anyway, if you follow my blog you know all about this.  My new doctor, Dr. Ren, aka Kick Ass Doctor Lady, fixed me right up and now I am losing weight again!  I LOVE her and her office!  But, my point here was that I really have been down on myself for the two months of no weight loss.  However, a number sometimes, really is just a number.  I meet a NS goal - I fit into those jeans!
  2. I am going on a cruise next week, I can't wait!  The cruise is to Bermuda and as I was checking the weather I realized that the temperature won't be that much warmer than it is here.  To me that means at night I will most likely want to wear jeans when it is chilly.  I have been really dreading this because my jeans (the one's I received from Jen W., ya know, the fabulous lady who just hit 99 lbs down!) are all too big and ubber baggy.  They look tragic - in the back I look like I have shit my pants and in the front - well, I have cock crotch.  Excuse my language, I usually am more lady like on my blog ;)
  3. I can finally contribute some items to the Sisterhood!  YAY!  After I get back from my cruise and have eased back into work and the boring day to day of regular life without 11 am frozen cocktails, I will post pics and hopefully find happy homes for my clothes.  I am so grateful for the Sisterhood, it really has helped me tremendously and I can't wait to finally be able to give back!
You guys rock and I love each and every one of you!  Your support and comments over the past six months have been a HUGE part of my success thus far.  Thanks, Lovies!


11 comments:

Kristen said...

Your eyes look so gorgeous in these pics, is that your hair's natural color? I love it!

Congrats on getting into all of those jeans, its like a whole new wardrobe! I am going on a cruise in September, so I think I may needs some crusing with the band tips in a few months :) xxoo

Drazil said...

So happy for you! That is awesome on the jeans and doctor switch and all of it! So great!

Band-Babe said...

You look radiant! I know you're all excited about the jeans (way to go btw!), however I LOVE that top. You are so cute! Beautiful!

DB said...

Way to go - so happy for you!!!!!!

amandakiska said...

I just found your blog and wanted to say hi. Great job fitting into those jeans. You look really good. It must have been really frustrating to have to work so hard to get some restriction, but good for you for sticking with it!

Have fun on your cruise!

http://amandakiska.blogspot.com/

Amy W. said...

You are so freaking beautiful! Your hair and complexion and eyes! Seriously, stunning! And dont think I have forgot about you and the dress! I have a big pile for you!

Thank you for sending me that damn email! I will respond sister!

xoxo

Bianca J said...

You've got such beautiful eyes on a lovely face. Happy 6 months! It's so much fun discovering clothing that fits again, even better than finding $10 in a forgotten pocket (imo).

Linda said...

Congrats on your "new" jeans! You look great!

Bonnie said...

Not sure if you read my latest post, but it was about how depressing it is every year not even bothering to look in my "thin clothes" box. I'm hoping since I'm having surgery in July that I'll at least be able to peek at my thin fall clothes and will be able to dig in to my thin summer box next year. Congrats on getting into your jeans.

Dinnerland said...

I'm on the bandwagon-- gawd you are gorgeous!!! And yay Dr. Ren, I love her too.
Awesome doc and she will continue to be the best for you-- she is very supportive and helpful in my opinion.

Banded Girl said...

I just found your blog! Thanks for linking to mine :)

You look great and your hair is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on being able to fit into the jeans you've been holding onto, that's a great victory :)