Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Knew Better

But I did it, anyway. I tried everything on. And the result wasn't great. Everything is too small and is now resting in my "later container". Some I should be into hopefully by the first of the year, others are going to take more time. *sigh*

I tried a pair of cotton pants, Merona size three (whatever that means... it has been so long since I was in a clothing store, I don't even know sizes, anymore) that I thought wouldn't go on at all. They did but they are a bit too tight for public wear. There are also two pair of jeans, Venetizia, size 7, (again, don't know what that means) that I thought for sure were miles too small. I started to put one pair on and got one leg in and almost gave up, thinking that there was no way in hell I could get both legs in. But I tried and I did get both legs in. And then I thought I would never get them over my thighs. But they did go up over my thighs. I was convinced that they would never go up over my hips. To my utter astonishment, they went all the way on and I was able to button and zip them. No lying on my beg or sucking n required. :D They are just a tad too tight for what I would consider appropriate to wear out. But I will be wearing them very soon.

I know that when I started this odyssey, there is no way I would have been able to put any of those clothes on, even to try them, they would have not even gone onto my body. And I need to pull out of my little funk and remember that progress is being made and that I am 80+ pounds smaller than I was nine months ago. That those jeans that did go up and buttoned and zipped today probably wouldn't have gone past my knees when I weighed 400 pounds.

I have even more incentive to stay on track and keep on keeping on.

It is sunny, 61 degrees and windy, right now. It is supposed to get to 67 by Thursday then back into the 50's and possibly rain, by the weekend. I hoe that we do get some rain. I know it isn't going to happen but I am hoping for rain on Thanksgiving.

Okay. I am going to find some lunch. I will talk to you all, later. :)


  1. Hang in there IQ...soon enough you'll have to get an entirely new wardrobe altogether! LOVE YOU...and thank you - for always being there for me on my blog. I see your name pop up and I can't wait to read what you say.

  2. I would consider that good news, to get into the garments that you thought you couldn't. Yay, Erika!

  3. Yeah, I'm with Jo. This is a huge accomplishment! Yay for you!!! I don't care what anyone says- or what you tell yourself- you have already succeeded. You've lost 80+ pounds!!!! Not very many people can do that IQ...That is amazing. Simply astonishing...and you should wear that badge with pride. You have come a very long way...which tells me that you'll make it even further. Those jeans will fit you in no time- I know it.

    You are so wonderful- remember that. Especially right now when you're in a funk- remember that you're worth it okay? Okay...I'll get off my soap box now. :P



  4. I did that a few weeks ago, and it feels horrible at first because all you can see at that moment is how far you still have to go. Just remember that you couldn't even think about getting in them before!! You're doing great, and you'll be strutting those clothes soon enough!

  5. It's fun to even get CLOSE to new sizes. I've had a month of ups and downs and wearing clothes that are too tight actually motivates me and keeps me on track. Luckily, I stay home alot!

  6. Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement. I appreciate you all more than I can say. And yes, I am using this as a way to motivate me. :D

  7. Yeah-Congrats. Going down a size is just amazing!!! Even though I love to shop those odd Jean sizes are bizzare to me. Why not just a normal size (I think it is there way of making us big girls feel better) For me I just get confused

  8. 80 pounds in 9 months is amazing. You have true discipline. And who knows what a size 3 and a size 7 is?! Just glad you had a success with the pants. Won't be long before you feel comfortable enough to wear them!

  9. Can I ask how tall you are, IQ? If you're a shorty like me (5'2"-ish) I have some jeans that you might like. (Sorry I am so far behind in blog-reading but school is kicking my butt this semester.)


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