Monday, November 4, 2013


I did my weekly weigh-in this morning, and I was curious to see how my great (for me) run yesterday would reflect on the scale.  I was hoping to see 146, but it read 144.5!  I realize that some of that unexpected loss may be water weight, but I don't care.  I'm takin' it!  I'm up to 10.5 pounds lost now, and I've officially dropped to a size 8.  I tried on a pair of jeans that I bought at Goodwill to be my "goal jeans".  They're the same make and model of size 10's that I usually wear.  They slipped right up!

When (not if) I hit 140, I'll be down to what I was before I was pregnant with Emma.  I was 25 then.

If (not when) I hit 135, I would be at my wedding day weight.  That was 20 years ago next month.

Weird thing is, my wedding dress was a size 10.  Either sizes have changed (what used to be an 8 is now a 10), or I have more muscle mass for my size now than I used to.  I hope it's the latter.


  1. Congrats, girl!!! Wow, you're doing great!

    Hey, I did a house tour for you. It's on my blog. Now I expect you to do one for me!

    1. Thanks, Girl!

      I'm headed over right now to take the tour. I'll make a video tour for you soon--maybe Wednesday night. (Tonight is dance lessons and tomorrow is Awana.)

  2. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but they changed the sizes. I wrote an article on it about 15 years ago. The first women's wear company to do it realized it was a matter of marketing, that they'd sell more clothes if women fit in a smaller size. Sure enough, they did. Soon everyone else did the same thing (who wanted to be the only one left to speak) and what was a size 10 is now a size eight. The lesson: moral relativism. We adjust our standards to fit our behavior instead of the other way around. But that doesn't mean you're not doing a GREAT job at getting back to health and fitness!!

    1. I was afraid of that.

      Well, as long as they haven't changed my scale, I have a constant on which I can rely.

      On the other hand, I could get out my wedding dress to see if I can fit into it.