Sunday, November 8, 2009

Changes

Something strange happened yesterday. I was in a public restroom, washing my hands. When I turned to dry them, I happened to catch a glimpse of myself in a full-length mirror on the bathroom door. Oh my goodness. I looked.... HORRIBLE! But not horrible in the way you might think.

My size-20 jeans were so baggy and huge they were HANGING off my body. The fabric hung a few inches below my butt and made me look totally unkempt and just... BIG. I could not believe that these jeans, which were actually too tight to wear a month ago, were so huge on me. I stood there looking in the mirror and I kept pulling the fabric away from my thighs. It easily pulled a couple of inches away. There was SO much extra room in them that it looked like I could fit a ham and a couple of cats in there with me! I immediately came home and tried on the 18's... and they fit. Not even remotely tight. I must be losing inches!

Something strange happened today. I was standing in the kitchen looking in the fridge, and I put my hand on my hip. And there was something HARD there in my side. I shifted my weight and felt it again. I was trying to figure out if it was a muscle, a bone, or a tumor. Turns out it was my hip bone. Who knew? I am so used to feeling several inches of fat padding that area that I thought for a moment something was wrong with me.

I love these changes I am seeing! Now, I am off to make some delicious lentil soup for dinner. Wish you could join me!

33 comments:

Diana said...

It feels great doesn't it? Keep up the good work Lyn and you'll see even more changes. :)

Someday SkinnyMinnie said...

Congrats!

I'm having a similar problem with my jeans. They are super baggy in the butt and thigh area but still fit comfortably on my waist. Soon! And I've already got jeans waiting!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Keep up the great work ...

Shelley said...

A tumor, lol! I know what you mean about all of a sudden looking awful in your clothes...glad you have some in the next size down to wear - now get rid of those size 20's forever - you won't need them ever again!

Melissa said...

HAHA - this post totally cracked me up (a tumor?!)! LOVE IT! Congrats!!! :)

Cindy Marsch said...

Congratulations, Lyn! I'm rediscovering some of those nice little things as I lose back about 18 pounds I'd gained slowly over the last year or so, and then more . . .

Cindy
nutritarianrecipes.blogspot.com

choosinglosing said...

Good for you! Keep on keeping on!

Ames said...

WAY TO GO!!!!

kelly said...

Congratulations! The scale isn't the only marker of amazing progress. Keep it up and get rid of your size 20s!

Run, Heat, Run said...

That's fantastic!

The last time I went home to visit my parents I was concerned about a lump on my leg.. my mother was like, "You nut! That's your calf muscle!" It's been SO LONG since I've seen a muscle there, lol.

Larkspur said...

Hey, that's awesome!

Sarah said...

Amazing! That is incredibly exciting. :) Get it girlfriend!!

Autumnforest said...

That's how it happens. You have to keep watching yourself in the mirror undressed and dressed and really re-learn your body's new boundaries. Wearing the right-sized jeans probably made a huge difference in not only how skinny you look, but also how much pride you take in yourself and realizing your new body. Yahoo!

Scott Mullins said...

Fantastic!! I love it when that happens. Keep up the good work.

stephseef said...

a ham and a couple of cats. HAHAHA..

proud of you!

Anonymous said...

You are wonderful and the happiness you're experiencing in your journey is infectious, thank you :)

Foodie Girl said...

You give me such inspiration! I love reading about your new adventures.

Melody said...

Congrats Lyn. Your coming along nicely. I agree with the others. Get rid of the size 20s.

100in12 said...

so great. congrats!! i've got 20s too but they're fitting me well right now. definitely can't wait to get where you are - so inspiring!

so..you're saying there are BONES underneath our extra cushioning? Hm. I'm not so sure ;-)

SlenderSwan2B said...

Yeah!! I am having the butt sag issues too but 18's are not fitting yet. Well at least to where I can wear in public hahah

TC said...

Most excellent non-scale victory! I can't tell you how excited I was when I noticed my collar bones were visible. Gotta relish these moments. What great motivation to keep up the great work, Lyn! So excited for you. :)

screwdestiny said...

A tumor. You slay me! Being able to feel some of your underlying structure is great, isn't it?

Chrissie said...

Congratulations!
There's no better way to tell how well you're doing - so much more satisfying than the number on the scales!
Enjoy the size 18s while they last - it won't be for long!

Unarmed Cupcake said...

Fabulous! Great job.


When I lose inches/fat, it ALWAYS comes off of my butt region so I get the Saggy Butt Pants Syndrome.

Crabby McSlacker said...

That's awesome! Sounds like all that hard work is paying off. Congratulations!

amy edwards said...

that is awesome! keep up the great work! :)

Hanlie said...

I love this post! Woohoo for the changes!

Skinny Minny said...

YOU are awesome! Congratulations! I'm totally inspired to do this.

allthingsjuice said...

Rock ON girlfriend!!!! Good for you!

sue said...

You work it girl. We are all cheering for you.

flyingwoman said...

Keep it up Lyn, I'm proud of you - and a wee bit awed too!

Deniz said...

That's great! You can burn those old jeans. You are never going to need them again!

Kim's (Girl Who Clicked) Fat Loss Blog said...

LOL! Time for some new clothes girl! (Just what you need as mores coming off you yet baby!). I had a similarly worrying experience with what felt like a tumour or growth on my upper arm, turned out to be a bicep!

I brought a pair of size 18 pants today too, roll on those becoming baggy and needing replacement too. We're all in this together.