Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Size 14, Going, Going...

You know those size 14 jeans that I *just* dug out and started wearing a week or two ago?? The ones I posted about where I had to put a ton of clothes in the "too big" box? Well... this morning I got a comment:

"Those pants are looking really baggy on you."

And, in fact, they are. Now, I have to wash my 14's in hot water and dry them on high just so I can wear them for one day before they stretch out and hang off my rear and thighs. CRAZY! Just so surprising how quickly a body can change!

I also noticed that walking a mile at the fastest pace I can muster is not at all difficult. In fact there is very little exertion involved; I can walk super fast and not get out of breath or even notice a heart rate increase. Guess it's time to start doing a little harder workout!

That's all for tonight! Hoping to see 178 soon!

22 comments:

Ice Queen said...

Two miles should do the trick.

Congrats on the baggy 14's. :D

spunkysuzi said...

I'm am just so excited to follow your journey. You are working it and it's working for you :)

Miss Maebe said...

Way to go on the baggy clothes!
I have boxes full of too-small clothing from over the years that I really want to be able to wear again. I was just going through some of it recently and thinking how I will probably be somewhat sad when the clothing is too big and I have to bid it a permanent goodbye.

MB said...

Congrats! I get a little thrill every time I try something on and it's too big. It feels so much better than the days of crying about not being able to pull pants up past my thighs. Rock on!

jennifer said...

I'm baggy in my 16s and comfy in my 14s. Oh for the day when 14 is baggy!

Congratulations. Sounds like you have really found your stride!

Dillypoo said...

I love the baggies! It means I get to go shopping.

Walking made all the difference for me. The last time I weighed what I do now, I was two sizes larger. I agree with Ice Queen. Try and increase your distance to two miles.

Congratulations (again)!

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Wow, Lyn! You're gonna be at your goal in no time at all!

Can't wait to see your 100 lbs-lost photos!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! That is awesome that you are dropping sizes so quickly! You are doing great, Lyn.

~~ Misty

screwdestiny said...

Up your mileage (two or three miles should be good), and intersperse it with strength training moves. So like, every five minutes, do 15 squats, then walk again, then do some push-ups, then walk, then do lunges...you get the idea. This way you'll be getting a cardio and strength training workout, but doing the strength stuff, especially for larger muscle groups, will help to get your heart rate up.

Can't wait to see you rocking some 12s!

Rosie's Weight Loss Blog said...

I love reading your blog because I feel like we are on the same journey. Every emotion you are going through I feel like I have gone through. Check out this post I did just last week! http://rosieisaloser.blogspot.com/2010/10/wardrobe-malfunction.html

Shane G. said...

Lyn, I have been overjoyed to read your blog everyday for the last few months. I have seen such an inspiring journey and love your enthusiasm and spirit!

Vickie said...

goodwill
not because of the price
but because you can try on a lot of different styles/cuts of pants all at one place. It might be that you have been buying the same style/cut in diminishing sizes as you lost. And this might be the best fit for you. But often as our bodies change, there are other cuts that actually work better.

what are you doing with your arms as you walk? Because you can do a lot with your arms to increase the intensity of the walk - including weights. are you pushing hard/fast enough that you can't carry on a conversation?

Cathy said...

Great job! Yes, definitely pick up your pace with walking. Getting your heart rate up is essential. That is why even though I love walking outside sometimes the treadmill is helpful because you can easily monitor your heart rate. I try to keep mine between 145 adn 155.

Mind Over Fatter said...

I am so into your blog as I want to follow your footsteps. The feel of baggy and loose clothes is really exciting me, congrats!

Leslie said...

Awesome Lyn. Nothing feels both better and worse than baggy clothes! I'm expecting some pictures coming in the next day or so.

Anonymous said...

Lyn! I love your blog but have only commented maybe once before. I am now obsessively checking to see you hit that beautiful, hard-earned 178. Every single post your write is inspiring to me. Cheering you on, big time!!

-Cara

aapuzzanchera said...

you go girl!!

Vee said...

I put some of my clothes in the dryer yesterday so I could keep wearing them a little longer. I hate shop. But am looking forward to shopping around New Year's because of the great deals AND I'll be in a size I haven't seen in a LONG time! Vee at http://veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

icannotweight said...

Great job! :D

CathyB said...

Congratulations! That ROCKS! I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I can now fit into size 16s (from 22s) and 1X. Still a long way to go, but oh how wonderful it feels!!! Keep it up!!!
CathyB

Lyn said...

I can definitely do 2 miles, but not beyond that... and no squats or lunges per my orthopedic surgeon. That kind of thing would put me in some severe pain and I'd have to have my knee replacements way earlier.

So I can walk 2 (time is the issue here), I can add recumbent biking in the evening and mostly upper body strength training (me being tired after dinner is the issue there, which I am going to have to get over).

Lucrecia said...

That is the very best feeling!! Hooray for you!