Friday, June 11, 2010


The boys, errr I mean men in the audience may not appreciate or "get" this post quite as much as the women will.

A couple of days ago my sister, Ginger gave me a pair of jeans. She said, "I think these might fit you now, try them out". So I took them and they sat in my room for a couple of days. I didnt look at them or check them out at all. Afterall, Ginger is in shape and has a kickass body. She and my kid Lauren share most clothes. I was left out of that fun because of my fat ass blubber body.

This morning I was feelin a little brave when I got out of the shower and thought about the jeans. We all look in the mirror and see how things stand. At least I do and now more than ever. I've seen the transformation happening and thought to myself, today might be the day. I looked over to where the jeans were laying on my trunk. They were in the exact same spot where they landed when I threw them there the other day. I had a momentary thought, "No Way" would I fit in Gingers jeans and almost lost my nerve. I didnt want to try them on to find they didnt fit and get bummed out. Then I thought, "fuck it, lets try them on for shits and giggles to see how much more I had to go before they'd fit". I would treat them like a goal of sorts.

I didnt hold them up, didnt look at the brand and certainly didnt look at the size. I just went for it. I put one leg in the pants and then the other. The true test was yet to come....would they slide up and over my hips. Low and behold they did!!!!! And not only that they actually buttoned with little to no effort. WTF?????? These must be Gingers fat jeans. I went over to the full length mirror and just stood there looking. I damn near cried.

They looked good! I had on jeans that hugged my hips, ass and thighs and they looked GOOD!

Still in disbelief I decided to push my luck and check out the size. I took them off and noticed the brand first....Lucky Brand Jeans. Wow, I cant wear Lucky Brand because they dont fit me! The size tag was next.....huh??? What the hell?? They have to be mislabeled. Fucking 32's??!?!?!?!??!?!?!?! I cant wear a 32 inch waist!!

I was wearing a 32 inch waist pant today and looking good. I got compliment after compliment at work. Not that I havent had people saying I'm looking good and they can see a difference lately. But I'm still wearing all my old shorts and they are 4 x's bigger and baggy now.

Today I looked good in jeans in the first time in a long time.

When Ginger got home tonight she flipped out when she saw me. She made me come to her place and try on a bunch of other jeans and shorts she had. I got into American Eagle Womens 12's tonight!!

Even though the contest is over at work I still weigh in on the scale at there to keep it consistent. I only weigh myself once a week on Fridays. Almost 3lbs more gone as of today. =) Thats 40lbs total so far if you've been paying attention. lol It makes me a little giddy!

My goal has changed. I was trying to lose 12 more lbs, but I think its going to be 20lbs instead. Its the weight I was before I was preggers with Lauren. I think thats what its going to take to look totally in shape.

It feels so good to be getting my body back. I like it.


Momma Fargo said...

congrats! You rock! You are inspiration to me. Keep it up.

Mrs. Bunker said...

Congratulations! up for that 10K yet?

Southern Sage said...

Damn girl as fast as I am finding what you are losing you are gonna have to slow down!!!

Go girl! Congats!

the observer said...

Yup, I add my congrats. Way to go. And just in time for skimpy clothes season (although I guess in FLA, that's all the time!)

the Observer

Linnnn said...

You wrote this so well...I was on the edge of my seat with anticipation, almost read ahead, but restrained myself. You just rock out loud !

Ann T. said...

Dear peedee,
Unbelievably Great!!!! And I do understand Completely how hard it is to hope stuff will fit and daring to try it out.

There's no stopping U!!

Now, a little Weight Watchers hint.
Get rid of the baggy pants or get them altered, whichever is cheaper. You are so committed to your health and well-being, that the uphill slide ain't gonna happen. Celebrate That!!!

I am so freaking thrilled for you!

Ann T.

Linda Medrano said...

This is fantastic, Peedee! You have lost a lot and I'm so impressed. It's not easy to do and we all know that! Good for you! I think we'll have to start calling you "Hot Stuff" pretty soon now!

peedee said...

Thanks momma!!

And NOT Edith. I rollerblade now.....its 10x's faster than running and I can go soooooooo far AND its easier on my knees. I'm not ever gonna be a runner and I'm ok with that! lol

No slowing down Sage. I'm on a mission. I want my athletic body back. The guys like it better! ;)

Yeah, The Observer, its shorts and sandals all year down here. No hiding under winter clothes!

Thanks Linnnnnnn!!! muahs!

I know Annie, I just dont want to buy anything until I'm done. And I might see if I can get some of my shorts altered...I paid too much money for them. AKA: Abercrombie & Billabong shorts = $$$

lol Linda, ur funny! This will never be hott stuff believe me. But thanks for the thought!!

Old NFO said...

Good for you Peedee! Proud of you for sticking it out and keep going until you're happy!

Omnibus Driver said...

That's fantastic. Congratulations on your stick-to-it-iveness... and your success!

Ann T. said...

Dear peedee,
Oh yeah, I know all about that budget thing. I haven't bought anything new either. I did throw some yukky clothes away though.

When it's done, it's all hot pink, gold lame, tweed, and leopard around here. With my big geeky glasses, it'll be the exactly ambiguous statement I want. Rocknroll librarian!

Har har,
Ann T.

Gucci Mama said...

All of my mirrors have been draped in black silk since my second child was born. I'm still in mourning over my once hot ass. Le sigh.

Forty pounds is awesome! Any chance you lost it without exercising or changing your diet and lifestyle? Because if there's a way to do it like that, I am so in.


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