Monday, May 04, 2009

Eight

That's what size pants I'm wearing right now. It's almost inconceivable to me, as is the fact that I've lost 77 pounds in the past year (with more to go!).

I don't think I'm particularly vain, nor do I have reason to be, but I have to admit to checking myself out quite a lot lately. It often catches me by surprise to see my reflection..."Oh, hey! That's ME!" I guess it just takes time for the mental body image to change. Same goes for trying on clothes. I get the proper size, but when I take the clothing item off the rack, I think, "There's no way that's gonna fit me!"
Then I'm surprised and pleased when it actually does.

I'm not really going anywhere with this post (no surprise there!), just wanted to ramble on a bit about what goes on in a formerly fat person's head. In case you wanted to know...;)

In other news: more (frequent) blogging once school is out.

20 comments:

Buckskins Rule said...

Congratulations! I've long believed that people can change themselves once they really set there mind to it. You have further reinforced that belief.

Despite not knowing you except via blog, I'm proud of you.

Christina LMT said...

Thank you so much, Buckskins! It's not been easy, but (cliche as it sounds) nothing worth doing IS.

Blondefabulous said...

Good for you woman!!!!

Christina LMT said...

Thank you, Blondie!

HollyB said...

I cannot tell you how happy I am for you. This is an exceptional achievement. Conga Rats.

Carteach0 said...

Whistles in sincere appreciation. (g)

Christina LMT said...

Holly and Carteach, thank you both so much!

Gotta love those Conga Rats and whistles!

Buck said...

Yup... what was said previously. I really (rilly!) believe people should take pride in their accomplishments and yours is significant, Christina!

Lin said...

Size eight?!?!?! Wow, I haven't taken an eight since I was, well ... eight! That is an awesome accomplishment - deserves WAY better than just 'good on ya', girl!!! You made my day!

TallyAngel said...

Awesome! You've accomplished so much!

Christina LMT said...

Buck, I really appreciate the kind words. Thank you.

Lin...as long as you DON'T send me a puppy as a reward, I'm very happy to accept your accolades...;)

Thank you, Tally! Just wait until you see me via web-cam! (Tomorrow after school? 8 AM my time?)
Be there or be square!

Brigid said...

You've worked harder at this goal than anyone I know. Congratulations!

memory_lucky12 said...

You have to show us a picture! And I thought it was going to be 7:00 pm our time...

Christina LMT said...

Thank you, Brigid!

Chaos, I have a dentist appointment tomorrow at ten my time, so it'll have to be as soon as you get home from school, please! I can't WAIT!

Zelda said...

I want to be thin too, but I want to do it by eating tremendous amounts of unhealthy food and not exercising. There must be a way.....

Christina LMT said...

Hmmm. Once you figure it out, Zelda...your fortune will rival Bill Gates'! (Don't forget to give me a cut, since I was the inspiration...)

phlegmfatale said...

so proud of you, honey! *hugs*

Christina LMT said...

Awww, thanks, Phlegmmy!

Julie said...

WOO HOO ... brilliant work ... v.proud of you.

Christina LMT said...

Thank you, Julie!