Ok...this is gloating. Sorry.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Since last Feb., I've now lost 40 pounds. I have refused to buy new clothes as I thought it would jinx me. (My friends are saying..."Geez...you look like a rat in elephant's clothes."):tongue:

    Today I went to my favorite store, Mervyns, to get a new suit for an interview. I don't like to shop at all. (Malls scare me.) I never try anything on...just grab and go. So, I go and grab an outfit or two then come home. Nothing fits!! I was at a size 14 (ummm...tight fitting), went for size 10. Still too big!! Had to run back and exchange all for a size 8. I can't remember when I fit into that size. Kind of made me feel good, though. I've been able to keep it off for awhile now.

    Having easy child working all the time has actually helped. I don't feel compelled to make the big family dinner every day. When it's just husband and I, I just eat when I want to. I'm not a snacker. husband is. Ugh. Some days I'll just nibble...other days I'm ravenous. I'm sure this is not probably the heathliest way to lose weight, but it works for me. I don't do junk food, sodas, etc. When I eat, I eat good food.

    Just feeling a tad good right now.

  2. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Well, you deserve to feel good in my opinion, Abbey. 40 pounds is an awful lot to lose, and although you make it sound as if it wasn't hard, I know it can't have been an easy thing to do.

    I can't imagine what it is like to be a size 8. I bet you look stunning and glamorous!

    Love, Esther
  3. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    You go ahead and gloat Abbey. :) That is an accomplishment to be proud of..... :thumbsup::cutie_pie:

  4. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    That's great news! Congrats!
  5. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    How cool......I am totally envious.......now throw out those size 14's and get some more clothes that fit!!!!!!!
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Gloat away Abbey! That's quite an accomplishment. You have every reason to be majorly proud of yourself.:woohoo::cheers::happyguy:

    And now you can feel justified to go out and buy a new wardrobe.:D

  7. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE


  8. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Good for you, Abbey!
  9. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    :youarehot:I bet you look fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:woohoo:
  10. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Well, I wish it was some master scheme to lose weight. Sigh...not so. It was being so sick last year with pneumonia for several months. It just wouldn't go away and I had NOOOO appetite.

    Fortunately, I've been able to keep it off. Fingers crossed that the new clothes don't ruin that!

  11. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    What a tremendous accomplishment! Gloat away! I'm sure that the new clothes won't jinx you. DDD
  12. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Gloat all you want I know I would. Congrats.

  13. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Dear Mrs. Thin -

    My emotions for you lie somewhere between elated and PFT!:tongue:


    ps the PFT part would be I'm doing the same thing - no new clothes - oh and by the way - rats are very pretty.

  14. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    That's really wonderful! :you_go_girl::bravo::whistle: Good for you!

    You probably know this already but......Internet Shopping Rocks!!! And especially since you don't try things on before buying anyway? No problem! I bet Meryvn's has an online-shopping site somewhere!

  15. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    Sorry that you lost the weight because you were sick:pouting:. But, I have a feeling that's "OK" with you....you feel good about it, look good & need to get yourself some new clothes that show off that shape!!!!! Always a wonderful feeling to "feel good" about something for YOU! Congrats!
  16. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    If somehow I could actually work in exercise...it would be wonderful. But, I'm too lazy. Ha!

  17. Blondie

    Blondie New Member

    Gloat away girl.

    It's the "keeping it off" that really rocks, yeah? :shopping:And shopping is a GOOD thing, especially when we surprise ourselves by needing a smaller size than we were contemplating! My fave!

    Count me in on the "I don't do :treadmill: " club -- and we have a ton of highly expensive exercise equipment, including an entire weight-bench gym, an Eliptical, a treadmill, free weights, a stationary bike; yikes. They are basically all expensive dust-catchers. Sad but true.

    My husband is a continual snacker & eats utter junk all day whilst he's at work, plus the junk he buys and brings home to eat here. It's awful. Makes me not want to cook, oddly enough. Have been trying to do better on that tho, simply for the sake of his health. *sad* He is 215 - 220lbs now. Yikes.
    Worries me.

    But, GO YOU, Deb!

    I'm nearly 50 lbs down from about 18 months ago and can't take a whole lot of credit for it: It's mostly having my medications adjusted from the wrong ones to the right ones. I'm not meant to be heavy & am small boned so extra weight on me looks very un-good.

    I am soooo proud of you! I'll bet husband is not able to keep his, er...EYES (heh heh) off you.

    Hugs & happy dance (AND SHOPPING!!)

  18. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with gloating, Abbey. You go right ahead.
    Sorry that you kicked it off by getting ill, but keeping it off after the fact, now there's the magic.

    As for your approach, eating when you're hungry and not eating when you're not hungry is the best and healthiest form of weight management. That's the way our bodies are meant to work. If it's working well for you, then there's no reason in the world to change.

    All the best,
  19. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Way to go Abbey!
  20. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :happyguy:You go girl!!!!!:hawaii_girl::queen: