working out & shopping.

October 23, 2013

I haven't been to the gym in forever.  Well, like two weeks.  I've walked around the neighborhood and ran in place in the living room, but I haven't been to the gym.  Ben joined and has been going like crazy, and he's even lost 25 lbs!  SO proud of him.  My sweet future mother-in-law took me shopping on Sunday and bought me several pieces of "transition" clothing from Lane Bryant.  I'm still in plus sizes, but my size has gone down tremendously.  Before I tried anything on, Martha told me that for every 10 lbs you lose, you would go down a clothing size.  I didn't believe it, but it's true!  I really went down about 5 sizes.  It was unbelievable how different and good I felt trying on clothes, rather than discouraged and frustrated.  So now I have a few sweaters, an awesome sweater dress, and a few shirts to wear throughout the cold weather until I lose another significant amount of weight and have to shop again.  I have tons of pants in my closet that will eventually fit, so we just got shirts and warm stuff.  Martha is such a blessing in my life!  She's always supportive and encouraging and I couldn't be more grateful for her.

So, back to my original point:  I am going back to the gym.  Tonight.  We have a meeting with a potential wedding photographer and after that I am going to sweat it out!  I gotta get to sweating for the wedding!  (Isn't that just so clever... I want a shirt that says that!  Hello, etsy...)

Still holding tight at 50 pounds lost.  We went to Tuscaloosa and did LOTS of walking over the weekend, so I thought I might drop a couple more pounds.  But that's okay.  Slow and steady wins the race.
SW:  311
CW:  261
- 50 lbs


  1. You go girl! Doesn't it feel great shopping when you see the sizes going down? Keep up the amazing work!

  2. Yay for enjoying clothes shopping!!! If you ever need a shopping partner in crime, give me a shout! I am always looking for an excuse to go! I hate the 2 months leading up to the holidays though because I never have any shopping money because I have to buy lots of gifts!

  3. I just happened to run across your blog! Bravo for you to be able to share your story! I never had the surgery but I have struggled with weight my entire life tipping the scales at 260lbs at only 5'3" I am successfully down to 174lbs and finding new ways of motivation to keep going. Thank you for inspiring others and sharing your story! :)

    1. Hey, weight loss is hard. Keep going, you can do it xx

  4. That in between stage of shopping is strange isn't it? You don't want to buy too much cos you plan on losing more weight, but you can't wear ur old clothes any more. Good for you. Keep going!! x