Finally! – The Shrinking Jeans of Heather


March 24, 2010 by heather

This week has been so wild and crazy, total roller coaster. Had house guests, ate some not so great food (Hello Olive Garden? Seriously, could you put more salt in your food), felt totally discombobulated. Had a couple of good runs, but man, am I HURTING. Hip and shins. I’m icing and taking my rest days but am getting a little freaked out to be honest. I was talking to Sister Christy last night and I think I’m going to make an appointment to see a sports medicine doctor.

Which is actually kind of awesome – that I, someone who couldn’t even RUN A MILE eight  months ago, needs to see a SPORTS DOCTOR. Crazy.

I was dreading the weigh in today in a major way. I feel heavy and blah. But thankfully, the scale took it easy on me this week (it probably heard me grumbling about ‘laying the smack down’ ).

I’m down 3.1.


I’m baffled, yet again. Happily baffled. I did more walking that usual (zoo trip and just running around) and I might have eaten less because I was distracted and a little stressed. Somehow I have a hard time getting super excited, because I wonder if it’s a fluke. But hey, I’ve had some weeks where I’ve gained that I TOTALLY should have lost. So I guess it all comes out in the wash.

The very best part about this loss is that I’ve FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY earned my 20# badge. I’ve been getting super close, but then losing and gaining those same 2-4 pounds. But today, I am at 162.9. I started my journey with the Sisterhood at 183, a little under a year ago.

I am so happy to be able to say I’m Down 20 with the Sisterhood! I am by no means done, but this is kind of a huge milestone for me and I couldn’t have done it without all the love and support of ALL OF YOU.

And, if you’re having a hard time at the moment, let me just say that this has been a long, bumpy road for me – this year has been dramatic and trying – and if I can do it, you SO can. Seriously. You can. I promise.