It’s taken me 1 yr and 9 months to lose 25 lbs but I did it! – The Shrinking Jeans of Lisa


September 29, 2010 By lisa

My life is moving at super-sonic speed right now.  I have so many other things I should be doing right now.  Instead, I sit here re-reading old posts that I have written and marveling at how far I have come.  I have searched up and down and around again for my very first weigh-in post but apparently, I never officially shared my *starting* weight for this journey.  Interesting, huh?

My very first post for Shrinking Jeans was December 1, 2008.  My third child was only 9 weeks old then and I was in the throes of caring for an infant, a toddler and a pre-schooler.  I refused to weigh myself at that time. 

I did weigh myself sometime in January 2009.  I weighed 188 lbs and hated the way I looked and felt.  I was not exercising, not watching what I ate and still breastfeeding.  I came on board full-time with Shrinking Jeans at that time.

I weighed myself this morning and this is what I saw.

It has taken me almost 2 years, but finally, FINALLY, I get to grab this button.

I kept re-reading that very first post and I thought about how far I have come and then, I burst into tears. 

  • I have lost 25 lbs.
  • I began this journey in a Size 16.  I am safely wearing Size 12 and even some Size 10′s. 
  • My wedding ring fits once again.
  • I have adjusted to “life with 3 kids”.
  • I am a runner.  I completed my first half marathon with Team Shrinking Jeans in June 2010.  I am training for my 2nd half marathon in November 2010.
  • I will one day soon be a triathlete.  I am very anxious to get started down the triathlete path and cannot wait to do it.  I have a feeling that I might even enjoy triathlete-ism even more than just plain ole running!
  • I no longer wonder about “failing” as failure is no longer part of my vocabulary.  There may be detours and bumpy roads, but no failure.

I am SO grateful to the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans… SO VERY GRATEFUL.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Now, here’s to losing another 10-15 lbs- woot woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!