Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Hello, Pants, Nice to See You Again"

by Rebecca

I can't even remember my last post because I seem to have fallen into the "wedding planning vat" and can't get out. I never knew how much there was to do in getting ready for a wedding, and this is my son--can't imagine when it's a daughter. Whew! Things seem to be coming along (if they'd stop making changes that'd help). I've been sewing dresses, calling to make plans, making reservations, finding addresses, figuring out the Open House, etc. It's a bit mind-boggling.

At this point, I've lost 29 lbs. I still have 7 lbs to go to meet my goal weight and think I may try for a few more after that just to cushion myself in case I gain some back. I've been able to pull clothes, even pants, out of my closet that I haven't seen in ages. My kids tell me not to wear them because they're all outdated now, but I reply that the fact that I can wear them again completely overshadows their fashionability.

After so many years trying to lose that baby weight, I'm really excited to have found a way that works for me. Since it isn't too radically different from how I was eating before, I think I can stick with it. Mostly, I've cut out the nightly bowls of ice cream, Oreos (we had two bags of Oreos the other day and I was sorely tempted to eat some but I refrained), brownies, and other junk food. I have replaced the junk food with sugar-free fudgesicles and ice cream bars so I don't feel deprived.

I exercise about 45 minutes a day to my DVDs, but have knocked that back to 30 minutes because I have so many things to do at the moment (sometimes I even count painting or other physical projects in place of my regular exercise).

I'm still hoping to reach my goal before my son's wedding, but since it's now less than 3 weeks away I'm not sure I can lose another 7 lbs. However, any more weight I can lose will be good and as long as I can fit into the dress my daughters talked me into buying I'll be happy.


hi, it's me! melissa c said...

You go girl! You can do it! Just cut out all sugars for the next 3 weeks and you'll be down to where you want to be!

I'm so proud of you!

Marta O. Smith said...

Good going, Rebecca! In your shoes I would have had a couple of Oreos (and then maybe a couple more).

As for the clothes, just tell your kids they are "retro" and "vintage" and they make you happy because they fit again.

Rebecca Talley said...


Yeah, resisting the Oreos was hard, but I really, really, really want to get to my goal. Perhaps when I reach it I can eat a couple.

Christine Thackeray said...

Is jealousy a good thing?

Shanna Blythe said...

Way to go!

Erin said...

Awesome! I think that I am going to try your tactic. sugarfree replacement treats.

Thanks for posting that.

Tristi said...

You rock on, sister friend!!