Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Magic Slacks!

First off, thanks for all of your wonderful comments yesterday about my dress.

@Seeing in Colour: I know I'm not the most overweight as the average person who gets banded but I started out at 206lbs and me getting the surgery was more of putting a stop to the gaining weight. I yo-yo dieted for years and knew I couldn't control my GIANT appetite and watched my weight steadily rising. I knew if I didn't do something quick I would wake up one day 400+lbs. My eating was completely out of control and I was never full. I stretched my stomach for so long I could eat enough to fill 3 grown men. So I chose the band to help prevent me from getting bigger. As you can see, it hasn't been easy even being smaller starting off. I know it seems crazy! I still am blown away that I actually did the surgery. But I would do it all over again for sure. By now, I'd probably have gained 50lbs or more if I hadn't.

Now, as far as the title goes....I have found some magical pants! A friend of mine went to a local store Rue21 (not sure if it's in other states or not). Anyway they are known for their very "in" and fashionable clothes. I shop there quite a bit and they have wonderful sales too. Anyway she saw they had some black dress slacks on sale for $5 yesterday. So I went in to take a look and tried on a 9/10 and they fit well and were even a little loose in the waist especially. So I (just for kicks) decided to try a 7/8 on and......THEY FIT!!!! HOLY CRAP!!! I almost fell out right there. I literally checked the tag in the pants about 3 times to make sure I hadn't hallucinated! MAGIC PANTS? Yes, I believe so! I don't think I have been in a 7 or 8 since I was 8 years old! hahaha I know it's the tailor of the pants because my friend who is usually a 7/8 got into a 5/6 with no problem. So they are made that way. So in real life outside of this magic pants factory they would probably be more of a 9/10 which is still fine with me. But owning a pair of pants with 7/8 in the tag is just an extra bonus!!!! yay!

Menu for today:

Breakfast: click protein, hot green tea with 1 splenda and french vanilla coffemate powder
Lunch: Blueberry greek yogurt with 2 tbsp gourmet nutty fruit mix
Snack: 3 pickles and 1 ounce of mild cheddar cheese ( I ABSOLUTELY love this stuff)
Dinner: Meatloaf, yams, and green beans. (about 1 1/2 cups of food)

Not sure how many calories that is but I am shooting for 1100 so I can slowly increase as I planned. If this doesn't cut it I will add a snack tonight to make it.

BTW: I cheated on my Monday weigh-ins. :*( Oopsy! I just couldn't help myself to weight this morning because I feel like with all the adjustments I am making every day I MUST know how it is effecting the scale! I MUST!!!!! So I have decided to wait until the new year starts once I get in the groove of this new plan and it's consistent to start doing weekly weigh-ins. Just for my peace of mind. So Dizzy, the plan is on for us to start that together! Don't forget!!!!!

Oh and BTW again, I lost 4 more oz as of this morning. So I guess it's heading in the right direction. Too early to tell if my adjustment is the cause.

Tata for now peaches, I am a busy bee today!


  1. Congrats on the slacks and I'm sorry I just saw the dress post, you look amazing!!!!

  2. I laughed about the scale. This morning I had planned to weigh after my shower. When I was just about to leave the house, I remembered I hadn't weighed and almost freaked out. I momentarily thought about getting undressed and hoping on the scale. But I resisted. I weigh almost every day, but I know it fluctuates a few pounds up and down through the week. I take the weight on one day (usually a Friday) and that is what I record. Glad you are on the right track. And take it from another one who sometimes feels guilty that I had the lapband at 209 pounds. It is just as hard for us as it is for those 409 pounds. Don't ever forget that. Because it really isn't about the food.

  3. Yay on the pants - that's fantastic! And I agree with Tessirose and the others - you look hot hot hot in that dress!


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