Thursday, October 16, 2008

Weigh in day! 10/16

Well, I can say that I'm not at the point I hoped to be at this point, but that's all right.

My weigh-in today was 189.5!  I'm SO glad to be back on track and seeing the number under 190.  

In other news, I bought a new pair of jeans at Kohl's Tuesday night.  I was so excited to see Levi's on clearance for $11.99.  Even more excited to be able to purchase a size 10!  I have one other pair of pants that are a 10, but they are a drawstring waist, so to me that doesn't really count.  Jeans, on the other hand...  I am elated.

I was out of town last week.  Thanks to those of you that checked in on me and left me words of encouragement.  It was nice to see my friends in CA again.  It was also nice to see their reaction to my physical changes.  It really reinforced to me how much work I have done, and how much I still have to do.  

My husband will be out of town soon and I'm really hoping to tone up and surprise the mess out of him when he gets home.  I'm noticing that I'm getting smaller in a lot of places, but I have no muscle tone.  I have plenty of tools around the house, but I'm not making time to use them.  I'll be working on that in the coming weeks.  

Thanks for your support, and for continuing to encourage and follow me.

Here's a question for those of you who are losing or have lost:

What kind of shirts/tops/blouses do you wear that are flattering?  I am having the hardest time finding things that look nice!  I don't like to see lumpy bumpy tummy under my shirts, and going up a size means that I swim in them.  Wearing empire waisted tops can be okay at times, but other times I look pregnant.  It's frustrating, and makes me wish that I lived in a cooler climate so I could hide under a sweater for the next few months.  

5 comments:

Chrissy said...

That's great! I can't help you on the shirt thing. All I wear are tank tops and I never go shopping here. :(

Glad you're on the right track.

The Roaming Bilderbacks said...

Whoo hoo, Amber! I'm working to climb back on the wagon myself.

I wear cami tank tops under a LOT of my shirts.. helps to smooth out the rolls a bit more! I have some that are a heavier knit, that feel like they hold me in better.

The Vuylsteke Family said...

I'm looking forward to snow as well to hide under my big jackets. I have been going on the treadmill, but I need to hit the gym to do weights.

Huge congrats on losing this week! And under 190, must be nice. You better hurry so that I don't catch up to you. Because you know I'm trying to!!! ;) (this morning wasn't an official WI, but I was down to 226.5!)

Mary said...

I've found that staying away from Target, American Eagle, Old Navy - the staple stores that I usually shop at - is really helping me find more shirts I like. Lately, I've been on a Kohl's kick, but I also love to order from Land's End. I'm realizing that I need to spend more on my clothes if I'm going to look decent - which is so hard for me to do - I hate spending money on myself.

But I do hear you about the current trend in shirts - ick! Most of them make me look like I am expecting #4. (No way!)

Jason and Samantha said...

Good Luck girlie! I'm also stuck, because I'm l-a-z-y.

But I wanted share some shirts I wear that work great to hide the tummy and slim you down. :) They are kind of like empire waist, but not so obvious.

http://www2.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?DeptID=50434&CatID=53695&GrpTyp=SIZ&ItemID=1490385&attrtype=&attrvalue=&CmCatId=50434|53653|53695

http://www2.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?DeptID=50434&CatID=53695&GrpTyp=SIZ&ItemID=14b5b8f&attrtype=&attrvalue=&CmCatId=50434|53653|53695

http://www2.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?DeptID=50434&CatID=53695&GrpTyp=SIZ&ItemID=14cb126&attrtype=&attrvalue=&CmCatId=50434|53653|53695

They hide the mommy tummy very well.