Monday, November 5, 2007

Might be just a number but....

So I know people come read my blogs for many reasons...and this might not be the reason you come to read, but I'm feeling like shouting from the rooftops....While out shopping today, I purchased a new pair of jeans. Nothing spectacular about that, right? Well.....It's the size of the jeans that matters most for me. Let me go back to April when I started this whole weight loss/get in shape thing. I was starting to look at summer clothes and the size I was at. 20/22. Yeah, I was wearing either a 20 or 22. The jeans I got today were a size 12. Unbelievable. I was almost in tears in the dressing room. I was that thrilled. I haven't been this size since after Cam was born back in '97. Yes, I know. The size of our clothes don't define the person inside them. But as woman who has struggled with my weight for 10+ years, the number means everything. It means that my hard work and consistency is paying off. It means that I'm that much closer to my goal of being in shape. There's an event in Indiana sponsored by the Indiana AG Bell group called the Talk Walk Run (http://www.hearindiana.org/subpage.asp?p=28) and I want to run in it next year. I may not be in running shape by then though! :-) But I want to try.

7 comments:

Kate said...

I'd never heard of that run in Indiana! Congrats on the weight loss! It feels great, doesn't it?!

Dawn said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Congrats girl, I am impressed.

Megan said...

That's great!
I know exactly how you feel. I was wearing a size 16 (probably bigger didn’t want to actually know, wore a lot of running pants) when I started my journey and now I can fit into some size 6 jeans, 8 steadily. Heck, I was wearing a 9 in high school 14 years ago.

As for the race, it sounds like were on the same page. Something that I never thought I could do and also keep me motivated. My Sergeant and I are thinking about competing in a race. Not to win, but to say I DID IT!!

Have you checked out the Couch to 5K on coolrunning.com Here is the link

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

It takes someone who has never ran before and trains them to compete in a 5K. You can download the pod cast with a music background and a voice helping you with the training.

Keep up the good work!

~Megan~

Melissa said...

Megan,
Speaking of high school...I think I was about an 8 back then and I thought that was FAT! Imagine that. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I was MENTAL! Hahaha!

Thanks for the link to the run, sounds really great! I just may be an athlete yet! ;-)

Aunt Cheryl said...

Yee Haw!!! Good job Melissa Ann. I think your goal to run next year is fabulous! Can't wait to see the new you soon.

Megan said...

Melissa~
I must have been MENTAL also as I thought I was FAT too. I wish I had that look and body now.
~Megan

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

Melissa
I was at the dr today....down 5lbs!! I'm gonna catch up with you!