Thursday, June 23, 2005

A frivolous, foolish milestone, but it's my milestone, and I am incredibly happy about it.

For most of my life, I've been pretty thin. After I hit 30, though, it became hard work. But I managed to stay thin, pretty much, by being disciplined (in bursts) about what I ate and working out (in even more erratic bursts). Then, New Year's Eve 2003, I gave up smoking. Over the next six months, my weight increased by 30 pounds. I remember calculating my weight by Christmas if I continued to gain five pounds a month. I panicked, I started working out, and the weight gain stopped, and over the last couple months, since I started running seriously, it's been falling off. I don't have scales any more, so I don't know exactly how much I've lost, but I know this:

I can fit into my skinny jeans! I can fasten the zipper the entire way! I wouldn't call them ready for prime time yet - Guy Noir would note that you could read the days of the week on my knickers - but I can put on my skinny Sevens jeans.

Isn't running brilliant, Ted?

5 comments:

DoC said...

We quit smoking on the same day. How weird is that? (Well, I'm sure tons of people quit smoking on that very same day, but still...)

Anyway, I think that it's the closely held and very personal goals that mean the most. Congratulations! (Now are those Sevens? Or size 7s? Or both?)

Riona said...

Congrats to you! Quitting smoking and staying quit is something I'm incredibly proud of, and I hope you are too ... It was made easier for both me and the bf by the fact that pretty much no one we know smokes, but still ...

Mmm they're Sevens. If I can hold this loss I'm gonna celebrate with a great new pair of jeans soon - I've been holding off ...

See you in LJ

Sarah said...

Congrats, Riona! And I thought of you yesterday morning...as I was unwillingly flying through the air, finally leaving portions of my skin on the concrete :-) The "road rash" would make you proud...have a great weekend!

Riona said...

Owie, Sarah! Neosporin and lots of it! Hope you recover soon

Noames said...

Yay! That's the best! And thebuying of the new jeans. That part's fun, too.