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My suit is loose!

September 18, 2010
My suit is loose!

My suit is loose!

While Grace sang for the last Jewish High Holidays service at Westchester Reform Temple, I got my suit out of the closet in preparation for the Break-Fast dinner after the service. The last time I wore it was at a funeral last year; the time before that, a funeral in 2008. On both occasions, the pants were very tight. Today they were loose. That means I’m slimmer than I’ve been since well before 2008.

WOO HOO!

Goodbye Size 40s!

September 13, 2010

Here’s me modeling all the size 40 pants that I’m about to Freecycle. Do you know why I’m about to Freecycle them? I’ll give you a hint: I don’t have enough fashion sense for it to have anything to do with whether they’re in style or not. No? How about this: it’s also not because they’re worn out. Some of them are too worn to wear to work, yes, but if that were the only reason then I’d just use them as hiking pants.

Give up? OK, I’ll tell you. The reason why I’m Freecycling these pants is because…

They’ve gotten way too loose! WOO HOO!!!

One last look in the mirrored surfaces of 30 Hudson

September 10, 2010

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Not bad. Quite an improvement over the me who first walked into 30 Hudson in May, at least.

https://theoneifeed.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/mirrors/

Three quarters of the way there!

September 2, 2010
Three quarters of the way to my weight goal!

Three quarters of the way to my weight goal!

I know I got down to 202.5 on August 22nd, but this is actually more impressive because it comes on a Wednesday morning after a short morning walk, as opposed to on a Sunday in a dehydrated state after an exhausting, all-day hike.

Looking back, I feel triumphant. When I reached the halfway point, my exuberance was tinged with angst; I couldn’t figure out why I was losing weight so fast. Soon after that, I discovered that the psyllium was responsible, so I stopped taking it. The knowledge that I had unwittingly had help from the psyllium hit me pretty hard: I was on an uneven plateau for a few weeks after that. Then I put my head down and bulled ahead, and I plowed my way through the next sixteen pounds. I did it entirely without psyllium, just like I’m going to do the last sixteen pounds. And I’m damned proud of that.

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August 22, 2010

(I’m re-posting this because it got deleted without a trace, and without explanation. Does anyone else have this problem with WordPress?)

I’m getting back in shape! June 11th was the first time in a year or two that I was able to do a full pullup. Now I’ve lost more weight, and I’m able to do three! As the pounds come off, I’ll be able to do more. Hell yeah!

Retiring a pair of shorts and a pair of pants

August 22, 2010

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I was just going through my suitcase in preparation for tonight’s trip to Oneida, and I saw a pair of shorts that were tight when I was at my highest weight over the winter. Look at them now!

After folding up the shorts, I took a look through the rest. Those pants that were barely wearable when I got them a few months ago? Yeah, they’ll no longer stay up on my hips. Sweeeeet!

My pants are REALLY loose!

August 19, 2010
My VERY LOOSE size 40 pants!

My VERY LOOSE size 40 pants!

So I was running for the train this morning, and I didn’t have time to find a pair of tan 38s that were in good shape and that weren’t too snug. So I grabbed the size 40s that I stopped wearing only two weeks ago. And look how loose they are now! Wheeeee!

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August 6, 2010
Size 38 pants, third belt notch!

Size 38 pants, third belt notch!

See those pants? Those are the pants that I got too fat to wear last year, and started wearing again yesterday. See that belt? That’s the size 40 belt that turned out to be far too tight for me to wear when I bought it on May 10. See those two notches between the end of the belt and the prong? They show that I’ve lost a good three inches just in the last three months! HELL YEAH!!!

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August 5, 2010

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A few weeks ago I tried on a pair of my size 38 pants and said “Uh-uh. No way.” Last night I tried them on, pondered, and decided that it was time to wear them.

The first shot shows me during my commute, wearing a T-shirt so as not to to sweat into my work clothes. The other two show me at work. The pants are snug, and there’s muffining going on. That makes me a bit uncomfortable, because the tactile inputs constantly remind me of my flab. At the same time, it feels fantastic to think how much less uncomfortable they are than my size 40s were just two or three months ago.

Now I get to feel these pants gradually loosen, just like the size 40s did. Yeah!

My pants are loose.

August 4, 2010
Me with my LOOSE PANTS!

Me with my LOOSE PANTS!

I just had to say that. “My pants are loose.” In fact, they’re sliding down my hips as I walk; I’ve had to hike them up once or twice today.

My pants are loose. My pants are loose. My pants are loose. My pants are loose. My pants *are* loose! Oh yes they are! My pants are LOOOOOOOOOSE!!!

Hey, did I mention my pants are loose?