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Smoke and mirrors people….it’s all just smoke and mirrors.


OK, as previously reported, I lost 4 pounds overnight.  Whatevs.  Interestingly enough today 3 people have stopped me in my tracks to tell me how thin I’m looking.


I’m wearing yet another shirt that mom gave me from her closet (ladies size XL….when will I get used to being in “normal” sizes?).  So it must be the shirt.  Because we all know I hit 199 Day in January, and have only been as low as 188, and today I was 193….so I’ve been the same 10 pounds since my birthday.

So it’s the shirt.  A magic shirt.  Like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, only my shirt shows weight loss, instead of whatever Joseph’s coat did for him (yes, I’ve seen the show and went to Sunday School…but other than him having a bunch of brothers and the music being quite good from the musical I’m simply not remembering what the coat was about….and yes, I saw Donnie Osmond play Joseph in Chicago in the late ’90’s).

~~~~Unrelated, but related at the same time~~~~

In my next life I’m coming back as a heterosexual tenor.  Can you even imagine?  A never-ending supply of work, and a never-ending supply of women.

The 90 pounds just floated away apparently



Today I hit the 90.3 weight loss mark, weighing in at 214.6.  I celebrated by pulling out some old recital/audition gowns I’ve had packed away for years.  My hair is a day unwashed, in a ponytail, and no makeup has crossed my face.  My mom took the pic, and it’s blurry.  But holy cow do I look fabulous, especially compared to just over a year ago.  I feel like I was a different person then, and it was only 5.5 months ago.

I bought J-Lo jeans from Kohl’s today.  Size 16.  Not 16W.  I walked right on by the women’s section…..wow are clothes less expensive in the ladies section!

Have a great start to the Thanksgiving Week everyone!

Where have you been young lady?


OK, it’s been a crazy few weeks.

Mom, who has COPD, was in the hospital twice, and then I had a pet emergency.  Mom is back home and better than she’s been in weeks (and almost 100% at that), and Jake had a complete turnaround as well.  Suffice it to say it was simply crazy.

However, I’ve stuck to Ideal Protein and am more determined than ever to get to under 200 by the end of 2012.  Today I weighed 217.6, so it’s in my sights.  I’m going to zumba tonight, and am looking forward to my first “normal” week in weeks.

One miraculous thing I just realized…..I never have to shop in a “fat lady” store again.  No offense to Catherine’s, Avenue, Lane Bryant, or the Women’s section of many department stores….but I no longer am restricted to your wares.  Your wares are quite decent, for the most part (especially Catherine’s), but bargain shopping is almost non-existent.  And sometimes your wares are frumpy or just not my style.

As I’m perusing the interwebs because my mom asked me to tell her stores I want gift certificates to for Christmas I realized that even “cool stores” like Gap & Old Navy carry size 18, and I’m in size 14-16-18 depending on the brand, cut, style, etc….so this means I never have to shop in the fat lady store again.  And I plan on losing quite a bit more weight, so at some point clothes in the fat lady store won’t even fit anyway.  It’s looking like a solid size 10-12 is where I want to land, and there is nothing that small in those stores/sections.

I’m truly in shock.  I look in the mirror and I’m not horrified.  I don’t even know who I am half the time.  I woke up the other day excited to be such a smaller size….it was like a dream.  And all of this has happened so quickly…only 5 months.  What a miracle.


So today I added one more bag of clothes to the 10 I put in the trunk a few weeks ago.  Today I was brave enough to drop off the bags at the donation center.

So now I really can’t gain my weight back because I just simply can’t afford it!  J/K, but it is another good motivator.  I’m going to write a list of all of the reason to NOT gain the weight back.  Not this moment, because right now I’m cheering on the Northwestern Wildcats to victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  🙂

A moment of silence for the clothes please….