Friday, November 14, 2008

Weekly weight loss report

When I weighed in at Weight Watchers Wednesday morning I weighed exactly what I did last week. I was OK with that, as I knew I'd not stuck to program the entire time I was at Quilt Camp. I was just thankful I'd not gained anything.

Today after I got my hair cut and colored I stopped by Dress Barn. I decided I was done with the jeans that were almost falling off my body. I still can't get into the skinny ones hanging in my closet so I needed a interim size pair. I am thrilled to report that I've gone from a size 18 women's to a size 14 misses. These make me feel so good when I look in the mirror. I have exactly 18 pounds to go to goal. When I started at the beginning of July I'd hoped to reach goal by the end of the year. I don't think that's possible now, but I'm happy with the progress I've made. I'll get to goal - it just might not be until spring. That's OK - lots of baby steps add up to a long, successful hike!

The top picture was taken the second Saturday in July during our aborted camping trip with the kids. I couldn't stand to look at this picture then, and didn't figure I'd ever post it. But it's a good comparison with the one Fred took this evening of me in my new jeans. Hooray Weight Watchers! (In case you are wondering what my shirt says - the quilter in the picture is holding a read sign that says "Will Work for Fabric!"

25 comments:

Vicki W said...

You look great!!! Congratulations!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Wow!! It is dramatic! You look wonderful :o) Congratulations on your success!

Laurie said...

What a great job, you've shown it can be done...now I just need to DO IT.

bekhy said...

Patty, you look amazing. Keep going toward your goal! And BTW, thanks for a great blog, I love browsing through it :)

Julie said...

Doesn't it make you feel good to see that difference? You are looking good, girl!!

everythingquilts said...

You look fabulous!

Caron said...

Dahling, you look Mahvalous!
Keep up the good work!

Suzy said...

Wow! You look amazing! Keep up the great work -- the results are so worth it! Love the new hairdo, too! :o)

dot said...

Looking good girl..

Infinity Quilter said...

You look fantastic!!! Congrats on your weight loss. Good luck with losing the rest!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Fantastic. You look so healthy and simply fantastic. A good example for us all. ;)

ratherbquilting said...

Oh Patty, you look fabulous! You look SO much healthier. Keep up the great work!!!

Sheila in Ohio said...

You look great! I love the haircut, too.

Quilts And Pieces said...

WOW! You look GREAT! Wonderful job!

Fiona said...

Wow, what a difference - well done for all your hard work. You look so much younger in the second photo too!

Caroline in NH said...

Wow, you look fabulous! Congratulations! Great job!

Lucy said...

Wow Patti, you di a great job. can't believe it :-)

Tine said...

What a difference! You look fantastic! Good for you :)
You definately needed the new jeans, that is a lot of sizes you have gone down! You look great wearing those new jeans....and....before you know it, they'll be baggy too :)

GARI said...

Just had to add my congratulations, too. My daughter and I joined WW in April: she has lost 55# and I have lost 44#. We went shopping this past weekend and all my new pants are 12s: what fun.

Mary said...

Great job Patti! Those jeans look good on you. I've been walking but not really focusing what I've been eating so I'm still hanging here with just the 10lb loss but my pants fit so I'm happy for now.

Candace said...

Patti - even the look in your eyes in the "after" picture tells a story - way to go! Cheers!

Pam said...

You look fabulous Patti!! I can sure see the weight loss in that photo from last year when we met. Congratulations!!

sewkalico said...

Oh Wow! Don't you look fabulous! Well done. And don't forget "Slow and steady wins the race"!!!!!

Chocolate Cat said...

You look fantastic and how exciting buying new jeans!!! congratulations!

Tanya said...

Wow do you look great!!! What a difference!! (Same smile!)