Take that, Fat Jeans!!

Posted on: May 14, 2013

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated on my Curves Complete journey.  Not because I’ve fallen off the wagon, but, because friends, I’m totally ON the wagon.

Since starting Curves on April 8th things that were never a part of my life have become my new normal.  I go to the gym as soon as I drop the kids off, I plan basically everything I’m planning to put in my mouth and swallow every day, I’m making smart choices when it comes to food decisions.

This week I’ve started Week 6 of a 24 week program.  New things I’ve noticed now that I’m 1/4 of the way done: I don’t crave sugar all day long, I don’t want to sit still all day long, I don’t have to eat huge portions of food to feel satisfied (although my brain still wants me to!), I do like the veggies more, I do feel like I’m not slouching all the time (although as I had this thought I straightened my back!), I can chase a minion without getting completely winded, AND I can’t fit in my Fat Jeans anymore 😀  I pulled an older pair of jeans out of my drawer the other day, a pair I hadn’t worn in over a year (but they are Gap, and I was NOT getting rid of them), and put them on!  I didn’t even have to lay down on the bed or hop around my room to zip them up.  I could also breathe and sit while wearing them!  I was so excited!!!  True, they are still a little snug, and they are definitely not my goal size, but they are 2 sizes smaller than my Fat Jeans.

I know I’ve still got a long way to go.  I also know that I’m human and I can’t stop eating every delicious-bad-for-you thing on the planet.  I’ve come to love my evening sugar-free chocolate pudding.  Not going to lie here, last week was my husband’s birthday and Mother’s Day, so bad food choices were made.  Not a lot, not every meal, and not every day.  I felt pretty crappy after those poor choices, but I also think that’s a good thing.  When you get into the habit of eating healthy and feeling great you can forget what the big deal was about that Value Meal or that 32 oz Diet Cola.  You forget that it makes you feel like you need a nap as soon as you start metabolizing it.  You forget that it makes you MORE hungry.  When you consume it you remember, quickly.

And, just so I can keep it real here, I’m going to share my numbers with you.  My before and after my first month.  I have a weekly weigh-in, but I have a monthly measurement too.  So, here’s what Curves Complete has done for this gal in 5 weeks:


Please take a moment to feel my frustration over my “Birthing Hips” when looking at this chart!

The numbers don’t lie, folks.  And although I still have a long road ahead, I’m happy with the way things have gone so far.  I hope you’ll keep up with my progress, and if you’ve been thinking about doing something about your weight I hope I’ll be able to inspire you to go for it.  Please let me know, and if you’re blogging your journey; I’d love to follow you.  If you’re still just thinking about it, or wondering how to get started I’ll leave you with this:



5 Responses to "Take that, Fat Jeans!!"

This is so great to read!

I am not a Mum but I have put on weight since I last saw my husband in 2009 as the stress of missing him was eased (so I thought) through confort eating. I am now at a point where I feel that I really need to do something as I look forward to being with my husband again. This post shows you can do it and feel good whilst doing it!

Thanks for sharing – you have motivated me!

Excellent!! It’s not easy, but it can be done. It’s a bummer that I’m not naturally thin, but I can be fit when I take control of my body, mind, and sneaky hands that like to pick up chocolate chip cookies without thinking and stuff them in my mouth 🙂

I also think not having little ones might make it easier for you because you don’t need to worry about coping with their tastes and habits too. I know that it can be a struggle for me when the kids have yummy treats!!!

I appreciate your words – I am naturally a bigger person (and short – bad combination!) but still fit as I walk for about 2 hours a day and am active throughout the day but have just let my eating become lazy (not making the right choices etc).

I know excatly what you mean about taking control of your body, mind and sneaky hands! I also agree that whilst I do not have children at the moment it may make it a little easier.

Good luck with everything – I’m backing you all the way!

Thank you, New Friend 🙂 I’m short too, only 5′ 3″ (160cm). I feel your pain in the height department! But, I’m proud of you for making the decision to focus on what you allow your sneaky hands to put in your mouth.

I’m pulling for you, too!!!

Thanks 🙂

I am 5’3″ too so I have solidarity with you there too!

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