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Saturday, January 05, 2008

How did THIS happen?

I cleaned out my closet the other night.

Over the past few months I've been shopping a lot. A LOT. My clothes just don't fit.

I've been stuffing my old clothes into the bottom dresser drawer. Lately, though, there hasn't been enough room in the drawer to hold them all. Something had to give.

I went through the closet and all of the drawers. I piled up everything that didn't fit. Everything that's more than two sizes too big is going to the shelter. The rest is, yes, going back in the drawer. I can't get rid of everything at the same time. Pants cost at least $25.

I was tired by the time I reached the bottom of the drawer. That's when I started to pull out pants that I barely recognised. They were huge. I stared at them for a little while.

They were huge.

I didn't like where this was going.

I was huge. Maybe I'm still huge. Clearly, I am not very good at seeing the obvious.

You see, I don't remember myself as being that big. I think I was in serious denial. I would look at pictures of myself and think "I don't look like that". I had healthy blood-pressure and heart rates, and I ate healthy food, so I thought I was fine.

I'm not sure what to make of this. How out of it am I?


Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful achievement - - self-mastery is way better than a bachelor's degree.
You are giving us all more courage!


mom said...

Great job Megan, I'm gonna give your diet a try.

Seriously Frivolous said...


Karan said...

Congratulations, Megan!

You've done this the right way, and because it's a lifestyle thing, it is highly unlikely that you will put any weight back on.

Torq said...

Way to go! The Princess is really getting into this stuff too. Perhaps it is time that I put down the beer and chicken wings and actually did so exercise myself.

Megan said...

That's the best thing about this diet: You CAN have beer and chicken wings!

We have a rough approximation of buffalo wings at least once a week. We slice chicken breast and marinate it in buffalo-wing sauce, then put it on the BBQ. It's even better than the wings they serve in the pub across the street.

Maggie'sMama said...

I hear you, I lost 35 lbs 3 years ago and have kept it all off. When I look back at myself in pics and see I was a size 20, it blows my mind.

You'll keep it off. Good job!

b*babbler said...

Wow - congratulations! That's a fantastic achievement.

Cindy said...

Hot mama!!!