Friday, October 15, 2010


Last week I picked up a pair of khacki pants I'd dropped off to have hemmed and taken in at the waist. I've mentioned before that I have the very dickens of a time finding a pair of pants that will fit me. And clearly these didn't fit well either, but they looked like maybe they could be brought into line.

So anyway, I tried them on at the alterations place and they fit fine -- no gap at the waist, etc. They weren't great. My saddlebags preclude almost any pair of pants from fitting truly well. But all in all, not bad.

That was Thursday, the day before I weighed in at 146.75. And I swear, I don't know what happened between Thursday and Tuesday, when I chose to wear those slacks to work, but something gave because I put on those pants and suddenly they didn't fit worth a flip. The legs dragged, and the waist gapped hugely.

It was freakish. I've got no clue. All I can figure is I dropped a boatload of inches between those two days, but for the life of me I can't figure out how.

In other weirdness, I have developed a lovely brownish patch on the left side of my chin. Thank you sunscreen that apparently does me no good even though I dunk myself in you religiously to even go grocery shopping! Good grief.

And where I'm getting extra pigment on my face, it's leaving my hair in droves. You would think I might have gotten my paternal grandmother's greying pattern since I apparently inherited her facial hair problem, but no dice. I've got my mom's early grey, but my grandmother's mustache.

Thankfully I've got an appointment shortly to cover up those stubborn roots (and a nice little jar of wax to take care of the other... erm... issue). Hey, better living through chemistry! I'm all for it.

Okay, time to get on the treadmill before I lose all momentum. Have an awesome weekend, y'all :)

Oh yeah, and if anyone's checking, I'm still within my calories for nearly four weeks straight, and yes I'm exercising (obviously). No, I haven't weighed in again which would be another reason why I have no idea if I've lost weight since I tried on those stupid pants.


Dizzy Girl said...

Have a good weekend! And congrats on the drop- that always feels good!! I always love when pants become too loose vs too tight. LOVE IT

Cheeseboy said...

Sounds like the weight is just melting off you. Nice work.

In other news, did I eat 2 Big Macs today? I need help.

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

Congrats on the pants. You are doing it. Get the brown spot checked. Good luck with the other...

Amanda said...

Thanks everyone! Yeah, Dizzy, the pants getting looser rather than tighter is most helpful. Yay!

Cheeseboy, I've been known to eat two quarter-pounders, so believe me I can relate!

Doc, no worries -- went to my doctor about the brown spot and it appears I'm getting older. At least that's the diagnosis.

It beats several alternatives I can think of... LOL

Alan (Pounds Off Playoff) said...

That's great that you are so disciplined with the calories and that you're seeing the results with "fit". Way to go!

The Ninja said...

I had that problem, except my pants actually fell off, hit the floor, people could see my mommy underpants...twice.