Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I lost two pounds!


Have you ever wondered what people in Brittan think when they hear those words? Do you think they're momentarily confused by whether a person has lost weight, or money?

I'm not one who's much into dieting. Oh, I watch what I eat...as it disappears into my mouth, that is. But I don't count calories and for the longest time I never owned a scale. If I could swing my hiney into a saddle without splitting my jeans, what was the point? But somewhere along the line I picked up a pair of pants which became labeled "The Inspiration Jeans", and I hung them in my bathroom where I could look at them every day, telling myself if I just lost a few pounds, those jeans would fit.

I began to seek out others who were also watching their weight, and even joined some friends online who were doing weekly weigh ins and announcing to the world just how much they weighed and what they wanted to lose. That was scary, but I did my part and went out and purchased a scale. And I began watching my weight.

Being a good girl, I also watched even more closely what I was eating. And I exercised. I picked up that donut, watched it very carefully as I curled my forearm and pumped it into my mouth. Dang, I got that down to a science, and I was equally good at pumping with my left and right arms, so I could watch both a maple bar and a bismark in the same sitting.

And my weight. I watched it, too, as that little needle began to climb. Hmmm...this is not what I'd had in mind. Those jeans were still hanging there and now they were no longer mildly uncomfortable when they were zipped and snapped. No...they weren't even zipped, let alone snapped! And my weight, well, I watched it spill over the top of many a jean waistline, creating the loveliest little muffin top. Yes, it was actually quite adorable. Or so I told myself.

My mother once told me I'd lose my head if it weren't attached, and obviously my muffin top is attached because I don't seem to be losing it.

Then last spring I moved Sandy down to Curt's place where I suddenly found myself without donuts to pump. Instead I cleaned stalls all day and rode until the muffin top shrunk. Not enough to slip into the Inspiration Jeans, but it was disappearing. Of course, winter came and with it, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and loads of mashed potatoes, ham and turkey later...well, lets just say my Brittish stockmarket was gaining again.

Which is why it was with great delight that I realized there's been an economic crisis of muffin top proportions here! I climbed on that scale to realize I'd lost two pounds! That's right, gone like a freight train, gone like yesterday, gone like a soldier in the civil war, bang bang. I don't know where they went, I don't care where they went. I'm just happy they're gone. Now, if I could just convince another 10 to disappear with them...

8 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Your two pounds found me. Can I trade you a donut or homemade cookies to take them back? ;)

Seriously though- way to go Tracey!! You'll be in those sexy jeans in no time girl!!

mkyamse said...

Must be something in the air. I noticed that gained weight after GEMM. I guess because I took some time to just chill???? Anyway, I joined the gym last week and started trying to make better choices in food. Even hubby is trying. Hopefully we'll see some positive results soon... G/L with your weight loss. Plz be sure not to send any of it my way. =)

The Natural Horse Vet said...

The mind is a big issue with weight.
Mind over weight.. Be as happy as you an be & increase the metabolism & that doesn't mean with coffee.. LOL if you drink it.

Leah Fry said...

I think it was an omen: the very day I started back into exercising was also the day I got thrown. And I'm still hobbling. In my next life, I'm cutting to the front of the line when they are handing out those metabolisms where people can eat however much of whatever they want and never gain an ounce.

Angie at Free Rein said...

I only heard the phrase "muffin top" last week and I could relate. Mine is going away as I sweat to the oldies, shoveling load after load of horse poop in our 90 degree heat and humidity. Too, I am loving low rise jeans!

Katee said...

Go Tracey! Lose those pounds! I LOVE it when the numbers on the scale start going down.

Pony Girl said...

How exciting! My weight fluctuates depending on my stress level.Also, I tend to lose weight in the summer when I am more active and not snacking at school all day. I don't snack at home. Last year my body went through a huge shift and pants that used to fit me no longer do, they are too big. But I didn't lose more than 3-4 pounds. It was really weird. I think when you hit your mid-late 30's everything starts redistributing! :)

Melanie said...

Congratulations!!! I need to lose about 30 pounds before I look like a normal person again, but oh well...such is life, right? :)