♥ Tuesday Weigh-in: 206.0 ♥

I had my six-week check-in complete with measurements this week. I’ve lost 4 1/2 inches off my waist. That’s pretty cool, huh? Plus I’ve hit the benchmark of losing 10% of my body weight. I also promised pictures, I think, so here they are:

I don’t see much difference, but other people keep telling me that they do.

One thing I have noticed is that my pants have started to fall down. To rectify that, I went to some consignment stores last weekend. The first place we went, my mom (who is in town right now) asked where they kept jeans in larger sizes. Like 16. The woman looked at her like she had a peacock growing out of her head and said, “We don’t carry anything larger than a 14.” As if it was inconceivable that anyone would require a size larger than 14 (BTW, they had one pair of size 14 jeans and they were, quite possibly, the ugliest pants I’d ever seen). Mom asked if she knew anyplace around that carried such an outrageous thing (okay, she said it without the sarcasm) and the woman replied that she really wouldn’t know. The clear subtext was that we were defiling her shop with our weightiness. As we left the shop, I tossed back the following comment to her: Well, excuse me for being fat. I don’t think she heard me, but time was I wouldn’t have said it aloud, so I still felt good about it. And I’m having visions of going back once I’ve lost the weight, thus needing a new wardrobe, and telling her, a la Julia Roberts, what a huge mistake she made.

I wanted to go home, but Mom, god bless her, insisted that I use her cell phone (Yes, I had mine with me in my purse, but it wasn’t charged. I know exactly how many of you that fact will surprise. Hey, at least I knew where it was, right?) to call one of the ten other consignment stores within walking distance to ask if they carried larger sizes. So I called Linda Lu’s and the woman who answered the phone was very nice. Better yet, she said they carried plenty of larger sizes and I should come on over. I did. Now I’m the proud owner of two pairs of size 16 jeans and one pair of brand-spankin’ new size 14 jeans. Better yet, the 14s and one of the 16s are Calvin Kleins and the other 16 is Seven. Seven is a brand, which I would never have known but for a beautifully tall, thin friend who says it’s the only brand of jeans that fit her properly. And best of all, this place has fabulous prices. The brand new Calvin Klein 14s were only $18. I love Linda Lu’s. I’m telling everyone I know to go there.

Thanks for your support!