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Why did I get rid of my fat pants when they stopped being just my pants?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Because of a day like today.

(WARNING - I'm going to talk about food. Lots and lots of delicious food.)

Looking in my kitchen, I can see...

Coffee cake
Pecan biscotti
scrambled egg and sausage bake
veggie platter
pickles/olives/cheese platter
spinach dip
pumpernickel bread
bean dip
sausage balls
leftover turkey
potato casserole
candied sweet potatoes
green beans with almonds and caramelized onions
cranberry sauce
regular stuffing
three bean salad (well, 4 beans - I added black beans for kicks)
sausage stuffing
crescent rolls
rice pudding
pumpkin pie
pecan pie
chocolate cake
Sicilian biscotti
peanut butter cookies
chocolate - lots of all kinds of chocolate

Why do I mention it? Well, first of all, I made all that food, dammit, and I'm proud of myself. It was awesome.

Secondly, I had 10 people for dinner, but I only know how to cook for 100. It's a chromosomal defect on my mother's side.

Thirdly, this is a huge challenge for me. I love to graze.

So here I am, two days after Christmas, with all this food and no fat pants. Every time I reach for something delicious, my size 4 pants snug up a little and remind me what it was like when I was outgrowing my last pair of 18's that fit.

My pants guided my food decisions today, pinching my bloated belly and making me choose certain foods over others. A grapefruit and yogurt instead of all those baked breakfast foods, a turkey breast sandwich on fresh whole grain pumpernickel with a side of veggie sticks for lunch, and for dinner, a small plate of those delicious leftovers. Small plate.

Motivation can leave you when you need it the most. I'm glad I have pants that pinch to step up when I need them.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You have done awesome!!!! Wow a size 4!!!! I know what you mean about all of the food and cooking!!!!
    3214 days ago
    You went from an 18 to a 4! Wow how long did it take you to do that?
    3214 days ago
    Hurray for small pants!!
    3214 days ago
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