06 March 2009

Fat Fighting Friday - W6

Conversation starters:

I really like your shirt... or

Wow, you have really pretty skin... or

Where did you get that cute purse... or

Are those shoes as comfortable as they are cute... or

ANYTHING OTHER THAN... When is your baby due?

Let me make something clear. I am not now, nor do I plan to ever be again... pregnant!

Seriously, I have had it with people asking me when my baby is due. Yes, I have lost a lot of weight and yes, apparently the stomach is that last place that I am going to lose it.... but there is a difference between a pregnant belly and my ugly muffin top!

So, now I know you are wondering what I said back today. Today, I smiled and said, "Guess we all could stand to lose a few pounds." She took it well and said, "girl, I know I could stand to drop 25 lbs." I just smiled and left the shoe repair store with the purse I was picking up for my MIL.

Thirty minutes later, my MIL and I walked into a dress store and the girl behind the counter said, "Are you losing weight?" She is the one that sold me my LBD back in December. Anyway, she made me feel really good. And then I tried on some summer dresses in size MEDIUM and they fit! I didn't buy one yet because we ran out of time and I couldn't decide on my favorite...but I will go back and buy me a cute little number in a MEDIUM!

Oh yeah, and I was down 1.6 today at WW. So, as far as my 20 lbs in 20 weeks quest goes, I am down just 1.8. This last 20 is fighting to stay on my body...but it will not win. We have been together since the early 80s, but I am done with my body's relationship with this old fat!

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14 comments:

Kati said...

Wow!!! Congrats on your weight loss! You looked fantastic in that LBD!!!

canearl said...

Congrats on the medium!! That's awesome. I tried on a pair of size 10 jeans yesterday and I was estatic because I haven't been a size 10 since high school!!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Hey girl, who in the world thinks your pregnant? You dont' look pregnant! They are all CRAZY. You should be so so very proud of yourself. I'm sure you are already, but I just wanted to remind you.

Kelly said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Don't let the pregnant comment bother you. You are doing so great.

Dawn said...

WOO HOO on being down 1.8. Don't worry, this past summer I had someone ask me if I was pregnant too. It is the CLOTHES. They make them with the empire waist and then they flare out at your belly like maternity tops do. I try not to buy those but then again that is all that is out there. My belly is my last thing to go so I can totally relate. Just keep plugging along. The mid-section has a lot to do with the food you eat. A really super duper clean diet will help it go down but of course NEVER as fast as you want it to.

Stacie said...

sweetie...forget those rude ass people, don't they know when to shut it?

HUGS, you look amazing, NOT pregnant.

woot on the size medium...and this last 20 will remind you to NEVER put that weight back on...gotta keep on fighting, I know you can do it.

Christina said...

Three cheers for MEDIUM!!

Elaine A. said...

People are stupid. You know what I mean...

I love your attitude in that last paragraph. Keep it up "girl who wears Mediums!" : )

Laura N said...

Hi Natalie! Thanks for coming over to my blog. I am fighting the same last 15-20 pounds & cannot get rid of them. I look forward to reading about your success!

Oh, the PG thing? That bites. It has happened to me & it feels icky no matter what you weigh. My mom gave me a babydoll-style top that is so cute, but when I put it on it totally makes me look pregnant. You can wear that stuff if you are past childbearing age, but not before that. I *know* people would think I was PG if I wore that shirt.

Great job on your loss & size mediums!!!!

Kami said...

Yay! For the loss and yay for the medium and yay for your reply! I really wish people would think before they speak. And I can take my own advice too!

Can't wait to see your new dress ;-)

Cheryl said...

That is fantastic news, I wish the the best in your weight loss journey....
I am 100% with you on stupid things people say....
One thing....you were really shopping with you MIL? Wow!!!!!!!

Natalie said...

Yay for being down! And anyone who asks when you're due is just plain dumb!

Dorsey said...

OMG!! I was asked if I was pregnant once, not too long ago enough for me, and when I answered "No, I'm not pregnant" the woman replied "Oh. You look like you are." And then walked off!! I could have smacked her!!!

Juice said...

Medium! Woo hoo!