Hi all,
Pardon the caps and disgusting happiness.
I went to my friend Amber's House today to pick up some clothes she has grown out of...(or shrank out of) (YEA!!!)
One of those was a size 12 pair of jean capri pants.
Now, I did slip on one pair of dress pants that were a size 12.
But they were dress pants...and everyone knows you can fit you and some chinese buffet into a pair of dress pants.
So Anywhoozle...
I thought I would try them on because that is what I do when I get stuff from Amber..we have a little fashion show..
I put something on, she being the great friend she is...tells me how fab I look...I say "aw shucks" and then go try something else on..lol.
So I try the pants on...
I say through the door...if I actually get these things up and buttoned, I am going to squeel like a pig.
and I did.
So I did.
She laughs.
I haven't been in a size 12 since 1996.
That is only one size off my goal pant size for going back to ohio and michigan...
Since we were going to have to go back a bit sooner than I thought..I took my fatmaggedon sign down because I didn't think there was any way I would make it by June.
Well, I just may.
We'll see.
so, my husband and i were surfing the internet the last few days and he came across a video called "The wisdom of yoda".
In it was the origin of my quote that I wrote on all my tshirts when I started losing weight.
I watched it, and this is going to sound goofy, but it almost made me cry.
So, I will see if I can either link to it or post it...hold one....

It's like thinking that losing one pound is somehow different than losing 100.
It's just one pound 100 times.
If you think you can't you can't.
If you think you can you can.
Do or Do not, there is no try.
Are you ready to do the 'impossible'
I am.

signing off now..

May the force be with you.


Anonymous said...

WooHoo, you! Deb

Seth said...

No! Try Not! Do...or do not!


Linda Pressman said...

I'm so happy for you! I remember when you were happy to fit in a 16 and now here you are, fitting in your first size 12! Congratulations!

Amber said...

And you looked good in those 12's!
Love Yoda, I do!
Have fun in April!
Oh and I love the new blog look and it soooo much easier to read!

Talk at ya soon

MargieAnne said...

I am so pleased for you.

Thans for the lovely comment.

Retta said...

That's great when you get those days... when it's fun and you can just squeal!!

Kim said...

I heard you squealing and immediately came over. lol. Awesome Chris!! Man, I can't WAIT to be in a 12 again. I think 1996 was the last time I was in a 12 too. lol. I like that saying, "Do or do not, there is no try". Love it! Ok, I have to say this: Luke, I am your fatha!! hehe

Julie, The Accidental Fat Chick said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you! :)

Leslie said...

I'm thinking you may burst through fatmageddon before June. Congratulations - and pictures please!!!

Helen said...

Funny about the Fatmageddon banner... I had noticed but didn't ask. As soon as I read you fit those pants I thought, "Well fatmageddon is here now isn't it?" You've got this Chris.

Robin said...

I watched the video. I can see why you found it inspirational. There is so much power in believing we can. I can't think of who said it, but if you think you can't do something, then you are absolutely right. Bascically, you've psyched yourself out before the event started. I wonder how many times people have failed simply because they didn't believe they could do it? Probably MOST of the time. It is great that you have that part of it figured out.

Anyway, so happy for you and your size 12s. That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

I heard you all the way up here in Canada!!!


Katie J ♥ said...

Love the enthusiasm Chris!

I wanted to tell you how much easier it is on the eyes now that you changed your template. Thanks for that :-D Have a great weekend!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

I love this post. You really are inspiring! So happy to have come across your blog... Congrats girl :)

M Pax said...

Hoooooo! Congratulations. Makes me remember that same feeling. It is wonderful. Savor it. Remember it. You can use it to keep you going. :)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit said...

Hmmmmmm... strong this one is. Succeed she will.

Tammy said...

I know slipping into those size 12's felt GREAT!!! You've come a long, long way....and I LOVE Yoda...he is sooooo cool. :)

Christine Jeske said...



And tell Master Yoda I said "hi".


jo said...

Holy moly! That is *****fantastic!!*******

Way to go!

deisegal said...

That is great news Chris, it's quite rewarding to see the results of your hard work in that way (obviously you're seeing it on the scales too) but new and SMALLER clothes is such a tangible thing!

Paul said...

The video clip is relevant, and I think about this scene sometimes, too. State of mind isn't just part of the battle, it's pretty much the whole thing.