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I just lost 9 pounds and nobody noticed

June 10, 2012
By ANITA HANABURGH , The Leader Herald

I lost 9 pounds and nobody noticed.

I just lost 9 pounds and only one number on the scale has changed.

I lost 9 pounds and my dress size didn't change.

I lost 9 pounds and bathing suit shopping is still out of the question.

I lost 9 pounds and I'm still in my "fat" clothes.

I lost 9 pounds and my husband didn't notice.

I lost 9 pounds and I still shop for pants with 20 percent spandex.

I lost 9 pounds and tank tops are still a thing of the past.

I lost 9 pounds and I still buy long sleeves to cover.

I lost 9 pounds and I still can't fit into anything in Century 21.

I lost 9 pounds and my shoe size is exactly the same.

I lost 9 pounds and there are still doubles where there should be singles.

I lost 9 pounds and the sad wrinkles are still there.

I lost 9 pounds and I can still " pinch more than an inch."

I lost 9 pounds and I still could eat a bag of Oreos.

I lost 9 pounds and I still weigh more than my sister who is four inches taller.

I lost 9 pounds and I can only run a mile in 13 minutes and 45 seconds.

I lost 9 pounds and I still don't remember the portions size thing.

I lost 9 pounds and I still dream of hot crusty Italian bread with butter.

But, oh busboy, I did lose 9 pounds not 8, not 7, not 2.

I did lose 9 pounds and not gain 9 pounds.

I did lose 9 pounds and my Levi jeans can button at the top if there was a button at the top.

I did lose 9 pounds and I am carrying 9 less pounds of weight around with me, weight the size of three cans of Crisco fat.

I did lose 9 pounds and my heart is not working so hard.

I did lose 9 pounds and I won't want to eat that double chocolate chip pie because I lost 9 pounds and I want to keep it that way.

I did lose 9 pounds and I will enjoy a lunch of grilled chicken, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes on whole pita bread with fresh mango salsa and cherries on the side because I'm getting used to eating the good stuff and it tastes good and it feels good.

I lost 9 pounds and my knit shirt slides on easier over my shoulders.

I lost 9 pounds and there are only doubles where there used to be triples. I lost 9 pounds and I just ordered an exercise "skort" from Title Nine.

I lost 9 pounds and I'm using my Y membership at least once a week.

I lost 9 pounds and I am not hungry.

I lost 9 pounds and I am aware of the portions sizes of at least a few of my favorite foods.

I lost 9 pounds and I was welcomed back to my Nintendo Wii "Sports" after 401 days.

I lost 9 pounds and I don't have to keep pulling my favorite dress down to make it fit better.

I lost lost 9 pounds and my pants are longer, my skirts aren't so mini.

I lost 9 pounds and I can skoot up the stairs without panting as much.

I lost 9 pounds and I feel like getting up in the morning.

I just lost 9 pounds and I will lose more.

I lost 9 pounds and I am exercising regularly.

I lost 9 pounds and I am eating right.

I just lost 9 pounds and last week I ran the Friehoffers Run For Women.

I lost 9 pounds and I almost feel amazing.

And, yes, I lost 9 pounds and wrote about it in an article for all to read so I don't dare gain it back.

Comments? Anita@anitaalacarte.com

 
 

 

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