Friday, March 20, 2009

Shock and Awe!

In rushing to get dressed for work, I accidentally grabbed the wrong pair of jeans this morning - jeans that are probably five or six years old, but brand new (with tags!). Jeans that I bought the last time I tried to lose weight. Jeans that were on clearance for something like $9. Jeans that were nowhere near fitting back then, but hey, I had hope. Jeans that have NO SPANDEX, and therefore, no give, in them. Jeans that are a size 14. Jeans that were skintight and unzippable a few weeks ago when I checked to see if I could wear them. And holy cow, jeans that fit me today!!!!! So I did what any sane person would do - I grabbed my camera and had my son Max, who is home on Spring Break, document THE JEANS.

Paired with my cute new top in my favorite colors!

On the left, Kip had to get into the picture, and...
On the right, it was Paco's turn!

Henry watched from the safety of the garage window!

And in case you were wondering, these are not the jeans that were featured in this post (which I am shocked to say are already a little loose). I know I'm repeating myself, but I'll say it again: exercise and eating healthy works. It's not magic, and it's not quick, but the weight is coming off.


  1. you look so cute sassy and HAPPY!!

  2. You look fantastic, and the outfit is so cute! Definitely makes all the hours in the gym worth it.

  3. Way to go! Size 12 can't be far behind. Cute outfit, too.

  4. girl, you look awesome!! Sexy painted toes too :)

  5. Whoohooo for the accidental nsv! And thanks to you I am going in for the kill on a faux Eggamuffin!


  6. wahoo!!! That is awesome! Great news fitting into smaller jeans! Your hard work is paying off!

  7. Carla - Thanks...I AM happy!
    Ria - I am convinced it's the workouts that have made such a huge difference.
    Gigi - Size 12?!? In my dreams, girl!
    New me - Thanks...the pedicure was a real treat for me!
    Linda - Yum to the faux mcmuffin!
    Jen and Lyn - Thanks so much!

  8. This was too easy to find. Google search: "Shelley weightloss blogspot"

    First on the list!

    Good job though, keep up the good work!

  9. Whoohoo Shelley!! You're shhhmokin' in those jeans!

  10. I would be dancing all over!!! You go girl! That is so awesome! You are an inspiration to me!

  11. Congrats on the jeans, you look great!

    Love the happy pictures, they're so inspiring.

    Way to go!

  12. You look so good!!!! Non-stretchy jeans are the ultimate test too! Great job!

  13. Wow, Shelley! Fantastic! I'm still in size 26 - can't imagine going shopping and ignoring the plus size department. Congrats. Vee -


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