Thursday, March 13, 2014

Size 8 Jeans

Last weekend I bought my first pair of size 8 jeans! Some of you are probably like.....and?? So what?!? Well, it's a big deal to someone who had to wear granny panties AND long johns just to fit into size 4 jeans just 6 months ago. I'm 35 years old and I've never been able to make it past 'barely' fitting into a size 6. *~X( at wits' endSo yes, buying a size 8 jeans is a MAJOR EVENT! :)

I mean, it definitely helped that Old Navy was having a sale (*insert snicker*)! I knew I was going to be hosting my church's private screening of the "Son of God" movie and I didn't have one pair of jeans that fit. I guess that's what happens when you gain 60 pounds in 6 months (and when your husband shrinks your last good pair in the dryer...)! I was kinda shocked whenever the size 6 at Old Navy didn't fit because it was my goal to make it into a 6 by spring. Well, I exceeded that goal and then some! 

The event went really well but there were a lot of people there that hadn't seen me in a while and all they could talk about was my "new" body...'violating my person' by repeatedly "squeezing the Charmin", lol. It's funny because I haven't told many people about my ileostomy. Most of my friends and family that were present at the event just know that I was sick and now I'm well. They seem pretty happy with that, so i don't get into the details much. Not that I'm ashamed, I wouldn't take back that sick colon for love or for money honey!

That event was just one of the many things I have on my plate these days. I'm working on 2 more events for church, finishing school and graduating, helping clients with tax services, learning new music for my choir, blogging/health activism...and getting back to a real work schedule. I have to remind myself to take out time for me. Now that I'm well and have oodles of energy, I find myself wanting to take on the world! I often forget to hydrate like I should (when you have an ileostomy, you require more water/fluid intake). I don't want to wind up in the hospital with dehydration. I'm just trying to find a balance. Feeling great for THIS long of a time is like heading into uncharted territory! Pray for goes nothing!

1 comment:

  1. I know that gaining back the weight has been a bog goal for you. Congrats! I know that you are excited. I also know that we share in the fact of being busy bodies (constantly juggling multiple projects at one time). Make sure, as you wrote, that you continue to find some "YOU" time (or at least you and Kyle time, lol) and that you do what you need to stay on the healthy side of things (drink that water girl, lol). Happy for you!