Just had to share because I've been a bit frustrated lately because after losing 50 lbs, I've now plateaued the last 4 weeks after starting a cardio/weight training program (yes I know all the reasons, water retention, muscle gain, etc - still frustrating though!)
Any way, sometimes it takes an OMG moment to make yourself feel better and very proud of your accomplishments to date.
Mine was last night - I was a pretty big girl (up top too) and therefore used to never be able to actually wrap myself in a towel, tuck it in and walk around, therefore I rarely ever tried. Well last night I needed to walk out of the bathroom, so I wrapped the towel around me real quick. Not only did it fit around me, it overlapped a full 6 inches!!! I literally said OMG and my eyes teared up, I was so excited. My husband just kind of laughed at me, and said didn't you realize how much smaller you are now? Well, no not really. It was really a reality check.
So, anyone else have any OMG moments they'd like to share?
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Okay...Soooo Here is mine with out even realizing what happened. It actually just happend like maybe 2 mins ago.
So I've been taking this pilaties class at school cause I need a PE credit and I just thought ohh this isn't really going to help me get stronger or healthier or whatever... needless to say I didnt think the whole process actually worked. Because I havn't really lost any weight or really tried anything to test my results.
Well anyway I was reading ya'll's stories and I was like hmmm wonder if I can do a push up...not a girl push up but a real push up. I've never been able to do a real push up in my life not even one.... ANNNDD I TOTALY DID A REAL PUSH UP and not just one like 10. I'm so proud of my self hehe.
Original Post by x17star17x:
Growing up everyone thought that I looked like my mom because we were both pretty heavy. Chubby cheeks, thick in the middle, twins if I might add. After I lost 175 pounds, I knew I looked very different, but it wasn't until I saw my dad that I had an "OMG! I LOOK LIKE MY DAD!" moment. I never knew we had such similar features under my chubby cheeks. It was almost creepy :)
The same thing happened to me! I always thought I looked like my mom, but after losing 30 pounds I realized that was just because of the extra weight. I actually have my dad's bone structure (and nose... ).
The biggest OMG moment I had was after I lost 25 or so pounds. I was going to go clubbing with my boyfriend, and was feeling bold so I was shopping for something really sexy. I went to Torrid (a plus-size store for young adults that carries 12 and above) figuring they would have some good stuff. The salesgirl took one look at me and said, "There's no way you're a 12." I thought she was just being nice, but she was right - the 12 fell off me. I had been a tight 14 when I started! I was surprised I was that much smaller, but really shocked that it was noticeable - I just didn't see it, myself. Still don't some days, but we all know how that is...
This has been one of my favorite threads to read!
I've finally finished my weight loss journey (125lbs down from 160lbs) and now I'm working on maintaining. Here are some of my OMG moments from the past 6 months:
-When I could see my collar bone.
-When I realized my watch (which I don't wear most days) is way to big.
-When I noticed that I actually have a waist. I noticed this lying on my side one day and was ready to jump for joy.
-When I realized I could wear tighter, spandex-y workout pants either for a run or to coach gymnastics and look good.
-When I realized skinny jeans (the style) actually works best for me now.
-When I put on a tank top and thought: I have "Michelle Obama" arms! I found this hilarious, just because of all the media surrounding her bare arms. But I was like, wow, I wasn't trying to be her, but I have those arms now. haha.
There are lots of little ones - clearing out clothes that are too big, compliments and new fitness levels, but the one that sticks in my mind was a moment when I was about 25lbs into my weightloss.
I found a lump on my wrist.
For about a minute I was a bit shocked and scared. It was quite large and hard - why had I never noticed it before? When did it happen? I hadnt hurt it. I checked my other wrist. It was the same the other side.
Then it dawned on me.
These were my wrist bones!!! These were new...
Seriously - a momentary panic turned into sheer joy.
It turned out that I was not a 'large framed' girl after all....
I still check them occaisionally - they make me smile.
That made me tear up as well.. Life is full of small acomplishments that we all struggle through but when it comes to you weight. wow. its a day to day struggle for most. and I have the same problem.. I end up not loosing but still maintain my gym and activity and eating smart. When them moments hit you feel like your on top on the world.. You stay up there girl.. and keep that OMG feeling,,, that will pull your towel in more..
Thanks for sharing.
My OMG moment was this past week when I decided to buy a pair of capris. I have lost 55 pounds and have been wearing hand me downs. I am now into a size 14. The last time I wore this size was befor my last child and she is now 27. This was a bittersweet moment, flashing before me since I knew this was a temporary thing. I still have 30 pounds to go, but OMG...a size 14! WOW!!
One word to say to all you weight loosers out there with your OMG moment.
A womans body is an absolutly wonderful thing. It is bueatiful.. and when you
really can start to see your body appearing before your eyes.. its an OMG moment. So shed the pounds and enjoy being a beautiful being.
enjoy your new bones and shapes and curves ladies. feel them and keep that feeling in your mind . but keep exercising and stay healthy with all your eating and you will always be in the OMG frame of mind. Happy summer ladies..
Yesterday I was carrying a 20-pound turkey up from the basement refrigerator (I only ate 4 ounces, and NO GRAVY!) and my wife said to me, "You realize that five months ago you were carrying three of those around your middle all the time?"
Congrats on your OMG moment! That is awesome!! Isn't it strange how our body image stays with us even when our bodies change?
I had a bit of a positive/ negative OMG moment. My brother is graduating from ISU this Saturday and I have a wedding to go to in June so I figured I'd start going through my dresses to see what hopefully would fit. Out of the total 10 dresses I own that would be appropriate for these two events I fit/ look good in 5. Not bad considering I really haven't lost any weight, I've just been maintaining but have lost inches and look more tone due to an increased weight/ resistance training routine. I'm just happy I don't have to buy a new dress @ least for my brother's graduation but I'm hoping to lose a little weight for the wedding since I don't want to wear the same dress I wore to another one last year lol
Join our weigh loss challenge Heavenly body has 1 going and ED has another one going I think i am in on both I joined cause I wasn't loosing and needed some motivation, this is what I needed I have already in 1 wk. lost 2 lbs. check it out. dac 250
Oh heeeeeck mother fudging yes!!!!!!!!! I bought a pair of size 7 jeans today to have as incentive thinking I'd get them maybe to my hips but not be able to button them up. I tried them on and not only got them all the way up but buttoned AND zipped.
Six months ago I was a solid 13, I can't believe it. I was a size 7 20 years ago. I realize that sizes have increased over the years but its still sweet that I can say I'm the same size I was when I was 14. Mwa hahaha
Hey dtidey that is GREAT!!!! that is the same size I am going for. at least I below 200 now in fact I have loss down to 185 as of today that makes me very Happy. and i am so proud for you. dac 250
&nb sp; Hey anyone that can do a real push up my hatts go to you, cause I can do a girls push like we did in P.E. classes when I was in school but one like a guy does NOOOOO!!!! Way!!! i would fall flatt on my face. LOLO!!! Congratts.!!!!
&nb sp; Congratts on your weight loss and I am so glad nothing was wrong, I was taken last night to the hospital my heart rate got down to 48 I was totally checked out cardiologist said i just had a really bad panic attack I have had those before but not that bad. I weighed 207 now I am down to 185 as of this morning I can't believe this I never believed in myself so I didn't try to lose, so now I am am working hard to. I have a lump on my sholdier and 2 nodules on my thyroid going to mean surgery pretty soon, as long as it isn't cancer again I can face this. But I am scared so when you found those knotts on your wrist i relly could feel how you felt. dac 250
You know, I just found out the SAME THING! I too, got out of the shower the other day and couldn't believe I could wrap it around myself! It is a wonderful little thing! Congrats to you on your hard work!
This thread needs to continue on forever! It’s extremely inspiring to read about the different ways people’s “towels” are “pulling in.” I particularly like seeing the people who post, and then post a new discovery a month later. It's nice to vicariously enjoy the progress and enthusiasm. You rock it, guys!
These are so great to read! I thought I was the only one who just recently discovered my wrist bones!
My "OMG" moment came the other day when I bought a pair of 33 inch waist pants, and they fit perfectly! The real "OMG" was when I went home and tried on my old 42 inch waist pants- a big shock that I had ever let myself get that bad.
I'm just 4 pounds away from the 100 pound weight loss mark, and your milestones are enough inspiration to keep me going! Keep up the great work, everyone!
Everyone's OMG moments are very inspiring! I havent had any yet. I am waiting however. I have the dress I wore to my high school graduation hanging in my room and another 15-20 pounds and I am going to try it on. Hopefully that will be my OMG moment. Ill let you know. Keep up the good work Everyone!!
Today I was scratching an itch on my arm and felt a hard lump. First, I was afraid. Maybe it was inflammation from an injury? But no, it's too hard for that and I didn't get hurt recently. I looked in the mirror, and would you look at that, it's just strong muscle. :] I felt pretty awesome.