Saturday, September 23, 2006

Where´s my cap and gown? I've graduated!!!


I did it! I did it! I did it! I graduated! Not only did I graduate, but I'm the freaking valedictorian!!! So what if I'm the only student in the class! I'm preparing my speech-o-encouragement now!

So what's all this yelling about you ask? (and if you weren't asking or wondering you should have been... try to keep up ok?)

I have finally given my first pair or pants away because they're just too big! As you can see in the first two pictures I am in my old pants (pardon my fly being open in the first picture... oops!).

Keep in mind these suckers used to be tight on me, especially in the butt, hips, thighs and belly...well everywhere except the lower legs I guess. And I'm not talking a little snug, these puppies were lay-down-on-the-bed-suck-it-in-and-be-careful-not-to-breathe kind of tight.

I knew it was time to get rid of the old and bring in the new when Marco said "Sarah you look like you pooped in your pants" as I was walking out the door. Apparently the drawers were saggin in the caboose just a wee bit. I did I quick mirror check and sure enough... I looked awful. Think elephant skin only in denim.

So I took out my "skinny" jeans from the cabinet and slid them on up over my knees, over my hips, around my belly and with a slight tug I zipped them! They FIT! (see picture three)

I got my skinny jeans on and not only did they fit but they were roomy in the legs and butt. Yay! I wore them to work last Monday and felt awesome about it all day long.

It feels good to have accomplished that much. It's only the first hurdle but I don't think it's going to be too long before I'm jumping over the next one. Still taking baby steps but my walk isn't as wobbly anymore.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey thats awesome...I tried on all of my pants in my closet a few nights ago and had to get rid of 4 pairs. It felt so good. Check your email..I sent you a great update.

for Joke! said...

That is REALLY great Sarah!!

Cree A. said...

Sarah, how much do you exercise each week? I need to jump on your bandwagon! You rock!

sarahaarssen said...

I do cardio probably 4 or 5 times a week and strength training (although I have been slacking this past week) about 4 times a week. I try to do strength on opposite days of cardio but sometimes if my schedule is busy they both have to be done on one day. I do try to take one ortwo days off a week just so I don't burn myself out. I also don't count my walks with Scooter as cardio, even though they are quite far and long and can be brisk. So even if I walk with him for an hour or 45 minutes I still do my cardio that day.