Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some Days are Happy

I decided to dress casually yesterday for work. Of course, I was latelatelate getting ready, but knew which jeans I would wear. I haven't needed a belt in years, so the only one I could find had a bronze buckle. My jacket had silver buttons, so I spent lots of time fretting over that.

At 10:40 (class begins at 11:00) I was ready with my mixed metals and glanced in the mirror only to see baggy baggy jeans. They were grossly too big. No one in class would even notice my color problem because they would be grimacing at my too big pants. Remember, most of my students are 18 and come to class looking like they are ready for the runway (and not the one at the airport.)

At 10:45 I was admiring the way my smaller jeans actually zip and button now.

At 11:05 I walked into class and was greeted by a chorus of, "You're late!! We were going to leave!!" There was no chalk for the board, the room was freezing, there was loud construction going on right outside the classroom windows, and I had to teach grammar.

BUT I had proof that I had lost weight and that's all that mattered. It was a great day.

18 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

Fitting into a smaller pair of jeans trumps any bad news in my book. Way to go!! :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

way to go!!!!!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Good for you. I also see the importance in this 'little' issue. :)

LadyFi said...

Well done you!

Living on the Spit said...

That is all that matters!!

mom x 2 said...

Wooo Hooo for baggy jeans!!! Wait, what are baggy jeans again? I forget, I have seen any in so long! Way to Go!!!

Mental P Mama said...

Smaller jeans are the bomb!

Lucy and Ethel said...

Yippee to the smaller jeans! What else matters?!?

I'll try not to be exceedingly jealous.

Try.

Lucy

The Incredible Woody said...

Hooray for smaller jeans!!!

claudia said...

YAY! for you! Doesn't it feel fantastic both emotionally and physically? I love my weight loss. I am glad I have good company in this path of ours!

I am a little self conscious now, you teaching grammar and then reading my comments and blog. Let's just say that wasn't and still isn't my best subject!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation! Aren't signs of success wonderful?

a corgi said...

fantastic news! always better to be going down to the smaller jeans than up to the bigger ones for sure! WTG on your persistence with sticking with your healthy eating/dieting and the results shown :)

betty

jojo said...

YAY! for you. There is nothing better than getting into smaller jeans! love it...

Lucy and Ethel said...

Jeans that are too big??? Can you send those over here - pretty please!

Congrats! Life is good :)

Ethel

Betty said...

Yeah! Good for you!! I´m jealous!

Big Hair Envy said...

Get It, Girl!!!

tipper said...

Needing a belt is very nice : )

Mrs4444 said...

Awesome on the weightloss.

Chalk?! Are you kidding me?! How old ARE you? There is only one teacher in our school who still uses a chalkboard, and she has one foot in the grave! haha