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Yes, Turtles, this is a victory lap.  I brought some of my 1997 and 1998 wardrobe, which I had carefully worn till it shredded at the legs and cuffs, to the tailor yesterday.  Hustle over the fold to a story about a victory in the fight against illness and overweight, which I attribute in part to the support of WHEE, the support of 100pounds2lose forum on Livejournal, and a particular thank you once again to Edward Spurlock for his COMPLETE AND TOTAL GEEKNESS, without whom I would not have calculated 11.88 gallons of water in my body to help unravel the mystery of why starving people can become 340 pounds.

Yesterday I was in St. Paul, a city I am not very familiar with, early for an appointment to see a woman who was my customer in 1998, back the last time I weight what I do now. I had not seen her since 1999, the second time I blew through St. Paul on an errand to try to sue my previous employer for wrongful termination.  So while I did not actually have the same dress on as I did then (I wore it to literal rags long since) I was wearing a part of that wardrobe of size 20's, and in a bag was my now-too-big wardrobe favorites which I can no longer wear because they are size 24.  But I don't want to give them up.

So while killing time, I went to the tailor, and there are few feelings of unreality greater than being stuck at a size and wearing a pair of pants for 15 years that almost got to be too small for me, and then asking the tailor to take them in by 8 inches on the waist and taking in the legs by 2 inches ON EACH SIDE.

She told me, after pinning it to the dimensions I specified, that she could not accept the work unless I tried the pants on, and so I did.  Her pinning was perfect, but did adjust where the natural waist falls on them, so we agreed to put in an elastic for the waist instead of taking it in.

I also put in a Japanese microfiber suit that I paid $400 for back in 1999 which I did not have the heart to sell or give away when I became too big for it.  (I won't use the term 'fat' - fat is adipose tissue, when I have too much adipose tissue I will call myself fat!)

I left there, satisfied that I had been frugal with $70 worth of alterations instead of throwing away my companions of the last 10 years, my favorite casual clothes and a couple of blouses I will not part with no matter what.  And when I walked into the restaurant, my friend from 1999 saw me and said "My god, you haven't changed  a bit!"

Nope.  Haven't changed a bit! :)

In the comments please share your victories over illness, pain, injury, compulsion or other problem which has jeopardized your health and fitness, or take my easy peasy poll.

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   Scheduled WHEE Diaries

   November 15
         Sun PM - Open Thread and Holiday Fit Club

   November 16
          Mon AM - NC Dem
          Mon PM - Brimi

   November 17
          Tues AM - ???
          Tues PM - Clio2 (Kessler, Ch. 24)

   November 18
          Wed AM - ???
          Wed PM - ???

   November 19
          Thurs AM - Ed G
          Thurs PM - ???

   November 20
          Fri AM - ???
          Fri PM - ???

   November 21
          Sat AM - ???
          Sat PM - Edward Spurlock (Kessler, Ch. 25)

   November 22
         Sun AM - Turtle Diary Hiatus (going out of town) - need a volunteer!
         Sun PM   -- ??

Originally posted to louisev on Sun Nov 15, 2009 at 11:02 AM PST.

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