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luvmybabyhead 02-11-2013 09:35 AM

I can tell I've lost weight because....
 
My office chair fits better. :hyst:

You know how office chairs are "bouncy" and so you can adjust them up and down...but when you sit down they still sit a little lower? Well I have lost enough weight that my chair is higher than it used to be.

What a weird way to tell that I've lost weight!

Anyone else have an odd or funny way to tell they've lost weight?

reddarin 02-11-2013 09:43 AM

Great topic!

About 5 years ago I bought a cheapy office chair at Wal-Mart. One of those $40 dollar ones with arms. I got it home, put it together, plopped down in it. It was too small lol. I was cramped because of the arms. I gave it to a family member (who did not use it either as it turns out).

At the time I just figured it was one of those things where the mfg cut costs by making it smaller. Like coffee cans quietly going from 16oz to 14oz.

Fast forward to late in 2011 after I'd dropped about 60 pounds. My big office chair finally gave up the ghost. But that chair from 5 years ago was still sitting around unused so I got it back. Wow. I have been sitting in it comfortably ever since.

4myfuture 02-11-2013 09:47 AM

I can wrap my bath towel around myself now.

Rhubarb 02-11-2013 10:06 AM

I noticed the other day that I am gliding smoothly in and out of the driver's seat of my car now. I had been struggling before, having to move the seat back and leveraging myself out and basically feeling very clumsy. It's amazing how much easier life is when you're not carrying a 50 pound monkey on your back everywhere.

baileygirl3 02-11-2013 10:14 AM

My hubby can pick me up and I can wrap my legs around him lol!!!

JustMe2 02-11-2013 10:24 AM

Ummm....well...personal issues are easier to take care of in the bathroom. TMI probably! But, until I got serious about getting some of this weight off, it had gotten hard to reach certain areas.;)

PassionateFire 02-11-2013 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baileygirl3 (Post 16253046)
My hubby can pick me up and I can wrap my legs around him lol!!!

This is what I am looking forward to!

jijane21 02-11-2013 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baileygirl3 (Post 16253046)
My hubby can pick me up and I can wrap my legs around him lol!!!

Can't wait for this one too!!

Bethanyblondie 02-11-2013 11:00 AM

My wedding ring is too loose now! I had to put it in my jewelry box for now and will get it resized once I get close to goal.

Jigsaw 02-11-2013 11:02 AM

I can buy bras, and I DID (3) :D at Victoria Secret. (matching panties too :o)

Britt1975 02-11-2013 12:06 PM

I have velcro on my towel to keep it closed while I'm getting ready in the morning - this weekend I had to add more velcro because it's gotten so loose that when I stood up, it fell down.

coffeelover 02-11-2013 12:13 PM

I've lost 18 pounds, a few pounds prior to starting LC, and I've noticed that my wedding ring is loose. The weirdest thing though is my high-heeled ankle boots. They used to fit snuggly in the ankle area and were quite supportive, now they are loose and feel kind of dangerous to walk in. My measurements (bust, waist, hips) have not changed AT ALL yet my fingers, wrist and ankles are definately smaller! :laugh:

flatferenghi 02-11-2013 12:18 PM

if i have no wardrobe malfunction....
 
buttons popping, zippers breaking, seams splitting, i know i am in the right way. congrats to us all. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI

hopewell 02-11-2013 01:07 PM

I love this thread. So funny and so much to look forward to.

cantare 02-11-2013 02:40 PM

Some things you expect: smaller belts and shirts and whatnot. But I always thought my wrists were bony and devoid of visible fat, so I never dreamed I'd be removing FIVE link segments from my watch band, one by one. Decreasing HAT size was a real head-scratcher too...:confused:

Kimberli33 02-11-2013 03:46 PM

No peekaboo Bath towels now :D

Spanilingo 02-11-2013 04:32 PM

The hems of my pants are all to long and now frayed.

trishthedish 02-11-2013 04:54 PM

1. As others have mentioned, the bath towel wraps.
2. Shaving is much easier (less square footage to cover).
3. Clothes, jewelry, shoes getting loose.
4. My eyes look bigger.
5. DH and I 'fit' better.:o
6. I suddenly feel three inches taller because when I reach for something on the top shelf of the kitchen and have to lean up against the counter, my belly isn't keeping me pushEd too far back! Now I can reach up and grab.
7. People who haven't seen me in a while really seemed shocked and go on and on about how different I look.

tymom 02-12-2013 06:13 PM

my shoes!

JMacB 02-12-2013 06:18 PM

My son can sit next to me in my chair and we both fit.

I can sit in booths at restaurants.

If I'm eating and drp something, the napkin in my lap is actually useful. Not just my boob-shelf or gut getting food on it!

hopewell 02-13-2013 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trishthedish (Post 16253767)
2. Shaving is much easier (less square footage to cover).

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::goodpost:

hopewell 02-13-2013 01:03 AM

When I sit "Indian style" my thighs don't touch anymore. :D

focus83 02-13-2013 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4myfuture (Post 16252981)
I can wrap my bath towel around myself now.

I so can't wait for this one :high5:
Quote:

Originally Posted by JMacB (Post 16256022)
I can sit in booths at restaurants.

If I'm eating and drp something, the napkin in my lap is actually useful. Not just my boob-shelf or gut getting food on it!

I always dread going to a place with a booth because it be so embarrasing if i couldnt fit in :o

and agree about the napkin, first thing first i cant wait until i actually have a lap :hyst: x

Jrw85705 02-13-2013 06:45 AM

Now when I'm standing up straight and then look down I can see my feet. I no longer have to been forward to see if my shoe lace has come untied. Some times the simple pleasures carry the best rewards.

Maumie 02-15-2013 08:27 AM

i didn't gasp for breath after a complicated dance number in a show!

avid 02-15-2013 08:34 AM

wedding ring getting smaller was definetly true for me.
But my favorite was when I saw the hint of a rib for the first time in over 15 years

JMBM 02-15-2013 07:28 PM

:
Quote:

Originally Posted by JMacB (Post 16256022)
My son can sit next to me in my chair and we both fit.

I can sit in booths at restaurants.

If I'm eating and drp something, the napkin in my lap is actually useful. Not just my boob-shelf or gut getting food on it!

:rofl::goodpost:

Lileve 02-15-2013 09:42 PM

My pants don't fray at my inner thigh anymore!

I can fit on the swing (between metal 'ropes') at my kids playground!

My breasts stick out further than my belly now ;)

And I have noticed a lot of the above posts too :D

RobK 02-15-2013 11:41 PM

I am much more active (to the point I can't sit still) and my house is spotless.

Darkginger 02-16-2013 01:52 AM

My bank account's empty, thanks to all the eBay purchases of smaller clothes!


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