Friday, October 03, 2008

things that made yesterday a great day

~temps dropped to 53 in Atlanta
~ i filled my gas tank after only having to wait 30 minutes in line
~its candy corn season
~the mailman comes to my door .....its always a good thing when the mailman comes to my door.
& he hands me my autographed collectors edition of Matthew's new Halloween book
(thank you Matthew & thank you Linda!)

~ the meany boy didn't bother Caroline on the bus

~ordered this precious dress from one of my new favorite blog friends ~found this yummy velvet pumpkin & should be arriving any day now from them
~my 15 year old daughter tells me that one of her bff's asked if she & I wore the same size jeans. we don't ....but if we did, she would "need to borrow your moms jeans that she wore to the football game last week...they were so cool"
only the mom of a teenager can truly appreciate this historical day in my life.
~the biggest thrill of all..... today I go to Gap to buy jeans ( different pair than the said cool teen worthypair) . I never buy jeans. I seldom wore jeans over the last few years because I didn't like the way they fit me ....& my friends, I left there with these

in a size 6---6 my friends!! Same time last year I was in a 14!
Now please don't tell me Gap jeans run generous, or that because they are stretch jeans that I really am a size larger.....I want to live in the thrill of a size 6! For some of you , that size is ginormous but for this mom who has struggled with the ole '3 babies in 3 years' ( yes that was quite a while ago) and then just life and the lure of french fries, buying in the single digits is one glorious event!

So , with all this good news, surely a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks is the best form of celebration!
Well, that & sporting my new cool jeans at the ballgame tonight--wink :)

(ps--i know pride comes before the fall and all the other cliches but so does enjoying the moment & todays moment was a good one--enjoy your moments today too)


postmac said...

Good Morning!

I am a friend of Jody Ferlaaks, and have popped in from time to time.
Congrats on the jeans! I can relate, last year at this time I was in a size 12, after 7 months of WW I am in a size 4! My husband went jean shopping with me on Wed. night and I kept coming out of the dressing room holding up 4 fingers and grinning! I don't view it as pride :) Just hard work and satisfaction at a job well done.
Enjoy the jeans a stop at the Gap may be in order!


Kate said...


You just rock that size 6...and enjoy the moment! You certainly earned it!

That comment from your daughter's friend will no doubt ring a smile to your face for awhile to come...I'm smiling for you...because that is surely the highest praise a mom can earn!!!

Happy Friday!!


Kristin said...

All I can say is YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,, so proud, so happy, really elated for you and smiling so big for you friend. I know this has been a long road and I wish you to know that I am truly thrilled for you girly. I wish I had been there when you bought the jeans. I would have screamed smiles out loud and giggled along with you at this fun accomplishment. Don't you remember your whole life you were this tiny girl and know you found the smile in you again. Again, just thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jen said...

Paige! THAT IS AWESOME! So proud of you!!!! You deserve to feel great, you are a fabulous mother, wife and friend!!!! Woohooo!!!

leaca said...

Wow. I am new to your blog but that is some accomplishment going from a 14 to a 6. Yay for you!

Also, it is amazing to me that people have to wait for 30 minutes to get their gas. That is unreal.

Anonymous said...

What a glorious list!!! Don't feel bad about being proud of your jean size!!! That is great and what an accomplishment!!! So exciting and have so much fun at the ballgame! There are times when we as women NEED to celebrate!!! Have a great Friday!!!

Jboo said...

Wow -- way to go on the new jeans! What a great compliment too from your daughter's friend. Enjoy the weekend in those new cool, small jeans!


Anonymous said...

You go girl!! I'd be wearing those size 6 jeans every day and enjoying it!! That is a great accomplishment and you should be very proud of yourself. Now, where did you find the super cool jeans?? I've got a 12 year old daughter that I need to impress. . .hahaha


Heather H said...

i am so inspired. i am on my own weight loss journey. Down 13 lbs so far ... but, i feel like there is this little person inside of me wanting to be out again!!!!

it is so hard!!!!! any encouragement, ideas would be so appreciated.

i love that your day was so great ... if any of those happened to me - i'd be smiling ear to ear as well!!

yay Paige!!!!!

domestic bliss said...

Wow- it has been a long long time since I have been in a size 6- great job!- Lots of happy happy things in your life! I love to read such uplifting blogs- I am envious of your Atlanta weather too- we are still 100 degrees! YIKES!~ Hard to drink pumpkin lattes and decorate for Fall when you are still wearing your shorts and sweating!

I love your blog- thanks for the SHOUT out! Hope you love your pumpkin- (watch out- they are addicting!)

Have a great day!

Jackie said...

Hip! Hip! Hooray ! (slight pun there on the "hip"). :-)

Sooo happy for you ! I, too, know it is HARD work to get weight off & keep it off. You deserve to have pride & hold your head UP !

Have a great Atlanta day !

Jackie Carl (Marion, IN)

Emily said...

Yeah you! You should be proud!

ers said...

i can not wait to see your hot bod at church one day!

Wendy said...

Girl...celebrate the 6...Gap runs small I think. And, I am with year ago, I was a size 14 and now an is something to's a regular challenge...but worth it. Good things...

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

You go girl! You rock them jeans at the game tonight! LOVE IT! LOVE IT ALL!
Take a picture in your new rad jeans and show us! That would be too cool!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so happy for you!!! A size 6 is incredible......bask in the glory my friend!

We are experiencing the same weather up here too...I love it...fall has arrived!

Enjoy the game and have a wonderful weekend!


Cstargel said...

I am so impressed by you (always!) Currently being pregnant with #3 in 4 years has really got me motivated to get this weight off as soon as this baby comes! I'll be looking to you for motivation! I was in a size 6 when I got married...those were good times!

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Paige- Congrats to you. That is an amazing accomplishment. As someone is trying hard to find willpower and inspiration right now, I'd love to hear more about how you've accomplished this. Can you share here or email me at jenjen1220atyahoodotcom? Good for you! Jen

restyled home said...

So glad you got your book, and congratulations on your new jeans!! I cannot imagine ever being a size six again...sigh.

Please stop by my blog. I am hosting a great give-away, again, with Matthew Mead. It involves his latest book, and a gift card from HomeGoods...except this time there are, basically, thirty prizes!!

Have a great week, Paige!

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

I am so proud of you!!! Size six :D
Yes A pumpkin Spice is def. waiting for you!

Ladybug hugs,

BTW - GOT some awesome super news today! Talk soon!


Get out! 14 to a 6!!! that is so great! please share how you did it! I need some inspiration....

Misty said...

Hey, I found you from your NieNiedialogues Favorite Blog request... that was a sweet love letter.
I love your blog. You are real but positive and it shows. Your girls are sweet.
I'm proud to hear you're in a size 6. I've got my size 6 jeans in a box in the garage. I love those jeans and I want to believe I'll get there again but I'm in the throes of little girls and it's chocolate(not french fries) that beckons me. Although, this size 12 doesn't fit well on me and quiet frankly, I don't like it. so, I did think about getting on an exercise program yesterday. And now to read your uplifting message... hmmmm, any tips? I'm new to the blogging world but I know what you mean about good people out there. We certainly see that through the Nielson's, huh?

3 Peanuts said...

Paige....way to go on the size 6!!! You be worked HARD! You are such a cool teenage Mom. I aspire to be the same way...loving and balanced.


Kristi said...

A size 6 is certainly something to celebrate! Any size 6 is something to celebrate. I know I'd be jumping up and down happy. :)

Ramona said...

Congrats on the size 6 ~ I love reading your blog because you are so positive and joyful and write with a grateful heart. Your family and us in blog~land are blessed with all you share.

Love those pumpkins bunches and bunches and then some!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Philigry said...

i am loving your blog! beautiful pictures, beautiful family. I will be back to visit you often!

Sweet Addie said...

Congrats on your new size 6! This is the first time I have read your blog and I was so impressed to hear of your accomplishment! I am also a mother to three kiddos in three years! They are 3, 2, and 1. I have been struggling with the "baby" weight too and am inspired by your success! Thanks so much! I'm gonna go eat an apple now!