Sorry for the delay in posting my 24-Update. Sometimes, when helping a very ill family member, the disease demands more time of us than other times. This was one of those extended weekends. Dad is doing well now, and is getting his last cancer treatment today. Then, we just wait and see what the body does with it all. Thank you, for all those who've been keeping Dad in thoughts and prayers. I know it gives him comfort to know others have also raised prayers of support.
Now for the 24-Update, my biweekly attempt to try on my ancient size 24 cream-colored jeans, in the hope they'll one day fit me again.
First of all, I was AMAZED that I had as much room as I did, in the thighs of the jeans. I don't often think about the thighs losing inches, but they clearly have. In a week where I saw little movement in weight, I have noticed inches.
The waist of the jeans fit perfectly - not too snug, nor too loose.
Once again, it is the abs (hips) still at issue. However, unlike my last attempt, the abs/hips fit a wee bit better this time. In fact, I could probably have worn them on Friday, but for the unsightly pull across the fabric there. Dare I say it? The NEXT 24-update may actually see me wearing these jeans! I think I will be able to make my wish list of "by Valentine's Day!" Yes, I am very excited. When I search the 24-update entries, and read of the slow transformation, I am tickled to see the progress. I had the pants hemmed, so now when I slip them on, the length is perfect. I just need to get those hip measurements down another 1/2" and I'd be golden.
I'll catch up on other things (measurements & weight) later in th week. Not much time right now, as it is time to go over to Dad's and pick him up. This is a milestone day - his last cancer treatment. It either works, or there is nothing left to try - so it is a day I've both looked forward to, and dreaded. Dad, for his part, is just looking forward to less hospital and doctor visits. I can't blame him for feeling that way. It has been his life for over 9 months now. He is tired.
I'll look forward to catching up on my blog reading later. How is everyone doing on their plans? I hope all is well - I'm still right on plan! The hospital stays make it challenging, but not impossible. Onward and downward!!