Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Before Pants Coin Purse

Here's the coin purse that was seen on The Ricki Lake Show. It was made from my pre-op size 28 pants. The coin purse is always with me. It reminds me how far I've come and that using the coins inside it to buy a Hostess Apple Pie at 400 calories a pop from the vending machine (a pre weight loss surgery favorite) is probably not the best choice for me.

Weight Loss Health Fitness Before Pictures Remember why you started

Weight Loss Health Fitness Before Pictures Remember why you started
My Pansy Coin Purse - seen on the Ricki Lake Show

You need:

4" Zipper (JoAnn's, Fabric Stores)
Old Pair of Jeans (or whatever)
Sewing Machine (or you can sew them by hand)

You need a piece of material 5 1/2 x 9 inches this allows for a 1/4 inch seam using a 4" zipper.

Before I cut them up I took a picture in my old jeans as inspiration for the days when I don't want to exercise or want to eat something I probably shouldn't.

Weight Loss Health Fitness Before Pictures Remember why you started
Weight Loss Health Fitness Before Pictures Remember why you started

"Remember Why You Started" ~Michelle "Shelly" Vicari

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7 comments:

DiZneDiVa said...

I love this idea Michelle....

goldilocksandthe3bodies said...

What a fantastic idea! I hope I'm able to do this with my old clothes someday. Would love to turn something with a "negative" connotation into something fun. :)

~Crystal said...

Best idea ever!!!!! Thanks for sharing and great, big, huge ((((hugs))) to you!!! I'm going for gastric sleeve surgery tomorrow. Wish me luck! I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!!!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks guys. I hope you do one. It's good to remember how far we have come.

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Crystal, Best wishes & speedy healing to you!! I hope you will soon feel like I do about having weight loss surgery... best gift I ever gave myself.

~Shelly

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Anonymous said...

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