The reason I am not too worried right now (yet) is that I really feel like I look better lately (even if the scale disagrees). And to confirm that, I had probably 7 or 8 people stop me today alone to tell me that they have really noticed my weight loss more lately. One girl even told me that her boyfriend said he has to do a double take to recognize me these days! I don’t think people even know how good it feels to hear these words of encouragement from time to time! I don’t need it every day, but it always seems to come just at the right time!
So to top that, I pulled down my 2 boxes of size 12’s and I fit in about ½ of them!!! As I gained weight, I was in major denial and so I held on to most of my clothes as they no longer fit. Last time we moved I sorted through them all and put them in storage boxes by size, and have them labeled in the top of my closet for added motivation. It is so exciting to get to pull down a new box and have a whole ‘new’ wardrobe! I started this journey barely in 16’s. They were getting too snug, and I was mortified to have to start shopping in the plus sizes (one of my huge motivators to take action). It took losing 35 pounds before I got into my 14’s, which I have been in for a couple of months now. Yesterday the girls in the office were teasing me that my suit (the only one that I currently fit in) looked ridiculous because it didn’t fit anywhere. When I pulled the boxes down today it was just to see how close they were to fitting, because I knew I wasn’t a size 12 yet. But sure enough, I am almost there! 2 of the suits fit, a pair of jeans, 2 dresses, and a couple of shirts. Just the added boost I needed to re-affirm that my efforts aren’t in vein.
P.S. I think I’m pretty close to seeing some new numbers again!