Sunday, November 16, 2014
When I started my weight loss journey in the Fall of 2012, I made a promise to myself that I would make the effort to wear clothes that fit me. In the past, I felt so uncomfortable with my size. I would just cover up in loose fitting clothes. I would often appear frumpy, round, and wide. So, as the pounds came off, I would update my wardrobe. I shopped at thrift stores to defray the cost . Every few months, I would go through my clothing. If clothing items were too big for me, I would remove them from my closet and get rid of them. This signified to me that there was no going back. At times it would be hard for me to give up the clothing. Fear would set in and I would wonder if I needed to keep the clothing items "just in case." I would then remember the promise I made to myself to wear clothes that fit properly.
Wearing clothes that actually fit me has really been a positive thing for me.
I feel better about myself and it always gives me a boost when people look at me and say "Are you still losing weight?" I actually have remained about the same weight for the past six months. Some clothing items make me look smaller than others. I've only shed 7 pounds this year, yet I get compliments on a regular basis about my weight loss. I'm humbled and pleased. It gives me the motivation I need to continue to "maintain."
2012- 18 pounds shed (Oct-Dec.)
2013- 40 pounds shed (Jan-Oct.)
2014- 7 pounds shed (Jan-April)