Friday, October 16, 2009
I know this sounds silly, but I am flying on a cloud today (and we have tons of rain clouds on Long Island today!) because I got real brave and took my new coat out of the closet and put it on. Holy Cow! The buttons closed!
Last year, I needed a new coat desperately. My sister and I went shopping together and nothing really looked good. The 18's fit but I looked very unattractive in them, they just made me look larger than I already was. The 16's looked better, but if I buttoned them, they were tight in the back and looked horrible. I swore I was going to lose 10 pounds so I could buy the 16. I left buying nothing.
For Christmas, my sister suprised me with that coat (the size 16) and, of course, I hadn't taken off ANY weight and it still didn't fit, but I told her it did. It got cold enough that I had to wear it, but I wouldn't button it, I'd just hold it closed. I even thought about moving the buttons over, but I got lazy and never did.
That was last year.
Now, I am a half pound shy of having lost 20 pounds, and it's cold out today. So, I put the coat on, took a deep breath for courage, buttoned the coat and turned sideways to look in the mirror. WOOOO HOOOOO!!! It fits!!!! AND, it doesn't embarass me to wear it outdoors!!!
I swear, nothing tastes so good as being able to reach in your closet, pull out anything hanging in it and having it fit!!!
I'm so motivated and this at a point in my diet journey that I have in the past been tired of doing it. I really truly feel that I'm going to make it this time thanks to the support at SparkPeople.
So today I thank all of you, my Spark Friends! For without your support and without my having read your blogs and message boards for inspiration, I know I would not have made this important change in my life. I have found that responding to other people's blogs and message boards helps support myself as well. When you offer advice to others, you sort of reinforce it in yourself as well.
This is the greatest website ever and....IT'S FREE! I can't believe that!!