Refocusing and my size twelves!

Friday, August 13, 2010

So I had a 'setback' for a few months because of traveling for work, vacations, etc but I am proud to say that even during that time, I did not gain any weight. I was not losing much weight nor going to the gym for 2 months but I did not gain weight. I am at least proud of that!

I got refocused again about a month ago and even started a 8 week weight loss competition with my friends to help spur me on. I started going to the gym again (picking up on the Couch to 5K program) and really focusing on my overall health. I have started losing weight again but it's for sure been slower. I guess it really is harder to get rid of that last 20 pounds! I am in the middle of week 5 of my training and the first dreaded 20 minute run is coming up for me on Sunday. I am nervous but confident that I can now do anything I put my heart and soul in.

I still can't believe some days that I have a bit less than 20 pounds to get to my 'goal' weight. I hope when I get there it's what I want but if not, I know I have the tools to get to the next goal weight I set for myself.

I went to the thrift store today to get some new clothes because I only had two pairs of jeans that fit and I have found that it's really important to me now to wear clothes that actually fit so I am not drowning in my old clothes and looking frumpy. I put a few size 14 jeans in my cart and then saw a pair of size 12 jeans that I liked so I figured I would try them on to see how close I am. I never IMAGINED getting into a size 12 with 20 pounds left to lose. Well, I did it!! I walked out of the thrift store with 2 size 12 skirts, 2 size 12 pairs of jeans, a large dress, and 2 large tops. I did also get one pair of size 14 jeans because they fit well but I also look forward to the day I get to retire them! I did try on a pair or two of other brand size 12 jeans that were too small but I could at least zip them up. I can't tell you how estactic I was. I seriously got tears in my eyes to buy size 12 jeans again. I have no idea when the last time I was able to buy size 12 but I will never forget the trip today for my size twelves!
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    Wow, traveling and you didnt gain weight!! Thats Awesome. Great job. I love thrift store shopping. Why buy new when your just going to be out of them soon. Keep up the great work your doing! emoticon
    2772 days ago
    That is wonderful!! :') tear for you!!
    2773 days ago
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