Saturday, June 30, 2012
The aha moment - when you realize what you have been working to achieve is now a reality.
I wrote previously about that even though the scale has moved down and you know you have lost weight you sometimes feel fatter now than you did before you started. You just nod and say thanks when someone says wow you`ve lost weight - you look good etc because you don`t really see it when you look in the mirror.
But then you have your aha moment - mine was today.
I`ve been putting off going clothing shopping - I hate shopping - always have. Even when I was younger and skinny (used to be 130lbs at 6`ft). I`m just not a shopper.
Well today when I saw the shorts that were just way too big to the point of being uncomfortable I decided I had to go couldn`t put it off any longer.
Went to a local women`s clothing store. They were having a great sale - 30% of of lowest price etc. Thought I was probably - hopefully a size 16 now (before the diet I was shopping at the large women`s store). They only had sizes 11-13 or 17 - clerk said try the 13 sizes are a bit larger than some. They had some tall sizes for pants so I found as size 15 dress pant and a size 13 jean took them all into the change room along with the shorts.
I couldn`t believe it - way too big. The clerk came by asked how i was doing and I couldn`t contain my pleasure - Ì almost shouted - I need to get he size 11`s! She could only find one pair of pants in that size (it`s a popular size!) and they fit great. Comfortably as well.
So I only came away with one pair of pants but they are a size 11 - I can`t remember the last time I would have fit in these pants. I also bought some tops - still size large as I have a fair size bust and I don`t like to wear anything tight - not one to bring attention to myself at all - but not a 2x like before.
Now... Just need to tone up - all the skin that held the fat is taking it`s time but hopefully some of it will eventually go away. Step 1 - even though very hot out today - over 90 - I went out for my walk and I will be doing my exercises tonight as well. Now I`m here I want to stay here!
if you haven`t had your aha moment yet - keep at it and one day your moment will come.
Remember you can do this and you will do this!