Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I'm a big fan of NSV's -- though those scale victories are pretty addictive too.
Over the weekend I bumped into someone who works in the same building I do. We used to have a drink after work and visit and got pretty close. Since I have been focusing on getting healthier, I have been avoiding the bar after work, even though I have missed socializing with the others who work near me. Anyway, he couldn't tell I had lost weight. I looked just the same to him. He made me promise I would stop by the next time I wasn't dressed in all my baggy old clothes. Yesterday I had an event to go to and was dressed up a bit. I stopped by and NOW he can tell, as could others from work. It was pretty fun.
The other was a huge first for me. In the past several years I have dropped nearly 80 pounds. My bra size hasn't changed at all in that time. The fat just stayed on my back, etc... and it was pretty frustrating since regardless of weight loss I had to buy much the same size in tops. A year ago someone gave me some bras that are a size smaller. When I tried them a month ago I still had bulges around the back, etc... and they looked awful. Yesterday I tried one on and it fit perfectly. What a joy that was!!
My job is a very casual one and subject to the weather. I will be hanging onto the baggy sweatshirts, but new jeans are definitely in order! I have some smaller tops stored away but just buying a few new things will be a real day brightener. Oh, and several new bras now that I can get some pretty ones, lol.