Thursday, January 31, 2013
I weigh 171! I weigh 171! I weigh 171! I'm just a little more than 1 pound from the 160s! Yes, I won't count it until I get to 169 so technically it's two pounds but still sooo close!
When I so joyously told hubby that I weigh 171 at 4:15 AM, he told me that I now weigh less than him. I didn't believe him and I made him get on the scale in the buff to prove it. He's 169! HA! He's losing a little with me so it may be a slow race until I weigh less than him, but it is within reach. I can see it on the horizon. I can feel it.
We've had a long-standing joke that he isn't allowed to pick me up until I weigh less than him. He's very affectionate and has wanted to pick me up mid-hug for a long time but I resist. I never really thought it would happen when we made the agreement and now I'm motivated to get there. I also made him promise not to put on weight to tip the scale in his favor and I'll be checking him carefully.
I arrived at home today to find a box of clothes I purchased on sale at the door. As usual, I ordered more than normal because I always return most everything with the exception of one or two things that might fit if I just lost a few pounds. This order was different because everything was size medium. I really needed some more clothes. I had been losing and buying new or new-to-me clothes at a faster pace but I've been in this range for a while and it was time.
I opened the box and started trying on the clothes with worry that the clothes would be too small as usual. But everything fits perfectly! All are flattering! I mean really flattering without rolls and bulges showing through in the wrong places. I'm returning a few that I don't love but I'm thrilled.
I think back to when I ordered 18s and 1XL hoping at least one thing would adequately cover and hide. I'd feel depressed as I sent most of it back. I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to be able to make choices based on style and flatter-factors over coverage. I can't begin to explain how proud I am of myself tonight!
It's not that I've been down on myself, but I haven't felt THIS successful for a while...maybe since I hit 100 pounds or completed a big hike that had been out of reach. This is so motivating! I guess this is why we all need to celebrate all the small things.
Thanks in advance for helping me celebrate! It's time for me to get back to work!