As Worzel Gummidge would have said.
Since just before C word time, my weight has yo yo'd somewhat. Maintain, gain some, maintain, maintain, lose some, maintain, gain some, maintain, lose some, gain some, maintain, maintain, and so on. The same few lbs going and coming.
Frustrating but I've kept going. I didn't get where I am today by giving in to a set of scales that didn't tell me what I wanted them to. But, it is wearing and can cause one to lose sight of what has already been achieved.
Today though, something happened to put a spring in my step. Before I reveal all [oo er Matron], I should explain, I don't buy 'designer' clothes. Quite frankly I can't afford them. And anyway, I like to buy something that attracts me, not something that has a particular label. That said, there are certain designer labels I like, even though I don't buy them. One of which is Karen Millen. I should also add, I'm a huge fan of eBay. And accidentally, I came across some Karen Millen stuff being sold on eBay. Most of it still beyond my budget I have to say.
Besides, everyone knows Karen Millen stuff comes up small. It's basically a size smaller than on the label. So, I was following some stuff mostly size 14 - on the basis it would really be a 12. But there was one dress I was following that was a 12 [so really a 10?]. OK, OK, it's not going to fit me now, but hey I'm losing weight aren't I? It will fit me in a few weeks/months.
The auction came to an end a few days ago. How could I resist? It was a 'piston engine'. I won the dress for the vast sum of £15.25 thereby breaking my rule about 'buying smaller' and my non designer stance.
So, the dress arrived today. Took it out of the packaging and figured, you know what, it doesn't look as if it's that much too small for me. Off I went this evening to try it on. Obviously I gave myself a strict talking to first. "Don't be upset Tiz if it's too tight, or if you can't do the zip up, or if it accentuates rolls of fat due to being too small". I was after all just trying it on to see how far I need to travel. So, imagine my pleasure when, the dress slipped on easily, the zip did up smoothly, and all in all, it fitted like a glove and felt wonderful. Wow!
All in all, it reminded me, I may be struggling to make further progress at the moment, but, I've lost a stone and a half that despite the yo yo stuff in recent months, isn't coming back.
Time to adjust my wardrobe - but that's a blog for another day.