Sunday, April 21, 2013
My weight loss hasn't been reflected on the scale like I think it should be, so I was pleasantly surprised recently when I went clothes shopping to see that I am now a size 8 in pants and shorts! Wow...I haven't been a size 8 since before the birth of my youngest child, who just turned 25 years old!!!!! That was a very pleasant surprise, because I had just purchased some pants for work in January that were a snug size 10. They have become looser recently and then I put some shorts on from last year (size 12's) and they were really loose. Time to shop for summer I thought, and promptly put it off. I particuarly HATE shopping for shorts.
I am going to Miami next week, however, and I really need to look like I actually live in Florida, so off to the store I went...
Boy was I surprised to find that I fit perfectly into a size 8 and they actually look pretty good! I have muscles in the back of my legs (quads I think they might be called?) that have definition to them and I actually have calf muscles. Even when I weighed less before, I think I was "skinny" fat. There has never been much muscle tone. Then I put on a tank top and my arms look pretty good too! I stood there wondering who that halfway decent looking middle aged woman was looking back at me! She looks like she works out I thought, lol! Here I've been focusing on fitness for my overall health and look at the bonus I've gotten...I can wear shorts without finding furniture or trees to hide behind!
I have to say that shopping wasn't nearly as traumatic as it has been in the past. Work and career clothes shopping never really bothered me, because you can always disguise and layer; most office buildings are like arctic zones, but outside of the office you can't really hide those jiggly arms and legs, especially in Florida!
I might even be moved to post a pic or two of my Miami trip next week. (I have a notorious aversion to being photographed and only submit to being in a photo when my children force me usually).
I am actually looking forward to acquiring a few more outfits!