I've been peeking at my weight in between weigh-ins for a little while now and what it does is it goes up and down each day within about a 2 pound range - it does this for a few weeks and then settles on the lower number, then starts again going down and up a few pounds until it again settles on the lower number. So with this trend in mind I am expecting to be down in the 84 something kgs over the next week or so if I continue to behave myself. I haven't been in the 84kg range for a while and so close to my first mini goal of 83kgs. Who would have thought!! It seemed an impossible task 5 weeks ago when I stared at that number from 91.2kgs !! It was a whole 8.2 kgs away then..... now it is a mere 2.4kgs away and WITHIN REACH!!
So in honour of IM146POUNDS wonderful healthy lifestyle philosophy I am going to declare that "I AM 83kgs !!". This will be my new repetitive chant when on the treadmill and the first thing I'll say in the morning after thanking the Lord for this wonderful day that I will rejoice and be glad in !!
SO, to get to the nitty gritty of today's highlight in my journey - out comes the bikini !! YES YES that's what I said B I K I N I ...... itsy bitsy teeney weeney black and green design bikini....!!
The one item of clothing I've kept throughout the sizes is my swimwear because I always knew each time I went up a size that I would soon be going down sizes and I would need them. I decided to also measure my journey on being able to fit into these items - the sizes range from 12 - 18 and this all happened within a few years timeframe (scary!). In fact what is the most scary thing of all is that when I started this journey with SP I went to put on my biggest swimwear to go for a swim and the boardshorts didn't fit - they were too tight to pull up. I was devastated! They are size 18 and I actually wear them with a size 16 singlet top!
Today I tried them on and they are too big !! YAY and what does fit me now is the next size down which is a size 16 outfit. One of my favourite all time swimwear outfits is the next one down (my blue set). So I'm so looking forward to getting back into them. In those I actually feel good about what I look like at the beach and then it just keeps on getting better after that as I will continue to go back down to the sizes I've been used to - size 12 and that awesome BIKINI !
To top it off I do have a rather large tattoo which is exposed when I wear the bikini which is another talking point. Either you love them or you hate them, but those that wear a tattoo often have a very personal reason attached to the picture. I actually got mine when I became a born again Christian when I was 28 years old. It represents the last day when Jesus comes back and the tattoo is of a flying horse! So it is very personal to me.
So here is what my new journey looks like as I progress towards my beloved bikini.......
I'm currently fitting into the middle outfit - all of these are elastic waste (I never wore elastic waste pants until I put on weight - go figure!).
I've got a few sizes to get through before I can go back to my bikini which is a size 12 - these boardshorts are non-elastic waste - makes a difference to the fit !!
And here it is again, just incase you missed it - the GOAL !!!
Have fun everyone!
PS I ran a spellcheck through this and it picked up 'boardshorts' and tried to make it 'broadsheets' !! I thought that was rather fitting LOL !!