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The following is a "revisit" of a blog I wrote March 10, 2010.
I decided to share it again for two reason:
(1) In the hope that it may be of help to some folks new to this wonderful pound dropping journey.
(2) I hope that putting the fact that I have been stagnating horribly, for over four years now, out in "Sparkville" for all to see, will push me to work more consistently &, thus, be able to finally report success to goal.
What a proverbial "slap-in-the-face" to realize that I am still "working on" getting to goal.
I feel great chagrin to realize just how long it has been since I was totally committed to make the changes necessary to enjoy succeed to goal.
I "heard" myself thinking, "FOUR YEARS, IMA, OLD GAL!!! ARE YOU EVER GOING TO BE READY TO CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY TO GOAL?"
From personal experience I know of the desire for ones body to take up less space. With thirty gone forever pounds to my credit, I have experienced the unique joy that comes when the process of dropping pounds begins to take place. However, along this lifestyle-changing journey, I have also discovered that there have been slight drawbacks to my initial weight loss.
Strange as that statement sounds (even to my own ears) there are things about dropping pounds from my frame that I haven’t enjoyed. I realize that these drawbacks may well be unique to this gal.
1) I don’t like saying goodbye to comfortable clothing or those garments that I particularly enjoy the style, color, etc.!
2) I cannot abide the thought of clothes shopping. No matter the size of my body, 99% of the time I have considered clothes shopping to be a chore & a half.
3) I haven’t enjoyed being in the in-between stages in regard to clothing sizes ~ especially in regard to undergarments. Although I have always preferred to wear loose clothing, I don’t like the feel of overly baggy garments & am finding that trying to hold onto favorite garments to wear only around our home (even though they are obviously too large) brings on frustrations. Interestingly enough I don’t remember ever being in those in-between stages while putting on the pounds!
4) I have always had a narrow foot & worn an A width in shoes. I have noticed that my shoes feel loose in the extreme. Of course, this change in my feet may have little or nothing to do with my weight dropping effort. It may well be something that just occurs with aging! YIKES!
Then again – I may have gained weight in my feet as the scale shot up &, thus, stretched my shoes over time without realizing it! But, no, I purchased new shoes at my highest weight & while being the same size I had worn before weight gain they fit perfectly. Whatever the reason for this change in the fit of my foot ware, this gal doesn’t like feeling as though she is sloshing around in her shoes & at the same time doesn’t want to invest in a new shoe wardrobe until after reaching goal.
5) The overly loose feel of a particular watch & that of a few of my rings (all purchased or given to me as gifts since weight gain) drives this gal batty! I will go to look for the time & realize that my watch face has slipped to the underside of my wrist! And the rings are forever slipping & sliding to the side of my fingers! That can prove to be irritating, don’t you know?
I am not complaining – I am simply stating my experiences in the matter!
I am well aware that these small prices are outweighed by the benefits that come with a better weight for ones frame.