So today I took a selfie of me in my new on-sale jean skirt. I'm at 204, which is a long way yet from my goal of 150, but it's ALSO a long way from my starting point of 245. Last time I don't think I appreciated myself enough on the way down from 245 to 152.
I just kept focusing on how good I WOULD look, so I often missed out on how good I DID look on the way.
Here's the photo - a little grainy, and yes, I see flaws (so hard to get over that habit), but I also see a person who's looking way better and very fit, even if still large. And I'm proud of myself.
Today, following my maintenance-diet plan, I ate what I think is a healthy lunch, but also tasty - a chia-seed tortilla, with one slice of muenster cheese, one slice of non-nitrate deli ham, and two thin slices of genoa sausage, with dijon mustard (I'm now addicted to that stuff, over mayo). And a banana and glass of ice water.
If I weren't dieting, I might have added a handful of pretzels or corn chips or something, so that's the calorie cutting part. The point is that I'm eating something for lunch that I enjoy and keep on doing once I've lost the weight.
Oh, and this skirt. Vanity sizing is getting SO out of hand. No way should I fit into a 12 at 204 pounds. Ridiculous. I'm a 16 in most things. Though the 16s are fitting perfectly right now, to the point of being a tad loose, which is cool. I'm not going to buy a lot of clothes between this size and where I'll be in 25 pounds, though, because I still have 8s and below that I can wear then. I can muddle through with a lot of skirts when I start teaching.
Here I am, enjoying my lunch, taking a selfie and sharing it with actual people. :D I *am* making progress.