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Selfie - yes, enjoy the way down, too.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LISAINMS 8/10/2014 2:59PM

    You are making great progress! Keep that positive reinforcement going.

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CHSHULER89 8/7/2014 2:33PM

    Awesome job! Keep it going! We are always a work in progress.:)

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KERELLA 8/7/2014 1:32PM

    Awesome! The skirt looks great!

I've been wondering if the fashion industry has been altering the measurements for sizes over the last 20 years. Maybe they have. Whatever size it is, it looks good!

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TAMMYINPA 8/7/2014 12:25PM

    Way to go! You're looking awesome!!!!

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LALATIDAH 8/7/2014 12:16PM

    Congrats!!! I know exactly how you are feeling. I am down 37 lbs from 220 and am just now realizing that I am wearing a size 14 from a 20!!! Thrift shops are my friend since I still have another 20-30 lbs to go!
Stay proud! Stay motivated!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 8/7/2014 12:12PM

    Congrats on your weight loss, Looking good! emoticon emoticon

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KANSASROSE67 8/7/2014 12:03PM

    I think you look great in the skirt, whatever size it is! Keep up the good work.

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