Thursday, March 18, 2010
I did it! I made the halfway mark!
Most people start their body image adjustments (formerly known as “diets”) in January. I had to delay mine a month after being diagnosed with mono on Jan. 5 and then taking virtually all of January to recover. No working out, not eating properly (it was mostly soup and small things that ended up being very high in sodium).
When February got here I made a commitment: I was going to drop two sizes by my son’s graduation party on May 15. And because I’m a big believer in taking big goals and chopping them up into bite-size pieces, I set a smaller half-way goal of dropping one size by St. Patrick’s Day.
Today was the day. St. Patrick’s Day. I found my one-size-smaller denim capris (when I was in college St. Patrick’s Day was when my roommates and I traditionally broke out the shorts but I’m a little older and a little wiser now, so it’s capris) and oh-so-hesitantly pulled them on.
I put one hand on the button, the other on the button hole and moved to bring them together.
What a great feeling this is, seeing the results in a more physical way. I’ve seen some small changes on the scale, and a few of my shirts have started to fit a lot better, but the jeans – oh, the jeans!