Also included in this little list are little personal items like weight, measurements, etc. Part of it is that I don't like to make myself too transparent (I'm a woman of mystery. ha!). Part of it is probably that I just don't want to deal with saying a lot of things
One of those little items is my actual clothing size. I'm about to break the rules and just put a little more than I want to out there, but I'm just really excited about it. It sort of feels worth it to
It's been a while since I've been able to walk into your average Old Navy and just buy a pair of pants off the rack. Too small. By more than just a little. Ish. I don't even like saying it. Writing it, whatever. I've been able to wear shirts from most "regular" stores, but not pants. No way. AND, I suppose I should point out that shirts haven't exactly been "lose" or "well-fitting" either. But today, not only did I buy a swim suit (that doesn't fit right - my lovely lady lumps do NOT look awesome in that bad boy. BUMMER) and a cute linen shirt, but I bought a pair of jeans. They're just a small bit too tight for my comfort, but DANG if I didn't buy 'em. A regular pair of jeans. NOT a plus sized pair of jeans. Off. The. Rack!
This is awesome. I'm far more pumped about being able to buy a $22 pair of jeans than anyone should ever be, but whatever. I'm so much more motivated to keep this thing going than I was before. I mean, this is HUGE! I'm so much closer to my goal than I really realized, and that's really exciting. Without even really noticing it, I've lost enough weight to be only a few pants sizes closer to where I want to be. I just can't wait till I'm able to say that I'm even closer in a few weeks. By the time sister T gets married next year, I'm going to be thin enough to actually look DECENT in a bridesmaid dress!!
I still haven't gotten around to taking a good follow-up picture of myself to show how things are looking since the pic of me in October in Europe. I'm working on it. :)