SOME POSITIVE RESULTS!!!
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Besides FINALLY hitting my 35 pound mark yesterday, I noticed a couple other positive things today. First - there was a shirt that I bought well over a year ago and have tried it on every few months or so. It was so small that it was cutting into my stomach at the waist and the arms and back were so tight that I was afraid if I moved I would rip seams. Why did I buy a shirt that was way too small? It was on sale! And yes, I was on a diet at the time (when WASN'T I on a diet?...) and I thought that I'd be fitting in that shirt in a few months... ha! A couple months ago I tried it on again and it fit better, but the arms were still tight. Today I decided (because I am behind on laundry and didn't have a shirt to wear to church, lol) that I would try it on again. Perfect! Fits great and is even loose in places that it once was too tight to wear!
(sorry - pic is blurry cuz my son took it!)
And the other result? SHOES!!! Could there be a better topic? One of the statements in my DONE list is, "DONE NOT BUYING AWESOME HEELS JUST CUZ MY ANKLES CAN'T HOLD UP MY BODY IN THEM." And it wasn't just my ankles - the pressure on my toes created blisters too. Well, not anymore! I bought a great pair of fun heels a few weeks ago and today I noticed that I wore them ALL DAY - including grocery shopping - and my ankles and toes still felt great! No pain, no blisters! In fact, when I thought about it, they didn't hurt last Sunday or the Sunday before either! In fact... (as if I really need more exciting news!!!!) I have worn them as my shoe of choice several times with jeans when just going out to run errands. What? On purpose? I used to only wear heels for fancy parties or funerals. But they don't hurt anymore!!! Wanna see my cute heels that don't hurt?
Day by day I am constantly seeing little things I didn't notice before... like that my face really DOES look skinnier. Or like the fact that my butt used to be square up by my hips (seriously - I think I was mistaken for SpongeBob a few times) and it's now round! Or like the fact that I used to look like Quasimodo with a big lump of fat at the bottom of my neck just above my back (in between my shoulders) and it's gone! So many things have changed... oh yeah! I almost forgot a big one! I have been measuring my neck for a very long time - hoping it would get smaller... but no. I really thought I was doomed to have a fat neck forever. 17 inches. 17 inches. 17 inches. It's been that size for almost a year. Last week I measured it just out of habit and lo and behold - 16.5!!!! I know it's just a half inch, but it means that i won't have a fat neck forever! lol. I am really looking forward to all the amazing things that will keep happening to my body over the next year or so. I FINALLY feel like there is no "if and when I lose weight", which is the phrase I used to use all the time. I am not uncertain. I am certain. I am losing weight. I am getting healthy. I am changing. This is for real.