What a fantastic weekend that was.
Believe it or not we grilled every day this weekend...and I lost weight again. :) Down another 2 pounds to total 55 pounds down. I'm excited to be here, in this place, at this time, doing this thing. Its fun to watch my life change like this.
I did alot of shopping this weekend. We have some trips coming up, for work and for fun ~ and I needed some summer and beach wear. I did the bathing suit shopping first. Ugh - I dreaded it. I started at Old Navy, mainly because it was next door to Petsmart and I had to pick up food for my dog. I have never fit well into their clothes. Never bought a pair of jeans there. I think only more recently have they even carried plus sized attire. I found a pretty swimsuit (on the hanger) and some shirts and decided to hit the fitting room. I had my little girl with me, who has no trouble being honest with me, which is normally a pretty good thing, really, when it comes to clothes shopping.
I decided to get the bathing suit trying on over with. I pulled on the plum colored suit with beautiful fabric stretched across the front horizontally - not in a dress like fashion but more like that gathered look. I stood there for a moment kind of shocked. I actually looked decent. Not amazing. And trying to figure out how to hide my thighs, but wow. The suit was really flattering. At the register I found it was on sale. Double luck!
One of the shirts I bought was a size Large. Do you know I have never really worn a large? Maybe in High school - but for most of my adult life, I've been a 1X or bigger. Its so neat to put on "normal" sized clothing.
Today I hit Ross which is one of my favorite stores. I found a dress for $9.99 with a beautiful coral, brown and white print. And...wait for it...it was a size 14. I have not worn anything in that size since I got married. Now I'm still 45 pounds away from that weight, and the dress may have been on clearance since it was "big" for its size, but I don't care. It looks lovely and was a deal. Happiness!
So why am I talking all about clothes on my blog about changing my blueprint? Because I am getting to reap the rewards of all of the sweat and the changed lifestyle. I am enjoying the fruit of my labor and dedication to changing my life. And I'm being diligent at getting rid of my "fatter" clothes - because I don't plan on ever fitting back into those clothes again.
Man, does that feel good.
I'm so glad to be here in this moment - and I feel blessed to be able to share these triumphs with you.
Let me know how I can support you in your journey!