I’ve been on the road to weight loss for a year now and I’m proud to say I’m still working on it. I’m down a decades of pounds and haven’t put any of it back on. I feel better and feel that I look better too. So much has changed. I can buy clothes from Walmart, Meijer, or any of the larger retailers that carry plus sizes. I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to walk into a store and think hey that’s cute and pick it up. I still have a lot of weight to lose but I’m on my way!
The above photo was taken on Valentines Day of this year. I love it. The top I’m wearing was too small and hadn’t been worn since before I had Quinn. I know, I know, who holds on to clothes that long? Well, I did because I loved that shirt. While I’m not a person to go on buying sprees I have needed to start picking things up here and there. I have graduated from yoga pants all the time to just around the house and jeans of all types and colors when we go out.
My biggest smile came a couple of weeks ago when I was cleaning our room and came across the Disney Villainess Bracelet my husband bought me during our last trip in 2011. It didn’t fit but I loved it and kept it with my Disney Villainess pins everyone collects for me. I thought, I’ll just try it on, and guess what? It fit. The elation and excitement I felt cannot be expressed. It means I’ve lost a LOT of inches, and small things like this keep me inspired to keep losing.
I cannot think of the weight I need to lose in huge chunks. I break it down into 10 pound increments and then when I meet my goal, I start working on the next 10. For anyone losing weight, there are going to be times you step on the scale and may gain a little back. There are also times that you will hit a plateau and you’ll need to change up your eating and exercise routine to get past it. All in all I’m proud ME. I’m not one to be proud of myself but I’m changing and this feels good!