what a surprise
Thursday, March 23, 2017
After losing regular since starting with SP, I was having a hard time staying motivated at the end of Feb. and eating within my calorie range. I wasn't going whole hog but I was just half trying a lot more often. I didn't make it to my Spring Break goal but was close. I had decided to not track or worry about what I ate over vacation and indulged a lot. My weigh-in when I got back home was up by almost 7 pounds in a week. YIKES! I started doing better with my eating but just wasn't able to go back to any exercise. I lost some of the weight gain but it was an up again and then down again. I spied a box of cloths in the garage that had been put there several years ago when after losing 100 pounds, I had started gaining it back. I had gained all but 6 pounds of it back before starting to lose again. The loss was due to a job change and not much effort on my part. I had lost about 20 pounds in a little over a year before I retired. I maintained my weight for a few months before I started at SP to continue losing before I could start gaining the weight back.
I started looking through the box and found several items that I just loved and wanted to be able to wear again. The tags were in the 16, 18 and 20's although most also said XL. What motivation! But I wondered how long it would be before I could fit into any of them? I started at a tight 4X to 5X. Now I was comfortable in a 3X and could fit into a 2X t-shirt. I thought 'let me see how small the 20W jeans are on me'. I was surprised when they were able to be pulled over my hips without too much effort but thought they surely will be several inches too small at the waist. Surprise, I could button them although not easily. I don't like my cloths too tight so I wouldn't wear them now but I can get into them and maybe another 15 pounds more or less to when I would feel comfortable wearing them. I can hardly wait.
I know that you are told you should get rid of cloths you can't or haven't worn in a year but I am so glad that I kept these. I do plan this time to start getting rid of my baggy cloths because with SP, I know that I know, I won't be this size ever again.