I am pleased to say that I have reached another great milestone. And no, it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with weight. Well, not exactly anyway. While I am 1.5 kilograms away from losing the big 2-0 – the onset of a sinus infection and flu has certainly proven challenging to shift the pounds at the moment. But, I’ve done something else big! I went through my closet and have removed what I am calling my “fat” clothes. I removed each item from the cupboard – and proceeded to try it on. I couldn’t believe how many things, especially pants and skirts – that had become completely unwearable!
Just to give you an indication – this is me, wearing my belt on the notch I was on when I started losing weight.
I’m still hoping to lose another 15 to 20 kilos – so buying a whole new wardrobe is out of the question. But, buying a few bits and pieces to get me through is critical – a girl needs to wear clothes!! So, I went out and did a bit of shopping. I ended up at a shop I had been to during summer. I tried the below pants on in a size 18 – and they were quite firm. I decided not to buy them, because I was pumped to lose weight. So, trying them on again, six months later – you’ll never guess what size I am. I fitted snugly into a size 14!! I nearly fell over when I looked at the tag. Yes, they are stretch jeans, yes, they probably are a generous size – but I don’t care!! I also tried a jacket on the other day – also a size 14. It also fitted! My broad shoulders and large arms always left me wearing a size 20 to 22 in a jacket, but to be in a 14 is amazing! So, here is me, in my size 14 jeans. They are meant to be 3/4 pants – but not amount of weight loss will make me taller! But they have some bling on them and I LOVE them!
All I have to do now is get over the winter cold so I can get back to the gym and the pool! Thankfully I haven’t put on any weight – go me!
Now that I have cleaned out my clothes – I really am beginning to own the new person I have become, embrace it and continue on. This is beginning to feel less like a short-term journey and more like a way of life. How do I know this? Well, I have been sick, a number of things have gotten in my way over the past few weeks – and there is no guilt for that. I don’t feel like I’m on a bandwagon I can fall off of. I’m just living my life, the ups and the downs – and getting on with it. It’s not perfect – but that’s ok
In the pursuit of balance – in the next few days I will have a recipe for you – for the most amazing homemade ice-cream – no fancy machines required! Stay tuned