Good Morning Friends!
Well, here it is hump day already! I am having a very good week and feel super motivated to get this weight off. I have to tell you, I almost look forward to my next weigh in day to see what the scale will say. Crazy, isnt it? Well, perhaps I'm just the crazy one! lol.
Anyways, yesterday, I was tidying up my closet and putting cruise clothes away that I didn't get around to doing and for some reason, I looked at the back of my closet and I have all of my old uniforms hanging there that I wore when I worked in the main hospital (we had to buy our own). I now work in a surgery center and our scrubs are provided for us and laundered for us too! (an awesome bonus!) Anyways, I thought, "I'm gonna try these on and see what they look like now." My jackets used to be snug fitting and I would always snap the last button so that it covered my big belly. The snap used to just make it closed and I always had to readjust my jacket throughout the day to keep the belly covered. So, to my unbelievable surprise, when I tried them on yesterday, they are now HUGE on me!! I can pull ALOT of fabric and I showed my hubby last night and he just smiled and said "keep it up".They are all XL jackets and there is no doubt in my mind, that I now can say I would definitely be wearing a Large. As I looked at myself in the mirror, I just couldnt believe it! It is truly FINALLY starting to show and I have also noticed that my 16W jeans are noticibly bigger in the hip area and I am thinking I could probably wear a straight 16. I am not going to buy anything new just yet. I would like to get down another 10# before I do that. I still have lots of 16s in my closet that will work for the time being. I have no 14s in my closet (probably because I havent worn a size 14 since 2000!) and I gave them all away to my friend after she had lost alot of weight from having gastric bypass surgery. So that will be a great day when I can go out and purchase a pr of size 14 jeans!! Gosh, I cant wait!! I am now able to wear just the regular Size Large in our scrub pants at work which is a really exciting thing too! Scrubs are so sloppy looking and the XLs are huge on me now to the point where I have to roll them down at the waist!! wahoooo!!
So thats my exciting news thats been happening over here. I am finding that I enjoy digging around in my closet and trying old things on. It just validates that what I am doing is working and I think its whats been the most motivating factor for me to keep me going. I also have been exercising more. I have a stationary bike that also works the arms and I have been doing an hour a couple of times a week. My plan this week is to do at least 3-4 days. It doesnt aggravate my achilles tendonitis so I think this will have to be my form of activity for now. I actually enjoy it too (outside of my tush hurting from sitting there so long)! I sit in front of the TV with my water bottle & put on a good show and I pedal away! If a good show is on, the time flies! I hope that this will make a difference at my weigh in on Sat morning. I am hoping for a 2# loss this week so that I can hit my 10% weight loss. Keep your fingers crossed...I am trying really hard!!
Well gals, hope I dont sound like I am rambling on & on here. Have a wonderful hump day!
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