Yesterday I decided to go to my favorite re-sale shop (which has become a habit as I spent the last four years going through transition clothes and found that consignment stores and re-sale shops were my best friends) to see if I could pick up a few "fall/winter clothes" for my upcoming trip. My Florida clothes will not keep me warm in Texas & Oklahoma in November. I am a human popsicle, for those that do not know me. I had gathered up several articles of clothing to try on and I realized once again that old habits die very hard. I went into the dressing room and started trying on dresses, pants, tops and sweaters. I probably had 30 pieces of clothing, of which seven of them actually fit and those were the ones that I had picked up because I thought they were cute but was sure they were too small.
Never before had I put on things with a size "SMALL" or a single digit "8" that actually went on my body and I was able to button, zip or didn't have multiple rolls of skin trying to escape from somewhere. It really is quite mind boggling. The realization that I now weigh 150 pounds and I can wear these clothes just blows me away. Had you asked me when I started this journey where I would have been in 4 years, I would have told you that I would have lost weight and I would still be struggling to get where I wanted/needed to be. The fact that I have met and exceeded my goals and continue to maintain my changes in lifestyle make me a very happy person.
To each of you that are thinking about a healthier life, are just starting a journey, or are well into the journey and have doubts, keep reaching... the goals are obtainable. A healthy, thinner life is very possible.
And the journey continues....