Small victories 


So I have lost a few more pounds (down 47 lbs) but today I’m celebrating the small victories. I’m trying to pay attention to all these little milestones I reach, to remind me it’s not just the scale, it’s really about my health and how I feel. 

Yesterday I wore “big girl shoes” allllll day at work and at the wedding tasting- I even climbed stairs in them! For years now I have only been wearing ballet flats. Every. Single. Day. There’s nothing wrong with ballet flats, but I’m only 32 and I want to wear cute heels!  

Earlier this week I tried clasping my bra, like a normal person, and I was able to do it. So embarrassing but for so long I’ve just put it on over my head because I couldn’t reach. 

I also noticed my feet and ankles haven’t been swelling like they were. I no longer have to take lasiks, which is awesome. That could be really uncomfortable sometimes. 

I’m still hoping to be down another size by the wedding, but I only expect to lose 20lbs more, so it’s going to be close. If I can accomplish that, I’ll be down 70 lbs by the wedding, which will still make a huge difference. 

I did try on my new dress yesterday- you know, the one I exchanged that was 2 sizes smaller than my original dress? Well, no surprise here, it didn’t fit. Not like it was just an inch off or so either. It does not fit. And I’m not sure that it will in only 20 more lbs. My mom feels very comfortable about it, because we are putting in a corset back. So she thinks it would be fin, even if I lost no more weight. I’m not so sure, though. A little stressed about that. 

But, trying to focus on the positives and how good I’m doing. How I can walk further, not get winded, and generally do more. I know it’s still only the beginning, so I can’t wait to keep working and keep losing! 

4 thoughts on “Small victories 

  1. Awesome post! I often forget to write about the little things and it’s so true. It’s all the little things that count the most I think. Yeah I mean it’s always a big deal when you hear the number of pounds lost but that’s just a number. Putting on a shirt you couldn’t wear for 15 years or sitting comfortably in an airplane seat – now that’s a feeling of progress that’s hard to explain to people! Congrats on your success so far! Keep up the hard work and don’t worry about the dress you’ll get into it!

    • Completely agree! I am terrified about sitting in an airplane seat for our honeymoon. Terrified. But, if I can get down 70lbs, at least that will help a lot. I can’t wait until I don’t have to worry about that. Thanks for your great comments!!!

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