In all of my 50 by 50 goals, losing 50 pounds has always been at the top of the list…I didn’t bring the weight into my forties and I don’t want to take it out with me into my fifties. I lost over half of it in the last quarter of 2012, but I’ve been on a weight-loss plateau ever since.
My body did readjust itself in the first few months after my weight-loss and I dropped a size early in the year without further weight-loss. But since then, I’ve been wearing some rather old clothes and some more recent golf-shirts with my company logo on them. I bought a couple of pair of shorts for the summer and dug up a lot of old T-shirts to wear with them. My work wardrobe, however, suffered the most.
This past month, I attended another home shopping party, a CAbi event (Carol Anderson by invitation). I caved-in and bought a few things in my current size. These fit way better than what I’ve been wearing, but I also hesitated to spend the money since I am intent to pick-up my weight-loss challenge ASAP.
I wore my new pants to work, and got a lot of feedback that I’d lost weight recently. I even got this comment from someone I only met a few months ago. Hmm…well, with all the training I’ve been doing for the half-marathon, I must have built up some additional muscle. Since I haven’t dropped any weight, I must be losing fat so it seems logical that I’ve gotten a bit thinner while staying the same weight. Back home, I pulled out the tape measure to check my hypothesis that I had gotten thinner. No…if anything I’ve gotten a bit bigger.
So, why do I suddenly look thinner? Must be the pants. Instead of wearing short, blocky pants that make me look short and blocky, I now have a long, lean pair of pants. I have to wear heels with them, making my legs look even longer. I wore a fitted sweater with them rather than an untucked blouse and short jacket.
I’ve read that finding the perfectly-fitted pair of pants is very difficult. Women come in all sizes and shapes and so do pants; matching up the body to the perfect pair of pants is quite difficult. Tailoring is often necessary to get an almost-perfect pair to fit perfectly. Luckily for me, I found a perfect pair that requires no tailoring. Now to find that perfect jacket…
Find the Joy in the Journey…sometimes it’s the little things!