You always hear people say that “you just need to put on your big girl pants” for certain situations, right? Well tonight was a time when I needed to do just that. You see, all of my “smaller” pants and skirts have been falling off me, and I was starting to have to use safety pins to hold them up. I decided that it was time to buy new pants that would stay up all on their own.
Walking to the clothing section I immediately went towards the Plus-Size department. After shifting a few hangers around, I realized that I needed to go to the “other” department with smaller sizes. Before I did that, I shifted hangers around again and looked at tags because I knew my size was on the plus racks, it had to be. Sigh, those won’t fit. I walked over to the other rack. I knew my smallest size is way too big, so I grabbed 2 different sizes and headed to the fitting room.
Not really paying attention to the size I reached for first, I was able to pull the pants on with no problem. Buttoned them and zipped them up without having to suck anything in. I looked at the size of the pants, and I wanted to shout out with excitement, but I remembered that I was in a public place so I smiled big instead. LOL Let’s just say that I’m 16 whole pant sizes, or if you want to count by 2’s, 8 sizes smaller from where I was when I started low carb, high protein on January 4, 2016.
When I got home, I immediately went into my closet to pull out my most favorite pair of Big Girl Pants. I layer them on the bed, and then I placed the new ones on top. While there is a noticeable difference, this photo does not show the true difference in sizes.
I then thought to myself that I needed to put my Big Girl Pants on to see just how far I’ve come in a year. To my surprise, I fit into one pant leg. I have enough room to share them with a friend. I was having to hold these tight so they wouldn’t fall.
Wow, these were my pants I’d wear to all my photography gigs because they were comfortable. They were my “go to” work pants because they were dressy and stretchy.
There’s no way I could wear them anywhere at this point without people wondering what was up. I don’t think safety pins or a belt would do the trick.
I’m not quite at my goal weight, but I’m almost there. I’ve lost 141 pounds from January 4, 2016 to February 2, 2017. To meet my goal weight, I have about 11 more pounds to lose.
I’m a work in progress, but I’m also living proof that you can lose the weight if you set your mind to it and give it 100%. You have to believe in yourself that you’ve got what it takes to accomplish your goal, and it will happen.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way, and those that have given me words of encouragement. Thank you to those who have stood by my side during this transformation. I couldn’t have done any of it without you!