Time for a progress report as we enter the 3rd quarter of this year. Last weekend I had dinner with some friends (a family of four) whom I hadn’t seen in far too long. I believe we last got together around New Year’s, just before I started this public journal and made myself accountable.
After setting down my purse, the words out of my friend’s mouth were, “Wow, Lisa, you look great!!”
Admittedly, this made me smile something huge and I quickly said, “Thank You!!”
(Yes, the dialogue was spoken with emphatic exclamation marks.)
We were interrupted and I needed to go get something. Our conversation ended there.
Besides my own mother and my boyfriend, this friend was the first person to mention noticing any difference in my appearance. Not even my boyfriend’s mother had commented nor complimented me yet (perhaps because I see her more often and subtle changes are always less noticeable).
I’ve reached a point that it is undeniable that progress has been made. My current clothes do not fit. Fortunately I’ve gone closet diving and found older clothes which do fit. I’ve been making use of some summer shorts which I will not likely be able to wear next year.
When you’ve lost some weight or your body has changed shape, I highly recommend that you take the time to survey your wardrobe. If you are like me, you’ve held onto some cute clothes that you simply couldn’t wear any longer but still liked.
The only clothing item which I honestly do need to replace are my bras. The wrinkles in these size 40H’s are laughable. If you’ve ever lost weight up top, then you know exactly what I mean. And....yes, that really is a size.
Even with the need of clothes which fit better, I’ve still not gone on a shopping spree. I’m enjoying the new/old wardrobe and don’t wish to spend the money right now. When autumn approaches, however, I will definitely need new pants and jeans. Maybe even some new sweaters.
It’s been 27.5 weeks since my first benchmark was noted, see Body Fat and BMI - My, Oh My!! During these past 7 months, I’ve experienced some significant changes, physically and somewhat emotionally. This is nearly the smallest I’ve been in 10 years. Exciting, sad, positive, and true.
Here are current measurements and the amount of loss I’ve achieved so far:
Hips: 48.5” (3.5” smaller, 6.7% reduction)
Calf: 18’’ (1” smaller, 5.3% reduction)
Thigh: 30’’ (2.5” smaller, 7.7% reduction)
Wrist: 6.5’’ (.25” smaller, 3.7% reduction)
Waist: 37’’ (3’’ smaller, 7.5% reduction)