With spring comes new life, new goals, and a new you. I am becoming a completely different person! Just last year fashion wise, you would never have caught me dead, in a dress, skirt, or shorts, but, surprisingly I have since changed. Yesterday, I went to Pennington's to do some clothes shopping, and decided while I was looking around, that this summer, will be the summer of all summers, I will be proud of my body and my weight loss.
I grabbed up a midi skirt and a pair of shorts. I have always wanted to try the style of the midi skirt and with my new beige lipstick it matches perfectly! The shorts are cute with lace on the side. I think its been longer than ten years since I’ve worn shorts for fear that my peers would make fun of me cellulite. As for skirts and dresses, my chub rub (the rubbing of the thighs) was debilitating, the last time I wore a skirt was at my prom.
To others, the act of wearing a skirt or shorts is just common practice, but for me it is a giant mile stone in my weight loss journey because when I think of wearing a skirt I think of my thighs rubbing together, uncomfortably in hot weather. Here is another thing, I tucked in my shirt and it looked good!! I have always admired the tucked in top in your shorts look, but I was never able to pull it off because of my body shape. Now that my stomach is flatter, since I have lost my excess weight, I can tuck in my shirt and feel confident that it looks right.
I recently broke my weight plateau, and with my new outfits I feel like I can take over the world! Soon, in the first time since before I can remember, I will be under 200 pounds. It has taken me years to achieve this milestone, but I finally feel like I am taking my future by the horns, and accomplishing everything that I have always dreamed of!
The last time I can remember recording my weight is when I was 12 years old when I stepped on the scale, I weighed 217 pounds. My dad said that I weighed more than him! You can imagine how mortified I was at this statement, a 12 year old girl, no taller than 5 ft 4” weighed more than her 6ft tall dad.
For the first time in a long time I am excited for the summer months to come!
On the quest to lose 50 pounds in a year. Can she do it? Only time will tell....with the help of this blog.