Milestones are monumental achievements that need to be recognized and rewarded. It is a really good idea in regards to your weight loss goals to be able to break them down to milestone accomplishments. Breaking the 200 barrier for me is my milestone achievement. So what did I decide to do to celebrate this milestone achievement? Just you wait and see!
First off, because my body has changed so much I am now able to wear clothes that I have not been able to wear ever. I invested in summer dresses, I have not worn a summer dress since I was 5 years old. Not only have I actually been wearing my summer dresses, but I have actually been wearing them with out a jacket. I have not exposed my arms to the air for two decades. I have actually gone out in public in my new wardrobe, I will admit -a little self conscious, however still grabbing a hold of this monumental milestone moment with gusto.
Next, I had a fabulous moment where my friend, co-writer and co-actor of our new web series commented with concern that some already shot scenes might need to be reshot because even over Skype, while just looking at my face he could see I had lost a considerable amount of weight. Another milestone moment of breaking the 200!
Another moment was when my mom let me in on a conversation that she had with my dad in which he commented that my whole appearance has changed, and that I am looking really great.
I have gone through my wardrobe, cleaned out all of my now baggy clothes and found clothes that I have not been able to fit in for years. Belts that now fit, shirts that were too tight on my arms I am now wearing, a summer dress that I had bought a month ago and to my disappointment was too tight on my arms and I couldn’t wear it, I now nicely fit into it.
Also, I have actually been paying attention when I go out to how people are looking at me now, and how different those looks are. Before I picked up disdain in the way people looked at me, but lately, under the 200, I have actually experienced people checking me out. It feels so liberating.
All of this confirms that I have achieved the milestone that I was looking for. It is not just the achievement of the number, it is the achievement of the new response to the number. The experience of new opportunity, new life, the new feeling of excitement and energy.
A milestone moment needs a milestone experimental reward to go along with it, so I am on my way to celebrate at the top of the CN tower. I am going to the SkyWalk and look out over the city scape of Toronto above the clouds to match my experience of my new outlook on life. Photos tomorrow!