Yesterday I tried on every single thing in my closet and dresser. I was on a mission. I wanted to clear out the things that no longer fit (cause I'd never be back in them), separate the things that "kinda" fit, and hang front and center the things that will fit in a few more pounds.
It was such a great project. I found a couple items I'd tucked back in my closet as the "will fits" that were now too big. As much as I hated giving up some cute, new-with-tags things, it was neat to know I'd gotten below what I'd once considered a goal.
On the other hand, although a pleasant surprise, it made me realize that I still have that distorted body image that most of us struggle with. So I pulled out a pair of jeans that I wore when I started this journey. They used to be skin tight at 300 pounds. I had to strain to button the pants.
I stepped into them and put BOTH of my legs into one leg of the pants.
I am literally 1/2 of the person I was. CRAZY!
I'm going to take a pic and post it here as it was quite amazing to see how big those darn jeans were. I used to think they were so cute and didn't even think twice about the size. Amazing that now they look so big to me!
Perhaps my body image will catch up with my new sizing at some point. In the meantime, I put those jeans back in the drawer and will bring them out each time I'm discouraged. Stepping into them is a great reminder of just how far I've come.