So here's the deal...I bought a nice jacket that I REALLY like from Sears yesterday. It was cheap...$12.00 from $60.00. It's a size 18 and it's tight across the back, so much so that at the moment I wouldn't be able to comfortably wear it, but I bought it thinking that I will shrink into it...and heck, it was only 12 bucks. My darling mother was over, so I tried it on to show her. Her response, 'Ohh it's tight, I'd take it back". I told her my plan is to shrink into it. Her response "Lori, you're a big girl, broad with big bones". (Basically insinuating that I'd never fit it) This is what I have heard the majority of my life and I really didn't enjoy hearing it yesterday and it was then that my bubble burst.
So at this point I'm wondering to myself, just what size will I end up? I'm down 47 pounds, and I have another 40 to go to meet the surgeon's goal. I think I'm gonna keep that darn jacket just to inspire me and hopefully prove that maybe my bones really ain't that big.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Edmund Hillary
HW 282 CW 229 Height 5'9" NUT Goal: 195-199 My Goal: 175