So.. it's been a few weeks since i hit my 9 month milestone but i want to hold myself accountable to my commitment to update every 3 months or so.. so here i am!!
As i re-read my 6 month update i can't help but smile at the NSV's i experienced and think to myself.. yep! i still feel the same way now as i did then! It never gets old that i can cross my leg under myself as i sit at my work desk and the more i do it, the longer i can and the more i notice my body becoming a small package... it's kinda crazy for me actually!
i think it was 8 weeks ago that i went shopping and finally said: i need pants for work so i've gotta buy something! How did i last so long without really doing a ton of shopping you may ask? Well my size 14/16""goal" pants that i kept in the depths of my closet got me through! But i had been rolling them up to keep them on for at least a month and that was beginning to look pretty rediculous! So i had to shop. I was truly expecting to barely squeeze into a 13 but i was pleasantly surprised that i could go into ANY shop and fit an 11/12! It was so exciting for me because that meant i could no longer shop at the "fat" store and believe me i tried! i went to the usual haunts first and found everything was falling off so i hesitantly walked into White House / Black Market nervous that the sales ladies would stare at me like i was crazy for even walking INTO the store.. i know most of you ladies on this journey can relate.. but to my surprise a blessed angel came right to me and asked if she could help me shop.. i obliged and had an amazing time trying on all of the clothes she brought in to me. She was really good at her job too b/c she told me that i needed a size 10 pant and jacket and 8 or medium in dresses. I, of course, argued with the poor woman so she brought what i asked and come to find out.. she's right! i bought a jacket in size 10, a dress in size 8 and a pair of size 12 pants. I realize now that i should have bought the 10's but i still wasn't comfortable showing that much of my shape then so i opted for the looser pant... which.. i can't say i regret b/c i was comfortable in them right away but i can say i kinda wish i had listened b/c i'm now holding them up with a belt! LOL!!
So here i am... 88 pounds lost, size 10 pants, medium (sometimes SMALL) tops and size 8 dresses.. i'm almost down to my HS clothes size though i 've still got about 30 pounds to lose to reach that weight but i'm not rushing it!! I'm truly enjoying every moment and every stage of this journey and i'm starting to prepare myself for maintenance!!
I will hit my 1 year at the end of February so i've still got a little bit of honeymoon time to enjoy but i am prepping for it anyway. LOL! Speaking of honeymoons.. i got engaged in September!! It was everything i could have dreamed it would be.. i have been with my partner for 7 years but we are finally going to make ourselves official and i can't wait to get myself into a beautiful wedding gown!
More to come in my next update.. but happy holidays all and i've attached a before and current pic of me so you can see my progress!