Feeling Good!

I woke up the other day and felt thin.
This might seem a little weird to many of you, but despite the recent weight loss, I haven’t really noticed a difference in my body shape. My clothes fit OK, a little baggy perhaps, and it did become rather tedious having to hitch up my joggers every time I put something in the pockets and tried to walk anywhere!
The joggers had a cord, but this only just reached round my middle, so I wasn’t exactly skinny and had an indentation passing as a waist so could tie it in a bow.

Hubby has said he can see a difference. A lady up the road who has a springer spaniel also commented, but me? No.
This is quite common as we see ourselves every day and get used to what we see. Obviously there is less of me, but my eyes hadn’t actually cottoned on to that yet.
So, tired of the falling down and hitching up actions, I had noticed that my joggers are a little worn (they are actually over two years old), so I decided to designate them to the rag pile and fish out one of the new pairs we bought last year when we went to Cheltenham for my mammogram.
These are the same size as the ones I have just discarded, but still 2 sizes down from the Extra Large I had been wearing three years previously.

I went from this in June 2016to this

in five months, so my aim was to get back there.
This was me in November 2016 shortly after my lumpectomy, the same weight as I am now and exactly where I wanted to be when I rejoined SW in May this year.
Finally I feel a sense of achievement…………… and ‘thin’.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Feeling Good!

  1. Sadje says:

    Wonderful! Now you can feel the change too.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Congratulations! You’ve worked very hard and it’s paid off. And the best part is, you can see the “new” you and celebrate your accomplishment!

    • Thanks Fransi. I am really pleased and although I haven’t got a recent photo of me yet, the one I used here for my Monday Motivation is pretty close.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        You look terrific and I’m sure you feel great too (health wise in addition to seeing your efforts pay off).

      • This is the first time I have actually ‘felt’ thinner this time round. My neighbour commented today as well and said she could see a real difference. Made my day!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        That is spectacular! Believing you are thinner is actually a big hurdle to get over. Most lifelong dieters never think of ourselves as “thin” or being able to keep the weight off — which is why we never get rid of our “fat clothes” — just in case we ever need them again. Which, when you think about it, is kind of defeatist. But now that you can see a thinner you, that is extremely positive.

      • It’s definitely a big step for me in the right direction, even though I had a gain last week, which was actually intentional to see how far I could lapse!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        It’s important that you know how far you can go and it also says how determined you are to keep the weight off.

      • I was the ‘good’ side of my target so had four and a half pounds leeway to the ‘bad side’ (but not out of target). It was a good opportunity, and I learnt a lot that week. I can still have a treat, chocolate, or similar that is off the syns charts, just not every day!! I can certainly live with that.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Yes, that’s definitely manageable.

      • Three pounds either side of your target makes a total of six, and that’s a lot to play with if you have the occasional slip. I think I’ve lost two of the three I put on, which again dips me below the target I set.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Wow, that’s fabulous!! Good for you!

      • Thanks. It makes life easier anyway!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        It sure does!

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