This was my 5th week on JC (weigh-in tomorrow morning) and I've had a few more little victories that helped to keep me motivated. Last year around this time I purchased 3 pairs of capri pants for my summer vacation. They were adorable and marked down to only $10. I never tried them on, I just tossed them in the cart. Dumb move. Got home, tried them on. Didn't fit. It was not at all shocking given that at my size, finding cute, fashionable clothes that fit was becoming darn near impossible. But I was disappointed. I crammed the capris in the back of a drawer, vowing to "fit into them someday". Yeah. Right. The "fit into them someday" clothes were starting to outnumber the "fits now" clothes. Yesterday, with a hopeful heart, but doubtful brain, I pulled those capris out of their hiding spot in the "Black Hole of Too Small Clothing." Guess what. Not only do they fit like a glove, but I'm almost certain that by the time this summer vacation rolls around in July, they will be WAY too big!! I'd better wear them now while I can. Then it's off to Goodwill they go!
My second little victory is that I've noticed I'm able to be on my feet far longer than I have been in years. I have Mondays off so that's my big house cleaning day every week, and up until recently I had to do a chore here and there with plenty of rests thrown in between because my feet and knees would get so sore and swollen. Now I find myself on my feet almost the entire day. I'm getting SO MUCH more done and the pain in my joints has significantly diminished and there's no longer any swelling. I'm starting to function like a "normal" person!
They're little things but to me they are huge, life changing accomplishments. My little victories. I hope for many more for myself and for all of you who are on this journey to a new life.