Saturday, December 02, 2006

So Long, Farewell,

Auf Wiedersehen, Good-bye.... to all those unsightly excess pounds.

Today is the one year anniversary of my weight-loss journey. I am not quite at my goal, but I am within five pounds of reaching it. My body just feels so different.

Today I went shopping, looking for an outfit to wear to Doug's Christmas party. I told the salespeople that I had just lost a lot of weight and wasn't sure what sizes I would need. They didn't seem to grasp the magnitude of what this last year has been. Perhaps I should have told them that at this time last year I was wearing a size 15 and now I'm in a 6/7! I didn't find anything in the short time I had, but my head was swimming when I easily zipped myself into a beautiful size 6 skirt.

I'm about 45 pounds down. I either walk on my treadmill or do a Pilates workout five mornings a week. And I haven't even been sneaking any of my Christmas baking! I recognize many of my triggers - though I don't always resist them, and I'm learning how to stay on track without being overly anal about it. I'm exceedingly grateful to the support group I have around me who are on the same journey, and I've been privileged to get to know some pretty amazing women.

Maybe I'll even post a pic when I finally manage to find a suitable outfit that shows off my new curves (while maintaining a modicum of modesty).

Here's to the rest of the journey!