I hadn’t bought a blazer in almost six years. So, when it fit into the size 3X, I almost cried right in the store.
I had noticed that fitting into restaurant booths had gotten tricky and tight but a 3X?
Theater seats were crowding around my hips and bottom but a 3X?!
These limitations try to over shadow my recent weight loss of six lbs. I had to work for a month and a half to lose those six lbs.
Then, I saw something on my coffee table. It was a little glass canning jar that said Happy Jar on the side.
It was decorated with colorful butterflies and flowers. My friend, Ginger, had made each of us one. At the end of each day, we wrote on a small slip of paper what we were happy about on that particular day. Some days, I would have to really get down to basics to find happiness.
I decided that black, 3X blazer would definitely be one of my “Before” memories . . . and soon!
I never knew how hard it would be to actually lose this weight when I was “ready.” I always had been able to shed pounds fairly easily in my younger years. Now, exercise is tough because of bad knees, and my age (slower metabolism) and meds try to keep me fat. They have been doing a successful job thus far, too.
I feel defeated each time I don’t lose at least one pound in a week or am not a measly inch less around my frame. I stick with it, though. I hang in there. I have to. I may have to eventually cut even more calories and exercise despite the pain, but I will lose this fat..
A 3X? I can’t believe it.