Continuing The Journey- Half the Woman I Used to Be
This is a continuation of the first story I posted regarding my weight loss.
When I first posted my story, I was down 116 pounds. As of today, I’m down approximately 135 pounds. Not a huge change unless you count the fact that my hips are now the size my waist was whenever I posted the original story.
Initially, when I began losing weight I instantly threw away my largest pairs of jeans and shirts, never wanting to see them again or go back to them. I’ve slowly come to regret it and have even thought about buying clothes in that size, just a pair of jeans or the like- for a comparison.
Litlte did I know that my mother had salvaged a pair from the trash.
When she gave these jeans to me, something inside me broke a little bit- that I let myself get so incredibly large. Then I slipped them on- both legs in one leg of the jeans and that feeling was quickly overtaken with pride. With hope.
I can do this. I have done it. I’m almost there.
The jeans she gave me were a size 30W, one size smaller than my largest size. This time I won’t throw them away. I’ll hold onto them, not as a reminder of where I was but as a symbol of how far I’ve come.
Originally posted 2015-02-20 20:00:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter