In January 2013, a few days before I turned 28, I started this blog. I wanted it to be a space where I could write down my frustrations and triumphs while I lost weight. I can’t say that I was always committed to weight loss or that it was an easy journey. I gained weight after I lost a significant amount more than once. It hasn’t been a linear process but it has been worth it.
My first post on this blog was about a pair of pants from Garage. I haven’t been able to buy anything in Garage for many years. Even if I could squeeze into an XL, any article of clothing always looked like pretty terrible. In the last few weeks we’ve been shopping for clothes for our upcoming Europe trip and I always grab XL first, because in my mind that’s still what I am. He has consistently reminded me over the last few weeks that I am a Medium currently but I never believe it.
Today Dave dragged me into Garage to look for a winter coat. I tried to tell him I still couldn’t fit in any Garage apparel but he insisted. I’m glad he did. This is my new winter jacket, from Garage, in size Medium.
And for comparisons sake, on the left is the jacket I wore in Italy 3 years ago today, and on the right the exact same jacket today.
I’m not an XL anymore. I’m not even an L. I’m firmly planted in the M section of stores and I am so happy about it. I still need to lose a little more weight but for right now, I am crushing it and so proud of myself. I have had a lot of failures. I have had a lot of successes. And I am so glad I never gave up and I kept blogging it all. I got working, Steph.