Sunday, October 20, 2013

A long way indeed


This morning I had a grand epiphany.  When the news article was in the paper I had made a comment that "with everyone watching, I would be super motivated becasue I didn't want everyone to see me fail".   But I think it's had the opposite affect.  Everyone has read about my worst so why bother???  Or another way to put it would be to just 'get it over with....fail at this losing weight thing and accept the embarrassment'.  Isn't that horrible???   But it's the truth.   And that kind of thinking is sabataging my weight loss efforts. 

Today Todd and I spent some time going through some stuff in storage.  I found two bins of clothes that I had carefully stored.  I pulled out the first pair of jeans and Todd, who was looking over my shoulder made a comment. "What elephant wore those?"   HE was thinking that they were an old pair of his jeans and was trying to be amusing.  I looked at the tag inside and had to honestly answer, "ME".  Yes, they were my pants.   I dug further into the box and I was pleasantly surprised.  The clothes had been all carefully stored away as I gained weight. Ironically enough, I found clothes that I can currently wear...how cool is that?   There were way outdated clothes (can we say "hello 80's") and there were clothes that had to be thrown away and or donated.  There were clothes that I wouldn't wear again just because my styles have changed.    Basically this box was a bin of clothes I outgrew or couldn't bear to get rid of.  Below is a picture of me holding a pink shirt that I absolutely loved.  (Todd commented, "you used to wear that all the time.)   I could almost fit two of me in that shirt!!!


  

All in all the bins were a good find.  I got some 'new/old' clothes to wear.  (and yes, some favorites have made their way into my washing machine) but more importantly, I had a reminder of exactly how far I've come.  Yes, I've still got a ways to go, but I've come a LONG LONG WAY!!!!


8 comments:

Scribbles said...

That is one seriously big shirt MaryFran!!!! Did it make you feel good to see how far you've come?

albertje broekema said...

wow! your journey should be an inspiration to those struggling with weight problems.thanks for sharing!!

timothy said...

so glad you're getting motivated again and lemme tell ya just because I know the worst doesn't mean i'll let you off easy missy! I care about you and expect/want the best from and for you! stop that defeatist thinking and rev up that engine you can do this I KNOW you can and what's more YOU know you can! (so can I!) so lets kick weight loss's ass!!!

timothy said...

so glad you're getting motivated again and lemme tell ya just because I know the worst doesn't mean i'll let you off easy missy! I care about you and expect/want the best from and for you! stop that defeatist thinking and rev up that engine you can do this I KNOW you can and what's more YOU know you can! (so can I!) so lets kick weight loss's ass!!!

Melissa Long said...

WOW MF what an amazing visual! you have come so far and you're doing amazingly! I know the road has been bumpy lately, but you are still maintaining and that's a huge accomplishment and you're NOT GIVING UP! Kudos!

Shelley said...

What a great find those bins turned out to be! I think that when we (the royal) have a lot of weight to lose, we tend to dismiss/forget how far we've come when we aren't at the finish line. You HAVE come a long way! Now, for the next chapter... :)

Darcy Winters said...

I would have to turn the pink shirt into a pair of pajamas! :-)

Debsdailylife said...

What a great find!! MOTIVATION!!!! you should keep that somewhere close!! I have my first tank top in my bedroom!!!