This past weekend, my family and I went to our relatives wedding in Wilmington, NC. It was a wonderful weekend celebrating my cousin, Aaron, marrying Ashley. We got to spend time with family and check out downtown Wilmington which is this really artsy place. More about the weekend later.
A week ago, I needed to find something to wear to the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. I do not enjoy shopping. Shopping is no fun when you are fat. I also don’t like to spend money so, with that combination, I really don’t ever shop for myself. I needed help!
I called my friend Allison and asked when she could help me. She has been my shopping partner for years! Fatter and thinner–she has always been with me shopping to tell me what looks good or what doesn’t. I am so thankful for her!
Last Sunday, we went shopping. We tried on lots of different things but finally settled on a black dress with some killer heels and fun earrings.
For the first time, EVER, I felt sexy.
When I was younger and thinner, I was too young to feel sexy. My mom always taught me that girls shouldn’t be sexy. So, I never thought of myself that way. On Saturday, when I walked around with my new dress, heels, and earrings, for the first time, I felt sexy.
The years of hard work, running, exercising, eating right, counting Weight Watchers points and later points plus, going to meetings week after week, NOT giving up; all of those things culminated on Saturday when I could, for the first time in a LONG time, feel good about myself. Not only did I feel good about myself, I felt SEXY!!!!!
My husband recently embarked on his own weight loss journey and he has lost over 20 pounds. He looks amazing, I look amazing, and together, we look smokin’ hot. I finally feel, for the first time EVER that I am the wife he deserves. He deserves to be proud of his wife and to have others look at him and say, “Man, he is one lucky guy!”
I am so excited with my recent successes. I am so close to 100 pounds, I can taste it. I am determined and I will lose those 100 pounds by next Monday, the last day of October, Halloween.
What is your goal this week? Set a goal and then work hard to achieve it. Be the person that you THINK you can be. Have a great week!