I know I am supposed to rave about how much more energy I now have as a result of losing over 20kgs. And I do have more energy and I am probably healthier. But I am afraid I have to be a bit shallow and say the thing that I love most about the weight loss is being able to walk in to most clothing stores and actually buy clothes. It was so frustrating seeing all these lovely clothes around and not being able to even try them on.
I think part of my frustration was that I couldn’t really see the weight gain. I looked in the mirror and sure things wobbled a bit more but overallyI still had the same body shape. Now that I have lost the weight I can see it on my arms but otherwise I don’t see the major change that other people see. I went to a Christmas party the other day and people who I hadn’t see since I had lost the weight were really shocked at the change. One person even checked it was due to me just losing weight and that it wasn’t due to illness. But to be honest when I look in the mirror I still look pretty similar to me.
It is funny how you perceive yourself. Even when I have seen photos, they haven’t changed how I felt I look.
One thing I didn’t expect was to lose weight off my feet. Very weird that shoes that obviously stretched are now loose and not very wearable.
Now if only I had the money to go out and buy that new wardrobe! I am now wearing clothes from about 15 years ago that miraculously fit again.