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Actual SIGNS of weight loss! – I opted not to go for the number I see on the scale, but for the number that my tape measure, measures around my waist/bust and hips.

I started out with these measurements on May 10th (exactly 2wks ago)

Height 5’7″
Bust 46″ (wearing a 40DDD bra)
Waist 36.5″
Hips 45

And my measurements now:
Bust 45″
Waist 35″
Hips 45″

And while Im glad Im losing inches, Im even more glad Im not losing them so much in the hips – Id like to keep some of that curve (for those of you who dont know, I lack in the BEHIND department!)

I knew something was up – I knew I had lost some weight/inches – when I tried on a dress I had purchased from Etsy, which measurements were mine exactly – and it was a bit big!

I woke up this morning, a bit annoyed because most of my pretty dresses were at the dry cleaner – and the rest…I just wasnt in the mood to wear.  I stood in front of my closet wearing a white slip, annoyed.  But then I realized I had a black wrap dress, that Ive had for — AGES! — I took it off the hanger and tried it on.  Sure, it fit.  I could tie it. The arms were fine…but I was afraid to look in the mirror at the bulges that were there.  This dress is rayon jersey, and quite form fitting.  I was afraid!  I went downstairs and looked in the mirror and said – hell, it isnt so bad!  

Here is a photo of me wearing the exact same dress, in 2004.  I was about 150lbs here, and wearing a size 8/10.  Mind you, the dress is marked, “medium”

My hair was blonde, yes.  I was really tan, yes.  And I was showing cleavage!  YES!

That was taken 8yrs ago, when I was 28.  Im 36 now and I feel a little weird about showing that much boob.  So I wore a scarf over my neck today.  Plus, Im a little bustier now, and they are a bit more exposed.  But otherwise, the dress looks great!  What do you think?!  I havent been able to wear it for years!

Who would have thought, 2-3-4 days a week of working out (in this case, hiking) and watching what I eat, would show such results! – While this may not be a lot to some people, its monumental to me.  Its really not that hard, either!  This is now, just even more incentive for me to keep at it and work harder.