At the start of October I reached a big goal of mine, losing 40kgs (and earning myself $500!). November saw another big moment when I finally broke through the 100kg mark! And now December has arrived, I am excited to say I have achieved another important milestone! Excuse me while I get a bit imperial on your behinds, but this morning I weighed in at 96.5kgs which means I have officially lost 100-lbs!!
I had a pretty good idea that this week would be the week because, as you may know from my FAQ page, I tend to be a bit of a scale-junkie so when I saw a similar number on the scales the day before I knew I was on the right track!
Even though I live in a land of metrics, the 100-lb mark means a lot to me. When I was 142kg, looking at the huge weight-loss mountain I had to climb, reading stories (mostly imperial Americans) and blogs (ditto) about people who had lost weight, 100-lbs seemed so far way, so unachievable. Yet here I stand, and it's done! I know I have worked hard and it's taken a long time but it wasn't nearly as difficult as I imagined it would be when I was standing at the beginning. I know this now and I feel a bit annoyed at myself for putting my health and losing weight at the bottom of my priorities list for so long because I thought it was all too hard! Hindsight truly is a beautiful thing...
I know I have used this photo before (including in my new blog header - What do you all think?) but it is one of my favourite/most horrifying 'before' pictures and it leads well into the picture that follows it -
There are no words...
So here is that same shirt along with the t-shirt I am wearing today -
I know conventional wisdom tells fatties like me to rid themselves of all of their 'fat' clothes and for the most part I have... But this shirt? This shirt I am keeping as a reminder of what I have achieved.
Have you kept any 'reminder' clothes? Do you think it's a bad idea?
Thanks for reading... K