Happiness in a Drawer!
Friday, February 19, 2016
Sometimes motivation can be found in the oddest places!
Have you ever found yourself looking at old photographs and wishing you were that size again? Some of my favorite photos are of my anniversary trip to Martha's Vineyard with my husband taken about 11 years ago. Sure, I was overweight but not like super fat or anything (my thinking). In the past few years I have looked at those pictures and thought...only to be that size again.
Early this morning I began cleaning out some of my drawers and I came across an outfit that I actually wore on that trip. Wondering just how close I was to being able to wear it again, I tried it on. Imagine how surprised I was to learn that not only did it fit, but it was even loser than when I purchased it all those years ago. But how could that be, I mean, I am horribly fat right now. I couldn't possibly be able to fit in those clothes again.
I have spent the day thinking about my mind set (and wearing the outfit). How is it that I can look at the pictures and wish I were that size again and yet put those same clothes on and still feel so fat? Why is it that I can't celebrate the success of losing 95 pounds and know that I have made progress? Why do I want to hold on to the image of fat?
My husband suggested taking a few photos in the clothes and really looking at the progress I have made in the last 10 months, so I did! I will admit, I was so pumped that I could see real evidence of my hard work.
Losing weight is definitely a mind and body connection. Who knew that old clothes in the bottom of a drawer could provide the motivation needed to make the mind believe that I can and am doing it!