I cannot believe that I am 20 pounds away from goal. I am 20 pounds over weight. I am no longer obese. My BMI has gone from 45 to 28. Once it gets to 25, I get my certificate! I know, I know. It's just a piece of paper. True. But it's a piece of paper I worked my butt off for. I don't have either my degree or my diploma framed, but I do believe I will frame my certificate from Dr. Poon. I saw Dr. Marmina yesterday and he said that he doesn't think they give the certificates out anymore. I asked, and he agreed, that they would find one for me:)
I have to share my latest thrift store find. I stumbled upon this gem at Value Village on Monday. It's a leather jacket from Nine West in pristine condition. It fits me like a glove and I paid $34.99 for it. A steal! I wear it a little too much around the house. I've never owned anything so beautiful before...except maybe my Sami bracelet. It's something else that makes me feel pretty.
|This outfit cost about $50...|
leather jacket included!
There's the 20 lbs. Erin:)
Thrift store shopping is time consuming. I can spend an hour in a store and only come out with a couple of things. Really nice things though that only cost me $10. I got a great leather belt and a Calvin Klein t-shirt bra with the original sales tags still attached. Which reminds me. My mammaries are just a memory. One area in which I have probably lost the most weight would be my bust!
My husband complained once and I said, "would you rather I gain back 100 pounds so my boobs will be bigger?" He never mentioned it again. I personally don't miss my bigger bust in the least. I can finally wear bras that have thin straps and only 2 clasps in the back. My new bras are tiny compared to the HUGE industrial bras I used to wear. And the straps and under wire would chafe me. No more. I went from a plus sized 46 D cup to a regular 36/38 B cup. Depressing? Not even a little bit.
As the days are getting shorter, I'm going to have to start running in the dark. Not sure how I feel about that. When I took the Learn to Run clinic back in March, I ran in the dark a lot. But I was also with a group. I run by myself most of the time now. It doesn't start getting light until 6:30 am. Clearly I cannot do long runs during the week. I have to be back home and in the shower by 7:30. So I'm reluctantly going to have to start running on city streets. Something I have been able to avoid since I took up running. But I have to do what I have to do. Not running is not an option for me.