I hit a significant goal today. The scale said 220. I wasn't expecting it. Last week it said 223 and I was hoping to just maintain that. But I didn't. I lost again. That brings my total to 80 pounds. I'm not going to be overly optimistic that the 220 will stick again next Sunday, but I'm going to bask in it this week until the next official weigh in.
I think part of the reason I was able to jump start the weight loss again was my soda boycott. A few months ago I stopped drinking soda for two weeks just to see if I could do it. Today is day 14 of my current run. What's different about this one is I've also dropped iced tea, which I love. Okay, I had one glass almost two weeks ago out at dinner, but I didn't order it. At the place we go to a lot, I always order iced tea. Always. This time I ordered water but the waitress didn't listen. And instead of a glass of iced tea, she brought over a glass and a pitcher (for the first time, even.) I tend to have five or six glasses and she thought she'd save herself a couple of trips. So I drank one glass.
I'm lucky enough to work in an office where the dress code is very lax. Since about April, I've worn nothing but shorts to work every day. Now that the weather has changed, I'm back to pants. But it's been six months since I've had to wear pants and my body has changed. I dug out the rest of the pants I had packed away that I outgrew. Reclaimed two more pairs of jeans, but they're just a little too big for me now. In April they were too tight, in October they are too loose. But I'm wearing them anyway. This morning I went out to buy a couple pairs of pants. I especially needed cargo pants. That's what I live in when it's not shorts weather and every pair of cargo pants I own are way too big. So I ended up with 5 pairs of pants. Tonight I decided to go through my closet and weed out all the pants I can't wear anymore. I pulled out 28 pairs of pants that no longer fit. I threw a couple away and the rest are going into storage. I'm down to about 10 pairs. I'll lose half of those if I lose enough weight to get down another size. Right now I'm in a 38 waist, down from a 44 a year ago. I'm almost to a 36, a size I wore in high school back in the early 80s. The pants I bought today were a little loose, but not loose enough that I could get into a 36.
I'm really proud of myself. And I will still be until I look at the scale in the morning. I went a little overboard on Saturday and if I did any damage, I'll see it on the scale in the morning.