I wasn't weighing myself regularly but my records show that when I did weigh myself a year ago I was in the 150's. I also wasn't running in October and November of last year. I was letting my foot/feet heal from plantar faciitis. I was going to a spin class at the YMCA and did a little yoga, but running has always been my go-to exercise and the only one that I have been able to maintain doing for a long period of time.
I started working in December of last year and almost immediately my weight started going down again. I also started running a little, a very little. Maybe the running was why I started losing weight again, I don't know, but I did. I had been at around 145 for a long time, I tend to plateau at a weight for long periods of time and then suddenly lose several lbs, usually when I change something up.
Well, I noticed in August that my weight was going down again. I am not obsessive about weighing every morning anymore, and I have changed my official weigh days to the first of the month, but I do weigh myself regularly, at least once a week. Anyway, I was excited to see the numbers falling again, and then at the middle of October I was the lowest I have been in my adult life, 141. I even saw 139 once (after a long run, not a true weight).
Over the summer I went to Value Village with my sister and bought a bunch of size 8 pants. I was excited to be in size 8, the first time since high school that I've been able to wear that size. Anyway, recently I have not been able to wear any of my size 8's without a belt. I can take all of them off without unbuttoning them. So when I took Damian to Goodwill a month ago to get jeans, I decided I wanted to try a pair of size 6 pants. I told myself I wasn't going to buy any, I just wanted to see. They fit. They were $4. I bought them. For the first time in my life (including high school) I am wearing a size 6. How crazy is that??
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