I opened up the purple, plastic box sitting next to the TV stand in my bedroom. Digging through it I found shirts, dresses, pants, all nestled away because they no longer fit. I pulled out one of my favorite, a sleeveless, A-line dress with royal blue, navy, and white designs. I LOVE this dress. I laid it on the bed and piled atop other cute, formerly worn dresses and skirts.
A cream and black, horizontal striped skirt (Size 8 *ha*), a black and white cocktail dress, a fun, multi-colored cap sleeved dress (with pockets!), a heather gray and white striped dress with a shiny pewter colored belt, all unworn because I’ve grown out of them. What a waste. Seriously.
Since April 2013, I have gained 30 pounds and 3 dress sizes. Only 7.5 lbs a year, but it adds up over time! I went from pushing into a size 10, but still being able to fit into some of my 8 bottoms to before juicing 11 days ago, practically pushing into a size 14 (yes, my 12s were getting snug. This is why it was imperative for me to get my weight and eating under control.
I held the sleeveless, A-line dress with royal blue, navy, and white designs up for inspection. I can see where I’ve almost ruined it by trying to squeeze my body into it far after it truly stopped fitting. But again, it’s one of my favorites, so I was foolish and perhaps a little desperate! I knew I had some progress, so I tried it on. To my surprise, it fit again. Not perfectly, but there was definitely a difference since the last time I wore it. I looked in the mirror and decided to wear it.
That was day 6.
Today on day 11, I’m proud to say I weigh 165.8 lbs (down from 177.2 lbs) and 1.5 inches around my waist. I started at 36.5 inches and now I’m at 35 inches. Juicing was meant to jump start cleaner eating, so I can shrink my waist. I’d love to get it down to 31 inches. I’m not really worried about my weight as much as I am about how my clothing fits. I think continued weight training will help with this. I’m excited to see my progress by the time I hit the big THREE-FIVE, but I have to keep pushing.
Today’s juice recipe is below.
- 4 small apples and 1 medium apple
- 4 cucumbers
- 2 lemons
- 8 kale leaves
- 1 slice of pineapple