Hooray! A couple more pounds down and a smaller number on the fat percentage, too.
I finally received the new driver's license in the mail and instead of pairing it to my old photo, which I've done in an earlier post, I thought I'd pair it with another photo I came across this week.
On the left is my old passport photo - I found it when I was desperately trying to find something else in my files. The picture was taken back in 1997 as I was just starting to pack on the pounds. As you can see I am slimmer today than I was back then. I am winning a battle I've been fighting for 16 years!
An old friend who hasn't seen me since about 1996-97 asked me if I was slimmer or about the same size as when they last saw me. I answered that I thought I was smaller but wasn't sure. Well, here's the proof - there are a lot of old friends who have never seen me at this size. I'm quickly approaching my old high school weight - which is mind blowing!
My husband and I are planning a trip to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival near Dallas in May, so I went through the costumes in my closet to see if I could get back into some of the old costumes I "outgrew," only to discover everything was HUGE on me.
This included the first really nice bodice I had custom made in 1995. Back then I asked the seamstress to make it two sizes smaller than my measurements to hug my female curves and create the ever-desirable wench cleavage. I wore this bodice for two years before I got so large I couldn't wear it anymore. The cute little tapestry and leather number hung losely and made me look like Olive Oyl instead of emphasizing my curves.
So before I leave for the festival in May I am going to have to purchase a bodice for my new, shapely frame!
And speaking of buying something to fit my new frame: When I first started on the Ideal Protein diet I would reward myself with something fun with every 10 lb. loss. Sometimes I would be a manicure/pedicure and other times it would be a new pair of pants. I fell out of the habit at some point and haven't rewarded myself in a while.
The car I've driven for the last several years was falling apart. I told myself a while back that when I was finished with phase I of Ideal Protein, I'd reward myself with a new car. Well, due to certain circumstances I decided to make the new car my reward for losing more than 100 lbs. I figure 114 is a good place to say HOORAY and get a new car.
The new car is a MINI Cooper Clubman - A small, sporty car to go with my small sporty frame!! And the photo below reminds me, those pants are too big! Time to stop cinching them up with a belt (it makes them pooch out!) and get something that fits me!