See this sleeveless workout shirt I am wearing? Well, two days ago was the first time I ever wore this out in public. I wear it around the house a lot to work out in, but NEVER in public. I have always felt very self conscious of my arms and have never worn sleeveless clothes for as long as I can remember. I remember being really distraught when my softball team decided to go with sleeveless shirts for our uniforms when I was just 15 or 16 years old. I HATED that uniform. As soon as the game was over, I would change into another shirt with sleeves. I was that self conscious about it. But I am finally starting to feel better about my body including my arms. Maybe someday I will even feel comfortable wearing sleeveless clothes other than workout shirts.
My other non-scale victory has to do with clothes. One of my summer projects was to clean out my clothes closet again. I did it last summer and got rid of a lot of clothes but I knew I would have a lot more to get rid of again this summer. I ran across a pair of jeans I called my "skinny jeans." They were a size 16. My old roommate gave them to me when she started losing weight in college. When I lost a lot of weight in college, I was able to wear these jeans and I felt so good about myself in them. But as soon as I started to gain weight back, I immediately couldn't wear the jeans anymore.
So I decided to put the "skinny" jeans on again and see how they fit. I took some pictures and you can see below my "skinny" jeans:
My new "skinny" jeans are now a size 6. I bought them when I went home to visit my parents. I am still a few pounds away from being able to wear them comfortably, but they fit. I also took some pictures with them on:
And I also bought a pair of size 6 capri pants. I also feel like I need to lose a few pounds before I can wear these. Here is a picture of the capri pants:
I also put on an old hoodie that I love. I knew I wouldn't be able to wear it anymore, but I wanted to see how it fit now. I am also including a picture of me wearing this hoodie 2 years ago:
I really wanted to do a side by side comparison photo but I couldn't figure out how to do it! So the first picture is me just a few days ago and the second picture was taken in California 2 years ago.
Just a couple of non-scale victories I thought I would share. :)