the biggest change…

December 28th, 2009

When I decided to go on my journey of losing 100lbs I did it purely for me.  I was tired of being tired.  I was tired of eating, and eating and feeling horrible.  It’s funny because now I’ve got people asking me how I did it and if I feel any different.  I feel a lot different honestly.  I can run up flights of stairs without getting winded.  Heck I can even walk up 8-12 steps without getting winded.  I have more energy.  I am proud of myself – which I haven’t been in a while.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel – knocking off another 50-60 by summer.

So what’s the biggest change?

My wardrobe or lack of it.  I have spent the past few days doing a deep clean of the clothes I can no longer wear because they are too big.  I’ve got four 55 gallon trash bags full of clothes to give to Goodwill now.  So now my problem isn’t not having clothes because they are too small.  Now my problem is not having clothes to wear because everything is too big and needs to be thrown out.  It’s a great feeling.  I kept some things from a few years ago that I really liked and they fit pretty good back then.  Now they are baggy on me.  My clothes are the biggest change.

I’ve got enough to get me through until March I think.  March should be when I hit my second goal and can actually buy clothes for the long haul.  It will be so nice.  I am not looking forward to actually buying a whole new wardrobe either.  My rough guess is that it will be $1k-$1500 (at the least) since I’ll be buying dress clothes and everything.  Clothes are expensive.  Good thing I can do it in short bursts.