Friday, January 6, 2017

One Thing About Today... (Vol. 2)

One thing about today (Thursday January 5) that I want to make sure I remember one year from now is the overwhelming feeling of shock and sheer joy I felt this morning when, on a whim, I tried on my beloved, old, gray Marshall sweatshirt, an item I have been unable to wear for 5-6 years because it became too snug, only to discover that after losing 29 pounds, that I could wear it once again.

Losing weight is an interesting experience. One of the reasons why is because, in my opinion, one's mind doesn't necessarily see the changes that are happening to one's body during weight loss.  I know I've lost weight for I've seen the changes on the scale each week.  I've also seen the changes in the way my clothes fit and how many times I've tightened up my belt.  But, there are still times when I look in the mirror and my mind doesn't see the changes that have happened to my body; I still see the reflection of how I was in August.

This morning was a huge affirmation for me.  I know it's just a basic sweatshirt, but this one has always been a favorite.  I love the basic crewneck and the embroidered letters that spell out the name of my beloved alma mater in green. I've had this sweatshirt for over 20 years.  I was very upset with myself when I got the point of where I could no longer wear it because of the weight I had gained.  Two years ago, during a massive household item and clothing purge, I almost relegated the sweatshirt to the Goodwill bag, figuring why keep something that obviously no longer fit.  But, due to my sentimental nature, I just couldn't part with it.  

Today, I am so glad I didn't.  

One year from now, I hope I remember how wonderful this little non-scale victory, to use a popular Weight Watchers term, feels. 

What is one thing about today that you want to make sure to remember one year from now?  Please feel free to comment below.

As always, thanks for stopping by!  Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

Back in October, I composed a post entitled One Thing About Today as a part of the Back to Blogging Non-Challenge Challenge hosted by Alyssa @ Alyssa Goes Bang.  I enjoyed writing and revisiting that entry so much that I've decided to make it a regular feature here on my blog.


  1. hi-five, girl! those NSVs are the best and totally make everything you're doing worth it. keep up the great work!

  2. Hurrah for getting into an old favorite! Congratulations on your hard work.

  3. I've decided that this weight loss saga is merely an excuse for you to show off all that lovely hair you have.

    1. LOL! Weight loss saga? LOL! Oh, E Man... I assure you, it's not. I do appreciate the compliment, although I don't think my hair was very lovely in these pictures.

  4. What a fantastic story...well-earned by all of your hard work. I can relate. I have an A&M sweatshirt that I bought my first semester freshman year. I have so much love for that sweatshirt. I am SO glad yours did not find its way to Goodwill. Well done, Ericka.

  5. oh my goodness! what an amazing feeling. so awesome that you didn't get rid of it so you were able to experience this. all the high fives!!!


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