To balance out the bad news from my entry below, I wanted to tell you that I've so far lost about 25 pounds! I take my jeans out every other day and try them on. My Old Navy size 12 are still slightly too tight to wear, but should fit in another five pounds. My Eddie Bauer shorts, size 12 fit me. And about 4 months ago, I bought a pair of Nike exercise capri pants at Ross, but they were WAY too tight for me, but I got them anyway. Today is my second day wearing them and they fit perfectly and are soooo comfortable! My goal is to fit most of my pants and jeans, which are size 10 or 11. I can barely get my size 10 Old Navy jeans up over my butt and hips, so I still have a ways to go.
I did a mini fast yesterday -- having a smallish breakfast and not eating the rest of the day save for a few nibbles here and there and lots of water and fiber tablets to jump start my weight loss after being sick. It worked, as I lost three more pounds and today I'm eating normally again.
Soon I will be able to wear my closet full of old, but cute clothes! Hooray! I'm on the road back to being normal!!!!