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Tiny Triumphs

June 12, 2015

It is very heartening to reach a significant point along the weight loss route   I always get excited when the scales “go down by a stone” or I’m “something-stones-six-pounds” so that I am nearer the lower figure than I am to the higher figure in terms of “the stone….”.  They are achievements that really put a smile on my face and Lovely Husband is always the first to hear about them.  But sometimes it can feel like there is quite a distance between them and waiting to hit the next milestone can sometimes be frustrating.    That’s why I love to celebrate my “tiny triumphs” with just as much joy.

I had a tiny triumph this weekend.   I was beginning to think about holiday clothes.  LH and I are heading off for a week to celebrate our wedding anniversary and whilst my summer clothes are in the wardrobe they are largely “work wear” .   I have a separate wardrobe for all the really lovely “non-work-wear” including the cargo pants; t-shirts and “sun-suits” which are not deemed suitable for the office but are wonderfully comfortable when it comes to going for a paddle in the sea or taking long leisurely promenades along the sea front.

I have to admit that my memory was a little hazy which regard to exactly what items I would find hanging there and even more in the dark about which would actually fit.   There is an assortment of sizes and styles and some of them are very definitely still in the “my inspiration” category.    (Those items that are still a long way off fitting, but which as soon as I catch sight of them spur me on and renew my determination to eventually get to goal and fit into them again).

Given that most of the clothes have languished there for over a year I resolved to make a start on my selection – if only to have plenty of time to launder and iron any items that could do with a freshen up and de-crease before going into my suitcase. 

I was very pleased that a favourite pair of canvas trousers could now fit round my midriff – with zip completely up AND button fastened. That wasn’t possible last year. A good number of t-shirts also fitted without drawing attention to those bulges that I would prefer to keep hidden but the biggest “tiny triumph” came when I found a long-forgotten white frilly shirt. It is a beautiful shirt but it is sleeveless and last time I tried it on the button and button hole directly across my widest part simply waved at each without making contact because my tummy bulge kept them apart…

Feeling brave (and knowing that the number on the scales and on the tape measure were decreasing) I decided to try it on. I wasn’t entirely hopeful but to my delight it fitted without exposing any flesh around my middle (and didn’t make my upper arms bulge either).

In the grand scheme of life.. this is nothing remarkable. But for me it is a tiny triumph worthy of note. The shirt is now washed and ready to be pressed and packed for my holiday… and who knows I might even be brave enough to take a few “holiday snaps” wearing it… Now that would a “major triumph”…

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I'm northern (but migrated south); I'm married to my Lovely Husband; I'm a twin (older than my sister by just a matter of a few minutes); I have family to look out for; a day job to pay the bills; I 'moonlight' as a writer and performer of comic verse; I sometimes struggle to juggle life with all its various demands; I often wish for more hours in a day… And I'm on a journey to lose weight to take me to a healthy size, shape and BMI…

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