I love this image…butterflies are my signature insect. Okay that sounded way cooler in my head but you know what I mean. They are a symbol of rebirth, transformation and beauty that will always fascinate me.
The whole idea of transformation was brought home to me this past week. I had been traveling, and since I was in The States, near a huge mall and with my Mom, shopping was on my list of things to do. I was also feeling a little frumpy in my clothes, like they weren’t really reflective of who I am now. I had wanted to wait until I was closer to my goal weight but frankly I needed some encouragement.
Most of you know that I am struggling through a rather extended plateau…not dropping any weight…I did go down inches though so not all is lost. It was really becoming hard for me to push through and I hoped that some new duds would perk me up.
It worked! I began trying on clothes and you know what…not having a saggy bum in my pants and going with shirts and jackets that fit really highlighted the progress I had made…I got a little weepy-eyed with the size of my hips and my dipped in waist. I felt like I was looking in a magic mirror…the good kind.
I was beginning to see the transformation…it really was a beautiful moment for me, and one that I never dreamed of having just a year ago. I have had to adjust my timeline for my eating program…short of cutting the fat off I will just have to follow the program and let my body do its thing…but it is doing it, slowly but surely.
The point being, I really hadn’t seen the changes in my body, or I didn’t think they were that noticeable…it took that stripping off of the old and putting on of the new to really see how things had changed.
PS-I thought I would post a picture of one of the new outfits…love that green!