I was shopping yesterday and on a whim decided to take a pair of size 16 jeans in the dressing room. I actually got them zipped! I'm not ready to buy 16's yet, as they are still pretty tight, but wow, I was absolutely shocked that I could actually pour myself into them. So here's a rather fuzzy picture from my cell phone. The are tight enough to give me a muffin top, so I am not ready to jump in to them just yet. But wow! 16 sounds like such an average, normal number. I still look at pants and expect them to be a certain width around the waistband and when I picked up the 16's I thought there's no way these actually fit me. I still have a warped view of my body size. It will certainly take me a while to figure that out.
In some other not so good news, the scale and I are having quite a battle. I don't know what has triggered it, but the scale is sitting at 220 this morning, that's a 4 pound swing since the first of the month. At this rate I may have a gain instead of a loss for the month. That's scary. I don't know what I need to do, but I have to do something to nip this in the bud.