Apparently, I'm going to have to put a bit more thought into packing for a trip, now that I'm losing weight.
I can't simply assume that the clothes that I wore the last time I travelled on business are going to be suitable this time around.
I learned this lesson the hard way on Friday morning when I put on a pair of pinstriped dress pants I had packed for an out-of-town meeting.
They gaped so much around my waist and hips that they were dragging on the ground.
I ended up having to hike my pants up dozens of time while I was at the meeting. It was awkward, to say the least. So, after the meeting wrapped up, I spent the afternoon shopping for some clothes that actually fit. That's when I discovered that I have dropped three pant sizes over the past two months.
The scale may not be going down at a huge rate these days (I'm losing about a pound a week right now), but this is further evidence that the weight is coming off, particularly around my waist and hips.
I'm also feeling a lot "fitter." This past week, I managed to squeeze in five workouts: four on the treadmill plus a walk with my Dad. Working out has actually become something I enjoy and look forward to.
Losing a relatively small amount of weight (23 pounds as of last Monday's weigh-in) has made a huge difference in terms of how I feel, both inside and out.