Last night, I packed up SEVEN bags and one box of clothing I can no longer wear. I gave two bags and the box to the Salvation Army; two bags to a colleague and three to the parent of one of my students.
I love being able to do that! In fact, it's one of the coolest things about this entire process! At first, I was bothered when my colleague wore one of my tops to school--I think in part because I was still feeling that size. While I still have days like that, they are fewer all the time! Yesterday, she wore one of the tops I had given her and it looked great on her!
Today, I'm wearing my engagement ring--on my middle finger. It doesn't fit my ring finger anymore, and it's too pretty to sit in my jewelry box. I suppose I should have returned the ring to him when I broke up with him, but remember--he said he wasn't sure he could be attracted to me when I lost the weight. Now, really...does he DESERVE the ring back? It's pretty, right? And looks good on that finger!! (Just FYI, ring size dropped from an 8 to about a 7...depending on how wide the band.) Shoe size has changed, too. I had to tighten EVERY one of my shoes!