The last time I had anything near a significant weight loss effort, I got "all the way down" to a size 24 (pants). I remember how GOOD that felt. This was about 10 years ago, and I only stayed in that zone for about two months before I started to regain again (plus an extra 10 lbs. added for good measure).
I kept two of my size 24 jeans, because I hardly wore them, and how much does jean style realistically change? (They aren't bell-bottoms.) I think I will make fitting back into them one of my mini-goals. I should be able to do that, if I stay on track, by the end of January. That is a big "if" there, given I need to successfully negotiate through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Right now, I think I'll be able to do that - positive attitude and all that.
My pants were a snug 4x in June (or about a size 30W). Today, in mid-August, my pants are now comfortable. In fact, they will probably be loose in another 2-3 lbs.
Change may be slow, but it is happening. I'm large enough that no one has noticed - at all - a whopping 12 lb weight loss. I wonder how much I'll lose before someone actually notices the change. I imagine it would be harder to detect in winter, with bulky clothing and all that. Won't friends and relatives be surprised next spring? Well, hopefully so ...
The general rule of thumb is 1 size = 20 lbs, therefore, as I reach 20 lbs in weight loss, I should be ready for a 28W. I'm more than halfway there!
Sizes are another way to measure successful implementation of a healthy eating regimen.
30W on my way to 28W ...