So my "mini target" was to be a size 16 by Christmas, in jeans, from the shop I would normally buy them from (I didn't want to cheat and get them from a shop I know is more forgiving in the sizes).
So I DID try on a size 16 in jeans (I used to have to squeeze into a size 20, and eventually into a size 18) albeit I tried them on a couple of weeks ago - so not close to Christmas as I had planned.
I was super shocked to find that I could get them on without undoing the button! I remember forcing myself into size 20 jeans so this was a really nice shock for me.
Don't get me wrong - I couldn't move or BREATHE in these jeans and they were definitely squeezed on, and I'm sure most people wouldn't think squeezing into any size of clothing was an achievement to be so happy about - but considering previously I had to squish into a size 18, and a size 16 wouldn't even come up over my thighs, I felt getting them on at all was a massive achievement. In light of this being a few weeks ago - followed immediately by two weeks of 1lb gains, I haven't tried on another pair, but I will do so in the new year.
Setting goals is about being realistic and I now know I'd never have been able to actively wear a size sixteen right now. In light of this, I'm moving my "size 16" target to the end of January but adding that I want to be a "comfortable" size 16. Meaning no bulging tummy over the top!
I'm hoping re-setting this target, doing the mini exercise challenge and the 5 week pre-holiday challenge, will help keep me on track for this goal for when I get measured for a bridesmaid dress at the end of January
I thought writing this post might help put my head on straight and stop eating the box of heroes behind me!