Now here is my victory. I am wearing size 16 pants in this pic (don't mind the crazy hair day I'm having, I think I used a fork for a comb or something), and the pants are actually a little too big! Not only that, both the top and the sweater are size large and fit just fine! NO XL's or XXL's here!! That's a first! I don't know how long it's been since I was able to be totally out of the XL zone. I'm shrinking before my very own eyes! Even though the scale isn't screaming "you've made it to the 100's!" just yet, my body is whispering (...you're almost there!). I am committing in the very moment to go walking a minimum of 3 lunchtimes this week.
I mentioned a little while back that I was interviewing for a new position in my hospital where I work. Well I got the job!! Woot!! I gave my 2-week notice and will be starting my new position on October 14. I am very excited to move on to something more challenging. Of course this means tons more work, with not a huge pay increase, but I'm hoping that I will be able to prove myself important enough very soon to get a promotion that my new boss said we will have to get the compensation department to note and pay me accordingly. All in all this has been an excellent couple of weeks. I have been totally distracted from meal planning and school because of all this new job business, but I'm prepping to have a great fall season. Squash recipes await!