I keep a pair of pants draped over a chair in my living room. I call these my “goal pants.” They’re pants just one size too small for me. From time to time, I try on my goal pants to see how they fit. Some days, even when the scale isn’t cooperating, it’s amazing how good you feel when your goal pants fit. Yesterday, I was able to wear size 38 pants.
This is notable for a number of reasons. For one, I’m out of the 40′s. I remember how excited I was when I got out of the 50′s. This feels like the home stretch. Even more exciting is that 38″ pants means that I’ve lost a total of 24″ from my waistline since starting my journey. That’s two feet… Now it’s time to head back to Goodwill and find some 38×30 khakis.