So, I had hoped to get down to below 200lbs before our vacation, but didn't quite make it. Then, I had hoped to only gain 5lbs while we were on vacation and ended up gaining 9lbs when I checked on the Saturday following our return. But, I got back into the full diet and exercise swing, and The Fates took pity on me. I lost all that I gained over vacation in a week's time. I'm still not under 200lbs, but VERY close.
My clothes are all too big for me, including clothes that I bought a month ago. So, I decided that I deserved two new pairs of interview-appropriate pants. The Fates again rewarded me. I purchased two pairs of size 16 trousers today and two size 14-16 tops to go with them. While this is still larger than I would like to be, size 16 clothing has been a stranger to my body for nearly a decade.
Now, to resist the tempation to indulge in a celebratory eating binge! ;)