I started this weight loss journey after a very depressing shopping trip to buy bigger work clothes--size 16's. For the first time ever on that trip, I had to go "upstairs" at Macy's to shop in the women's department. Having a few weeks before returning to work, and determined never to wear those clothes, I committed to lose the weight. My goal is to become a normal BMI, whatever size that leads me to. Well, after a few weeks I was able to return those clothes and fit comfortably into my size 14's again. My size 14's are getting uncomfortably large so I decided yesterday to finally buy some new clothes. You can imagine my delight when I could get into size 10's! Many are still a wee bit tight, but I decided to skip 12's altogether since I 've still got weight to lose and they fit well enough. I have not been a 10 since my early 20's.