I’m one of *those* people who gets on the scale every morning. I know…you’re only supposed to weigh yourself once a week. But what if you lost a pound or two during the week and then had a late dinner the night before your weigh in? You might miss out on that little victory. I believe in not missing out on anything.
I got on the scale this morning and saw that I’ve lost 35 pounds! 35 POUNDS! I’m super happy and super motivated! I’m really proud because I know that I’m losing this by making changes in my eating habits and my lifestyle. Substantial and sustainable changes like: reducing my portions, keeping my calories around 1400 a day, drinking water every chance I get, not drinking diet pop (I haven’t had a Diet Pepsi in months!) and exercising (although I haven’t been in almost two week because I’ve been ill–going back to the gym tonight!).
I just wonder when other people are going to start to notice.
35 pounds is a lot. I mean, it’s seven bags of sugar! But few people have noticed on their own that I’m getting smaller. Maybe because I was super heavy to begin with and 35 pounds isn’t really that noticeable. Maybe it’s because I gained 30 pounds last year and that I’ve lost it just means that I look the same as I did last February. Don’t get me wrong. When I mention my weight loss, of course I get “You look fantastic!”, which is certainly better than “Really? I hadn’t noticed.” No matter. Someday, someone will say “You’ve lost so much weight! You look great!” For now, my scale is the only encouragement and motivation I need.
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