This will be quick. However today marks the END of the Bathroom Boycott.
As many of you know, for lent my decision was to REFUSE to stand on the scale. Now I did break down and stand on the scale, however, most days I spent avoiding the scale at ALL COST. It reached the point where I suddenly found myself NO LONGER obsessing over the scale. I actually was ignoring it! (There was a few weeks I got sick and starting emo-eating and that is when I broke down and stood on the scale to make sure I hadn't lost TONS of ground).
Long story short, I stood on the scale today. Now granted, I wanted to stand on the scale first thing however I got side tracked by my amazing family. I ended up standing on the scale after eating a very hearty breakfast, however it's all good. I haven't lost any ground. My husband also took my measurements for me, however some of the numbers went up from the last time I measured myself. I'm thinking that I just didn't properly measure myself honestly. Lesson learned, going to let the husband do all the measuring from here on out :)
RESULTS ON 3/6 RESULTS TODAY
Weight: 140.8 Weight: 138.6
Waist: 32.5 Waist: 30
Hips: 36.5 Hips: 39
Thigh: 22.5 Thigh: 22.75
Upper Arm: 11.75 Upper Arm: 11.25
See what I mean? Some of these numbers just don't make much sense to me. I expect to see changes, however some of the changes I'm just scratching my head over. Did the inches in my waist move down to settle on my hips? WHO KNOWS! Lol. However, what I do know is I'm feeling stronger, making some lifestyle changes, and actually excited about clothes shopping!
Now that the Bathroom Scale Personal Challenge has been faced, met, and over with, I find myself moving onto another challenge. Accepting the Way the Good Lord created me. There are certainly things I can improve on, such as taking care of my health and exercising. However there are certain things I just need to accept. I'm never going to be any taller than I am. Certain parts of my body are never going to have huge transformations by growing dramatically smaller or dramatically bigger. I will forever have PALE WHITE SKIN that REFUSES to tan.
These are the things that I need to accept and love about myself because THIS is the WAY I was created to be. No one else in the world was created identical to me. Therefore, I need to accept and love those parts for me that He had in mind when He purposefully designed me.
This is my new personal challenge.
I will continue to update my weight by weighing in once a week. I will also take my measurements once or twice a month from today (or shall I say letting the hubby do it) just to see where I'm at.
I'm looking forward to eventually moving out of the "weight-loss" phase into the maintenance phase. I think I have also FINALLY gotten back into a healthy BMI which is absolutely a HAPPY HAPPY place for me to be :)
Best of luck to all out there!