Measuring My Success
Saturday, July 08, 2017
The scale is not being very good to me right now. I got into Onederland and then it's back to losing in ounces, not pounds every week. Even though I am doing all the ‘right things’, I haven't lost much these last couple of weeks.
I didn't want to become frustrated again, like I did in the past, so I took my measurements. I think I am guilty, like so many of us, of looking in the mirror and not seeing a difference. I still see the sags and pouches. What I didn't notice was that they were less. I have “fat” vision. Even with the scale moving downward, the image in my mind’s eye was, Pam, 47 pounds ago. However, I am down 4.25 inches since last month. I lost 2 inches off my waist! That's huge. My waist is almost the circumference and the size they say is optimum for a woman.
I am going on vacation later this month so I started going through my clothes. When I started my journey I was in 20W and 2X. Well, it was quite an eye opener to see some of those things on. If I did not believe I had lost weight, those clothing were proof. They actually hung on me. As in really too big. It made me happy and sad. Happy because my new size is 16 & XL and sad because I really loved those dresses. The next donation box to BB/BS has some really nice things in it.
I guess, sometimes, we need to step away from the scale to see the true measure of our success. I will stop worrying about the scale number and focus on the others that show my journey is working.
Until my next measurements, I will keep Sparking,