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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.
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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.
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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. emoticon


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, emoticon





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  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    LOOKS, CLOTHING, SELF ESTEEM.
    1400 days ago
  • SYNCHRODAD
    When your scale only gives you ounces, look for just 4 ounces. Then take a cube of butter (which is the same density as body fat) out of the refrigerator, look at it and say "Gone!" Once in a while when the scale doesn't move, but you look better, muscle replaced fat. Take out the cube and say, "Gone!"
    1402 days ago
  • BESSHAILE
    Yup. FatVision is the perfect description. Especially if you've been trying to lose weight a long time. be sure to keep one of the larger items as a reminder of where you came from. I also donate one brand new outfit in my former size to a women's shelter every year, in thanks. It's not an expensive outfit - bought at Dress Barn or Catos, but it's new and fresh and if a larger woman needs a shelter, she probably needs the pick-me-up of a new outfit too.
    1403 days ago
  • SOLUCKY12
    Years ago I went from 225 to 200. Then slowly lost more each year. It is a process and clothes are a fun way of seeing the difference it makes. Glad you are staying in the game and keeping yourself motivated. Wonderful progress! emoticon emoticon Ann
    1406 days ago
  • SILVAS7
    Amazing you are doing so well
    1408 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Nice1 glad you are donating them. Someone else will enjoy them too. That made me happy when I was going thru active weight loss.


    1409 days ago
  • GOCALGAL
    How your clothes fit and how you feel means much more than what the scale says. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1409 days ago
  • LINDASOUTHER
    Great job.
    1409 days ago
  • FLITTERBYG
    Congrats!! emoticon
    1409 days ago
  • RODILLA68
    Great observations!
    1409 days ago
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