Non-Scale Victory (NSV)! I can wear these jeans, and that is pretty exciting:
The style is a little young for me but I really like the flowers. So I bought them on sale at the beginning of the summer thinking one day they will fit like they should and today is that day. Which is great because I needed a little boost.
It’s been a good week on plan. I have not been hungry. I’m rolling over points, so far, I have 38 points in my Smart Points bank. I’ve been getting activity. I’m doing yoga and am scheduled to go to spin tomorrow morning at 5:15 am. I’ve been using my heart monitor that my kids bought me and I’m doing great with all the fitness stuff.
So much of this is just good habits. However, some days are easier than others. It does help to look back at the “wins”. As I think about my “wins” I can’t help but think is that losing a lot of weight is opening me up to so many more experiences. I went for a walk today at the beach and I was so comfortable in my own skin. I thought to myself I always wore black now I now, I’m wearing blue that’s kind of nice. I think that’s something to celebrate I wear more colors.
This is just my story, I realize lots of people wear great styles and colors throughout their journeys. I also believe there is beauty in every shape and form. But when I was 87.2 pounds heavier I was just trying to blend into the background.
Weight loss is deeply personal and public at the same time. One day no one notices and it’s totally a private affair. Then, suddenly, people just think you got a haircut. They know something is different but they just don’t know quite what it is. Then there is the question anyone who has lost weight either dreads or loves: Are you losing weight? So, it’s easy to get impatient with the process especially when you feel like you should look different on the outside because you feel different on the inside. Just keep going you can do this. I say this as much for you as I do for myself, thank you for reading.
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You’ve said a lot in this post. This line in particular jumped out at me: “But when I was 87.2 pounds heavier I was just trying to blend into the background.” It’s so important to count the wins, isn’t it? Congrats on the jeans and on all the wins you’ve accrued along this journey. Thanks for sharing.
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