Saturday, August 13, 2011
I usually join these Biggest Loser Challenges every season, and I'm always successful. I've lost between 7-14 pounds during that 10 week period. This summer I expected the same results. Needless to say, I've been disappointed. We're just days away from ending the challenge and I've lost about 2 pounds.
Two pounds in 10 weeks.
I really did try everything. I increased cardio, changed my routine, increased strength training, cut back on calories, tried eating a little more..you name it, I did it.
I did not realize my success until I went back to school shopping for my kids yesterday. I was at Kohl's and saw this Simply Vera jeans on the clearance rack. They were only $14 so I decided to try on a size smaller. (MY husband has been telling me the back of my old jeans makes my rear-end look really sad). I couldn't believe I fit into a 12. I haven't been a size 12 since I was 19. I was so excited I also bought myself this dress. If you know me ( and I realize most of you don't), I don't DO dresses. When I married my husband, I wore a pant suit. (It was very casual). But it was this butterfly-cut, loose, a little-above-the-knee, sexy dress and I looked totally cute in it. (Now this leads me to the excuse of needing a new pair of shoes to go with, but that's ok).
So for all those that get really hung up with that number they see on the scale, and let it determine their mood for the day, and everything else...stop.
If I let that dumb number frustrate me, I could have given up entirely. Instead, I am 1 size away from my goal. And nothing feels better than that. Well, maybe actually reaching that goal. But that gives me something to look forward to.