Sunday, May 13, 2012
I've been teetering around the 40 pound weight loss mark for a few weeks, but hesitated changing my photo icon thingy from 30 pounds lost to 40. In the past, my weight has fluctuated so much that the week I "technically" had the 40+ pound weight loss, the following week, I would gain weight back and no longer be in the club. Well, it has been a few weeks and I have consistently maintained 40+ pounds of weight loss. (Yay me!!) and OFFICIALLY changed my photo to 40 pounds lost.
I feel really good about this. Something else that's made me feel pretty darn good was looking at my weight loss goal tracker. I'm at my halfway point to my goal. When did that happen?!?!?! It feels like the weight is taking absolutely forever to come off, but then days like today happen when I realize I've lost and kept 40+ pounds off for over three years. That part is impressive!! Slow and steady wins the race, right?
And at this pace, I'm enjoying my progress. I'm not streaking through different sizes in such a fast blur I don't remember what it's like to be the next size down. I'm a bit frugal and if I'm investing in a new wardrobe, I'd like to enjoy it for a little while before I have to save up for and invest in the next size down.
I'm starting to get compliments on my looks again (which is a good and bad thing for me -- we all have our issues...). This next statement is from other peoples' comments, not mine: they imply I could model. I haven't heard stuff like that in decades. Decades!! Since we're our own worst critic, I never fully believed such a statement, but it's nice to hear again. When I see me in pictures these days, I no longer am repulsed, or audibly react like I used to. This is very good! Sometimes, I even find me almost nice looking. That's as close to a compliment as I can give me, today. I'm still a work in progress.
Can't wait to see what I'll be thinking when I get even closer to that goal weight or when I hit the 50 pounds lost. We shall see!!