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Into the 10s

Saturday, February 02, 2013

It's a long while since I believed that being X weight or X size would solve all my problems and make everything amazing.

But I did expect to feel something.

I've never ever been 10 stone anything, never seen that number on that side of the scale. I half expected never to see it, and if I ever did there would be squealing and dancing, or at least jumping up and down. What actually happened was I did a double take, got off the scale and weighed again to make sure it was't a fluke, smiled a big smile and got on with the rest of my day.

Same goes for fitting into size 12 jeans. Size 12 has been my goal since I was at least 12. That's more than half my life I've been aiming for that size, and now I'm finally there. I was running the other day and felt my phone jiggling about in my pocket, which it didn't used to do because my workout trousers were so tight around my thighs. And I thought to myself "I'm size 12 now. Actually a 12 in jeans and everything. This should be epic!" but it's not. When I bought the jeans I smiled a huge smile...and got on with the rest of my day.

Is it just me? Is there something wrong with me? Should I be dancing around like a crazy person right now when I'm actually just sitting on my chair?

I was expecting some kind of insane celebration when I reach my goal weight, but now I wonder if I'll do anything at all. Other than smile a ginormous smile and get on with the rest of my day.
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  • PKBOO3
    Go for it...you can still squeal, and dance, and jump up and down!
    Seriously, I understand...it's just a good feeling, knowing that you've accomplished what you've set out to do. Congrats!
    1869 days ago
  • ARW715
    I will do a happy dance for you! I hope I get that way when I get to my goal weight, now I am maybe too motivated to see the numbers drop. Congrats! (BTW, I have always wondered whether british scales actually gave weight in stone. Thanks for clearing it up!)
    1871 days ago
    The flip of a number is awesome, amazing and fantastic!

    But...when you think about it, at the end of the day, moving from 10.1 to 10 Stone is really just the flicker on the digital scale.

    The fact of the matter is that you *have* been celebrating: that happiness you've been feeling over the past weeks and months, fitting into smaller jeans, feeling slimmer and fit, trying new foods and new activities, and feeling proud of your accomplishments? All part of your celebration!

    So no worries, silly girl -- you've been celebrating all along!
    1871 days ago
    A Smile is a great celebration!
    And I think it's great that you aren't defining you goal by numbers anymore, but instead by the journey to be healthier!
    You are doing a FANTASTIC job!
    Keep it up!
    1871 days ago
    I did the same thing when I got to a 5 year low back in March 2012. I hit 29lbs lost and didn't say anything about it. It was that loss that put me at the lowest I'd been since before I started at university in 2007. Maybe a smile is all you need to celebrate. That's perfectly okay.
    1871 days ago
    When I think of celebrating a scale number, it would be because that was the end, and we know that living healthy and exercising and everything that comes with it, it is a lifetime journey. It's inspiring that you can see the number for what it is, a symbol of your success, and then get on with living your life! Good for you!
    1871 days ago
    wow that is so awesome.... maybe you are just not surprised because you knew it would happen or its not sunk in yet ! Either way its so great !!
    congrats to you and keep it up !!

    1871 days ago
    I'm on my "goal weight" for almost a year and I still haven't realized it. It will take time and effort to see yourself as you really are at the moment.

    I didn't celebrate either, but a have a little dance every time I buy clothes which fit me. So instead of a big celebration I have a lot of little ones!
    1871 days ago
    a smile that lasts through your whole life beats one happy dance--as long as you celebrate the victories!
    1871 days ago
    emoticon You are doing great.
    1871 days ago
    Fantastic, You are doing so amazing!
    1871 days ago
    A smile is all you really need. Be proud of yourself. You are doing great!
    1871 days ago
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