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Lesson Learned: Never Judge Your Progress By The Scale!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I have been a bit discouraged by the fact that I have been gaining and losing the same 5 pounds or so for the past 4 months. Even though I am down approximately 20 pounds (give or take water weight gain), I got quite a surprise yesterday!

I had a funeral to go to and so I went to my closet to try to find something to wear. Everything was too big, so I went shopping.

When I got to the store, I started with the size I thought I might need but it was too big. So I went to the next smaller size. It was too big as well! I finally ended up buying 4 sizes smaller than the last time I went clothes shopping! Also, I was thrilled to find out that I no longer wear women's sized clothing. I am now back into the junior sizes! Yippee!!!

I haven't been able to tell that I have lost that much weight, but people have constantly been dropping comments about how good I am looking these days, how much weight I have lost, or that I am DEFINITELY smaller than I was. I just can't see it when I look in the mirror. All I see is fat. The shopping trip was an eye-opener, a great encouragement, and excellent motivation to keep going.

One of these days, the scale IS going to drop, maybe drastically (though I doubt it), and keep dropping. That will be such a happy day for me! Until then, though, I am going to keep going shopping just to try on clothes so I can judge my actual progress.

Hmm...and I thought I would forever dread clothes shopping! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHOES17 10/10/2013 5:41AM

    So true

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_MOBII_ 10/5/2013 11:27PM

    4 sizes! That's great!!!!

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DEEGIRL50 10/4/2013 5:03AM

    emoticon Celebrating your success! emoticon
You are becoming firm and fit. The scale doesn't always show that.

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MAWMAW101 10/2/2013 5:06PM

    How very awesome to know we are really doing some good when it doesn't show up on the scales.
Personally I just bought a pair of jeans 2 sizes smaller than the ones I bought last year!
It really does feel good.
Many many congrats to you for sticking to it!
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KAB7801 10/2/2013 2:55PM

    I pretty much only weigh once a month now, it's discouraging And misleading
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SILVER1369 10/2/2013 1:57PM

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CATHWREN 10/2/2013 12:56PM

    Congratulations! It is nice to find that your clothes are too big, instead of too small, isn't it?

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EMMACORY 10/2/2013 10:38AM

    What a marvelous NSV! Enjoy your new clothes while you might be shopping for a new set sooner than you can imagine! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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