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Different victories


Sunday, March 23, 2014

My scale broke yesterday. Well, not broke so much as the battery ran out. Not surprised, seeing as how I use that sucker every day. When I'm "on the wagon" anyway.

So I realized I'd have to figure out other ways to track/see and celebrate the small victories that keep me on the right path to getting healthier. See, I feel like getting healthier is the ticket. If I eat better and exercise more, the whole "getting skinny" thing will pretty much take care of itself. So I figured I'd just make a note and celebrate on the days I worked out, or on the days when I didn't share in the after dinner "sweet treat". And I could count those as victories towards the bigger victory of noticing changes in my body.

But guess what I noticed today? My jeans are a little loose! Now, I'll admit, these are the jeans that I haven't washed in God knows how long because when I wash them, I have to spend the first day stretching them back out again! Should I be wearing the next size up? Yup. But I refuse to buy them and instead am working towards them being the right size. So, going a week without washing the one pair of jeans I own is not uncommon for me. A little gross? Maybe. But it is what it is.

Today at my son's soccer game, walking across the field after the game, I noticed my jeans were feeling a little loose. The scale hasn't changed much, but the fit of the jeans has. And in the past couple of months, even without washing them frequently, they were still snug.

So, I'll take that small victory and I'll wash those jeans. And that first day, I'll probably still have to stretch them out a bit, but I'm definitely on my way to being in the right size!
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