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I've always had a problem with "standing up straight". And whenever I did make an effort to do so, I always felt like I was sticking my chest out (how embarrassing!). I finally learned that pushing my shoulders back and down makes my posture better, but doesn't make me feel like I'm strutting like a peacock! So now whenever I feel like I'm "slumping", I just tell myself "Back and Down" and I can immediately set my posture straight.
When losing weight, it is sometimes easy to get defeated, when the scale doesn't show a weight loss!!! We can not rely solely on the scale...we must look at overall health..improving habits, diet, exercise, as well as shifting weight. I am noticing improvement in posture, building muscles, all kinds of changes.. I am using a tape measure as well as the mirror to see just how far I have come!!!!9
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