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Monday, October 08, 2012

Despite appearing mostly upbeat and thrilled with my progress, which I am- hello endorphins! I have been experiencing an internal struggle. This year I haven't lost a single pound. I am working hard, I am eating right and as a result I am stronger, faster, and healthier. Yet, I have in fact gained 3.2 lbs. I know, I know, muscle weighs more, take your measurements. Well, my measurements have gone up as well, 1 inch on my waist, 2 inches at my hips, 1 inch on my thigh, 2 on my arms. It's frustrating. I know I am being a bit hard on myself, I was after all extremely ill for 3 months this summer, practically bed ridden and unable to eat properly. Bottom line is what I see in the mirror and what I see on the scale matches up but the work I am putting in doesn't! Its frustrating. And then... I found this picture (left) of me almost 1 year ago. I dug out my 'skinny sweats' and these are the results.

These are the same pants. 1 year ago (left) today (right)

The lesson I learned, I really ought to be nicer to myself. I have come a long way. I turn 27 in 1 week. I need to re evaluate exactly what my goals should be and how I am going to get there.

Thanks for taking the time to read!

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    Wow! Thanks for the motivational pics!
    2015 days ago
    Oh my gosh look at you!!!! I am going to be where you are in a year. I want to wear my pencil skirts,& my sweaters again.
    2054 days ago
    Wow great! It just goes to show the scale is a bunch of crap sometimes. lol It's all on how you feel and how you treat yourself. Sounds to me like you are taking care of yourself:) Don't be so hard on yourself, you look amazing!
    2055 days ago
    You look great! So happy you overcame serious illness, and yes, please do be nice to yourself and cut yourself some slack!

    2057 days ago
    Amazing!!! Good for you! Looks like all your hard work is paying off!
    2057 days ago
  • TXLADY110
    Yeah for historical pictures!!

    Look at the accomplishment.
    Yes you may have more weight on the scale but now you know it is not fat.

    2057 days ago
    GREAT job!!!!!
    2057 days ago
    You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your pictures, you are beautiful inside and out!! :) You look great
    2057 days ago
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    2057 days ago
    You certainly do look like you've lost inches in your waist, despite what the tape says!!
    2057 days ago
  • SAILOR64
    You should change your name to FallintotheLight. You are on the verge of self realization. I hope you thought to measure things like Blood Pressure and Cholesterol. If you didn't, I bet you would have seen a huge change. I would also say you didn't take really accurate measurements to start with a year ago. While the scale says 160, I would venture to say your tape measure would really tell the story.

    I can see from the pictures your posted that you have lost at least 5 inches off of your "true" waist. I would also say you look like you've lost 6 or more inches off of your hips. You should be very proud of your success to date, and good luck in the future.

    Check out my Blog. Tomorrow I'm going to talk about measurements and health.

    JUICE to you!

    Jonny Mac
    2057 days ago
    Muscle weighs more than fat!!
    2057 days ago
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