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Same Shirt, Different Sizes

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

So, I've been just ever so very slightly discouraged because I haven't lost more weight. I've been trying to stay on track with SS & not doing too bad, but the numbers haven't budged. And that's fine. I know I'm not going to lose weight every week, no matter how hard I stick to my plan... I didn't put this weight on overnight and it's not coming off that way either.

But then, I got dressed today. And I pulled a shirt out of the dryer that I have 2 of, but in different sizes, a 1X & a 2X. I'm not exactly sure why I have 2 of them...I don't wear the smaller shirt. It's more form fitting, I feel too self-conciousi in it & I'm just not as comfortable.

But the shirt that I pulled out was the smaller one! Which means I inadvertly wore it last week & didn't even realize it! And that means I don't need that other, larger shirt anymore!!

Just another reminder that we can't just look at the scale to judge our progress on this journey. In addition to weighing ourselves, we also need to regularly ask:
emoticon Am I sleeping better at night?
emoticon Do I have more energy?
emoticon Do I feel better physically?
emoticon Is my attitude more positive?
emoticon Am I able to do things I wasn't before?
emoticon And of course, do my clothes fit better?

Here's a good Spark Article about weigh-ins:
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  • JUNEBUG4967
    Congrats on a NSV - (non scale victory!)

    2119 days ago
  • IS1GAR
    Yes great questions but I bet you say more Yes that No's.
    Congratulations you are in your way!
    Happy 4th!!! emoticon
    2119 days ago
  • MAGGIE4739
    You are so right. It is so hard to put so much emphasis on the number on the scale. Thanks for sharing. This is just a conversation I was having with someone today. Congrats on the smaller size. emoticon
    2119 days ago
    2119 days ago
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