Sometimes it helps to think of just the next five pounds.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
I tried on a shirt today that I haven't been able to wear in 3 1/2 years. I expected it to be skin-tight but it was actually a little on the loose side. So was the skirt. It is a lovely, lovely feeling to wear clothes I haven't been able to wear. It is even better needing to retire baggy ones.
For a couple weeks I haven't been tracking calories at all. I didn't expect it to pay off on the scale. Yesterday, I thought it wouldn't hurt to weigh in. I was surprised I had lost three-and-a-half pounds! The only difference is I haven't eaten bread and I have focused on portion size.
The next month will have new milestones with it. The work is finally paying off in tangible ways and that is motivation to keep going.
The past five pounds took forever, but were worth it. The next five pounds are completely do-able. Sometimes it helps to think of just the next five pounds, not the end goal.