So I realised this morning that I’ve not weighed myself for a while and I was surprised to see when I checked my progress record that it was 19 days ago since I last braved the scales.
I’m kind of pleased about that. For me I didn’t want it to be all about the numbers but at the same time I needed that evidence that I was doing good. I am probably not alone among obese people who fail to see themselves any differently as the pounds drop off even though others comment and the clothes are getting baggy, we find we can start sizing down and the exercise gets easier and our mobility improves, we see ourselves as just the same fat lump… such mental issues! These need so much exploration obesity is a mental illness I am sure of it how else could our self perceptions be so skewed.
OK so I’m pleased that I’m not scale hugging and that I’m plodding along happily confident that I’m doing the right things and not needing that affirmation from the numbers so much, it is another indicator that my mind set is changing and I’m winning the mental battle.
Anyone who is interested in my progress to date can check out my sats on my numbers page which I regularly update here: The Numbers
So I am ecstatic this morning as I have lost an amazing 50lbs! Don’t get excited I’ve not found the answer to slim, that is in total since I began my snail paced quest not since my last weigh in… but 11lb’s of that is since my last weigh in.
So… I passed some important milestones and we know how much these matter when we have a mountain to climb, so indulge me while I brag about them…
1. I’ve lost 50lbs of fat and that looks like this (you know how I love my inspirational visuals and I’ve enhanced this one to spur me on)
2. I’ve slipped under the 300lb mark! I am now a member of the 200 club again.
3. I’ve now shed 7 chunks of Tracey! See that sucker disappear!
I’m on my way, no denying it.