I am always nervous after milestone weigh in’s. I’m very afraid of suddenly gaining and losing the milestone that I’ve achieved. This week was no different. It is true that I have hit 50lbs, which I am so proud of. But it is also true that it is just a portion of the bigger number I have to lose and I don’t want to lose my way. Sometimes I wonder if I work myself over nothing, but other times I wonder if it is this concern of slipping up that is keeping me on track. Either way this week went well enough for me as I posted another loss today. I’m glad too as my workouts didn’t seem quite as focused this week – mostly due to circumstances beyond my control.
-52.2 lbs Lost to Date
I am glad to keep the scale moving. I still live in dread of the plateau. Even if this isn’t as big of a loss as I’d prefer to see it is still a solid loss and I will take those any day of the week. Plus I am having to go down some more clothing sizes. I began in Jan exclusively in 26/28. I’m now mostly in 22/24 on the bottom with 18/20, but the 24′s are really way to big now. See, this was yesterday:
Today on the other hand I am in an 18/20 skirt and a 1x top. And I think I look pretty darn cute too! Sometimes the progress isn’t so much the number on the scale but how you are feeling overall with clothes and energy and confidence. All of those are definitely going up as my numbers go down.
And of course I did have a non-scale victory this week too. I’ve had High Blood Pressure forever but could never test at the grocery store machines since my arm was too big. This week I got my arm in the cuff and tested it – 114/61. Which is great and possibly a sign I should head into the doctor to see about getting off my medication. Medication I have been on for over 10 years. That will be a big day and I am getting close!
It just goes to show, there is a lot to celebrate.
What are you celebrating today?