There are times like I’m having right now where the scale isn’t budging and I (stupidly) feel like a failure. It’s in these times that we must look down other avenues to see that we are still progressing – whether that’s by measurements or pictures or the way our clothing is fitting, whatever.
I took a progress pic on July 21, 2016 and never did anything with it. I had no intentions of using it for any purposes because I was going to take a “real” progress pic when I finally hit that first big goal (220 lbs).
I still haven’t hit that goal. 😦 But I’m flirting awfully hard with it…However, that scale isn’t budging, but my body is most definitely changing. LOOK AT THIS! May to July!
My tummy is smaller my “spare tire” is much smaller. My underwear in the pic is an entire size smaller, LOL That fat roll on the side is diminishing….that’s progress!
And of course I had to do the same with my Jan “before” pic compared to July:
That one honestly speaks for itself…
One thing that’s not smaller – MY BOOBS! HAHA I am so freaking happy about that. My boobs haven’t suffered. My band size has gotten two sizes smaller, but not my cup size. WOOHOO! That’s usually the first thing to go when women lose weight. Now, if I reach my ultimate goal will my boobs still be this size – probably not, LOL…But I am sure I will never be flat chested!
I’ve been feeling down on myself because of the scale and how I’ve been feeling in general – exhausted, cranky, and hungry. So, as you know from my post earlier today, I’ve decided to change my eating and training a little.
Today I chose to do just a little high intensity cardio and focus on strength training. My biceps were happy 🙂 And I still burned almost 400 calories in 30 min! I work out M,T,W,F,S at 11am EST – sometimes Saturdays get moved around, but I find that routine is best for me!
And I had a piece of whole grain bread with my lunch – a little chicken, a tbsp of peanut butter, and a piece of whole grain bread. I can honestly say I feel so much better this afternoon than I have been feeling lately.
So in reflecting upon all of this, I’m happy to report that I’m still a work in progress – even if the scale isn’t showing progress! This post makes me feel so much better.