As I’ve been doing all month with Fitness Friday, I am once again linking up with KLP of Saving Our Strands, Britt of One&20 and Nadege of RelaxedHairHealth, be sure to check out their blogs and do one better by joining in with our link up!
Some ladies don’t use scales at all to help them manage their weight, instead opting to measure their fitness by the fit of their clothes and the way they feel. I’m the complete opposite. Even at my largest size, I was painfully aware of my exact weight at all times. So it makes sense that as I lose, I weight myself regularly. For me, nothing denotes progress like pounds lost!
However, as I continue along my final weight loss journey and concentrate on making this a lifelong change, I do stop to smell the roses. I’m not so driven by the number on the scale that I do not appreciate how fine I’m looking these days. Yes, I have quite a bit more to lose, but there are so many things that show my steady progress other than my actual weight. Sometimes we can get so caught up on POUNDS POUNDS POUNDS that we fail to appreciate other changes!
Last weekend, I was able to wear an incredibly cute midriff bearing sweater while vacationing. I felt sexy, alluring and most of all FLAT! (well semi anyway) A few months ago a shirt like this would have been absolutely out of the question, I’m so not about that roll exposing life! Granted I’m still not at full crop top status, but its coming – trust and believe. The way I felt wearing this shirt gave me more confidence and encouragement then any amount of lost pounds ever could have.
So my point is that even if you live and die by the scale like I do, don’t forget to appreciate all the NON-scale victories you make along your journey. Smaller clothing sizes, lost inches, firmer body parts, more confidence naked – whatever it may be! You may even find that celebrating all your non-scale victories helps you to have more success ON the scale!
What non-scale victories are you celebrating?