Hi everyone! How are you today?
Today is quite a quick one because today is the day that my best friend gets married. I will be posting all about that at a later date. For now though, I wanted to share a non-scale victory.
In June I hit a weight loss of 1-stone. And I have set myself little rewards for each stone that I lose. My first one was to buy myself a new top. I have worn that Izabelle top on numerous occasions and have felt fabulous wearing it. I absolutely love it!
However I noticed something the other day. My gorgeous new top is starting to look a bit baggy. My Mam had great words of wisdom when I mentioned this to her “Your foof looks baggy too.” By this she actually meant that the crotch area of my trousers was baggy, not that I now needed to do some toning exercises on my vagina! Thanks Mam!
At this point, I am close to a 2-stone weightloss, so it makes sense that the top is looking baggy. They say it’s meant to be a drop in dress size for every stone that you lose.
It’s my non-scale victories that mean more to me than seeing that actual number on the scales. I can look in the mirror in the morning and still see that 19-stone girl. It’s a psychological issue, and I really hope that it goes away. However, my moments come from trying on a top that was once tight and seeing it have a bit of room, or finally fitting into a size 18 trouser when you were previously a size 22.
It’s these little moments that finally make my brain click away from seeing the bigger me, and keep in the present. I am finally starting to love my body, and the person that I am becoming.
Last week I actually had a gain on the scales, but I felt okay with it because I had my non-scale victories to tell me that I was on the right track. There may have been other factors that made me gain weight that week rather than putting blame on something that I’d done wrong. Remember guys, the scales are not the only thing to take into account when you lose weight:
Have you lost inches on your body?
Has a physical illness reduced?
Has your mental health improved
Have you moved down a dress size?
All of these things mean that you’re moving in the right direction. Don’t just rely on those naughty scales!
If you are joining me on my weight loss journey, what has been your most recent non-scale victory?
Have a lovely day guys, and take care!