As of today I’m down 7 pounds, which is half a pound less than yesterday. I am working on cutting out all the extra salt I use, and I credit that to the .5 drop in one day. Water weight.
Here is a before picture from this summer.
Some of you may look at this picture and see nothing wrong with it, I see a girl who doesn’t look like me. I see a girl smiling on the outside, but not on the inside. I turned in this picture and hugged Eric tight in an attempt to hide half my body from the camera.
It has not been an easy road back but it’s my road, and one worth traveling. I hope that by sharing my struggles with weight and by being transparent I can help someone else.
The girl in this mirror is one who has worked hard to lose 7lbs of the physical weight, in a healthy and sustainable way. A girl who is working even harder to get back to a place where she is happy with the person she is.
So that’s that.
7 pounds doesn’t sound like a lot but it is when you are 5 foot 5 and you are losing fat and gaining muscle. I may want to see the number drop on the scale – but I’m more concerned with the shape my body takes than dropping all 15 of the pounds I gained.
It’s sad and crazy to me that at one point in the past 8 years I was 18 pounds less than I am now. I can remember thinking gosh, if I could only lose this baby weight. I’m glad I’m no longer think it’s about the number on the scale because I certainly do not need to lose 18 pounds.
I’m a fan of having a scale, but only if you are not a slave to it.
Tomorrow I’ll chat about some of the changes I’ve made. Hint: it’s not eat less and run more, that’s not sustainable long term. I want long term, not get in shape for a little bit because I have an event coming up. I want forever results, and forever results require commitment and work.