Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thick Thursday

No intro...just cutting right to the chase. I weighed in this morning at 187 and lost a total combined all over of 2 1/2 inches.
July 26, 2012 187 pounds

Arms: 14 1/2"
Chest: 39"
Waist: 42 1/2"
Hips: 42 1/2"
Thighs: 26"

What's that, you say? I don't seem happy with those results? Well, I'm not ecstatic! But I have to accept that a loss is a loss. It's gonna take my brain a long time to accept that. My mindset revolves around the number on that damn scale.

It's about how we feel. How our clothes fit. How we love ourselves when we look in the mirror.

I'm still going to weigh myself. (I mean come on, get real...the scale and I have a very hetero Brokeback Mountain relationship... "I wish I knew how to quit you"...) as much as we all hate it, we are driven by that number on the scale. And it is a good tool in giving you all and myself another "measurement" of where I'm at and where I was.

So, I've talked a lot about goals along this journey and one I'm making right now is to learn how to NOT be obsessed with the scale. At the beginning of this journey, I told myself I would only weigh on Monday and Thursday mornings. While I've stuck to this pretty well (I weighed last night out of shear panic that I wouldn't have good results to show today) it's do or die time now.

Seriously...I'm rigging up a bomb on the scale and if I step on that dreadful machine any other time outside of a Monday or Thursday morning, I will die.

DRASTIC!!!! : )

I must embrace the fact that while my weight is necessary for tracking my progress, that number does not define me.

Just yesterday, I FELT thinner. I felt my clothes just fit better and I didn't mind (but so much) the body I saw in the mirror. And then I step on the scale and it instantly changes that feeling.

Sing it with me...
Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride. Nobody's gonna slow me down. OH NO! I got to keep on movin'


  1. Haha I don't know whatbi love more the movie reference or the throwback lyrics! Feeling thinner is the hardest part... So you're feeling those changes, and you're eating right, the weight will start coming off faster. :)

  2. Everyday (yes I'm obsessive too lol) before I step on the scale I look at my self in the mirror and tell myself how great I look (sounds like I'm crazy but I feel like I've come along way). It seems to really help me mentally with the numbers.

  3. Ky! I can see the difference in your Pic!!!!! and yes, you are so right - it's a process...and it takes time..and all the time it's all 'adding up' but we want that to be added up in the way we want = large numbers. I read something last night - Daily Actions create long term outcomes. And I need to keep remembering that too! Love you and am so so proud of you Ky!