OK, I know, intellectually, that I've lost weight, however, like most of us, I tend to look in the mirror and oftentimes see the fat chick I used to be...right? So I have these pants, I got them as a size 18, but they have the adjustable waist like the kids pants do, on the inside, stretchy material that fastens with a button to bring waist in. Which is good, they were 7 bucks at wal-mart, black cargo pants. Cute, yet something I could keep for awhile. I've finally gotten them in on the almost last button hole, but the victory isnt there, its in the legs. I come out of my closet, dressed etc, and pass my mirror, I'm approaching it full on, frontal. I notice my legs appear to be higher? Well, the gap, that use to rub together, is higher, I can see the material on the inner thighs of the pants that has been rubbed thin from my bigger thighs and the leaner legs have finally shown through. I am so happy. These victories mean so much more than that number on the scale, even though thats important, it doesnt tell me fat/muscle/water/blood volume...just general weight. But this, seeing my legs emerge from a cocoon of fat..? Thats the way to find those 'attagirls' to keep me going
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!