After my frantic posts this past couple of weeks, I'm still struggling to stay positive during what I think must be my first plateau.
Anyway, on Sunday I got some good advice from everyone here so decided to try to reassess everything and I decided that for me weighing daily is not working, it's making me totally obsessed and sets my mood for the day. So I'm going back to my old Friday weigh in. Sunday was my last weigh in and although I've been very tempted I haven't weighed since, so am just praying that on Friday I finally see a drop.
I've made a couple of changes to my diet and am just trying to keep going and hope I can work through it.
But today when I was putting laundry away I was struggling to fit my clothes in my wardrobe as it's so full of clothes I no longer wear (too big!). My husband and mum have kept telling me to get rid of them but I've been scared that I'd end up giving up like I always have before, and put all the weight back on. Anyway, I decided that I really needed to purge at least a few items to make some room, so I started trying clothes on.
After the first few items I got carried away and ended up trying on almost everything I own. OMG, almost all of my clothes that were too tight on me at the beginning of last summer are just huge now! Skirts and trousers are falling down and looking like clown pants, and I look like a sack of potatoes in the tops! I was SO motivating to actually see how far I've come in 6 months.
I ended up purging over half my wardrobe (kept some things which aren't quite as big that will do for now because I've only bought about half a dozen new items to see me through for a while). And to finish off I put on my newest outfit, jeans and a top I got recently, 3 sizes smaller than before, and wow, could I really see the difference then! I almost look normal
I'm still scared that I'll put the weight back on, but I'm trying to be brave and believe in myself, and the whole exercise was definitely worthwhile because as I'm still living mostly in too big clothes I don't see the difference fully usually.