Day 226 - The Bathroom Scale Isn't Your Friend
Monday, July 13, 2015
I am once again getting on my soapbox to talk about why weighing yourself weekly should not be the only measure of your success. That doesn't mean it isn't useful, but it isn't the only metric.
I hit my goal weight on April 30: 173 pounds. Since then, I've dropped another 3 pounds and settled in at 170, with very little change from week two week. So does that mean that nothing is happening?
When I first reached my goal weight, my 34" waist pants fit ok, the 36" were a little baggy, and I couldn't even button a pair of 32"s.
Yesterday I went to Target and bought 2 pairs of jeans (32" waist x 34" length) and 2 pairs of shorts (32" waist) and all of them fit me perfectly. One of the jeans is a little higher waist than I would prefer, but I still like the way I look in them (maybe because they're overdyed black). I'm now wearing most of Steve's pants and shorts, because mine look ridiculous on me, like I should have another person go ahead and join me in them.
I am going to have to clean out my closet and make an assessment of what is left. I do have some pants that still look halfway decent on me, but it makes no sense to keep the baggy pants, and that means some of the 34s are going to go. I think we'll do the same thing with the shirts too - most of the size large shirts are just too darn big. (Remember when you used to bring one of your dad's shirts to elementary school to use as a painting smock? Kinda like that.)
So my body is still adapting and shifting and changing. I lost another inch in my hips last week, an area that I thought would never change. I've always had wide hips and a flat butt. Well, now I have narrower hips and a flat butt! LOL
My weight hasn't changed, but my body has. And that's a VERY GOOD THING!
Don't let the number on the scale be the only focus of your journey. It's just a number.