This weigh-in (4/12/2014) : 142.8 lb
Change : 0.4 lb gained
Total weight loss since Izzie : 57.6 lb
It's been about three weeks since my last weigh-in and some weeks have been better than others in that time. We've been to a record five birthday parties in the last eight weeks and another two weekends in there were my kids' birthdays. It's hard to say no to cake every single week. I didn't every time, but when you are tempted week after week, you give in. The kids got sick . . . again, taking me out of the gym for a week, which never helps. Even though my number seems to be hovering between 142-145lbs, my body fat percentage has decreased from 26.2% to 25.2% so at least some of the weight has become muscle rather than fat and I am happy enough with that.
I plan to do measurements to commemorate my one year gymiversary this weekend and I'm sure there will be changes there as well. I can tell because the clothes sizes are going down in number. I wore my size 8 bermudas the other day and they were super comfy and had me thinking I could get into a size 6, but they might be a bit restricting. I bought a few new dresses for summer in general, a wedding, and my brother's college graduation. I had been in the department stores and not seen anything I liked, so I looked online and saw one that might be nice, but I debated on which size to buy. I settled on a size 10 because I really had never worn a dress in a size smaller than that. A few days later, I saw the same dress in the store, in a size 8 and $20 cheaper. I tried it on and it was perfect!
It's definitely not my normal style which is something that has a more flowing skirt to hide my hips, but I have been feeling more confident in how I look and decided to try something new.
I was heading out of the changing room when another dress caught my eye. It was also on sale, but when I looked at the ones in stock, there was a size 6 and a size 10. I figured the size 10 would be too big since I'd just gotten comfortably into a size 8. I grabbed the 6 and headed back into the changing room, but not really expecting anything.
This is more my typical style, with a band right under the bust and flowing skirt. To my complete surprise, the size 6 fit perfectly! A size 6 has been the magic number in my head since I started losing weight almost eight years ago. I still can't believe I did it!
There's still plenty of work to be done, in terms of body shape, even if the weight and clothing sizes stay relatively the same. My goal is to have my ultimate body by the time I turn 30 (which is now 23 months away). I plan to have another baby in that time, but now see that as an aid rather than an impediment to my weight loss. I just have to keep working hard and keeping up a positive attitude. I know now to appreciate what I have now instead of being down on myself for not being better.