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I am a small town girl living the big city life with my superhero hubby and our superhero- in-training son! I love Jesus and junior mints and have a secret addiction to Neil Diamond and Cat Steven's music. I love a good theme party, the smell of pretty stationary, a good book and a glass of ice tea with an orange slice in it. I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sticks of Butter & Celebrating Non-Scale Victories

I'm beyond thrilled at 17 pounds gone from my body.  That's 68 sticks of butter people! Yeehaw!! And while I know that I have a long way to go, if I think about how much more I need to lose I will get depressed so this week I've focused on my non-scale victories which include but are not limited to the following:

1.  When I started my weight loss journey I was wearing a size XL in t shirts and blouses.  I am now sporting size large with wiggle room to spare!

2.  My bath towel now completely fits around my frame! This is kind of a big deal for me and I cannot express how huge I have felt that I can't even get my bath towel wrapped around me.  Do you know how cold your rear end can get when stepping out of the shower? Not anymore!!

3.  I have so much more energy and am less irritable.  This is fabulous since I stay home with a 2 year old boy whose mood can change at the drop of a Lego...one of us needs to be stable!

4.  I don't crave sugar as much.  This is HUGE for me.  I've gone from popping 2-3 fatty desserts a day into my mouth to maybe 1 a day and they are always low fat options like Vitatop muffins, yogurt, low fat puddings or fruit. 

5.  I'm enjoying people more, food less.  We've had a lot of cookouts and get-togethers this summer and I notice that I'm not the first one in the food line anymore.  I am enjoying my friends and the moments we celebrate more and I don't even think about the pie or the plate of chocolate chip cookies.  Life should be celebrated!

I weighed in this week at 183 which is the same as last week so no loss, no gain! I'm so close to my first goal of losing 10% of my initial starting weight!!! Hope you'll be seeing less of me next week!

1 comment:

  1. Yay!!! This is such a great post!! I am so proud of you!