What is it about women that we measure our milestones by what we weighed at the time? I know what I weighed when I got married, at the end of my pregnancy, at my heaviest and in college. I centered my world around that specific goal; how many pounds I gained or lost on the scale and I felt good or bad depending on what it told me. I look back on my honeymoon photos from 13 years ago and think, "I was fat" knowing that I weighed 14 pounds less than I do right now. I'm not going to think this way anymore. I am not "fat", I am getting "fit" and healthy and that is the new description for how I look and feel. I'm not sure I can say yet that I am "fit", but that is now the goal. It's nice to put a positive spin on something that I have been a slave to as long as I can remember.
I think many women can relate to this. Being on Jenny Craig, I do weigh myself periodically but not daily. I also do my weekly weigh-in at the center and get measured every four weeks. How great it was this week to see that 10.5 inches are gone - I wish we had measured my arms and thighs as well as it would have been even more.
It doesn't help that I love to cook. We keep mostly healthy foods in our house, but I was eating way too much and would eat without even thinking about it. Now I know how much I can eat, how much I need to move my body and what my new jeans feel like when I put them on. I'm hoping to buy the next size down within the month - and then I will be the weight I was at 25 years old. I remember that one because I was working on the TV show "Picket Fences" and know that I wore a size 10 (but still used the "f" word to describe myself).
I feel good and I actually think about working out and then DO it! I may not be running marathons, but I do some sort of activity every day, have lost half of the weight that I want to lose and I bought skinny jeans for the first time ever. I'm still overweight, but I will never be "fat" again. I am still trying to get in shape, but "fit" is my goal.