Tomorrow is weigh in day and while I don't see myself being at my goal of 263 I'm totally ok with that b/c you know what? I will get there!! And you know what else? I am very excited about my NSV's!
My first NSV for today is the fact that I am now actually able to tell that I am shrinking! I have these pants that are getting very loose on me, I mean one little tug & those suckers are falling down. I actually love wearing them b/c they are a constant reminder of the weight I've lost. Second, today I was wearing a shirt that before was SKIN TIGHT on me & guess what? Now it's baggy!! I noticed it in the mirror today & was totally amazed!! How cool is that?? And my third NSV is that I FEEL so much better. Not just better, but more energetic. How much more energetic? Well, as you know if you've been following this blog, exercise is still on my to do list. I know I NEED to do it, but I just don't really want to yet, but yesterday that feeling was starting to actually go away. Yesterday I was feeling so energetic I actually considered putting on some jogging pants & sneakers and....wait for it....going for a jog!! I seriously can't even believe I just typed that. I have NEVER been a runner. The longest I've ever jogged has been 3 minutes & I seriously thought I was dying, but I just felt so energetic yesterday that I was seriously considering it. I know that that comes from the energy I've gained from the weight I've lost, and it feels really good.
I've always been a slave to the scale & have never really paid much attention to NSV's, but this time is different. I can really see a difference from all of the hard work that I've been putting into this with counting my calories & it's really inspired me to keep going. When you're this big sometimes even though you see the numbers on the scale moving you really can't tell a difference in your body right away, and that can be frustrating. I've heard before that smaller people change sizes every 10 lbs & larger people change sizes every 20. So, it was so exciting to see that since I'm almost to 20 lbs that I can definitely tell a difference & I can't wait to get there. And in that spirit I am going to post a picture of me in my nursing jacket. I bought this jacket last semester. It has the name of our school on it, "School of Nursing" & the year that we graduate. I feel very proud when I wear it but I was disappointed that when I bought it that it was so small. When I bought it I ordered a 2X thinking surely that would fit, but it wasn't even close! At first I was so embarrassed at how it fit (the sides didn't even come close to coming together in the middle) that I didn't even wear it at all last semester. But I'm so happy to say that it a-l-m-o-s-t fits! Every time I wear it it seems like the zipper is getting closer & closer to coming together & I have to say that the day I can finally zip that thing up will be a major accomplishment. I wish I had taken a picture of how it fit before, but since I didn't I'll go ahead & take one now of how it fits. Then when I can finally zip it I can take another picture. Hopefully that will be soon!!!
So, how about everyone else? What are your NSV's for this week?
|This was how it fit at first, I mean no where near coming together in the front, so embarrasing! Oh & btw, this is the shirt that used to be SKIN tight & my baggy jeans too :)|
|And this is how it fits now. Sooo close to coming together, I can't wait to be able to zip this thing!!|