I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago called ‘In search of motivation’, where I talked about having tried on my leather skirt but decided against sharing the ‘progress’ photo (if we can refer to it as progress) because of how bad it was. Today, I have decided to share that photo. I warned you it wasn’t pretty but as I promised you honesty in all of its forms, here is the photo…
I’ll give you a minute to stop laughing. When I bought this skirt, it just about fit. It was maybe an inch too tight on my legs but I was confident that I would get into it. That was nearly 2 years ago now. I think it’s safe to say that my beloved leather skirt isn’t going to be worn anytime soon but as I said, I’ll keep trying it on in the hope that it won’t be another 2 years before I’m wearing it comfortably, and on my waist instead of above my knees.
My brother, who has been really supportive of my blog, text me the other day and asked how much weight I had lost since starting Chub Rub Diaries. For a reason unbeknown to myself, I told him half a stone. That was another lie. Sorry Rich. It’s actually 4 lbs. In my head it was half a stone because if I lost another 3 lbs it would be!!!! I know. There are no words. I don’t know why we do this and I say ‘we’ because if I’m going to look a tit I’m bringing you down with me. Why do we define progress by weight loss and why can’t we be proud of the loss we have achieved? I can’t be the only one who rounds the number up surely.
I’ve lost as much as a stone in 10 days before and didn’t everyone know about it! I may not have shared that I shit myself in the process but I let everyone know how amazing I had done and how this magical shake was the future. I didn’t keep the weight off though, not that you can’t see that for yourself, but I keep having to remind myself that reaching my goal is so much more than about numbers on the scale. I think the phrase I will be adopting from here on out is ‘steady pace wins the race’. If I can keep losing it at a pound or two a week, as I have in the last three weeks, I’ll lose it AND keep it off. I know that losing weight is often far easier than keeping it off so I need to be more patient with myself and more honest along the way too. Here’s to my 4 lbs!