Non-Scale Victory, Size 14 Jeans!!!!
Okay, do you guys remember those white jean shorts that are marked as size 16 which I have been trying to get into since December? The ones that have been frustrating me for NINE MONTHS?!
Well, you may also recall that I re-classified them as a size 14, cos I could get into other jeans that are size 16 even when I couldn’t get into those. Women’s sizing is so messed up! Anyway, I kinda gave up on them for a while, celebrating my ability to get into OTHER 16s.
Today, I decided to see how I was doing on those white shorts. I didn’t really expect much of an improvement, cos, honestly, I haven’t lost much scale weight. Imagine my surprise when I COULD ZIP THEM UP!!
Granted, they aren’t actually ‘wearable’ (cos I couldn’t sit down in them without pain), but I count it a victory when I can zip them and remain conscious! So, WHOOOPPP!!
And, to prove they are actually 14s, I found a pair of other jeans marked as ‘14’ and … THEY ZIPPED TOO:
Yes, there is a major muffin-top going on, but I can zip them and still breathe, I count that! WHOOP!
So, I went digging in my closet and found these shorts for the next challenge. They’re marked ‘34’, which I guess is the waist size. I guess they are about a size 12 (?). They are 3-4 inches from snapping:
So, there’s more proof that the scale doesn’t tell the whole story! Make sure you have some non-scale ways to measure your progress. This is my favorite! Fitting into old clothes! :-)
awesome!!!! Great job!!
Step 1. Put on a bikini
Step 2. Look at your butt in the mirror
Step 3. Grab yo butt
Step 4. Say I’ve got a cute butt
Conclusion: you have a cute bikini butt
paddlebunny replied to your post “Just signed up for 6 private 30 min swim lessons! If I cannot run or…”
Yay!! Go Erika, go!! You rock!
Hee hee thanks. Trying to make the best of things!
Just signed up for 6 private 30 min swim lessons! If I cannot run or do cardio that involves my feet hitting the ground (boot camp and weight lifting included), I might as well learn how to swim better and use that.
I will not let this injury hold me back!
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am i the only one who felt bad for her boobs in…
bahaha no. That’s the first thing I noticed as well!
this news sucks, but you gotta do what you gotta do.. your health comes first
It does! I have to think of my long term health too, not just the short term.
ketoketoketo replied to your post “So. Just had my first physical therapy appointment for my ankle. …”
Oh no! I hope you’re able to heal quickly and that physical therapy goes well
Thank you! I hope so two. Second appointment is tomorrow.
rebelweight replied to your post “So. Just had my first physical therapy appointment for my ankle. …”
Sorry for the news but at least you know what’s going on now so perhaps you can adjust to accommodate some small activities that won’t aggravate your injury.
True true. I have to remember that its better to deal with it now while its curable instead of making it worse, and potentially permanently damaging myself.
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That looks delicious!!!
when you think you are beautiful, you are not cocky. When you feel pretty, you are not arrogant. You are allowed to fall in love with yourself. You are allowed to see your own beauty.
Yes… over this culture of normalizing self hate. Insecurities are normal, hating everything you are, is not.
People telling me to “get over myself” can get under me. I’ve disliked myself for far too long to let other people try to tell me I can’t love me and be excited about loving me.