Sunday, February 20, 2011

Shrinky Dink

Apparently I have been focusing too much on the wrong numbers…the scale. Which hasn’t been all that encouraging.

I was getting dangerously close to popping out of my size 16 pants when I first started this journey back in May. According to the scales I’ve lost a total of 17 pounds; however, I knew my clothes where getting looser. I didn’t realize just how loose until I broke down and went to buy some new jeans today since nothing fit anymore.

Look what size I bought!

Yes. Those are a size 12! This is the number I should be paying attention to apparently. So, even when the scales aren’t moving, the muscle building is totally paying off. And just to show you they really do fit…

What have I learned from this? While I will still be looking at the scale, I have learned to focus on the way my clothes are fitting.  I do want to lose weight, but one of  my new goals is to be in 10 by the end of the summer.


  1. Congrats on your progress.
    Remember muscle weighs way more than fat, so as you tone and get stronger and smaller, don't worry about the number on the scale. You are still getting healthier :)

  2. That is awesome, good for you!! Losing weight is so stinkin hard, I've still got some baby weight to lose. It's a slow process. I'm so happy for you, way to go!!!

    Maegan :)

  3. while I love seeing the scale move I think smaller clothes is even better! Congrats