Alright! here it is...
End of May update!!
I lost 10.2 pounds in the month of May!!
I'm pretty ecstatic about it.
I've been feeling a little down lately. Even though I've lost weight the last 2 weeks, I've been feeling a little blah about it. I'm missing those first few weeks when I was dropping 3 pounds of week! I know, I know... not every week will be a big loss. I even know I may even gain a bit of weight on some weeks. I'm truly trying not to be so hard on myself, but I just want to be able to say I've lost a greater amount of weight. I'd like to say, "I've lost 50 pounds" or something like that. I'm fully aware it's silly, and I know I can't expect this to be a fast process, but it's just how I've been feeling lately. I'm sure others out there feel the same way.
Anyway, I've mentioned before, the goals I wrote down for myself (pic below) are pretty minimal. I chose to do so to help me stay motivated. Before I wrote it out I thought about all my goals, but really "breaking" 200 would be the biggest milestone. I figured if I gave myself until the end of the year it would be an "easy" goal. And how amazing would it be to start the new year under 200!!!! I'm about 2 months ahead, as you can see in the picture, I'm basically at my end of July goal.
It feels SO good to look at my chart and see how far I've come.
I read somewhere that I should update my goals as I go along.
But I just don't want to.
I'd much rather focus on the progress I've made and feel proud of myself, than to make new goals that I may not be able to reach. I know that might not work for everyone, but I think it's working really well for me.
Alright, so back to the numbers.
My heaviest weight was 264.
I'm now at 225.2
Which brings the total to 38.8 pounds lost!!!!!!!!
One of the best parts of all this has been my new found love for shopping!! When I started out I was wearing size 22 pants. I'm now wearing a size 20 AND I just ordered a size 18 because the 20's are feeling rather loose. I'm not sure if the 18's will fit comfortably (I ordered online and am waiting for them to arrive), but I bought them anyway because I know if I don't already fit into them, I will soon. Also, most of the tops I own are a size 3X and there's already a big chunk of my tops that are looking way too big. Almost sloppy big, so I've been weeding things out and buying new tops in a 2X size!!! Oh and I couldn't believe it, but apparently my feet have been shrinking too. I typically wear 8 1/2 in shoes. Well, about 2 weeks ago I was trying on a bunch of sandals. I was getting a bit irritated because they were looking and feeling too big. I kept thinking, "What is going on with shoes these days?!?! Why are they making shoes so long now?!?!" HAHAHA and then I started to think, well the rest of me has shrunk a bit, I wonder if my feet shrunk too. Well, they sure have!!! I bought several pairs of shoes in a size 7 1/2. I really couldn't believe it, and I'm so silly thinking all the shoes were wrong and it wasn't me trying on the wrong size. lol.
Overall, I think it was a great month. I was really hoping I'd lose another 10 pounds in May and am so happy I was able to accomplish it! Let's hope for another 10 in June!!!!!
If you are currently on a similar weight loss journey, or if you keep thinking to yourself "I need to start" please leave comments, or follow me on MyFitnessPal (my username is CountdownToPrincess) app. We can encourage each other!!!!