Monday, January 23, 2012


I was talking with a friend of mine who is also trying to get rid of a few extra pounds when I realized something for the first time. It came as a surprise at first, but it was very true.

Although I've put myself on diets and exercise programmes before, this is the first time that I've lost a significant amount of weight by my own doing.

It's definitely something for me to be proud of. I'm also hoping that it means that this time the weight loss will stick with me for a very long time.

I've also decided that it yes time to start judging my progress by more than the scale. It's time to start measuring the inches. This kinda scares me, but I know my weight it's not a true judge of my success in this endeavor. The inches tell more of the story.

Guess I better get back to working out. I've got a lot further to go to get to where I want to be.


  1. I have to admit that it's hard to stop judging my progress and success by the scale. It's like something inbred in us that we can't see past it. But good for you for taking the plunge and doing it differently.

    1. It is hard to keep that in mind, but it is something I am always repeating to myself. I've even gone as far as setting a specific weight above my "ideal" as a reassessment weight. The moment that I will sit back and look at all the numbers and the mirror and decide if where I am is right for me.

      Heck doing things differently always seems to work best for me.