Per usual, I'm linking up with KTJ, Lex, and Ashlee for this week's NSV linkup!
Unrelated to this linkup, but related to last week's goals (which I did not address earlier this week), I finally updated my progress photos tab. Now you can view me in all of my high school graduation glory, as I work my way back down into the 150's. You're welcome.
As much satisfaction as I've had with my scale victories lately, those NSVs do WONDERS for a gal's self-esteem. Here's what's up:
1) I bought a dress for a wedding I'm going to next month and it's a size freakin' 10. I haven't worn a 10 in anything since my freshman year of college. The dress is a hair snug right now (I mean, it zips fine and I'm in no danger of busting any zippers, but "relaxed fit" has usually been more my style), but I've got a month until the wedding to lose a few more lbs. Also I bought Spanx just because I really want to feel my sassiest. Disregard my stupid face:
|Dress is from LOFT and w/ 40% off and my giftcard, I paid $2.11 for it.|
In all honesty, it probably runs a little big (according to reviews, too).
2) I weigh less than my little brother. And by "little" I mean 6' and 190lbs and eats 5000 calories a day and works out 6 times a week (none of this is an exaggeration, btw). But I weigh less than him! My other "little" brother is also 6' tall, but only like a buck forty, so using his weight as a benchmark for success may be pushing it.
3) I really feel like I'm looking and feeling better than I have in years. I've touched on this before, but I've never really had low confidence in my adult life (elementary/middle school is a 'nother story for another day). But as an adult, I've typically felt pretty good about myself, even when I was at my highest weight. With the exception of swimsuit shopping, I generally feel confident and have been able to look and present myself as such.
But knowing that I weigh less than I have since I was 20 (four years ago!), and weighing about what I weighed when I graduated high school (six years ago!), and looking at myself in pictures, and trying on clothes I wouldn't have tried on before -- that has me feeling awesome. I'd be lying if I said I don't crave cheeseburgers sometimes (spoiler alert: I DO), but this renewed sense of body confidence at a higher level than I've felt in years is definitely keeping me committed to the plan. I know I can do this, and I will.
|One day I'll actually have arm muscles to accompany|
this model-worthy #flexbreak
What NSVs are you celebrating this week?