Sunday, June 21, 2015
Comparing this weight loss to the one in 2011
Ugh. I had written a long post and just needed to grab the image. I lost it all! I have a very hate relationship with my iPad recently!
Anyway.... In 2011 I did a lot of things to document and celebrate losses. I took measurements. I took photos. I celebrated each 10 pounds lost visually with each 10 pounds representing a pizza slice "disappearing" from a pizza pie. It was all new and it was a big deal.
It's still a big deal, but I know what to expect, I know how my body will change. I know what I will look like and what sizes I can expect to wear at each given weight. A lot of the excitement is gone in this weight loss.
I did decide though to document this loss compared to the one in 2011. I have learned a lot since then and I know what works for me so much better now. I've done a lot of fine tuning. It's easier and I really think I found something I can do forever.
I am not competing with that effort. Each day is its own day. There were months I had it really together, and months I struggled. It will be that way again this time too. But for now, I can definitely see how this different approach and more fine tuned approach really differed initially at least!
Lost 7 pounds the first month in 2011. lost 20 this time in 2015. Weight is about the same - just 8 pounds different starting weight.