This week’s lost wasn’t a big loss, but it was a loss — 0.8 pounds. Almost a full pound. Almost 4 sticks of butter.
My brother was in town yesterday. I hadn’t seen him since Christmas. He was quick to notice that I’d lost a lot of weight since I saw him last. I was talking with him about my weight loss and one of the things I mentioned was how it’s slowed down. He said, “Yeah, but you know you can do it now because you’ve already done it.”
That’s exactly how I feel about it. Even on the weeks when the loss is slow, I know it’s happening. I know I can get the other 37 pounds off because I’ve already gotten 58 off. That’s a good feeling to know that I’m getting there, though sometimes the progress is slow.
And, if I’m honest with myself, I know the progress is slow because I’ve slacked off my workout schedule. I’m not especially worried about that right now, though. I know that once we get back on our regular school routine, I’ll get back to a more regular workout routine. At least, I’m pretty sure I will. Either way, though, as long as I’m still losing, I’m headed in the right direction. I feel so much better than I ever dreamed possible and I have no desire to go back to being that grossly overweight person, so I know that I’m going to keep chipping away at that last 37 pounds and it will come off.
How’s the scale been treating you lately?
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.