I weighed in this morning at 264.8, which means I have *officially* hit the 50-pound mark!!! I am at 50.2 pounds total. I am excited. Elated. Totally stoked. Pumped.
This Wednesday I have my “fit eval” with Denise to measure my progress in inches (and weight on the machines), so I am looking forward to that as well.
Some random things I have been thinking this week (considering the milestone I have hit):
-My three-year-old daughter weighs about 40 pounds. I have lost more than she weighs in just over four months. Crazy.
-My seven-year-old daughter weighs about 59 pounds. I have lost nearly her body weight in just over four months. Insane.
-I have lost (at last measurement, which was thirteen weeks) over 40 inches. That is more than three whole feet worth of me…gone.
-I bought one pair of workout pants this week. My original workout pants were 3X (22-24). The pair I bought this week were XL (16-18). Amazing.
So, why is it that I *still* have yet to see someone thinner looking back in the mirror? I have proof, confirmation, affirmation…but the eyes/mind just are not registering the changes. This bothers me…more than a little. This brings me to a couple questions for all of you (those who have lost a decent amount of weight):
1. Did you ever experience a “disconnect” in your body image during weight loss?
2. How long did this “disconnect” last before you could actually see the difference when you looked at yourself in the mirror?
3. Did you do anything “special” or “significant” to help yourself recognize the changes in your own body along the way (to either avoid or “cure” the “disconnect”)?