Sunday, November 14, 2010

I'm Kind of a Big Deal

I've lost 50 pounds!!! I have lost 2.4 lbs since last week, bringing me to a grand total of 50 lbs lost! So exciting! I'm pretty thrilled.

There is a term that other weight loss bloggers like to use that I want to bring up in this post, and that is non-scale victories. I feel like I had a pretty significant non-scale victory this week. Let me tell you about it.

When you are fat, you do not want to wear a swimming suit. Well, I had the opportunity to go to the Crystal Hot Springs this weekend. I love swimming, so I didn't ever usually say no to going swimming, but I was always very uncomfortable. Uncomfortable to the point that it wasn't even enjoyable for me. But this weekend I went to Crystal Hot Springs and put on my swimming suit and expected to look in the mirror and see the old me. I haven't been in a swimming suit in a long time. I saw a different person, and it was a little shocking. I definitely have lingering body image issues that I'm working on, but it was very nice to see an improvement in my swimming suit. I was not uncomfortable at all that night, and I had a lot of fun.

Rosie 1 Scale 0

Today I am grateful for my hair stylist. I got a new do, and I love it!


  1. That is a huge acheivement. The 'not loathing myself' in a bathing suit achievement. Well done! It's so easy to get obsessed with the scale.. I tend to a bit. I like this term "non scale victories'" so am adding it to the list of terms I steal from you guys ;P

  2. You are TOTALLY a big deal - that's an incredible milestone to have hit. Wow... I don't have the words to describe my impressedness :-D

    I hear you on the swimsuit NSV too. I realised this weekend when I was writing up a post on my reasons for wanting to keep going on the weightloss journey that actually, part of it had to do with the feeling I remember a year or two back where some friends were going swimming and invited me with, and I was seriously looking for all kinds of excuses not to go just so I wouldn't have to be in front of them in a swimsuit.

    *sigh* - I hate that that's a motivation, but it is, and I don't gain anything by lying to myself about it. Reading this post... kinda gives me hope :-)

  3. Hey, whatever motivation works, right? :) I am so glad to be able to offer hope whenever I can! Thanks for commenting!