I have decided to share my data numbers regarding my measurements, clothing sizes, and weight. People have asked. People have doubted. People have said that I don’t understand them because I am “skinny” and near my goal weight. (I enjoy that last one!)
So here they are.
- I have lost almost 10% body fat.
- I have lost 36 inches off my body (and that’s just from when I started measuring).
- I have lost 3 clothing sizes.
- I weigh 193 pounds. Right now.
So much for “skinny,” eh?
However, I am thrilled about weighing 193 pounds. I am healthy, faster and a size 10 at this weight. It’s the lowest I have been in decades.
At 193 pounds, I am currently at (approximately) 24% body fat. I will never (and shouldn’t ever) weigh 135 pounds (because I would be below 0% body fat. Hello.)
But I really don’t care so much about what the scale says as what the other numbers say.
What all the numbers actually mean:
1) I am strong
2) I have worked hard
3) I have reduced my risk of diabetes, heart disease by slicing fat from my middle
4) I am healthier
5) I am faster
6) I am patient
7) I have trusted the process; when the process slowed, I adjusted my approach
8) I was accountable to myself
9) I never quit
10) I never made excuses.
(Oh and apparently, because I wasn’t clear that the above 10 items make me happier, I will include a #11. I am happier. Because I feel better. )
These numbers also show the actual progress of a life change – not a quick fix.
I have learned to take each meal and snack as it comes. I have learned how to feed and fuel and adjust my expectations to the speed of reality, of nature and of true progress.
So there they are.
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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