I'm a little impatient. Ok. A lot. I want to know what I will look like at my goal weight...like, now! Why? Because I can't picture it in my mind. At all.
I don't remember ever being thin. I feel like I jumped straight from child-sized clothing, to a size 16 plus, in the blink of an eye. I've never experienced the joy of slipping into a size 8, or wearing a pretty formal dress, or even wearing a swimming costume that wasn't made for larger ladies. I'm all for positive affirmations and visualisation, but this time around, I can't see it, and it makes me wonder if it will ever become a reality.
Playing on pinterest recently, someone had pinned a link to a weight loss simulator, so I thought I'd give it a go. First you input your height and your starting weight. Then you can customise it to reflect your facial features, hair colour, body type and more. Here's what it came up with for me. It's scarily accurate. I'll spare you my actual "before" photos at the moment...but they will surface one day.
Then you pop in your goal weight and voila! This is what I could look like at my goal weight of 65kg. Not too bad. Not too bad at all. Now I have a mental image in my head, I feel inspired to continue! I can do this.
I missed sharing my progress last week! Down another 800g, bringing the total weightloss to 8.3kg. I've had a couple of slow weeks, and I'm so happy the downward trend continues...
Last week, I also received a package in the post from Mish...my prize for winning the inspiration board challenge...a set of Tanita InnerScan bathroom scales! They are so much better than the digital scales we already had, and way more accurate. Enclosed was this note. I've pinned it up on my bathroom mirror to remind me every single day. I can be the best version of myself. I'm already better than I was several weeks ago.
Today marks the halfway point in my 12 week body transformation (for this round), and I'm trying to find a little more motivation. I've been feeling lost the last few days and questioning myself. I need to trust that I can do this. I'll leave you with this quote...
Integrity. Self respect. Commitment.
I can do this...
Say it over and over until I believe it!