20% (60 lbs.)

It’s been three months since I posted about a weight loss milestone. I have to admit, these past 10 lbs. were hard to lose. I was chugging along with my calorie counting, and then Thanksgiving hit. Then, my husband and I went on a cruise (with unlimited fabulous food). And THEN, there was Christmas. While the fudge, cookies & comfort food were worth it, I had to get right back on track! I’m so thrilled to see results again!

The weird thing about losing weight is I always feel like I look like my “before”. I can still stand in front of a mirror, and I still have those fat feelings. I feel like eh, 60 lbs. isn’t THAT much. I still look fat. And really, I’m just about halfway done with my weight loss journey. I know I still have a long way to go.

I know I shouldn’t feel that way, but you are your worst critic, right?

So, on Saturday, I decided to try a regular clothing store for the first time since…um…high school. My measurements were getting close to a size 20 on the chart at Old Navy, so I thought…why not try? I pulled up the jeans, buttoned them, said a little prayer as I pulled the zipper and….THEY FIT! Holy cow! My first regular size jeans in a LONG time!

My progress pictures are a little bit different this time around since I was SO stoked in these pictures (taken in the fitting room at Old Navy), and really felt I should share them. When I made the progress collage this morning, I totally freaked out a little bit. Like I said, I usually still feel like my “before” self, but after looking at these pictures, I truly see progress!

20% (60 lbs. down) collage

Some NSVs (non-scale victories):

  • I’m able to grab my feet when I stretch after a workout. I totally Instagrammed that picture too…my belly always got in the way during my stretches…until now. :-)
  • I fit in size 18 pants (womens) and size 20 pants (misses).
  • Ok, this is a scale victory. I weigh less than I did on my wedding day!
  • My coworkers are constantly pointing out my droopy pants. :-) I don’t mind at all (It actually makes my day!), but I did buy some new work pants and jeans this weekend (I purchase new pants every other size, and only if they’re on clearance…like less than $20/pair).

I still can’t believe how far I’ve come. I mean….my next mini-goal is 75 lbs. I’m 15 lbs. away from that. CRAZY!

Comments

  1. Go Amy! So proud of you! You look amazing! :)

  2. Wow! You’re so inspiring. Your after pictures look SO great. I look forward to the day that I can shop at a regular store again and buy regular size clothes.

    Congratulations to you!!

    • Thanks so much!!

      I was seriously thrilled when those jeans zipped up in the fitting room! Your day will come…you can do it!

  3. Look at you! You’ve done such a fabulous job and you’ve come so far! I love how excited you look in the dressing room photos. :)

  4. Holy crap. You look HOT! Seriously! A true inspiration to all. I am so proud of you. *hugs*

  5. Trust me, you look nothing like your before picture! Congrats! I don’t have as much to lose as you, but you inspire me to keep going. The overall goal feels like such a large number so I am trying to focus on smaller goals.

  6. YAY! Congratulations! You are seriously my inspiration on my own weight loss odyssey! :)

  7. Hi! I’ve been reading along with you from back in the Wedding Bee days! I’m SO IMPRESSED with your commitment to your health! You are awesome!

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  1. [...] The jeans I bought at Old Navy last month are ridiculously loose. Bummer (wallet wise) but YAY! weight loss wise. I’m gonna lay off the clothes purchasing for a while, if I can help it. It’s exciting to fit in regular sizes, but I don’t want to blow money on something that fits well for maybe a month. [...]

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