Reality Check — Progress Report

subtle, but the difference is there

The photo on the left was taken on March 9. Those jeans are a size 10, and I was on day 2 of wearing them. Since that photo was taken (and I saw just how bad it looked — and yes, that pose wouldn’t be flattering for most people since the twist in my torso accentuates the muffin top issue), I have not worn that shirt again except under a jacket, and I have gotten a LOT more serious about my work at the gym. I have been working out in some fashion about 5 days per week, and I’m up to running 2 miles out of 3 when I get on the treadmill now. MAJOR progress, considering that 11 months ago I was on crutches and unable to walk. I’ll take it.

While I have not lost much weight (4 pounds, total), I have gone down a full size. The photo on the right was taken a few minutes ago. The jeans on the right are a size 8, and today is day 1 of wearing them.

I am not even close to where I want to be, but I can see a difference in where I was 6 weeks ago, so I’m encouraged. I know I feel a difference.

If you can tell that I’m shrinking, please tell me. I’m so fragile about the weight gain in the past year (even if it wasn’t something that I could really help, since I was forced to be sedentary by the injury) that I really need to hear positive feedback. Don’t lie to me, but if you can tell, please say something.

Thanks. 🙂