It's been two months since my last check-in (and four since the first). Aside from the fact that I have obviously gotten better at standing on the edge of the bathtub and that the mirror desperately needs to be cleaned (eww...), there really hasn't been much change. I like to believe my hips and thighs have gotten smaller and that's why my waist looks proportionally bigger, but it's likely I've actually just gotten softer in the middle recently due to my crap-tastic diet.
I am now down 41 pounds total from where I started when I first joined the gym in 2012 -- just about two years ago. That's significant, but not dramatic considering the time frame. I've lost 12 pounds since October, and have 10 to go before September in order to get the extra $150 in "wellness rewards" from work. (since the money goes straight into my FSA account, if I hit that goal I'm going to buy myself a pair of prescription sunglasses with it -- that's the closest I could come to blowing the money on something pretty) But honestly, as long as the number on the scale keeps going the right direction I'm not really concerned about the amount of time elapsing.
Honestly though, the numbers are just the non-subjective way to gauge my progress. In the past few months, I've discovered visible ribs and collarbones, and can feel the front of my hip bones. I also feel better, inside and out. I've even stopped lamenting the shrinkage going on in my top half.
Cat commented a few weeks ago about me walking around in a sleeveless shirt when we met up at Downtown Disney after work. I laughed and said it was too warm out for the cardigan I'd worn at work, and she pointed out that not too long ago I would've just suffered in the heat rather than walk around that way. She's right!
So, I guess the last two months might not have been all about earth-shattering physical progress. They seem to be all about confidence. I don't think I would've even posted this picture on the left to the blog two months ago. But hey, I guess it's time to embrace my "perfect imperfections" and love myself at every stage, not just when I hit a major goal.