The Measure of Success

I’ll be the first to admit, I have always measured weight loss success by what the scale says. If you’ve been following my blog you know this has been a real struggle for me….basing my self-worth on what the scale says. So when we moved to TX, I made a conscious choice to figure out how to live successfully long term. I mean, I already had the working out part down, but the food and negative self-talk were still hanging on and needed to go.

It’s been a total God thing, seriously, it really has. I stop and look back and realize that every hurdle has been given to me by His hand to strengthen me into the woman He’s created me to be. He led me to a certified nutritionist who I began working with on June 1.

I’ll be honest, I was terrified to let go of what I knew as my normal and trust that she knows what she’s doing. But I did, because I believe that God opened that door. The biggest crutch I let go of, kicking and screaming mind you, was getting rid of tracking EVERY calorie I put in my mouth. I deleted my fitness pal account and embraced the fact that Kim said, STOP TRACKING……yes it was hard, but I was ready and I was only ready because God created that peace in my heart. I felt like a elephant trying to tiptoe across a high wire. I was definitely a fish out of water, but I pushed forward….trusting. I did exactly what I was told to do, eat when I was told to eat, ate what I was told to eat and exercise COMPLETELY differently than I had been., My logical was, “I see Kim in 2 weeks, so if this plan doesn’t work I’ll reevaluate then” Any “damage” that was done in that time could be reversed, this was truly my mindset.

Yesterday was my three week check-in and I’m BLOWN away!!! So here’s my stats:

In 3 weeks I’ve lost 6.38lbs of fat, which averages to a little over 2 lbs a week. Kim said normal/healthy is 1-2lbs a week….so score there!!

Lve gone from 41% body fat to 39% body fat, now this may not seem like a big deal, but in Feb. 2014 I started at over 50% body fat, so I’m THRILLED to be out of the 40s and heading toward  my goal of 20% body fat……and I have NO idea what the scale number will be and I don’t care anymore, truly do not care!!

I’ve lost the following MILIMETERS in this time frame as well….

  • Tricep from 28 to 21
  • Bicep from 28 to 21
  • Subscap from 29-8
  • Supra from 36 to 34
  • Pec from 20 to 12 (this was a BIG one, she had to measure it twice…hee hee)
  • Abdominal 47 to 45
  • Kidney 58 to 52
  • Quad 29 to 22 (it’s weird because I can actually really tell here, starting to see definition, FINALLY)
  • Calve from 26 to 19

All of these measurements were done using calipers, I am pretty excited right now and definitely know that not only have I found my way of eating for LIFE but have the best possible team in my corner. WORTH EVERY PENNY SPENT!!!!

I have to give a HUGE shout out to my husband (who of course will NEVER read this, in fact, not even sure he knows I blog….haha) without his emotional and financial support this would NOT be possible at all. He’s the absolute best man I could be married to and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have found someone so remarkable!!

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