Weight loss is sometimes strange to me, seeing my body change is also strange and even though I’m over two stone lighter than I was this time last year, looking in the mirror I still find difficult. My Slimming World leader, Debbie, always asks how I feel and I say I feel good, because I do. However, I find it strange because I can feel that my clothes are better, easier to get on, I can get into clothes I couldn’t this time last year and I feel that my clothes look good but then I don’t really completely notice the difference in myself. I’m honestly not sure if that’s a strange notion or if anyone else feels like that? I often wonder if that’s because I look at myself daily and maybe that’s why I can’t see it as much.
Many people have said to me that I look amazing and I look like I’ve lost so much weight and I always say thank you but then again, can I really see it in myself? I have bought new clothes, they are either a size 12 or 14 on top and it makes me feel a lot better to be able to go into certain shops, pick up a top and try it on to need a smaller size because my usual size is too big.
Having said that I can’t notice the difference I think I finally have. On the first weekend of June I went to a BBQ for one of my best friends 30th birthday celebrations. I organised my wardrobe a few weeks ago and got my summer dresses out from under the spare bed but I hadn’t really tried them on. The weekend of the BBQ it was really warm which I knew meant dress weather and I decided to get one of my favourite dresses out and put it on which made me feel amazing and it felt like it had a lot more room.
I posted the picture on the left that weekend and I felt fantastic and I knew that the dress fitted me better than when I bought it. Later that evening my boyfriend found the picture on the right and pointed it out to me to show me how different I look which I have to admit I do. In my face, and my body and wow, I can finally see it and it feels amazing to be able to see difference.
I wish I had taken proper before and after photo’s but I suppose this is a middle of my journey photo. On the photo on the left I was about 2 and a half stone heavier than I am now in Majorca celebrating my 28th birthday. I honestly can’t wait to post my after photo’s so I can see what I look like throughout the journey and how much I changed.
Do you find it hard noticing weight loss difference?