Of course losing weight is about stepping on a scale and seeing a smaller number, but that’s not what I love most about losing weight.
The things I love most about losing weight can’t even be measured on a scale.
Here are the things I love about losing weight!
Catching my reflection in the passenger’s side rear view mirror or anywhere, for that matter. I look happier, and younger without all those chins.
Putting on jeans, hot from the dryer, and zipping them with ease.
Sitting down to a meal of perfectly prepared vegetables, whole grains and lean protein and standing up when I finish feeling full and satisfied but not overstuffed.
Moving my body without experiencing the pain of too much weight on my hips, knees and feet.
Actually feeling light on my feet.
Eating my favorite treats without fear of losing control or guilt that I’m “being bad.”
Fully accountable emotional eating. (Recognizing that sometimes I just want to eat something to feel better and it’s okay. I can handle it )
Shopping and smiling when I look in the fitting room mirror.
Getting up and down from the floor with ease to play with my favorite babies and toddlers.
Taking the dog for a walk and comfortably extending it by a mile or more so that he gets adequate exercise to be better behaved.