28 October 2008

Tell All Tuesday - Week 29

Today I lost 0.2 but I will take it and be proud. See, because it is launch week at the gym and all of the classes are introducing new routines and I am so sore today I can barely walk! Usually that means a gain for me because of the water retention so I am proud of my tiny loss. The other factor is that I switched from weighing in wearing capris to wearing pants. I also went to Taste of Arlington last Tuesday night...so with all of those factors I am proud to have a loss.

Now, for something I am realizing about myself. I need to figure out how to not see the heavy version of myself when I look in the mirror. I mean, when I was looking through our pumpkin patch pictures yesterday to post, I saw this picture of me and my first though was, why would David take a picture of so and so's butt? See we had run into several people we knew while we were there and had walked around with them for a little while. Then my next thought was, holy crap, that is MY tiny butt!!! Then last night when I was walking into my Body Attack class, I saw a girl that was dressed really cute and thought, I can't wait until I look that skinny. Then we were beside each other and I noticed in the mirror that I am in fact smaller than her. Sheesh. So how do I get my brain to realize that I am not wearing a size 20 but in fact a size 10?

In case you are wondering....8 more weeks until Christmas. So, it is week 12 in my 20 lbs in 20 weeks quest and I am down 14.4.



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12 comments:

Christina said...

That's pretty impressive to have any loss with all those factors at play! Go you. You really do look great, Natalie! We all see it...hopefully soon you will, too!

Camille said...

I think you're doing wonderfully, Natalie! In my opinion, no matter WHAT size we are, we always see the worst version of ourselves (in our heads). It normally takes me seeing myself in pictures to know what I look like to everyone else. I think that will probably be our biggest challenge AND sometimes our worst enemy. Know you are not alone,...I sometimes don't recognize my butt, either :D

Stacie said...

you are doing amazing...

I don't know how to change your image of yourself, I am still working on that with myself too.

I was folding a pair of my jeans last night and thought, wow, these look small...and yet, they fit me.

CynthiaK said...

Fantastic progress! You are looking great!!

Elaine A. said...

I was wondering whose tiny butt that was too! ; )

You're awesome Natalie!!

Lawanda said...

Dontcha love those moments where you realize how small you've gotten?!?!?! That is awesome. :)

YAY on your 14.4!!!! You are doing fantastic. :)

Jaimee said...

YAY, YAY, YAY!! I think losses get harder as you get down in size and you soooo are...TINY!! It's hard to see yourself as a small size...but, I think once you start shopping and buying all of those small clothes it will help!

Seriously, though it is always a battle...I weighted 122 lbs when I got married and I still thought I had some weight to lose...and I was SERIOUSLY SKINNY...like size 2's and 0's! Now I look back and think...oh my gosh, I can't BELIEVE I thought I needed to lose weight!

Amanda Daybyday said...

I'm proud of you Natalie! You're doing awesome.

dawntrenee said...

You are doing a great job. Toot Toot. Pretty soon I need to jump on that band wagon.

teeni said...

LOL - too funny that you didn't recognize your own little butt! That was a nice surprise, I bet. I love that picture of you walking - it is pretty with the colorful plants on either side. :)

Kami said...

Your butt is tiny!

It will take time for you to see yourself as you really look rather than how you used to look. You have cut your size in half, if that isn't something to be proud of then I don't know what is!

:-)

David D said...

You are hot, my love! I love your butt, too! SO cute! But I guess I am biased!!!!!