I have had several NSV’s (non scale victories) lately. One of which I don’t think my co-workers appreciated as much as I did. Last school year, I couldn’t fit into a student desk. So if a student needed help, I would have to drag a chair across the room to sit near them. But last week, I sat in one and had a ton of room to spare. I could even see my lap! Check this out…
I can also see a HUGE difference in my face. My husband says he can see my “chin bones” now. He also says that I am aging well, but I didn’t appreciate that comment as much as he thought I would.
I started this process as a size 26 in jeans and a 3x top. But, I fit into a size 16 pants and xl top now!! I bought the pants, not the top.
On the other hand, I have started to lose my hair. And not just a little bit. I am pulling handfuls out several times a day. This picture shows how much came out just by brushing it once. I probably pull this much out 4 or more times a day.
I have a lot of hair. It’s always been really thick. I thought I’d be happy to lose some hair. You know, let it thin out some. But I’m worried because I am losing so much! I take Biotin everyday. I’m hoping it helps some.
As of this morning, I have lost 72 pounds. I don’t notice the difference as much as others do. And I’ve had plenty of people ask what my secret is. I have not been one to hide from getting my sleeve. I tell anyone who asks. Even my students. I’m not ashamed and I don’t really care what others think. But, I haven’t had anyone openly criticize me either. I’ve been lucky in that I have so much support. I feel bad for those who don’t have it. I have tried my best to be an open book and answer anyone’s questions fully. If someone has disagreed with my decision, they haven’t said anything to me.
I’m happy. I’m able to keep up with my kids in a way that I haven’t ever really been able to. My husband has done his best to be supportive and to help in any way that he can. I feel better overall. I still haven’t had a moment where I feel that I have made the wrong decision. Life is waiting for me to grasp on to it. And that is exactly what I intent to do.
Here are a few pictures of my boys. They are too handsome not to share!