Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Feel Like You’re Losing Weight but the Scale Doesn’t Show It?


Introducing A Change in Plans Regarding The Scale

All this week, I keep weighing myself. And I don’t like what I have seen when I look at the scale.

Yet, I like what I see when I look in the mirror. Yes, I see changes happening every day.

My face looks thinner. My waist is getting curvy and thinner. My pants are loose. I fit into my size 10 pants. Even my thighs are getting thinner.

So I should I beat myself up with what I see on the scale?! No way!

Before I started this adventure, I thought it would be helpful to watch the scale once a day. I thought that I would continue to lose weight. The numbers would keep going down down down every day.

Now that I am more than a week into this adventure, I am finding out how this weight thing isn’t what I thought it would be.

So perhaps I had better make a slight change in plans in how I measure my results.

Here’s my new plan:

  1. Weigh myself once a week
  2. Take my measurements once a week
  3. Gauge my weight from the way my clothes fit

I just went out today and bought some new clothes. Some clothes are size medium and size 8, other clothes are size 14. So yeah, these clothing sizes are totally inaccurate. 14 is the new 10 with some of these brands, I can tell you that right now. So screw these numbers. I’m going to rip out all these numbers.

I am going to measure myself in three places right now, and take more measurements when I have more time on Sunday. So let’s consider this my first measurement since starting the challenge.

  • Ribcage: 36.5 inches
  • Bust: 38 inches
  • Waist: 36 inches
  • Hips: 44 inches

Now, here is my ideal measurements that I KNOW I can achieve:

  • Ribcage: 34 inches
  • Bust: 36 inches
  • Waist: 23 inches
  • Hips: 37 inches

These are similar to my measurements when I was my ideal size. I’m not aiming for them to be exactly the same, but that is the general idea of what I want.

Can I make it by January 12th 2020? Can I eat all raw food, lose the weight and recreate my body?! YES YES YES! And you guys are here to cheer me on!

Thank you again for all your amazing comments via email. It means so much to me!

OK – tomorrow I am going to a raw food event, and then I have a festive party to go to with Justin! It’s going to be a busy day, but I promise to update the blog whenever I have a free moment. And Sunday I’ll have lots to talk about!

~ Heidi

My name is Heidi, and I have been eating a raw food diet since 2004. Before I found raw food, I have tried all sorts of different ways of eating including: standard vegetarian, fare, vegan, food, macrobiotic, Marilu Henner's programs, food combining, slow food, and more, I followed along on social and did everything I could. I understood the idea of Raw Food since I first learned of it in 2000, but it wasn't until 2004 that I started making raw food a daily part of my life.

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