As of this morning, I have actually lost 22lbs but the above photo is of 21lbs of my footwear (I have plenty more shoes!) - pretty cool eh? Imagine carrying all that lot around - yikes! But that's exactly what I have been doing....doesn't bear thinking about, does it?
Still on the subject of photographic evidence; do you remember the photo I posted a few weeks ago, when I'd lost around 10lbs? I was very pleased with my progress but since then, despite the scales moving, my clothes becoming looser, my fitness levels improving (yay!), and the tape measure telling me I've lost 37½ inches (95.25cm - wow!), I've not really seen it in the mirror. Yes, I've seen better muscle definition, despite still having a layer of fat only Jabba the Hutt would be proud of, but I've not thought I looked much slimmer, so I decided it was time to break out the camera again.
Are you ready?!
(If you're very brave, you can click them to enlarge.)
I would urge you to disregard the fact that I am wearing no make-up, that my hair looks rubbish, and that I look positively haggard....one day I'll remember to take photos BEFORE I workout! But at least you can see that I *do* workout!
This is why I say that taking progress photos is a great way to keep motivated! As I've discovered, when we see ourselves in the mirror every day, it's really easy to not notice the difference we are making...and when we think like that, it's easy to become demotivated. It's also really easy to not fully appreciate our weight loss until we see it laid out in front of us.
And for those people who can't relate to shoes (I've heard you exist!), how about this....I've lost 22 of these! Meep!
Source: Wikimedia Commons. By Gerbil's Daughter.