Yesterday I was talking to a friend about my weight. HE brought it up. I don't mind since he is also trying to lose a little weight. I told him I was frustrated because the scale wasn't moving and I still struggle to get into my Levi's. HE said, "I can tell you have been working out. I can see that you look like you are losing weight. Even if your scale isn't moving. I can see some changes."
This made me realize something - when I look in the mirror I don't see the changes because I am used to what I have looked like for the last few years, and if the scale isn't moving I must not be changing. Right? Wrong. Apparently, it is showing in my face, my arms, and a little around my waist. Now the scale just needs to catch up.
While it is not always comfortable to talk to a man about weight our little chat motivated me. Not because it was negative - it wasn't - but because it was positive. Someone can see something about me that I don't see and what I don't see is the good that is happening to me because of the healthier choices I am making.