Two things happened to me today that pushed me to continue on with the ABC Diet.
First, the box the scale came in. On the front, it has a picture of my scale with big neon red letter proclaiming “135.2,” which is their idea of a neutral, non-offensive weight. All I could think is that this imaginary person weighs less than me and I need to go for a run pronto.
Second, my cousin decided to test out my new scale. I’d already weighed myself (obsessively) so I knew it worked, but she was curious. She is 16 and she weighs quite a bit more than me, though I never knew how much. I almost hurled when she stepped on and it read “288.8” and she announced that she had “lost weight” since her last doctor’s appointment. She’d lost 2lbs in 2 months. All I could think was that I’ve lost 5lbs in 3 days. Seeing her stats was a definite motivation boost.
Also, I’ve just come to the realization that in 20lbs, I’ll be the only one in my immediate family that weighs less than 200lbs. Insane and totally exciting! I can’t weight to go to another family function with them and be the skinny one. Small victory, but a victory never the less!