“Stocky” vs “Bear”

20 September 2012 | 9 Comments

My body at 219 lbsFor the past week or two now I’ve been weighing 220.x – it’s been oddly consistent. Every now and then I’d get down to 219.8, but that’s pretty much 220. Well today I came in at 219.2 – which I’m hoping is signaling I’m over my plateau and going down again.

When I feel my body, and look in the mirror I notice a difference from how I used to be (see pictures from July – and that wasn’t even me at my heaviest). I feel a lot lighter and not so much like a bear. BUT, when I take photos of myself the camera’s not so kind – and I’m clearly still a bear (see pic to right).

I remember this weight range well. For many years I wasn’t sure whether I was a bear or just stocky. It’s even more of a question when I get down around 210.

My clothes are starting to be really baggy – they’re completely unflattering. If it were the ’90s and baggy were in it wouldn’t be so bad. But I don’t want to buy too many new clothes since I’m still losing weight.

I’ve got a long ways to go. I wanna get down to 190 or 180. But even this amount of weight loss (34 lbs) feels good – even if I still look heavy in picture, I know I’m so much lighter than I was. And it’ll be great when I get down to 210 and am genuinely stocky, not a bear…

Little steps on a long path… 🙂