Thursday, January 28, 2010

The belt-holes never lie.

Huh…that’s odd. I went to cinch my belt an extra hole this morning and there were no holes left to cinch. Is that cool or what? I’ve had lots of “pay days” since I started my quest for a better, healthier life, but having to punch 3 more holes in my belt is by far one of the best. Belt leather without holes is very tangible evidence that my huge gut is finally in full retreat.

I was just thinking how every belt I own has a disheartening story to tell, a story of bulging pressure and great expansion. Like reading the rings of a tree, you can look at my belt to study how my use of each overstretched hole slowly progressed from one belt-hole to the next. You can plainly see how my midsection has bloated over time. And now, finally, my belt-holes are telling the same story, only in reverse…and this version has a much happier ending.

Tomorrow is Friday, and that means weigh-in day for me. I’m excited because this is the healthiest week I’ve had since Christmas. I’ve been exercising like a track star, budgeting and counting my calories, and even getting more sleep, so I’m expecting some great weight loss numbers in the morning. I hope the good numbers turn out to be true, but even if I only lose another 3 or 4 lbs this week, I won’t be disheartened because no matter what the scales say…the belt-holes never lie.

6 comments:

berlinwritergirl said...

Way to go!

Tristi said...

Sounds like someone may need to go reward himself with a new belt!

Brent Boswell said...

:)

A new belt will come soon enough but right now getting rid of this one would be like cutting down a giant redwood!

Tristi said...

Oh, I don't think you should throw the old one away ... that's like a journal!

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

CONGRATS! I just did the same thing and there is no better feeling than to see that belt that used to be on the last hole tightened to the third or fourth!

Anonymous said...

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