It's been almost two years since I last had my ring on. Even then, it was really tight, but at least I had that emblem of my marriage on, sausage fingers or not. I miss my ring. I feel self-conscious as I push my two kids down the grocery aisles with my bare hands. (Not that I judge divorcees or single parents or those who choose to never marry) I just feel judged when I don't have my ring on. Part of this is my undying trait of caring way too much what anyone else thinks. It's a habit that I hope will die before I do.
So now, wavering between 13-15 lbs. down (I do weigh myself everyday--it keeps me on track!) I feel like it might be time to dust off my security box key, reach inside, under the passports and loan documents and birth certificates, and find the little manila envelope with my jeweler's stamp on the outside. It might finally be time to slip my ring back on, and since we have no plans for more kids, it might be the FINAL time that I ever have to do this!!! I'm so excited!
Six weeks. That's how long it's taken me to lose about 15 lbs. Without Nutrisystem, that kind of weight loss would take me a year. And even then, it was always a two steps forward, three steps back kind of journey. I'm sure you've seen that internet meme that talks about having a kale smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and then basically an anything-in-sight binge for supper!? That was very close to my backstory--except I'd never eat kale!!!
This will be a non-scale moment of epic proportions for me! Putting my ring back on will now be my gauge -- when and if it gets a little snug in the future, I'll know I need to get back on track.
Do you have small, off-scale triumphs? Have you ever had to store your ring while you workout and eat better, and wait patiently?
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