F43/5’5” SW: 175lbs CW: 136.6lbs GW: 133-135. CICO/IF since August 2019. 4 weeks into PPL strength training program.
The paper towel analogy has been really helpful for me throughout my weight loss journey.
During the first few months, I felt a bit frustrated as I was doing everything right, the number on the scale was going in the right direction, but I didn’t really look much different. It wasn’t until I was almost halfway to my GW that I started to really see the changes in my body – and then it seemed like a lot of changes popped up on my radar all at once!
The rate at which I’m losing weight has slowed as I close in on my GW, but the analogy holds. Now, I see & feel the difference in my body with literally every pound lost. The size 6 pants I bought (I was in desperate need of clothes) when I got down to 140lbs are getting too big now that I weigh 136.6lbs. Crazy! I now re-asses my GW every 2-3lbs & I’m definitely not shopping again until I’m at GW!
Anyway, I thought I’d share the link & my experience to date in case someone else finds it helpful!
TLDR: the paper towel analogy for weight loss is cool.