Real Mum Stories

Scales can be disappointing! See how these mums use photos and dress sizes as motivation on their weight loss journey

Most people go into the journey of weight loss with the purchase of a bright, new, shiny scale.  However, if you’re just getting started, the scale may not be your best friend in tracking your process. Some of the more important ways in which to keep track of your weight loss are by dress sizes and even comparing you’re before and after photos.

Two lovely mums from The Healthy Mummy community have found that comparing photos and dress sizes and seeing other people’s transformations have helped to motivate them and reaching for their goals.

Don’t just focus on the scales

Elise White


Elise says that these photos are two and a half weeks in between, “these were my next goal shorts and I thought it would take at least 4-8 weeks before they fit me properly!  I don’t watch the scales as they can be disappointing but comparing photos and dress sizes always amaze me!”

Annette Palma

annette palma

Annette says, “The frustration of not seeing the scales move can really get you down. Trust me, I know!! I’m there right now. And I know all the reasons why the scales might not be moving. But it still doesn’t make it any easier! You know what keeps me going? Seeing other people’s transformations. 

You really don’t realise how your posts can touch other people’s lives. Even if it’s just one person. So I’m sharing my progress. And even if no one finds it particularly inspiring…that’s OK too, because I had the courage to post. And that’s a transformation in itself from who I used to be!!”

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written by:

Amanda Fraser

Amanda is a mum of 3 children. She is a nutritionist with a passion for health and wellbeing and loves helping other mums with their journey to health.