The first I heard about vanity pounds was in an article by Jillian Micheals and I thought I would define and discuss what they are here.
Vanity pounds are the last 5-10 pounds. The ones you fight with, the ones you think you neeeeeed to drop. I am here to tell you, you need to find balance. I am not against using the scale, it is just a tool.
The scale does not dictate your health. Sometimes we get stuck, we think we have to drop to a certain # OR we need to fit into a certain size.
I am here to ask a few key important questions. When close to your goal or seeming to fight with those pounds ask;
1. Am I healthy?
2. How is my energy?
3. Are my expectations realistic?
4. Is the lifestyle or sacrifices required worth it?
Pay attention to these important areas. Dont' get stuck on a size or a number. Health is KEY. Wear clothing that fits. Get rid of items that are too big but when close to your healthy weight don't buy items a certain size and do unhealthy or unrealistic changes to get there. This gets into the realm of disordered eating.
Focus on your health and your energy.
If you are unsure what this looks like, if you need help setting healthy goals? If you are worried you are creating some disordered eating habits... I am here to help. I can help you focus on health and balance.