Got on the scale after waking up and it was 2/5ths of a pound down from weigh-in Friday. I will TAKE IT. My first "scosh down" for the next 7 days. While my weeky goal for loss is just 1 lb and a "scosh", I would not mind seeing a loss of 2 lbs and get a bit of a head start on the holiday obstacle course. I have exercised 3x this week, and I want to add to that and make it 4x. That would be the first time this year I've exercised that much in one week. (Inertia has ruled.)
So, I forgot to take a pic of supper last night--to divert myself from the temptation of Friday take-out that was our habit, pizza or Mexican, etc--and cause while I had planned a vegetarian high-fiber pasta night, but felt sick after some ill-advised decluttering (the dust killed me). I said, "Screw it, we're having soup."
Yep. Canned soup. Granted, we had nice organic co-op fruits and veggies to go with it, but I laugh. He had chicken rice, I had chicken corn chowder, and I added extra organic canned chicken to both to pump up the protein. I added mushrooms to mine. It was actually quite good with the additions. I made an organic sprouted corn mini-quesadilla with lowfat cheese. And two pluots. I think I was wanting corn?? Even today, I'm thinking about that yummy raw corn and leek chowder I've had delivered from time to time. Weird. Anyway, not a low-or-lower carb supper after all that, but the scale was fine. Yay.
Hubby wants Mexican today. I'm sitting here with the menu figuring out what will do the least damage and most satisfaction. Prolly chicken fajitas sans rice. Or the taco salad (which doesn't have a shell), but has the chicken or beef, greens, salsa, guacamole...
Anyway, I got sidetracked the other day re uploading. Here's Thursdays's bkfst and lunch:
I'm laughing at my mostly eaten Saturn peach on the table in the second pic. I was sooooo famished after working out that I was hitting that peach while plating the food. The portobello mushroom and zucchini sautee was so good, dang. My glutton soul wanted another plateful.
Breakfast, first pic, was egg whites with veggies and cheese. that half of a papaya looks intimidating next to the smaller pile of eggs. hah. The cloudy beverage is coconut water. I like to have a good amount before working out so I don't get cramps. (I am very prone to cramping in two specific body areas. If I do the coconut water, I am almost guaranteed no cramps.)
I uploaded a bunch of Pilates pics, but am not gonna post all of them. I want to organize and post to add to the PHAT PILATES section (see tab under blog header). It's to show some examples of how my trainer modifies the moves for my obese body.
We did do some posture work yesterday. Because my fat is predominantly addominal (and I carry the bosom/belly thing in front), it alters my posture. It feels weird when I'm in proper alignmen, cause I can feel the front-heaviness pulling me forward and off balance. Yeah, excess fat is distorting, is it not?
Here are a couple of shots AFTER working out. Weight in this shot: 258 (I had a bit of bloat):
I still feel very weird posting pics of me in body hugging workout wear. It's not pretty, I know. It's still kinda scary. But I was looking high and low for pics of fat gals doing Pilates three years ago when I was interested, and there weren't any. A bit discouraging. I hope me posting my fat, fifty y.o. body doing it will encourage fellow fatties to give it a go!
Happy Saturday! A new week starts tomorrow. Make it a healthy one!