One pound up from yesterday. And I'm guessing the 1500 mg of sodium with din-din may be partly to blame, yes? But dang, those organic collards were amazing.
Still, I was surprised by that number. Why? I always feel my torso up before I get out of bed. A body check, as it were. And I felt...flatter. Smaller. Seriously....I expected a loss. I looked at myself naked in the mirror (my post body check ritual), and I looked "less than."
The scale said what?
So, I did a non-scale check. I got put on hot deep pinky red Principessa lipstick--it's 2 years old and still not rancid, go, you, Kevyn Aucoin!--for fortification, I put on my underwire plunge bra, then I got out my challenge dress that still didn't fit last month, which was the last time I tried it on.
My eyes were telling me my body was leaner.
The scale said I was pudgier.
Let's put it to the test.
FOR COMPARISON: On October 8th, more than a month ago, I was virtually the same weight. I was 179.6 when I made this post with pics of me trying to fit into the dress. It would not go up past my thighs.
So, today, at 179.2, wearing no shapewear--which I so, so need with a snug dress like this, what with all the loose skin/pannus/side and back saggies-- just regular cotton undies (not tight, comfy that I like to wear at home), I unbagged the dress. Will I get it on this time? Will it be an epic fail? Did my eyes deceive me? Is the scale right or are my hands and eyes right, and I'm different in some way....leaner at the same weight?
Well, I guess the header gave it away.
For the visual answer.....and forgive the dirty hair, haven't washed it since my blow-out last Thursday, cause I make those babies LAST.... and am due today for a nice deep conditioner treatment....Voila!
Same dress. Same weight. Different fit.
Yep. Visual proof.
Clearly, it's snug. But I can bend over and move in it. I figure about 7 to 10 less pounds of fat and it will look killer perfect. And with shapewear, natch.
What shapewear would YOU wear under this dress? I'm thinking a "wear your own bra compression slip" would be good, eh?
So, there it is. Same weight (nearly). Different body.
Exercise and protein. Makes a difference.
I had mentioned to Mr. Bailor (author of The Smarter Science of Slim) that I was concerned about the regain. He said, watch the body. The composition can change on the higher protein "smarter" diet, while the scale might not cooperate.
Might be true. We will continue to test this. :D
CDCC Update:Calories: ranged between 1500 and 2000.Exercise: 2 Pilates sessions, 3 20 to 30 minutes dancing sessions.Fluids: fine.Support: I posted many a long-winded comment. Snarf.Mood: Fabulous.Book(s): Yep. Still reading and learning.Dress: Fits (snugly). Getting to the perfect fit by Xmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be putting the CDCC linky up in a bit. Please, challengers, update before midnight EST Sunday. Do it on time. Please!
Try on your CDCC outfit. See if you made progress. And..be well, everyone!