For my official weigh-ins on this blog (I do them weekly, see my sidebar left, scroll down), this is a new low. I've seen this number on the scale before, but not in a weigh-in.
I really wanna break down past 177 and up my ticker to 122 lbs lost. Aaaah, dat would be nice.
But I'm okay with achingly slow progress, as the blog entry title puts it. I know, well enough, that as you get closer to goal weight, it's just a crawl. Barring starvation, which I ain't gonna do. I refuse to do. Period. I'd rather take another year, or TWO years to lose 17 or 18 pounds than do more metabolic damage. Ain't doing it.
So, I continue to focus on the positives. Feeling great. Looking good. My husband's dazzlingly adoring praise. I mean, I got the "You are awesome, you're beautiful" compliments even at 300 lbs, but not anywhere near the frequency and fervency I get it these days. And part of that, I'm sure, is that I FEEL IT, when I did not feel it before. I feel sexy again. I may be old and gravity-afflicted and crinkly and whatever, but I feel sexy. And I think that transfers, the attitude, not just the physical change.
I wore my snug Karen Kane dress to visit relatives yesterday, without shapewear--yeah, I'm brave!--and I felt girly and attractive and...man...ain't no cookie worth that feeling. Not a slice of pizza is worth that feeling. No soda pop, cake, bag of chips, ice cream bar or anything self-destructive foodwise is worth that feeling of liking how you look and loving how you FEEL...how your body feels....how it sits and stands and walks and bends. It feels so good!!!!
And, most surprisingly....though the loss is so minimal....
I went jeans hunting at ROSS (looking for bargains!), cause the jeans that were snug a month ago are not so snug anymore, and the but area has got some room and droop and the waist needs to be belted. There weren't any in the women's area, so I headed out of curiosity to the juniors section. Well, long story short, I fit into a 13 juniors. The butt looked great. Nice and snug. All zippered up, too. Partay in the dressing room!!!!
I should upload pics of my thighs in that. I love how you can see the curve of my hamstrings. Purdy. I love that curve.
The top and dress I bought in size L fit quite fine, no snugness. I didn't even have to glance at the XL. :D
So, challenge particulars:
Fluids: fine but for one day, when I just sort of...spazzed. Yeah.Exercise: met challenge minimum (2x Pilates, 3x walking) and added a bit of dancing.Support: I was out there, and I commented.Calories: Sticking to around 1500Mood: very goodAnd I ain't quitting!
Keep your head in the game and keep your hands reaching toward only good stuff. Right?