I have needed my quotes this week. It was hard, people. I felt so tired, that just getting dressed to walk had to become a ritual of willpower. I expected no loss, although I've watched my food and walked 4x. I did 1 Pilates session with trainer, and cancelled the second (car issue). And then with the shopping and doc sessions, I just pooped out. No exercise since Thursday.
Waist is the same, but midriff is down some. I saw it smaller when I put on jeans yesterday, and it looked smaller today, so I measured it as well. 3/4 of an inch smaller (hence less muffin top in the jeans). So I guess the half-pound came from there. Hah.
I took a pic, and you can see I do have ab muscles and a visible "linea alba":
|Under the fat, I gots abs. Linea alba shows.|
Stretch marks and frowny belly button, too. ; )
I am celebrating, though. :::confetti:::
That small loss may be squat to y'all, but to me, in my condition, it took seriously willpower and focus. I am really feeling good about me, not giving in. It takes all my energy to do my stuff and stay awake. I have been sleeping a lot, when I can --when I don't have commitments. Like 14 hours last night.
But, I am proud of myself for not letting the thyroid wacky lethargy keep me down. Here are a couple of my walking outfits this week to prove that I moved my butt:
|A bit cool, so mini-hoodie over|
my magenta tee
|Warm day, so no hoodie. Love|
adding these brights to my wardrobe.
Love my "Pax" SAK bag.
I wore red yesterday to lunch with sis and hubby, and he snapped this pic when I stopped off at Nutrition mart to get a thyroid supplement and some raw coconut water:
45 calories for 8 ounces of YUM!
|Colorful sign, Colorful ME!|
So, calories good, fluids good, exercise good (though missed 1 strengthening session). Mood, pretty darn good considering I'm out of endocrine whack. I usually get the blues along with the skin, hair, and energy issues.
|Typical breakfast...also YUM!|
Veggies, fruit, eggs, low fat cheese, coffee, green tea.
Keeps me full for at least 4 hours, usually 5+.
I supported more than the minimum required by the challenge, and I *think* I got to all my buddies' posts. Let me know if I spazzed, Jordan!
Since I tried on the dress last week, it's back in the closet until the beginning of March, I figure, for the next "try on".
So, that's this week's update. Could be feeling better, but I'm doing as well as the situation allows. God be praised!
And my mood is always lifted by you who support me, and seeing how YOU are progressing and hanging in and not giving in. You lift ME up, so I hope I encourage you as well, even a tiny bit.
|Looke! Aren't these purdy??? DALI! SHIELE!|
And a view of Madrid
I hope you are doing well and moving well and eating real food and believing in your ability to change and grow. Always hold on to the hope....