Last Update: 180.8 Waist: 34.75
Intitial weight: 183.0 Waist 35
I did feel a difference, physically. I feel myself up before I get out of bed (I sleep nekkid). I felt like my ribcage was "bonier" and the belly less dense. I figured the scale would show SOME progress.
This despite a second carby indulgence. I had the leftovers of the lentil soup and the rice for supper last night, with a small papaya and some cheese.
I did feel like I'd made "body progress", so I tried on the dress. It is 4 weeks into the challenge, a month since we got this gig going, so I figured, yeah, let's try on the challenge dress:
Here is how it fit 12/31/11:
|Zipper goes up to waist only...|
|Zipper goes up to bra line...Progress!|
You can see it's smoother in the hip area....
This is why I say, GET A DRESS and keep trying it on. The scale may crawl, but if you are eating right, moving consistently, and building muscle, the body changes. Bit by bit. Little by little, the good actions add up to change.
Fluids: great. I'm in the habit already. Thanks, Allan!
Calories: I hovered around 1400 most days. Had one roughly 1800 day. If I hadn't exercised more well, you can guess....
Exercise: exceeded goals. I walked 5 x and had 2 sessions with my Pilates trainer. Pleasantly sore muscles, even today.
Book: Added a new book to my reading list for the challenge, and I only dipped into it this week. THINK AND GROW THIN by Charles D'Angelo. Let's see what he adds to this party.
Support: I posted on (I think) all my buddy's blogs and I posted more than the minimum of 3x at challenger blogs. And, of course, I tried to be encouraging here on my blog.
Mood: pretty good. Energy level is better. I don't know if it was sleeping better, walking more, or upping my iodine and vitamin C intake. Whatever. I'm not at primo energy level, but I feel clearly improved. Blood tests will be done Tuesday, and I see the endo on Friday. I hope it's not a trying session. I wanna get whatever is in the way cleared so I can soar again....
I'll end this with my challenge quotes:
Challengers: Get the updates in by end of day, Eastern time, Sunay. I recommend SOONER. Don't get distracted and forget. I encourage you to post a dress/outfit pic to show progress. Remember to add your guiding guote(s) and mention your book, even if it's just the title. Let's get cracking on the next month of doing good things for our bodies and minds. On we go...