I lost 3 lbs this week! (Lol, at first my fatty fingers missed and typed “43 lbs”, I WISH!) Not only did I lose 3 lbs, but I also lost 1 inch off of my waist (now at 38 inches) and 1 inch off of my thighs! This is the very first inch in this whole journey that I’ve lost off my thighs; something tells me that Zumba might be responsible for this ;). I am so so ready to be losing off of my hips, but that is the area where my highest concentration of fat lies and I am thinking that unfortunately, it’s going to be the last thing to go! Boo. But I am not letting this negativity ruin my FREAKISHLY AWESOME weigh-in. For real. 3 lbs is friggin’ fantastic. You can’t really see it very well here, but:
Reflecting upon this last week, I’m not only proud of my loss, I’m also super proud of how I handled food and activity. I stayed within my point values almost every day this week, earned 32 activity points, and ate only 9 of those. (I swap my activity points for food before my weekly “free” 49 that I get from WW. I HATE using those 49 points unless I really need a treat.) I also only had 2 pops this week (I try to limit myself to no more than 2 diet pops per week if not less). I worked out 6 out of 7 days, and worked out HARD. Zumba on Thursday and Tuesday, interval training 2 mile on Sunday, 5k on treadmill on Monday, and I walked on the bike trail with my mom and doggie Clara (she got exercise, yay! I felt guilty after that last post…) for an hour last night. Worked up a great sweat! At any rate, I’m very happy that I was rewarded for my hard work on the scale. Not to mention that my pants are feeling looser and looser…too bad I have no $$ to buy clothes! Oh well…someday…
Back to the weigh-in…the scale says 236 in the pic, I promise! It was weird, as I stepped on the scale the first time and it still read 239. I was like AWW HELLLLL NO and then I stepped off and looked at the needle…it was resting at around 1-2 pounds. So I moved it with the little turney wheel thing back to zero and stepped on again. Then it read 236, and I stepped on and off like 5 more times just to make sure it was the same, and it was. Phew! I’m a bit skeptical of this scale anyway, but I’m going with the 236. I also re-calibrated the Quantum Scale so that next week it will tell me how much I’ve lost or (hopefully not!) gained since today.
I keep forgetting to post that I have these little jars that I made at the beginning of my journey–I like to call them “determination jars.” Basically, I have marbles in one that is labeled “pounds lost” and another labeled “pounds to go.” Every time I lose or gain, I move them from one to the other and vice versa. It is a GREAT visual, and I keep them on the kitchen counter so that when I am tempted to eat something I shouldn’t, I have a little motivation not to. Here they are:
Patrick and I are going to a local BBQ place for lunch today. I’m going to get pulled pork with no bun and sweet potato fries, but only eat 1/2 of each serving. Yum yum! Also, it’s almost the weekend!