Monday, July 11, 2011

Update on Operation Shrink-a-Booty

So my first week + of not counting calories has been interesting.  My weight is up today for my BL weigh in (they are Sunday weigh ins and I don't like Sunday or Monday - my best weight is Tuesdays!).  But not by alot, just a pound or so.  I traveled over the weekend and still did pretty well all things considered.  I make it a point to exercise while vacationing so I was alone on Saturday morning in the hotel gym running my 5k.  The only crazy up and not at breakfast!  :)  It's also my time to gain some water weight so I'm not shocked about the scale today...

Strange though...

Funny thing is, I bought a pair of size 12 capris this weekend and wore them to work today.  Size 12.  I actually realized today that I have not ever bought a size 12.  When I was in high school, I wore a 9, then an 11, then a 13.  Went straight to a women's 14.  Never wore a 12.  Isn't that funny?  I've bought a few skirts in size 12, but putting something on over your butt and thighs and then buttoning and zippering - that was a first for me with that size this weekend.

All that to say that while the scale isn't moving my way, I know for a fact that my body is still changing for the better.  I was even complimented on my shoulders today - someone told me they were pretty.  I never imagined I would have pretty shoulders.  Thumbs up for Strength Training!  Now to continue working on the biceps and triceps....that will just come with time and more fat loss I'm sure.

I am realizing too that my body fat % on my scale is out of whack.  It says I am 41% body fat.  I don't see how that is possible...
I'm not tiny in this picture by any means...but I am definitely not 41% body fat!  So I'm on a quest now to figure out what my real body fat % is.  Maybe won't get to that myself anytime soon...but one of these days.  I might just have to buy some calipers!

For now, I know I'm doing the right things and I'm feeling great.  I ran 5k this morning with a friend, and did Zumba tonight.  Planning to run again in the morning.  Will get another workout or two in on Wednesday.  I'm going to push that scale in the direction that I want to see it move.

Dang it.  :)

My mantra this week is this:  Each drop of sweat brings me closer to where I want to be.  Each indulgence sets me back.

Fewer setbacks this week are on my menu. Looking forward to a good loss next week.



Cheryl O. said...

You look FABULOUS!!!

Wender said...

Love that mantra!

Keep up the *great* work; you are an inspiration!