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...
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...
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.