Day 50 – Weigh-in #7
NOTHING. (But hey, I didn’t gain, either!)
Hrmm. Actually, I can explain this.
Well, the weight fluctuated quite a bit all week due to getting through my period. And then I also started more intense strength training. Your body DOES retain water as part of the muscle-rebuilding process. And from the soreness that’s still there (and it IS going away!) my muscles DEFINITELY got hit with needing to be rebuilt.
I talk about limbs that feel more solid, but there’s a new “I can feel…!” going on now: I have less padding on my back! It’s not as exciting as saying my legs are thinner (although that’s true too), but it’s something I can really feel a change in!
Under the cut I’ve placed something so horrific that only the strong of stomach may want to click through…I am actually posting some progress pics. >.< I warn you, I am pale to the point of being pasty, and wearing a cami and boyshorts. It’s not pleasant.
So you know, while my goal may be 120 (which, in the past, usually is a size 6 for me–I have wide hips), I would gladly take a well-muscled 130 instead, as that will likely stick me at about the same size.
In this pic, you have me about 2 weeks after I started and already 5 pounds down, then last week’s pic, and this week’s pic. As you can see between last week and this week, I haven’t lost any weight, but my hips and legs are a little thinner (note the area at the widest point of my hips), my belly doesn’t pooch out quite so much, my tank top is actually looser, my waist a little more defined, and my arm (notably my forearm) is a little thinner.
Same can be seen here…legs have thinned out, belly is smaller (between last week and today, my boy shorts aren’t cutting into my belly), I’m thinner at the ribs under the boobs, and my arms look a little thinner.
Don’t worry, I don’t plan to make this a regular posting, just every month or so. The brain bleach should kick in by then! But I wanted to show that even without any weight change, there are visible differences in even just a week.
As for yesterday:
After all the exercising that I’ve been doing, I decided to cycle in some more carbs during the day. Just a moderate amount to see how I felt, and only during the morning/day time so my body would use them up.
Meal #1: I’ve been DYING to try these. It takes longer to cook, but I thought it was worth it!
1/2 c (cooked) steel cut oats/oatmeal
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp brown sugar
6 oz. low sodium V8
2 slices Pepperidge Farms Whole grain white bread
1 serving Oscar Meyer thin-sliced honey ham
2 tbsp plain Greek Yogurt (I added dill and a little salt to make a spread instead of using mayo)
3 oz. baby carrots
1 medium apple
1 handful almonds
1 low fat string cheese
4 oz. salmon fillet
1 cup steamed broccoli
Snack: Yes, I picked some more of these up. Small, yet SO good! The box says that 3 of these are a serving. Maybe so, but who needs that many?
1 90 calorie Twix ice cream bar
Water: SO CLOSE!
Strength program: Glutes
Stationary Bike – 20 minutes