The weigh in that wasn’t expected (and the day I punched Chris in the face)…

I didn’t expect to lose much this week. I weighed myself on Wednesday because I had to get the weight for a package that I am sending to a friend. At that point, I was 255. I thought, “Great, not much of a loss this week.” Turned out I was wrong. I am down to 251.6. I really was not expecting that.

I am 0.6 lbs away from 20 lbs lost, and 1.6 lbs away from one of my monumental goals (that I honestly wanted to hit around New Year’s). I also measured myself and was just a little shocked at one number. They follow as:

  • Neck: 16.5 (no loss)
  • Bust: 47.5 (-1.5)
  • Ribs: 39.5 (-1.75)
  • Waist: 49.5 (+0.5)
  • Hips: 51.0 (+0.5)

The ribs are what I am really surprised about. It didn’t click in my head that I was so close to hitting under 40 inches for it. That is a fucking achievement. Level up in sexiness? Fucking hell. I’m losing weight in my back now. From what I have seen, a lot of people don’t lose it very quickly during weight loss. And my belly and hips are easily explained. My belly has been doing that floppy, jelly thing when I start losing fat in areas. It’s really fun to play with, but so disgusting to watch. LOL.

My legs and arms are getting skinnier again. My legs look like my mom‘s now. So do my toes (shit, forgot to take a picture of me for weigh day, dammit, Chris). When I flex my calves, I have almost a completely feminine shape. My knees are getting way skinny. And my thighs are definitely getting thinner, but still have a way to go. :) I love flexing my biceps in the mirror. It’s really, really odd to actually appreciate how I am starting to look after so many years hating the way I look. I have faith that I will not think I am still fat when I am at my final goal. :)

 

I chopped my hair off, bleached it a bit, and feel super cute (as seen  to the left). Might go lighter on the hair, but might not, either. I will never be able to get this color again. I am pretty sure this is the color my mom has been trying to get for years. :D And today, I punched my husband in the face. Totally an accident. It was at the end of a new workout where I was feigning a punch at his face and got his cheek bone. We laughed so incredibly hard. I kind of freaked for a second. And now he’s on his way to work, where he will tell everyone there that his wife punched him in the face. Oh, and I split open another knuckle. Yes!

Now, it’s time for a shower. Because I have a pixie hair cut, sweat does not get trapped in my hair. It just drips everywhere. This is disgusting. Lmao.

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A Day Late…

Oops. I totally meant to post yesterday.

Yesterday was my day off. Saturday’s workout was super hard. I couldn’t even finish belly dancing because my husband worked my legs incredibly hard. :) It felt super good, and then I spent yesterday being a complete lazy ass. Didn’t clean, though we did go shopping for Thanksgiving, and we, uh, did our marital … stuff (SORRY MOM). I am still fighting this fucking ear infection, so I spent the day trying to not be in pain. I also crocheted my husband a hat, and started working on one for me!

I am not feeling as bad about last week as I was when I did see how much I lost. Chris mentioned that he remembered reading somewhere that women on their periods tend to not lose weight, but he couldn’t remember if that was for sure or not. The woman body still eludes my husband sometimes. So I checked out the forums on My Fitness Pal. Sure enough, most women actually GAIN during their periods despite working out as hard and watching their calories. This really made me feel better that I actually lost a pound. :) It also makes me look forward to this week’s weigh in. Not only am I doing the scale this week, but I am measuring, too. My face is really, REALLY thinning out. Cannot wait for my parents and Lorien to see me and TELL ME THIS. :D

My mom is driving up to our place on Wednesday. This excites me. It’s the first time I’ve had a real Thanksgiving hosted by me, and I will be making the majority of the food. We have lactose free milk, vegan butter, and will be replacing everything in our recipes with those that we need to! It is going to be way easier than we thought (though, trying to find a gravy without milk/whey in it was like pulling teeth…). Since we’re going to be having guests and I don’t want to waste a lot of time on Thursday, we’ve decided to do another 3 days in a row for me for exercise. I think it will end up being okay. I will still be exercising on Friday, but we’re going to switch the days to where we are going Friday and Saturday, so I don’t have it like I did this last time where I had one off, one on, one off, three on. It was weird.

Also, while guests are here, I will only be doing kick boxing stuff. As much as I like belly dancing, it doesn’t burn nearly as much as the workout with Chris, and I really can’t do it in front of anyone right now. It’s okay, though. As long as I continue working out even while people are here, I should be fine.

Definitely going to be watching my portions on Thursday, but I’m also probably going to go over my calories. Still cannot wait for it and watch myself progress. :D