Saturday, February 04, 2012
Well hello, sparkworld. I am writing this after 9 (!) blissful hours of sleep. And after a mental breakdown. Ya know when you are so tired that you can't fall asleep? It feels like you have forgotten how. That was me last night. I had a major breakdown, and my boyfriend was so worried he even said sorry for his part in it (he has said sorry to me 3 times in our 6 year relationship). So there is that.
I decided that my weekly weigh in day would be Saturdays. Well, I've decided to change that to Sundays. The reason is that on Fridays I do my weights at the gym, which means that I am holding onto some serious water on a Saturday. So the past 2 Saturdays my weight has been up, which is discouraging, BUT on Sunday I have been reweighing myself and recording a loss. Yesterday I weighed 83.4 (+200g), but this morning I weighed 83.0 (-400g).
In slightly related news OMG I WEIGH 83 KILOS. Total loss of 4.3kg. The 82's are so close!!!
I have had 2 non-scale victories this week. On Friday I went out for dinner with 2 girlfriends (and made a very healthy and yummy choice of a custom noodle box) and they both said twice how awesome I am looking and said my jeans were too big for me. I pulled my jeans out a little, and there was a definite gap! Also, mum told me that I just keep getting skinnier!
Getting a massage was a fantastic idea. It was beyond needed. I would even go as far as to say it was medically necessary. Apparently I went at the right time - 2 weeks after starting weights - and my muscles were at the point of exhustion and filled with lactic acid. My massage lady (Diane, magician, saint) said she wished she could just take my muscles and ring out the lactic acid, because there was so much. She spent most of the time on my back, which was the area of most concern. She also said I had tight butt muscles on my right side, so she massaged my butt too. Not as weird as it sounds, I swear. She showed my some stretches that I could do to keep my hips lose, since that is what caused the tight butt muscles.
Lastly, I have been having major hip and foot pain after running. After seeing the lovely (good looking) man at the shoe store I have been diagnosed with extreamly high arches. I have gel inserts and have been recommended to get pronating shoes next time I need new sneakers. Hopefully that helps!