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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holidays are evil. Families want to see you and stuff you full of fatty goodness and you somehow have to fend them off and stick to your eating plan. Surprisingly, it wasn't too difficult this time around. I'll admit that I dove head first into the small red potatoes and gravy but I steered clear of the dark meat and rolls. I'll further admit it was easy to avoid my favorites, stuffing and green bean casserole, but that's only because there weren't any. Turkey was easy to limit too, thanks to Gramps cooking it too long and it being too dry. I still ate too much but I was pleased to discover a 2 lb loss when I hopped on the scale yesterday morn. Apparently I didn't go too overboard and I'm happy with that! The pounds slide off so slowly but since beginning bellydance I have noticed two inches just melting off my waist. I'm proud of that. I feel so much more aware of myself in my space, in my body. I can feel abdominal muscles. I can feel my back straightening, I feel my chin lifting. I almost feel more graceful.

Battling hunger is still my biggest hurdle. I know I shouldn't be hungry but I still feel it. I've tried to switch out snacks for better ones but my biggest downfall is late night snacking. I've gone to carrots and popcorn but I need to get stricter. I think that if I could cut that snacking out I'd see the pounds come off a lot easier.

School keeps me on my toes. Finals are coming up after next week and I am not prepared, not by a long shot. I just need to dive head first into the books and not come out until it's over. I'm too easily distracted.


Fantasia Live At My House

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bellydancing is fun, seriously, crazy fun. But I'm so glad I can close my blinds so people can't peer in and comment on my uncanny resemblance to the dancing hippos in Fantasia. Really, all I'm missing is the tutu and a slender crocodile (or are they alligators?) to herniate while trying to lift me. But as ridiculous as I may look, not quite two weeks into my daily bellydancing regime and I've already dropped an inch off my waist. A small victory, but victory nonetheless!

Along with my loss of an inch, I am becoming more aware of my body and how I feel within it. I am more aware of the space around me. I can feel myself more, in my head I feel willowy and strong. My abdominal muscles (I have some! Know how I can tell? They hurt!) are stretching and yawning as they awaken from their twenty some odd year slumber and they smile as they warm up.

This is a beautiful beginning.

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HEALTHYNAK 12/27/2010 2:01PM

    So are you still doing the bellydancing? LOL...I know what you mean by the hippos..I relate..you should see me in NIA! But the hippos were still gorgeous..and boy did those crocodiles luv em! emoticon

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HAPPYCPA1965 11/17/2009 4:52PM

    I love working out and I love the way it makes me feel. Hopefully you will come to enjoy that soreness you are experiencing the way I do. I do not know you at all but I want to tell you not to be so hard on yourself. I know you would never compare someone else to a hippo so why do that to yourself? Positive thoughts about you will give you better results. And when you keep at it there will be a thin woman belly dancing at your home soon (and it will be you).

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FLEMIDG 11/17/2009 4:50PM

    Congratulations. You are doing something great. As you continue exercising your muscles won't hurt as much. Keep up the good work. This indeed is a beautiful beginning for you.


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