Monday, January 18, 2010
Well I am not sure that the scale is now really suffering from the Big Freeze...I am down again, and I have not particularly been tracking 100% nor exercising my normal routine, on my first week back from holidays!! I have been thinking twice about what I put into my mouth and taking care to exercise every day, but did not expect the scale to go down so much!!
Having said that it was a pleasure to hit the sales last week and see that I am definitely down one more dress size. One more size and I am where I want to be!! ON the down side: I just measured my waist and hips and that seems to be wider than last year!! So not sure what the deal is here....
The REAL proof for me will be next week, when I have to see myself through the camera lens and note whether I look like a pudding face or not. I still have this week and half to make sure I look half decent - I hate photos, they really make me look much rounder and ugly than what I really am!
What I have changed is that I am drinking much less sparkling water, and more filtered. I am asking myself if that can make a difference, to how the body either retains it or the gas bloats or something??
Anyway, that is my one resolution for 2010, to wean myself off bubbly water, for the environment's sake. Too many plastic bottles...
The other is to increase my strength training, using resistance band and dumbbells, and the third is to finally buy that exercise ball and use it to sit on in front of the computer, to help strengthen core muscles.
An additional 3-5 kgs weight loss will just be super, but as it is so difficult to lose, I will consider that the cherry on the cake, rather than make it my soul focus at this stage.