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I Feel It Anyway

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The scale hasn't been showing much movement since November. No. That's not true. It HAS been showing lots of movement--up and down and up and down, etc. January 1 I was back up to 238. Very disappointing, but not surprising. I blame most of it on my lack of motivation during the Holidays. Since February though I've been getting back on track. Most of it has been a mental game--finding the sticktoitiveness and consistency that got me so far during 2012. My success rate has been pretty good and that makes me more inclined to continue doing what I should be doing. I am hoping to reach the 210's (219 and lower) by next Saturday.

Even though the scale doesn't reflect much loss, I am feeling some differences in muscle definition under my flab. I actually have hip bones and obliques. Looking at me, you can't see them, but that's okay. It's like naughty underwear. I know what's underneath. (Before you hurt yourself rolling around laughing, find comfort in the knowledge that I'm still solidly in granny panty status.)

Last night after Pilates, I fixed a small choco banana peanut butter smoothie, using 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk, half a frozen banana and a TBSP of peanut butter. I added protein powder to up the nutrition (and calories followed). It felt pretty sinful to drink. I thought, "I might as well be drinking a melted candy bar." Yes, I drank it any way. I was still at the lower end of my calorie range for the day.

I enjoyed the Pilates class last night. It was very different in style from the beginner's class I took last Thursday. Tomorrow I will try yet another Pilates class with a different teacher. Tonight is Zumba.
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  • SHOES17
    Oh did I mention you are absolutely totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You have inspired me to exercise. I am not sure I am ready for the gym again but I am going to look into dvds in the morning! Today the girls and I walked 3.5 miles.
    1825 days ago
  • SHOES17
    I love Zumba! I have started eating a marathon bar each day. I took time to read the ingredients today. There are something like the sugars that seem to stick out as bad. However, it has 20 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. It also cures a lot of my cravings. It has Nicene and Magnesium which are things I take daily because my levels are so low.

    Everything is a balance.
    1825 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    That smoothie sounds really good! I may have to give that one a shot! Good job on the Pilates and good luck with the Zumba! Keep it up!
    1828 days ago
    I had to try to not laugh out loud while reading this! I love reading your blogs (even though I don't always comment on them) and today was no exception! I think that its really important to sometimes let go of the number that we see on the scale and go on how we're feeling. Glad you're doing well!!
    1829 days ago
    Tiffany~ there is something about naughty underwear, granny panties and a delicious smoothie that seems to all flow together~ you make me laugh so hard! I love your upbeat personality.. the winter blues will soon be gone.. keep moving forward chicka~ you are making more progress than you give yourself credit.. obliques and muscle... you can see it, so can others!

    Lookin good in your Nov picture!
    1829 days ago
    Awesome analogy, I totally feel that sensation too. Except I pitched my GPs a long time ago. Get your thinning booty to Victoria's Secret, woman! hahaha
    1830 days ago
    You cracked me up. Thank you for that! I live granny panties emoticon
    1830 days ago
    Haha, that's awesome -- the underwear/muscle analogy. LOVE IT! Whether or not people see it, WE know it's there!

    That smoothie sounds delish!
    1830 days ago
    I too was firmly in the granny panty camp until a few summers ago. Even though I'm not at the weight I want to be, I splurged on some lingerie and it REALLY gave me a boost in self-confidence. I actually made a trip to the dreaded Victoria Secret last week and bought my first set ever from there. It is extremely comfortable...while I wouldn't work out in them, they are awesome to have. I don't plan on spending much or buying a lot of sets because if I drop a lot more weight I'll have to resize, but I would definitely recommend having at least one "naughty" set. emoticon
    1830 days ago
    ROFL... like naughty underwear! You are so spot-on with your observations and comparisons! Go'on with your bad self! *snap, snap*
    Hey, drinking smoothies that fit in your range AND keep you from feeling deprived are the BEST kind!
    How are you enjoying Pilates? That's something I haven't tried past the few exercises that C. Nicole sneaks into her toning videos for bootcamp. I have 4 Pilates dvds here on loan that I haven't even been tempted to check out before.
    1830 days ago
    You crack me up! I love it!!!!
    1830 days ago
    So proud of your efforts and success! Keep up the great work!
    1830 days ago
  • BARB5970
    You seem to have a great attiutude. Focusing on the positive changes that are happening and not just the numbers on the scale. You're doing great! You inspire me! emoticon emoticon
    1830 days ago
    That sounds so yummy! The scale lies dont sweat it as long as you feel different you are doing it right!! One day you must try some fancy underwear's they are fun to wear its a secret that only you know about! Dont give up you are worth it and we can spend out lives getting better at healthy living together on here :) emoticon
    1830 days ago
    Ok, that smoothie sounds AMAZING and truly sinful! I totally get being able to feel things even though you can't see it. My husband laughs at me asking why I get to feel myself up all the time, but he can't, lol! You're doing great, keep going = )
    1830 days ago
    mmmmmm chocopeanuutbutterbananasmoooooothi
    e! emoticon
    1830 days ago
  • LISAMG1220
    mmmm...that smoothy sounds fantastic! Have you tried PB2? It is pulverized defated peanuts. I have found it in the health food section in Kroger. The stats are pretty good. Take a look see, it is not the real thing (sigh) but a great substitute. I heard a rumor it comes in choc peanut too. :)

    Look at you rockin the pilates! :)
    1830 days ago
  • JILLP124
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    1830 days ago
    Have fun with Zumba!

    You can succeed in all of these healthy endeavors!
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    1831 days ago
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