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.