Monday, April 08, 2013
So for the past few months, I feel really good about the progress I've made. I'm at 40 pounds since Christmas, and that's pretty freaking substantial!
For the past few months (since the end of January), I haven't been able to get out & exercise pretty much at all because of bursitis in my knees. I stuck to my calorie range, though, and it felt good to still be on track without exercise. As they say, nutrition is 80% of the battle (or 90%, or whatever high number people say. Bottom line is, it matters a lot!). I'm really proud of what I've accomplished while feeling like the deck was stacked against me.
However, now that I've lost a good chunk of weight, I've noticed that I'm growing bat wings on my arms, my thighs kind of look a little deflated in places. I'm losing weight & my skin isn't keeping up. So on the one hand, the number say I'm doing great and accomplishing a lot. I tried on my 16 jeans the other day and I can pull them all the way up now! That's HUGE!! I was so excited and it seems so amazingly close.
On the other hand, the jiggles really get to me. As we go into summer, I'm even more aware of my arms. Now that I'm back at the gym, I'm working on upper body strength training, but have to be pretty careful about my legs.
So, for people who may have been in a similar boat...
What steps can you take to work on excess skin? I've seen several things from strength training, just-stay-on-track-it'll-go-aw
ay, to you're-screwed-gonna-need-plas