Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I gained 6 pounds this month but I don't care. I am FULL of NSVs.
1. My clothes are loose. Not all of them, but most. I've even thrown some too-big items away.
2. I got a lot of compliments last week from people who hadn't seen me in 2 months.
3. The train conductor asked to see my student fare. LOL he thought I was a college kid. (Love that man!)
4. I can see muscle definition in my arms and calves. Yahoo!
I had a moment of insight yesterday. I happen to be reading Lord of the Rings and I read something that made me laugh out loud on the train. Seriously I laughed so loud that people stared. Concerning Hobbits: "they liked to have books filled with things that they already knew, set out fair and square with no contradictions."
That's so totally me, I'm a hobbit! I've been preoccupied these weeks trying to fit my weight-lifting effort/results into the neat box of what I expect to happen "with no contradictions", and frustrating myself when I couldn't. I am so a hobbit. At least my feet aren't hairy!
Enough of that scale I say, I shall lift my weights and eat my second breakfasts, maybe even elevensies too. My weight-lifting is changing my body and I can't predict what's going to happen next or what my results will be. A little bit unnerving for someone who likes to be in charge, but, there it is. I'm stepping off of the scale into the unknown.
*btw, did you notice how many times I mentioned weight-lifting? Makes me sound like a body builder. Oh wait......I AM a body builder- and I never imagined I'd be describing myself that way. Ha ha ha