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I gained 6 pounds and I don't care!

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
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NISSANGIRL 6/11/2013 6:51AM

    emoticon attitude!!! u look great girl and if the clothes are still loose that is a good thing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 6/5/2013 1:35PM

    What a FUN blog this is!! Thanks so much for brightening my day!

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LJCANNON 6/5/2013 12:06PM

    emoticon I have never read the Books, but it sounds as if I might be a Hobbit!!
I need to work on that!!


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CAALAN23 6/5/2013 11:02AM

    LOL! I love everything about this blog, even your background photo on your page of all the fantastical routes in literature. :)

Keep up the good work!

(I am so peeling an orange right now for me second breakfast!)
Have a great day
Tina

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BEECHNUT13 6/5/2013 10:30AM

    YES YES YES YES YEEEEESSSSS!!!!!! :-D

I'm so excited for you.

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IRISHBEANERGAL 6/4/2013 11:28PM

    As I said in one of my blogs - if I have to huff and puff and stuff myself into a pair of pants at 205#, and then later I can slide easily into them at 221# (after switching up to heavy lifting) - then there is something definitely messed up with trying to define my success with a number on a scale.

Keep up the great work!

~Irish

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 6/4/2013 10:49PM

    I love that!!!! Yes!! You are putting on muscleeeeeee and it's like my Coach and I talked about last night.. "Would you be happy to weigh 200lbs if you had a six pack?" My answer?? "Hell Yes!".. I want to be healthy.. and muscles are healthy baby!! YOU GO!! This post made me so happyyyyyy

Annie

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GETSTRONGRRR 6/4/2013 8:33PM

    Good on you, that's such a great attitude! I firmly believe in the same. In my over 2 years on SP, I've lost maybe 15-20 lbs, but the changes in my body composition are startling.....down from an almost 39 inch waist to below 34 inches, going from wearing XL polo shirts to medium, having well defined and vascular arms & legs.....to hell with the scale and bring on 2d breakfast!

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KK1973 6/4/2013 7:00PM

    Way to go!! I'm about in the same boat as you. My weight loss has stalled and this weekend I gained 2.5 pounds. But I have also received a lot of compliments lately. I think that trumps what the scale says at this point;)

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PENNYSAVER2 6/4/2013 5:56PM

    Great Attitude!! emoticon

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TXTOAD9970 6/4/2013 5:41PM

    Never read the Lord of the Rings books, so I am missing the joke. I guess it's lost on me! Oh well!
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RHYMESWITHBABY 6/4/2013 4:49PM

    Hahaha, I have compared myself to a Hobbit, too, specifically regarding second breakfast.

Congratulations on your changing shape. You could always say you are weight training instead of weight-lifting. I think they made that point rather emphatically in some of the books I've been reading.
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