Proud, Happy, and Feeling Strong!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Today, I received my first complement on my weight loss from outside the family! I'm so proud of myself. It was someone I workout with. She came up to me in the lockerroom and asked me, "So how much weight have you lost? You're looking great!" I told her that I really haven't lost much weight, maybe 10lbs in 2 months. She said, "well then you must be toning up good because you are really slimming down!" That made me glow. Yay! Go me!!
I took pictures of myself this mornign but I'm having trouble getting them off my phone. I really am starting to tell the difference jus tin the last week really. I don't know if my perception of myself has changed since last week or if I've truly lost that much weight. All I know is, I feel fantastic!
I really should buy a tape measure. That would probably be a better gage of my progress. Since I'm gaining muscle the scale isn't going ot move much.
IN other news, I am a horrible judge of serving sizes. So lately, I've been reading every resource I can on easy ways to judge portion sizes. Did you know that a serving of pasta is the size of a ladel? I couldn't believe it. I made pasta last night to test this. I put a ladel-size portion in my bowl and thought, "That's not enough. I'll starve!" So I dumped another serving into the bowl. But I was shocked when I started to feel full after only eating half of what was in my bowl. Of course, this didn't matter and I had to eat everything in front of me (bad habits die hard). I felt totally gross and sluggish afterwards. It got me thinking, "Wow, I really didn't need that second ladel-full of pasta."
So today, when I was packing my lunch, I put my pasta in a Ziploc container that's no bigger than the size of a ladel. I ate it and I feel completely full and satisfied. Problem solved.
Gym class was supposed to be pilates. I was looking forward to it because I had never done it before and wanted to try something new, but the instructor wasn't prepared to teach pilates so we just did Step. But that's okay. I needed the a$$ whooping today. It felt great! And he killed our abs at the end. What a great burn!