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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!

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REFFIE1 6/21/2013 10:28AM

    Great progress! Exercise can make a huge difference. There are thin people that still have way too much body fat. Sounds like your patience is paying off and that people are starting to notice. Way to go! emoticon

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