That's true. Actually, I was talking to another trainer this morning who is certified in nutrition and exercise, etc. I had told him about my gastric bypass..hence, the drooping thigh problem. he said he could tell that there was fat under that and that it could come off. Nothing we can do about the outside, but at least they will look skinnier once I lose the fat there. That was encouraging. Said I needed to change my 'diet' though! Did NOT like the low carb! lol He also suggested I have an apple now and then, but just the peel because that's where all the nutrients were. I told him that even that little bit of sugar in that apple might cause my body to get me off track. Anyway, I'm going to sit down with my trainer in the morning and go over everything...eating style, exercise, and have him a 'pinch' body mass test. (not a BMI) those never seem to 'fit' the person cause they are computer generated and generic. Hopefully, we can come up with a game plan because this "no inch loss" just doesn't make sense! I go at least 3 times a week for over an hour each time! and this month, 5 times a day, and with him twice a week for 1/2 hr each week. I am not giving up! I'm in it for the long haul! And, I'm SO close to my goal (only 8lbs to go) too! Just that its frustrating and makes me want to cry! lol I hope I AM losing the scary fat first, cause you are right! but, if I was, I should still be seeing some inch loss, right? Makes logical sense to me! :)
Ugh, Trish, how frustrating. One thing I was thinking about lately myself was how much hidden fat I've lost in the last 2 years. The fat right under the skin is unlovely, but the fat around our livers and lining our cores is the dangerous stuff! So maybe you're losing the scary fat first!
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current weight: 197.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 440 4/4/13 2:37 P
Ooops! My last msg was for yesterday, not today! Today has NOT been a good day so far! I took my measurements this morning, and I did NOT lose an inch and a half off my butt! My eyes must have been playing tricks on me! FIGURES!!! I'm so depressed now that after 5 months, I have not lost any inches except maybe in my face. Grrrrr...I am still losing weight though. So I wonder where its coming off of....lol Feel like saying the heck with it, but I won't. Will hang in there. Plus, an issue I thought was going to be taken care of FINALLY after 3 yrs!! next week, is probably not going to happen now! So I am definitely NOT a happy camper today. Sniff.
I'm crabby today. I work in a very small company, so there are only a couple of people who provide billing information for me and one of them cannot think in a straight line!! What I need from her comes in WAY too much sketchy detail, sticky notes, photocopies, and verbal follow-ups. I have to decode it, cull out the excess, and then try to get an invoice out of it that can go overseas. Today is NOT a fun one...
Client tonight so no dog walk. I really, really need a couple of days off back to back.
Sorry about the downer post! LOL
Trish, sounds like you've got a lot of good things going on!
I see Crystal's posts on Facebook and she's doing great. Baby Jack (John) is darling and growing.
Raining here today... maybe that accounts for part of my mood?
Back to decoding the stupid sticky notes!
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current weight: 213.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 440 4/4/13 8:35 A
Morning all! I am in a very good mood! Yesterday, I found a buyer for my motorcycle. Even though it was hard to let go of my 'baby', since it was my last 'toy' from my younger, rebel days, it was time to get off. I found that the older I got, the slower I wanted to go. lol Got the amt of money I wanted for it as well and that is helping me to pay back some money I had to come up with recently for an unexpected issue. I had to use most of the 'trip to CA' money I had saved up. Now I can breathe easier and will have some cash for my trip in May.
Also, after 5 months of working out at the gym, I finally lost an inch and a half off my butt!! I know that all my muscles are toning up and my abs are getting pretty good, but I wasn't seeing many inches coming off. It just seemed like all of a sudden it was just gone! So told my trainer that I want to step up and work more on my waistline (core) this month. We did a lot of stuff last Tuesday, but nothing that I couldn't handle. However, yesterday, my whole mid section was sore! So we must have done something right to show me that we DID target that area! lol It just didn't seem that way. Tomorrow morning, I'm going to ask him to do those again, along with my usual lower exercises.
I weighed in at 153 on April 1st and shooting to break into the 140s (4 lbs) by the time I leave for CA on May 6th. Very doable!!
So, all that combined with a wonderful warm (60-70s) weather forecast for the upcoming week, I'm a very HAPPY camper!! LOL
I've wondered about Crystal and Baby Jack (or did she decide to go with James?), too.
Supposed to be sunny and almost back to normal temp here today. "Normal" for the day is 59. I obviously have no idea of the seasons, as it seems to be me that it should be in the 40s in early April, not nearly 60! Of course, since today is supposed to be really nice, I'll be inside all day. I'll be at the library all morning (we're still dealing with a big leak at the library - fortunately, it missed most of the books but it did hit the the books on CD pretty hard). Then this afternoon is bridge. I'm having fun learning that. And then working on transcribing an interview this afternoon. Boy, am I ever slow at that!
Breakfast was scrambled eggs. Lunch will be leftover soup from yesterday that wasn't very good. Not bad, just not great. Supper will be some casserole or something from the freezer plus some broccoli.
Have a great day everyone!
ps - Had to take Tanny (my cat) to the vet again yesterday. She wasn't eating and was throwing up every time she drank any water. Her kidney function is a lot worse than it was just a couple of months ago, and she may have an ulcer. So she's on antacids now, too. She got an anti-nausea shot and a subcutaneous IV for fluids (she was moderately dehydrated), and seems to be better today. At least I haven't found any piles or puddles of stuff she's thrown up, and she did eat a little bit last night and this morning. One thing about it, when she doesn't feel good she's much more affectionate and wants to lie on my lap and purr.
Finally, some sun again. Hopefully it was will warm up a bit. I would love to walk outside later. At some point I need to re new my US passport, whichh means a trip to the embassy. Always a hassle. Today , James and I are off to playgroup. Burgers on the grill for all my meals! Oh, I am still doing the egss for breakfast though. What ever happened to Crystal, the one who had a baby right after me?
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