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Reflections at Six Weeks

Sunday, May 12, 2013

This is me on Valentine's Day this year, about six weeks before I started this project: . I was around 160 lbs. (I was 159 the day I started.)

This is me a week into the project, at 157: .

This is me today at 152:

Do you see the differences? I'm not always sure I do. I'm pretty sure the jeans I was wearing on 2/14 were a size 8 while the ones I'm wearing today are a 10. The sweatshirt in the second picture is doing me no favors at all, but it's comfy and that's seriously the only picture I have from the interval that gives close to clear picture. I used to get my picture taken way more often than I have lately. I don't know that I'd say it's because I don't want to be photographed, though I generally don't like how the photos turn out lately (those two from today are from over ten attempts). It's probably more because I'm not hanging out with as many people who are constantly taking pictures.

Anyway, after my last post I did eventually drag myself off the couch and get my workout done, and of course I felt better afterward. The next day I opened the second dvd in my pilates set and oh man, it was hard. It was exactly what I needed. I'd been putting off opening it because although I was getting bored with the first dvd and the first routine was getting easier overall, I was still struggling with a couple of moves and wasn't sure I was actually ready to move on. I was. The second dvd was quite challenging, but it was exactly what I needed. I also hit the halfway point on Wii Active's 30 day challenge this week; this is the third time I've attempted it and I think this is the first time I've gotten this far.

I had a startling moment when I got in the shower and realized my belly felt smaller than I was expecting. Turned out I'd lost two pounds this week, even with the feeling unmotivated. I wonder if being less exhausted from work this week had an effect, or if it's a fluke. Looking over my chart, I'm seeing a pattern of lose two pounds in a week, lose a pound or less for two weeks, lose two pounds in a week. I'm not really sure how to figure that pattern out. Seven pounds in six weeks isn't quite was I'm aiming for (2 pounds per week, or 12 in six), but it's progress nonetheless.

Yesterday my boyfriend and I went swimming first thing in the morning. It was really nice. It was a little cooler out than I generally prefer for swimming, but the water was warm. Then we went down to the bay and had a picnic with our friends, which was also a ton of fun. I'd been hoping to do a bonfire in the evening, but all the fire pits were taken. It was a very mellow day, and I was happy to see a lot of people I hadn't seen in a while.

I had weird dreams last night and kept waking up from them, so I really didn't want to wake up this morning. So far it's been another lazy day. My boyfriend should be home soon, maybe we'll go for a walk.
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