Special Edition: Friday Weigh In!
Well, hello there! And how are you doing?
As for me, I have been a busy little bee this week! I've been buzzing around from place to place and NEVER forgetting to smell the roses. (I bought myself some earlier in the week, yellow ones with red tips, my favorite.)
My work schedule is officially in full swing. I have been riding my bike (I call her my Ferrari, because she is red) everywhere to get around the city, I have hit up a couple of yoga, pilates and core strengthing classes at my local community center, PLUS found the time to be social and spend quality time with my hubby!!
All in all, a good week. I am glad to be able to sleep in tomorrow.
Shall we get down to the nitty gritty?!!
On Monday, September 30th, I took some photos (had to set the timer and run into place, glad I didn't bust ass!) and my measurements to do a month to month comparision.
I will retake my measurements and photos on Monday, November 4th and share the results.
Right Arm 14.5"
Right Thigh: 25"
Right Calf: 15"
I know this sounds odd, however everytime I step on the scale, I think it is lying to me. I am constantly adjusting and tweeting the dial to make sure it is exactly marked at zero before I set foot on it. In my head, I still think I am 215 pounds, even though my undies are falling off me and I no longer fit into my clothes.
When I go clothes shopping, I constantly reach for a size 18 (46 French) when I am a 10/12. (42 French)
I follow the Atkins plan. My meals consist of veggies and protein. I drink water through out the day, I eat three meals a day and I never go more than six hours between meals. I also take a multivitamin in the morning and take a couple of spoonfuls of mineral oil to help move my bowels. I recently discovered Coke Zero, which is really good, however I've had it twice, I would rather spend my money on FOOD! I do not eat sugar, nor pasta, potatoes, rice, bread, or fast food.
Do I sometimes cheat? Yes, but FEW and far between (mostly red wine, it is low in carbs) and when I do cheat I NEVER GO OVERBOARD, my body is unable to take it, plus I feel hungover and uncomfortable that evening and the next day, I find it is not worth it. I started following the Atkins plan at the beginning of August and I have been very very pleased with my progress, meaning, I am conscious of what goes into my body and how it makes me feel. I feel good, satisfied, I do not have any cravings, I eat like a Queen AND I'm losing weight! Pshawwww! Why didn't I do this YEARS ago?! Well, what matters is that I am doing it now.
I do exercise, Dr. Atkins (rest in peace) wrote that it is non-negociable. I am working on moving my body move, as I am signing up for a core strength training class at my local community center, plus plan on doing yoga and pilates to help sculpt my body.
I use my bike to get around town or walk. I am hoping these classes will tone the jiggly parts!!!
I know that it is impossible to think that I will drop 25 pounds in one month, but can a girl dream?!
My body is teaching me patience and perseverance and I know that it is a process and a lifestyle.
So with that said, I wish you loads of style in your life, take care of yourselves and EAT WELL!
Until next time -- Bisous de
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Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
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