Yesterday I was disappointed in my weekly check-in. However, I have a better attitude for my month-end check-in. The scale does remain a challenge. I started this focus right before Christmas. As happens during the holidays, I still gained weight, but kept it around 3 pounds. I have lost that and another 1/2 pound. While I'm not going to be annoyed with any kind of loss, it really isn't super motivating.
However, this time I actually remembered to take measurements. Weirdly, I increased 1/2 inch in my waist, but everything else is good news:
Neck - 1/2 inch loss
Upper arms - 1/2 inch EACH
Bust - 2 inches (since this is really underarm back fat, I'm excited!)
Belly - 2.5 inches!
Hips - 1/2 inch
Thighs - 2 inches EACH (Good gravy. I'm pretty sure this is from the running.)
So, as much as I would like to see that scale plummet. These measurement changes are really what it is all about. I guess I don't really care what I weigh if I fit into a smaller size. :-)
Breakfast - meatballs and boiled egg
Lunch - Roasted brussels and sausage
Snack - Hummus and blue cheese turkey roll up
Dinner - TBD. I'm supposed to meet a friend for dinner, so I'm shooting for grilled fish and veggies.
My coworkers were making fun of my turkey hummus roll up. They thought it was disgusting. I thought it was delicious! I'm always looking for easy no or low carb snacks. I thought this one was pretty genius.If you have a good snack idea, let me know!
So proud of myself for running in the cold yesterday. And I still made it to yoga. Woohoo! Today I'm running at lunch. It is a little warmer. It is 39 right now, but it is supposed to be 47 by lunchtime. That is a lot warmer than yesterday. I won't even need my mittens! My goal is simply to go further today in my 30 minutes than I did yesterday.
Update: Since I ran before I published the post, I will tell you that indeed, I did beat my distance from yesterday. In fact, I slightly beat my Friday distance. Woohoo!
I'm meeting a friend for dinner, so no yoga today.
Loving my Gwynnie tunic today. Leggings are mine. It is comfortable and cute!
My friend posted this on Facebook today and I loved it:
Amen to that.