I have to know that muscle is denser and heavier than fat, and be comfortable in the fact that I worked out really hard this week.
I have to move past the scale and look at NON scale victories I enjoyed this week:
- I started doing more cardio
- I was able to navigate some restaurants making really healthy choices
- I was able to keep my emotions pretty steady this week
- I was super focused and productive at work, probably in part because of the exercise and excellent food choices
- My clothes are literally falling off of me. In fact, I'll post a pic or two below to show the pant legs. It's funny, really.
Okay. So the scale is a bit rebellious. Maybe it's like the rest of my life modus operandi: Backing up to get a running headstart? Regardless, I need to stop stepping on the scale every morning. I don't need something to emotionally derail me when I have been doing so freaking awesome!
I'm going to blast this song right now and go hit treadmill for an extra 15-20 minutes on 4 (that's a super fast walk/slow jog for me). I'll beat that scale into submission for next time I get on it!
And something to make me feel like I really AM making progress - here are some leg shots, both in and out of the pants. This will motivate me to keep going, even if the scale has betrayed me today.:
|No trick photography. These really are my legs!|
|The pant-legs are almost twice as big as my legs!|
Final note: When I started this whole thing, my BMI was 45.9, which by some accounts put me in the "Super Obese" category. I have now passed through the next category "Morbidly Obese" and am at a BMI that puts me in the "severely" obese category. Ha..I'll take it. At least I'm not morbidly obese anymore. (Morbidly doesn't mean grotesque, like many of you might think. It means at great risk of death).
You know what? I've got great legs for a freaking severely obese woman. (Being 5' 10" has its advantages.) If I keep up this pace, I will be teetering on the line between "regular obese" and "overweight" by the end of summer. Woohoo. That's my big goal right now. To just be regular overweight like the rest of America. LOL
Come on scale, don't fail me now!!!!!