I've been sitting here trying to figure out how to start this entry. I guess I'll just start with a little progress chart.
DATE WEIGHT BODY FAT (%) HYDRATION (%) BMI
5/31 138.4 28.6 49.9 27.0
6/13 137.2 28.2 50.2 26.8
6/28 133.8 27.4 50.8 26.1
7/5 133.8 27.2 50.9 26.1
I obviously did not lose anything last week. After all of my hard work AND working out EVERY DAY. Nothing. But there are a couple of reasons that I am not super sad about my results.
1) I am right in the middle of my menstrual cycle. I know for a fact that during this time of the month, I am always a pound or two heavier. May sound like an excuse, but it is the truth.
2) My body fat did go down a little bit. (Thanks, Jillian!)
3) I still "get it." The scale can't take that away from me. The idea of fast food or eating out or pigging out still doesn't appeal to me. I am still on my mission to eat as healthy as possible.
So, the scale didn't say what I wanted it to say. Oh well. I'm still feeling really good about my progress. My clothes are fitting better...my body is looking better. I am still on the right track.
Oh! Yesterday was a little bit of a splurge day. My mom got blue crabs and we had a mini-feast. Five crabs for me. She had also made a red velvet cake from scratch. Proud to say that I had one bite of the cake. ONE BITE!! There was a time that I would have had a big old whopping piece AND took some home with me. The desire just wasn't there. Amazing how you can re-train your thinking.
Okay, off to have my morning smoothie!