Week 2 Wrap Up

Funny Picture of Weight Watcher Cat in Fridge

Today’s Weight: 156.8 (which puts me down 5.6 lbs from last Friday)

Today’s Measurements:

  • Waist: 28″ (1.5″ less)
  • Hips: 39″ (1″ less)
  • Thigh: 23.5″ (.5″ less)
  • Belly: 34.5″ (2″ less, though some of that’s from last week‘s bloating)
  • Upper Arm: 11.5″ (.5″ less)

You might say that I’m in a great mood about all of this.  I’ve known for the last few days at least that I must have lost some size, because I didn’t have to fight to get into any of my jeans this week.  I was kind of thinking that it was because they weren’t freshly laundered, but either way, my clothes are still fitting me a little better and I just feel a little lighter, overall.

As of today, I’m down 8.2 lbs overall, and back in a great place for my BMI.  From here on out, it’s going to be a little less about vanity and more about health.  From now on, I’ll be paying more attention to muscle definition as well as cutting the last 12 lbs (which I’m sure will fluctuate – there’s no way I dropped this fast and won’t be gaining a little, especially tomorrow at the state fair).  Last night while I was brushing my teeth, I noticed that my arm didn’t jiggle.  I can’t remember the last time that happened.  I’m really excited to keep working on getting my arms a little more svelte so I can wear sleeveless things, and taking the fat off of my thighs so I can wear short(er) skirts again.

Something I forgot to mention yesterday is that it was Day 15 of my 30 Day Bikram Challenge.  Day 15, and 13 classes in as of yesterday afternoon.  I never got around to telling any of my instructors that I’m following the challenge, but a couple  have noticed.  One instructor made a note in class of saying that teachers see when students are making the choice to come in day after day, even when it hurts, and that it’s a pleasure for them to see the positive change in their students’ lives.  I’m definitely feeling positive changes occurring.  It’s not just in my body, or my ability to endure heat and sweat and Awkward pose.  It’s about my overall ability to hang in there and remain calm.  This is going to be of great use to me in the future.  I’m already enjoying the fact that I haven’t had a panic attack since I started going to Bikram again almost a month and a half ago.  I’m also able to be calm and just breathe when things are getting out of hand – that never used to be in my command.

Life is good.  I’m not going to waste any more of it on this blog entry.  Maybe I’ll check in tonight with some interesting medical information I discovered yesterday, but other than that, I’m off to go LIVE.  Happy Friday, people!

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