"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Almost a third of the weight there...

Woohoo, I hit the 14lb weight loss this morning! I'm aiming to lose 45lbs (more if needed, but that's a start), so by next week I should be at a full third.

The last few weeks were a tad depressing. There was one week where I gained more than a pound back, and then I started to lose that pound in dribble increments of .2 to .4 pounds.

I introduced chicken into my diet, enabling me to suddenly be as sated with a diet of 1,200 calories as I had been with one of 1,300-1,700 calories. I made sure to stay under 1,500, but didn't otherwise obsess with how much I was eating. I also ate whatever I wanted, within those calorie limits, of course. Mmm... Treats apple cinnamon muffins. Best when consumed once per week only. :-)

Last week, the scale started to budge again--.8lbs gone last week from the week before that.

Today's numbers represent a 1.7lb loss from last week. WOOHOO!

The weight loss is finally starting to show in my clothing. Three weeks ago, I was still fitting into 1X but found some XL pieces that looked good. Two weeks ago, I had to let go of the 1X when I discovered that everything in XL fits me. Yesterday, I bought three XL sized tops and one L!

(What am I doing buying clothes? None of my 1-2X sized tops from last year fit and I actually need tee-shirts! I'm only buying tops on sale that I'll be able to wear again in my casual life starting this fall.)

4 comments:

Cedar said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! I'm doing the same thing,..but am a few "inches" behind you,.. just got into XL. What a great feeling!

Raven said...

Go you!

It is a great feeling, like I'm worshiping the temple my body is supposed to be.

1001 Petals said...

Congrats!

Raven said...

Thanks!