This month was the first full month of working out and eating on plan since I recommitted myself just before Christmas, and I was really curious to see the results.
Well, the results are in, and they're fantastic.
I lost another 2 pounds this week, for a total of more than 10 pounds down for the month - - officially one of the larger monthly losses I have experienced in two years of working out. I am down 148.1 pounds overall, to 185.8 pounds. That's right - - mid-180s. This is the girl that thought she would be trapped in the 190s forever. Maybe it just felt like forever (it did, it really did).
I am frankly losing a bit more than I was expecting for someone 2 years into their workout program, but my current routine is pretty intense, and I am being moderately-to-very virtuous in the eating department, which is 80% of the battle. I'm not an angel every day (that would be impossible), but I am pretty good most days, which is really what the goal is here.
And no, I am not looking a gift weight loss in the mouth or trying to sabotage myself - - I have earned every damn pound of those 148 pounds in sweat equity, thank you very much.
I tested my cholesterol this morning and all my readings - HDL, LDL, triglycerides and cholesterol - - were normal. It's nice to see those numbers staying green. Likewise, my fasting blood sugar readings have been really great this month, with many readings under 5.0 mmol/L (in other words, solidly normal, rather than high normal). Wahoo!
After this month, I am sooooo close to reaching my next goal of being a middleweight - - less than a pound to go!
In the spirit of celebrating these great results, I got a haircut:
For comparison, here's what I looked like last year at this time:
We'll see what next month brings! I predict more sweat, but that's hardly a stretch...