Friday, 20 March 2015
1.5 pounds down ... 25.5 pounds to goal
And the work is paying dividends. I lost another pound and a half this week to being me down to 190.5 pounds, which is only 25.5 pounds away from my goal.
I was laughing with The Nerd on one of my walks to work this week that I was able to lose the first 120 pounds in about a year, and the next 20 pounds have taken 2 years. Mostly because I have had to keep losing them over and over and over again.
But now that I am comfortable that I really know how to lose those particular pounds (195 lbs-210 lbs, I'm looking at you!) it has been somewhat easier to keep going. I joke, because otherwise I would be depressed at how my intermittent self-sabotage has repeatedly set me back. I really am chagrined at myself how often I have had to dust myself off and recommit to my lifestyle change. Smart people do not take so long to learn what works. Ah well, I never said I was smart, just doggedly determined and stubborn as hell. That works almost as well sometimes.
The good thing is that since working with Mr. Fitness my progress has been much more linear. Even when I go slightly off the rails with food my workouts push me so much that I never regress for long. And even when I do mess up I know that I will soon be on track - - that's amazingly important, because it keeps me from getting too despondent over periodic slips.
Speaking of Mr. Fitness, he well and truly kicked my ass last night with a high intensity interval session. Just brutal, but it felt great. And it felt even better to stop, let me tell you!
I have received a ton of compliments on how I look this week, so I think that I have reached another milestone of toning. It's the kind of progress that I don't notice because I look at myself every day, but is apparently dramatic to other people, judging by the comments. The Nerd and I had dinner with my old landlords on Monday night and she whispered to me that when she saw me she told her husband that I "look tight". I think that means "toned", because as a lawyer, I am by nature a tight ass - - there would be nothing new to comment on. Ha!
Another weekend is on the way, and before you know it the end of the month - and measurements - will be upon us. I'm just going to keep plugging away and see where it takes me.