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In search of Onderland (with in progress photos)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

I have to say that this morning I was so worried because I've been stepping up my exercise regime that I wouldn't see a big loss this week. It didn't matter that I felt strong. It didn't matter that I notice my size 14's! fit way better in my legs, and I can wear my running shorts under them. All that has been taunting me is the numbers on the scale. I am 5 pounds away from that magickal number, that I am afraid I've been a little bit obsessed.

I saw my sister right after my short gym visit this morning (only 30 minutes with my mom), and she took some new photos. I intended to wait for 7 more pounds, but these things happen where these things happen... and can i tell you? What a difference!!!

Here we go.
I think in the 'befores' I had actually lost 10 pounds, so that would make me 238. But it may have been a true before weight watchers photo.. I'll have to ask my mom to see if she remembers which one it is!

And here I am at 205

Do you see that? NO MORE BACK FAT!!!!

Now this is really embarrassing. Keep in mind this is a size 22W skirt. It wasn't "tight" but I could hold it up with my waist. (forgive the mess, my sister was just moving in!)

I know that I've got a slight crease here, but I promise, I was leaning back and slightly twisty for some reason. I'll take other side photos later if you guys wouldn't be sick of them!

I am more mellow about it now. If I don't reach it this week, it's okay. I know that is because I am taking away inches with adding muscle, and that is alright by me. The weight loss WILL be there, and within 2 weeks I should be in the hundreds again.. even if hanging by a thread!

I've been so anxious, so afraid if I don't get there I never will. Well, I WILL get there. This pound loss probably wouldn't show nearly as much if I hadn't been exercising, and that's something I always plan on doing.

So, Alice might need to look down that rabbit hole a bit more before jumping down. If only so her shins wont hurt her so badly afterwards! :)
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  • TRINA001
    you've done so well, I sort of wish I had more pictures of me before I lost some weight, but I used to always hide from the camera because I hated seeing photos of how big I was. doh.
    You look great, it really shows that you have been working out.
    3704 days ago
  • KELCEE75
    Awesome!! No back fat!! Love it. Congrats on coming so far, you look great! :)
    3716 days ago
    Holy Crap Girl.... You are doing AMAZING! I am mad at myself now, for not taking before pics to compair with (there's my self esteem issues again)! Don't even worry about that scale! Your results are so obvious that you don't need to obsess anymore. Just keep doing what you doing and onederland will hit when you least expect it! I am still with you on the journey to the hundreds.... whenever it happens! I find that I've been in a pattern of losing one week and maintaining the next amd I'm happy with that! I am still at 205 and as long as I know I'm working hard I'll take it! You're soooo right.... We WILL get there for sure!!!
    3717 days ago
  • no profile photo HEEEYBOOBOO
    Wow - look at your progress! You definitely need to get rid of that skirt LOL.

    Don't be frustrated by the number goal that we have - because it's obvious by your pictures that you're doing fantastic.

    I'm kind of in the same boat in regards to trying to aim for a number - but I've been feeling so much more accomplished about hitting mileage goals more than losing lbs.

    My shins have been hurting too though!! I read up on it - it might be worth it to consider bandage wraps. The compression aids the muscle ache - you might want to look it up for clarification.

    Anyway you're doing great!!!!

    3720 days ago
  • REBECCA1354
    Great job...and yes, you can totally see the difference. Keep up the great work!!
    3720 days ago
    You are looking great! I love your positive & realistic approach to this journey, keep it up! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    ~ Jardan

    health & fitness motivational blog
    3720 days ago
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