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Inches, not pounds!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

This past week, I've been exercising HARD. Upped my exercise to a minimum of 60 minutes, got in about 6 workouts. Ate a little more than my recommended calorie allowance, but not totally outrageously.

Of course, I was naively expecting the weight to come off.

It didn't.

But yesterday, I decided to measure myself, just for something different to do - and amazingly, not only did I lose a centimetre or so off my waist (YAY!), but I actually lost a centimetre off my NECK!!! How does THAT happen?

Anyway, now I'm all motivated again and raring to see where else I lose inches - whether or not the scale moves really does not matter any more - it will, in its own good time, and in the meantime, I'm working off a ton of calories and enjoying the process.

Today, I'm tempted to reward myself by going shopping for clothes - I know, waste of time if I'm in weight-loss mode. But, believe me, if I don't reward myself, I'll get bored. And if I use my normal rewards (food or books!) I'll wind up gaining weight (I'm a bookaholic, so I'd be in my armchair for a solid week getting through the books - so yes, books WOULD add to my weight).

So, it's off to the local consignment store today to see if anything gorgeous and cheap catches my eye - that way I won't beat myself up for going over-budget, either. :)

- Maya
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    yay! congrats on the waistloss. I love seeing the measuring tape get smaller.

    Remember, 5 lbs of fat is about the size of a loaf of bread ...
    5 lbs of muscle is about the size of a turkey leg. Go turkey, go!


    ~:^) Tokyo Tess
    4840 days ago
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    Good job exercising, and hurray for getting smaller! The little clothes
    reward is a great idea. ~ It was great to see you pop up on my blog - the
    more friends during this process, the better. So, here's to keeping
    going, no matter what! You can do it!!! ~ Shawn
    4846 days ago
    sounds like a great reward to me.. I just rewarded my self by buying some richard simmons DVDs.. gotta love our self rewards..
    4847 days ago
    Keep up the good work - I had to have my rings taken in (yup lost weight there too), went back to a narrower size shoe (yup there too), lost off my neck, wrists, thighs - yup it comes off everywhere - isn't it fantastic and yes, reward yourself with a new outfit. You've worked hard and deserve to feel grand!!!! Cheers - Jenna
    4847 days ago
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