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.
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. :)