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Saturday, February 09, 2008

It's interesting to me that now that I've done a full week on a VERY tough (for me) workout schedule, I'm still not seeing a proportional weight loss.

But I'm certainly FEELING the difference. Tons of energy (I always have been upbeat and energetic, so now I'm like the energizer bunny), much better sleep - I sleep through the night most nights now - like I used to do 5+ years ago. :)

Best of all is my waistline and my thighs - both are getting significantly smaller, and I can feel the muscles in my legs just by tensing them. Wow - I guess I put on muscle FAST. I don't plan to sabotage that, believe me.

Last night, I put on one of my straight-cut nightgowns from India - it's an XL in Indian sizing (the women there are all as short as I, and a LOT more slender!). This used to be really tight around the upperarm and so rarely got worn - more of an EMERGENCY-I-haven't-done-laund
ry-in-a-couple-of-weeks nightie. Well, it fits! It's still not loose in the sleeve as I'd like, but it's no longer uncomfortably tight. I can actually run a finger around the rim of the sleeve now, between my arm and the sleeve.

Yay. And this morning I tried on my "interview-suit" - a gorgeous creation from Ann Taylor that I bought in New York at my lowest weight in the past 8 years, and that was 2 years ago. Well, in November the pants wouldn't zip, and the jacket wouldn't go on over my shoulders (I was afraid of busting a seam, so I didn't push it). Now? It fits. The pants zip nicely, though there is still a bulge. The jacket fits and buttons. From the front it looks great. From the back, not so good: it has one of those little vent-like things on the jacket back right at the bottom: that flares out like a little fan. :) I guess I'll have to wait until my bottom is a little smaller before I can wear this suit in public again, but BOY, that's motivating!

So, here's to inching my way down. I love what's going on with my body: I no longer am afraid to fail - I simply know that I won't! It's all in MY own head, after all, and all I have to do is to change strategies if one particular one isn't working.

This week, I'm looking forward to getting into swimming again - I'm self-taught, so I swim "funny", but I love to swim. Just haven't done it in about 10 years. :) Time to start again and give myself that little extra boost of "whee, isn't this exercising thing FUN" so I keep enjoying the journey.

It's Saturday, and it's almost 10:30 - I guess I'd better be off to the gym now. :)

- Maya
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  • no profile photo PARIS2009
    You're off to such a good start, and you have a great perspective on
    your progress. Keep looking for the positive and you're bound to
    reach your goal! You can do it!!!
    4843 days ago
    It is all good and so many more exciting changes coming your way - whoo hooo - keep up the good work and boy do I know how tough some weeks can be but I also know that you can get through them!!!! Big hugs - Jenna
    4843 days ago
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