Today’s post is going to be a quickie because I need to get back to editing footnotes. Those of you who follow me on Twitter or are my friend on Facebook can also follow my frenetic editing adventure there.
Anyway, Chris and I have been following the Abs Diet since the New Year, obsessively bagging servings of nuts, veggies, fruit, and Triscuits after our weekly trip to Walmart and the grocery store. Today, I am happy to announce that I’ve lost five pounds in four weeks. Yea!
Now I’m not the type of girl who obsesses over numbers on the scale because as long as I feel good and my clothes fit, I feel like I’m in the black. Somewhere amongst triathlon training last summer and a rather sedentary fall, I started to feel not so good. My pants weren’t fitting right, my boobs were weird, and I was developing back fat. Bleh.
So in the last month, I’ve been sticking closely to a 1700-calorie/day diet with one free meal a week plus I’ve been weight lifting and running (when it’s not icy or too cold), and I’ve lost five pounds. W00t! I’ve never so closely counted the calories I take in, and I think my constant awareness of the value (both caloric and nutritional) has helped me the most in my effort to annihilate the back fat.
And Chris is counting his calories, too, and he’s helping with food prep, which also has made a huge difference. It helps when the one you live with is also on board.
And I realize this is only five pounds, but I’m not on The Biggest Loser, so I don’t need to lose a literal ton of weight. Maybe just 10% of my original body weight, which was 155 (I’m not afraid to say it) and which would get me down to about 140. And my suspicious back fat is disappearing and my boobs are getting back to normal. My pants, however, still aren’t fitting quite right, which simply means that I get to go shopping for dress pants this week because I’m going to a wedding and all of my dress pants tug and wrinkle in “areas,” which is a surefire sign they don’t fit right.
OK, back to editing.