Well...I don't know if I'd call it a breakthrough of my plateau, but I've dropped 1...one single pound this past week. *sigh*
**photo coming...having issues with uploads**
Last week 222.2
This week 221.2
The extremely slow rate of loss is frustrating me a great deal. I need to figure out what is next...Am I eating too little? too much? too irregularly? wrong foods?
I'm exercising quite a bit...I know its not that. I zumba, run, ride bicycles...my activity level is 10X what it used to be pre-lapband.
I did stand in front of my mirror today and got a glimpse of what the loss will eventually bring. My body is definitely shrinking...so despite the number on the scale I am so glad about that. I'm glad I can see it in other ways...the fit of my clothing, my physical ability, strength and agility.
In one more month it will be 6 months post-surgery. I'm kind of excited to see those 6 month photos I'll be taking to match up to my start and 3 month photos. Hopefully the shrinking is not all in my head.
Unlike lots of overweight people I have always seen myself *smaller* than I actually am. I have an extremely unrealistic idea of what my body actually looks like. I used to ask my husband...am I that big? or that big...pointing at two larger women of different sizes...to try and guage how others actually saw me.
I was always a little shocked at the response...
I think part of it was because I've always been athletic if not an athlete...so while not a runner I played volleyball or softball or rode bikes and went camping and hiking etc...I think I probably always mentally thought of myself around a size 12/14...not a size 22/24. Thats why I need to take these 6 month photos for comparison. I don't want to get complacent thinking I'm looking great when the reality is so much different. I may look BETTER...but I don't want to stop there.
So...just a little prost to weight loss. Another week ahead of me...and I'm shooting for 2 full pounds. I want to see the TEENS!!!
Fat and Sassy is out.