It's weigh-in week!
It's time to tell you about that little surprise I bought myself- I got a bonified tape measure!
Now I know that doesn't seem that exciting, but when you've measured yourself with a string and a ruler, this thing is fantastic. It's soft like a tailors' tape, but it retracts like a toolbox tape measure! It took me half the time to measure myself as it usually does, and I don't have to worry about how accurate the measurements are because my string is a bit more stretchy- especially since it's forty-four weeks old!
I switched to smaller bowls and ate less this past week, and I feel so much better (and thinner) than in previous weeks. I'm also starting to see that salt is affecting me more. Though my blood pressure is still low/normal, I tend to bloat more when I have really salty foods. My feet make excellent bloat detectors. When they're fluffy, so is the rest of me.
Let's take a look at those numbers!
Original numbers: 4 weeks ago: Now: Difference:
Weight 363 lbs. 328 326 -2
Biceps- 23" 19-3/4" 20" +1/4"
Chest- 61-1/2" 58-3/4" 60" +1-1/4"
Waist- 58" 57-1/2" 55-1/4" -2-1/4"
Hips- 69-1/2" 62-1/2" 62-3/4" +1/4"
Thigh- 32" 30-1/4" 30-1/2" +1/4"
Neck- 18" 17-1/2" 17-1/2" same
That's interesting. I gained in almost every category but had one slight loss in weight. But look at the loss in my waist!
The one thing I wanted to do but didn't was to reread my FFR book. Although I got a few walks in this week, walking further each time, which does a body good.
It just shows that many minor accomplishments can significantly impact you more than those huge ones that don't happen as often. Yes, it was only two pounds, but it's still a step in the right direction!
This weeks' goals are simple. Reread the FFR book. No seconds. Smaller plates and bowls. Less salty foods. Walk more. Move around the house more.
I'm one pound away from breaking my next plateau!