Monday weigh-in: 149.6lbs
down 0.8lbs from last time
not bad considering I spent last week in Brazil drinking the local drink & eating the local specialities. This week I'm on the road again - west coast now and east coast back half of the week. I can tell I've changed in the last year - now the first things that go in the suitcase are athletic shoes & workout gear. Even in Sao Paulo, I managed to hit the ellipticals everyday for an hour. ah, the new me. :)
even though my weight has stabilized around the 150 mark, I can tell my body is still changing. I'm getting leaner. for me, back fat, shoulders & arms are last to get in shape and it feels like its finally happening. I'm no Michelle Obama or Madonna but I can finally see arm muscles :) I hit the mall over the weekend & ended up doing more shopping for myself. in late Sept, I was comfortable in 10s but now the last 2 skirts I've bought were size 4. shocking!! however, the find of the century was hanging on a sale rack in Nordstrom. I found a totally kick-ass motorcycle-style jacket from Burberry marked down from $900 to $300. Only one jacket, though, in a size 6. it fits like a dream. I don't think I'm ever going to take it off. :) I can now say I am a designer size 6. NSV, sisters! one I never dared dream could actually happen to me.
this NSV is why I hit the gym. I'll probably never weigh much less than I do now but I certainly feel a big difference in clothes from size 10 to 6/4. not sure how people who never really catch the exercise bug do this on calorie restriction only. guess I'm in the LapBandGal/Catherine55 camp....you gotta sweat.
Unbelievably, next week is my one-year bandiversary. does.not.seem.real. I'll do a recap with pics, measurements & latest numbers. hopefully, that will be eye-opening for me. My brain hasn't quite caught up to this new body yet....
off to the airport....