Isla de Angela ~ gaining inner peace, losing extra weight

Weigh In Results Show

Posted on: January 19, 2013

Week 15 Weigh In Results

Down 4.2!  Wahoooo!  I worked really hard this week and was close to pulling a 5… Thursday I skipped yoga and ate pizza, though – I think that would have given me the .8 I was short but I ain’t gonna sweat it.  That .8 will show up this week and it will get me into the 220’s – Wahoooooo!

I did Bikram 6 times between weigh ins last week!  I felt really strong and healthy as a result.  By Thursday I was just a little worn out, though.  I wanted to do that seventh class but my heart wasn’t in it, my body was resisting, and I was STARVING for some reason.  I seriously couldn’t get full or satiated. In walks the pizza.  I had 2 large slices and loved them.  I had plenty of points left for the week so it was “perfectly legal” – and delicious.  That’s the big difference between WW and the other restricted ways I’d always lost weight in the past.  The points system has changed the way I think about splurging.  NOTHING is off-limits if you have the points so eating the pizza didn’t send me into a guilt binge.  Cool.


An epiphany

My favorite friend at Meijers is leaving our store (insert sad music here as I will miss her) – she finally got a long-awaited promotion so I took her out for lunch this afternoon.  We both love the OG’s soup and salad (and I can eat it without slaughtering my daily point count!).  I wore my jeans and a blouse that I haven’t fit into in about a year.  I was so comfortable.  The jeans weren’t too tight and I felt pretty in the blouse.  I had a moment of true happiness and an epiphany that none of the junk I ate in the last year gave me a feeling even close to the true happiness I was feeling over my recent weight loss.  The junk food may have given me a brief thrill but it was always hand in hand with guilt.  The happiness I felt (and feel) over being comfortable in my own skin (and clothes!) was pure and has lingered all day.  No amount of chocolate has ever made me feel like that.

I also took a “during photo” to celebrate the 30+ pounds I’ve lost.  I wore the same outfit (a tight yoga outfit that I was bulging out of 30 pounds ago) and a real difference is noticeable.  That was another happy event of my day!  That makes 3 fabulous reasons to break out into a h*a*p*p*y  d*a*n*c*e – cha, cha, chaaaaaaa!


Eating Better, Moving More



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________* * ANGIE * *________

They say that muscle is heavier "by volume" than fat is, which means 5 lbs. of muscle takes up less space than 5 lbs. of fat within a body. I'm a believer. This totally explains how your clothes begin to fit better even though the numbers on the scale aren' t moving very fast.

This is GROSS. I know. But I'd rather see the fat HERE than on my body...

Each time we “resist” an urge to fall off plan or not exercise we strengthen our “resistance muscle” and each time we “give in” to temptation we strengthen our “give in muscle” making it easier to either "resist" or "give in" next time.

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