Day 1 of a weight loss plan means one thing: weighing and measuring and photos. Ack!
I really debated long and hard before posting these. What it came down to in the end was this: if you’re going to blog about your weight loss then you need to talk about the uncomfortable stuff. Not just the good stuff. You can’t pick and choose. You gotta ‘fess up. So (deep breath) here they are – click on the first thumbnail and then click on ESC to exit the gallery:
As you can see I have quite a small frame. And my weight all sits in my middle – my arms and legs are pretty good. I have a teeny little arse. But when I put on weight it all goes to my tummy and my back and it looks weird. So that’s why I wanted to do this – not to be a skinny minny.
I would rather look like the girl on the left than the girl on the right. But right now I’m not in proportion. I want to get rid of that blobby bit.
I weighed and measured myself this morning. I weigh 134.4lbs with 32.9% body fat percentage (eek!) and 47.5% total body water percentage. Here are my measurements:
Waist – 32″
Navel – 34″
Hips – 36″
Chest – 39″
Left upper arm – 10″
Left thigh – 19″
After weighing and measuring and photos it was time for my workout. I loved it! I’m so glad I set up the home gym and programmed the interval training countdown app on my BlackBerry in advance – it was so easy and I was done in half an hour. Here’s an overview of my day:
I got given a hard time from a girlfriend today who saw on Facebook that I was planning on losing weight. She said it made her mad because “I don’t need to”. I guess I’m good at hiding my middle with clothes and distracting from it with my knockers, but I’m really not comfortable with the extra weight. Plus my doctor said at my last check-up that my cholesterol was a little higher than he’d like.
I want to be healthy. 10lbs is not that much to lose. And I feel better when I’m a bit lighter. But people’s reactions are interesting – some are supportive, some defensive. I’m trying to be gracious. It’s my body and my choice.
I’m so chuffed with myself. I got organized and prepped and didn’t feel overwhelmed today. Bring on tomorrow!