week 5: sometimes numbers aggravate me

10 February 2009

... especially when they are on a scale, and the damn needle won't budge.

I know -- I know -- POUNDS mean absolutely nothing. It's the bodyfat I should be focusing on. And I am. It's just that I like getting my feedback from the numbers on the scale. I guess I'm still rather engineer-y that way.

Okay, so the freakin' needle hasn't moved, but I've noticed enough changes that I know I'm gaining more lean muscle, losing fat, and making significant progress...

1: My jeans are fitting better. Yeah, I know I said that last week, but I like saying it: "My jeans are fitting better." There.

2: Sleeves don't feel as tight on my arms.

3: My BRA is looser. Not around the torso, but the cup.
No surprise. This is one of the first places that shrinks when I lose fat. No, I'm not worried -- I've got more than enough boobage to handle a little deflation.

4: My muscles respond better, stronger, faster (cue Six-Million-Dollar Man theme) without soreness the next day.

Especially when it came to shifting my weight, catching the kids, and balancing myself, walking to and from school yesterday on our city-wide ice rink.

Seriously, I felt like Lara Croft or Wonder Woman or the Cat in the Hat, balancing the cake, the ship, and the fish in the pot (before he came tumbling down).

See? That's me.

4 comments - LEAVE YOURS HERE...:

Su said...

Huh! Looks like you've got our ice storm. Last night, there were weather warnings. School buses were canceled, meetings were nixed. But nada.

Albert Bannatyne said...

What, you're not going to post a photo of you in your Laura Croft costume? Or your Wonder Woman costume?

wyliekat said...

My BRA is looser. Not around the torso, but the cup.
No surprise. This is one of the first places that shrinks when I lose fat.


Really? It's the first place I gain and the last place I lose. Which sucks, because I could really afford to lose some around my girls.

Nenette AM said...

@Su:
Yeah, thanks for that! LOL :)

@Albert:
Sorry, man, you're going to have to wait till I make my bikini premiere in the summer! :) So, for now, Cat in the Hat.

@wyliekat:
Yeah, I'm pretty happy that my girls are the first to shrink, so you definitely have my sympathy, my friend.
In fact, they're my gauge to see if I'm doing well fat-loss-wise. I do wish my waist could be the first to go. Now, THAT is unsightly. Muffin-top and backfat. Ugh!

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