week 1: don't hate me because I lost 2 pounds

Yes, folks, you read it right. I lost 2 pounds. You may now applaud.

Can't tell you how many inches about the waist I lost because I didn't measure that last week. And yeah, that's the measurement that most concerns me -- well, that, and my cholesterol level... which is borderline high.

Anyway, 2 pounds. Not bad for a woman with an insanely slow metabolism[1] who had no muscles to speak of. Seriously, I think I would've lost more pounds if my body wasn't rebuilding muscle.

So, what have I been doing? Well, let me tell you... ("She's going to tell, she's going to tell, she's going to tell..." Remember? From Python's Holy Grail? No? Okay, never mind...)

After the Big Christmas Binge, I've gone back to eating well. About 1500 calories ballpark. I've been eating LOTS of egg white. Cut out sugar. No caffeine. No pasta. Little rice. More fibre. Fruits and veg. More water - I just have to make sure it's all not just before bed! Gah!
Anyway, as far as food's concerned, it's been all common sense.

But the difference has been the exercise. The fat wasn't going to come off until I rebuilt the muscle. I made a schedule...
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Hula & Tahitian Mix, 20 mins.
Tuesday, Saturday: Tabata (squats, push-ups), 4 mins.
Thursday, Sunday: rest

I'm well into week 2, and I'm still keeping up that workout schedule. Miraculous!!!

And after just a week and a half of this, for the first time in over 4 months, I didn't feel fat.
Yeah! I KNOW!

And this amazing feeling has given me the guts to share with you a Before shot.
Check out my friend Jami's Bionic Beauty Gallery! She just started it. Be sure to get your own Bionic Beauty shirt, and you too can have your picture in her awesome gallery.

Jami said I looked adorable (yes, I have fabulous friends!), but you can really see the chunkitude in my jowls and my ginormous boobage!!!

So, go ahead, have a look! :)

[1] - Once again, I don't blame my former CRON lifestyle -- it was my inability to sustain that lifestyle that left me in this mess.


  1. [applause] Great! Send 'em my way!

    I don't say that to be a jerk. I'm struggling with my fitness level as well. It manifests itself with low-metabolism on the other side - the intake side. When I get my [lazy ass] self to the gym, my energy level goes up, and I actually need to eat more.

    Lovely picture. Coy of you to make us hunt for it ;-) Gotta wanna!

  2. @harmzie:
    Yeah, we've talked about your opposite-from-me fitness dilemma in the past. I really do feel for you, my friend, and I hope you find a way to kick it in the ass.

    Yeah, the picture... LOL!