I also didn't mean to fall off the earth and not post at all last week, but I was in training for most of the week so I was beat by the time I got home. I also didn't lose any weight the week before so I was a little depressed to post. I seem to lose 2 or 3 pounds one week and then none the next. Last week I lost two pounds when I weighed in on Sunday. I was very happy!!!
I only have this week and next week left in my 3 month subscription, and I hope to get the last 4 pounds off before that. I'm not sure if it will happen, but I should be close. I also bought some tools so that I can continue to really learn how to live my new lifestyle. I don't want to be part of the 80% of adults who lose weight and then gain it back. I want this to be a lifestyle change.
I even graduated myself to level 2 of The Shred (how many months has it taken?), and I haven't died yet! I finally feel like I can see and feel changes in my muscle tone, and I can even wear a size 6 now. I honestly don't remember the last time I could wear a 6. I was squeezing into big 8's (like I couldn't tuck in a shirt and wore something lose over top) and wear 10's comfortably. I had even had a couple of pairs of 12's and that started to scare me. I have never been worried about my weight, and for the most part I hadn't really worried about my size either. I feel like it wasn't until college that I really started to be aware of all of that, and it affected me for a bit. Then, really it became an issue of health for me, and getting to slim down a couple of sizes has been an awesome bonus/reward!
My biggest goal with WW has been to lower my cholesterol. I won't be able to have a blood test until September, but I have to lowered it. I have almost entirely curbed my cheese addiction, and I eat much smaller portions of other fatty, high cholesterol foods (eggs, etc.) I even converted to the 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese - something I swore I would never do. However, I wanted cheese on my tacos and that was a way I could have it for less points. It actually isn't too bad.
I had a request for pictures, and I decided in the beginning in my head that I would wait until I finished WW to post them. Pictures are funny for me though. I look at pictures from high school (when I weighed my goal weight) and I don't think I ever really looked like I had put on 25 pounds in the last 8 years. However, the scale doesn't lie. I did take some pictures before I started and I took some a couple of weeks ago to compare. I know I weighed 12 pounds less and felt more tone, but I'm not sure the pictures look that different. Strange isn't it? I have always wondered where the weight was. I think I can see a change in my face and arms the most, and a bit in my abs. Weirdly though, I lost very little in my bust. I am well endowed, and still pretty much just as blessed you might say. To be fair, I did lose a little up top, but not enough to go back down to a 34 D so I still get to sport a 34 DD. I fear getting pregnant because I really don't want to move up to the G or H sizes!
Okay, enough about all of that. Look for before and afters in a couple of weeks, and in the meantime I'll try to share some more interesting news. Have a great Tuesday!