Ok, suddenly it's Saturday again and official weekly weigh-in day. I'm 215.5, which means I figure I'm reset for after the holidays.
I fell asleep at 8:00 last night and woke up at 3:30. This has been happening to me all week and I don't know why. It's ok, but it does mean I'm going to have a heard time staying awake through the darkened rehearsal tonight. It also, however, means that I have plenty of time to get in a lengthy workout before going to work at noon. I have to do a 3rd workout this week and I want it to be elliptical + weights.
But first, I'm eating last night's dinner. I didn't get to eat it last night because I fell asleep, and I was sooo looking forward to it - acorn squash stuffed with tofu, applesauce, raisins, and walnuts. I had it before and it was awesome.
Oh, part of this morning's check-in was measurements again. I had already been able to tell, somehow, from the mirror that I had increased puffiness in my belly again. Like it's the first place I regain. I was checking the internet to see if reducing my diet soda intake would reduce my waistline specifically, but I found nothing to really indicate that. I hope that as I get down to 200 over the next 3 months I see a reduction in my belly finally!! That will be the greatest thing. Oddly, one of the main reasons I started this diet - that my pants didn't fit well due to my waist size - well, I am suffering that again now at 215. I suppose, aside from fat loss, pulling those muscles in could help, if that's possible. I have read that many people who get lipo from their bellies also typically follow up with an operation to tighten the muscles of their abdomen - sounds like a pretty major operation to me but a lifetime of a belly like mine apparently could pull those abdominal muscles out of their prime structure. It's a horrible thought. Surgery isn't an option for me anyway, so let's hope fat loss does something in the next 3 months, and I'll be thinking of adding some toning exercises too, but not so much with the crunches - more like yoga, dance, or Pilates. I just think crunches will make my abs bigger more than pull them in!
So today - workout in the morning, after dinner. Then breakfast, and prepare and pack food for the day. Then to work at 12, hopefully a little break of about an hour or two and then rehearsal tonight, and then pass out. Pretty straightforward.