well this is my first update since i started back on (i wish it was never a 'back on' that means i have slipped up) weight watchers. i am still reluctant to show a before photo. i think i will have to wait until i am further a way from the photo to do it. i, seriously, don't know how bendoeslife.com does it. he posts his before photo and it gets a lot of hits. i have practically no one reading this blog and still can't do that.
i am taking my photo every 2 weeks. the first one on april 6th, but then i have switched to every other monday because i am working out in the gym with kelly on mondays and thursdays. i just figured out that i have been on weight watchers for almost 4 weeks...it feels way way way way longer than that. crazy!
so, i have lost a total of 12.2lbs. that even includes the week where for 7 days i went down a half pound, up a half pound, down a half pound and ended the week the same weight i was at the beginning. so, not bad. i thought i was losing so very slowly...this is why one really shouldn't weigh oneself everyday. i have averaged about 3lbs per week which is good. the goal is to average 1 to 2lbs per week according to all healthy weight loss guides, but that is much to slow for one who is going to be in florida in two weeks. i have to pack a swimsuit. i am not even close to being comfortable in a swim suit. luckily, i will be wearing it among strangers that i will never have to see again.
speaking of ben in bendoeslife, one of his posts talked about the day he could see his veins in his arms. being overweight (he has lost 120lbs!), he never saw his veins stick out, so it was like a big deal. i was born with ginormous veins, so for me this is a moot issue.
carrie underwood knees.
is that too much to ask? granted at 54, mine will be more wrinkly, but do you think i could get those? i remember when i was getting a workout to use at the Y from a trainer many many many years ago, and he asked me, "what would you like to get out of your workout?" i told him i would love to those heart shaped calves that some people have. and he looked at my calves and said, "you know some of that is genetics....."
does that mean i can't have heart shaped calves? yes, yes it does, but maybe i can have carrie underwood knees. i am working out and look...
look really hard.
i have sweat marks on my knee!
i am well on my way...hopefully (sigh)
p s photo from people.com
carrie underwood's, not mine...i don't think people magazine would pay for my knee photo, right?