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Monday, February 6, 2012

IMPRESSED!

I belong to a FaceBook Forum for other "Big Girls" doing PINK Method.
One of the trainers actually joined the forum, posted and replied in there! The genuineness just blew my mind! It's nice to see people passionate about their line of work!

Eating 1500 calories is difficult. And I'm not sure if it's helping or not. Also battling a hyperactive thyroid >< You would think that this would work IN my favor... But it isn't. It's burning calories FAST and leaving my tummy hungry. I've felt like I was hungry all day today. I've been a bottomless pit of healthy eating!!!! LOL!

I really need to see my doctor about it. Just to find out how many calories she would like me to eat, what food can help keep me more full, what weight does she want me to weigh, blah blah blah.

This is my last week on Phase 1 workouts. From the time the new scale was purchased, I have dropped 10 pounds. I fit in to a pair of sweats I haven't worn since before I was pregnant. Everyone says I look great. I feel great! There's definitely less of me, and I swear my stretch marks are fading too!

I can't wait for this all to come full circle. I can't wait to post my "grand totals"... And, I can't wait to move on to the next thing and push myself to a whole new level. P90X? Running? BOTH?! I'm serious. Once I complete PINK, I'm going to tackle something that seemed impossible to me. Once I complete PINK, I will no longer be in my own way. It's going to be AWESOME! I'm so pumped!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Outside Resources

Sorry for not posting more often! So much has been going on that I just haven't had the time.
Well, that is only half the reason...

The other half is because on Monday, I weighed myself and measured hoping to have some "change" to share. I did not.

I kept weighing and measuring on Tuesday, and Wednesday. I was SO confused! I hadn't increased in weight or inches, but with the working out 6 days a week, I thought surely I would have lost an inch!

Today was Bible Study day. I talked with the fitness/nutritionist girl that is helping us out. I told her about PINK ((briefly)) and I told her that I used myfitnesspal to track my calories yesterday. I ended the day at 991. I had 1259 calories left over. I told her that one of my friends said it was possible my body was in "starvation mode". She agreed with that. She told me to keep watching my calories, to start taking in 1500 a day. She said that by doing that, I should start to see more change. She also reminded me to "make my calories count". Meaning, high protein and complex carbs, which I'm TOTALLY ok with! I'm also ok with eating more.

Right now, I'm not that enthusiastic about PINK on the whole. With the limitations on the carbs and protein, it's tough to reach 1500. And no wonder I've felt like I was STARVING!! Sticking to it ((but with the modifications)) because I've already invested time in to it.

I have a friend who I recently inspired to do PINK. A part of me feels a little bit bad for that, however, she is coming over tomorrow so I can at least give her a "heads up".

On the bright side, people have NOTICED a difference in my appearance! I saw a couple girls today from my bible study that ended beginning of December. They said that I look great! (^^)

I saw my butt's reflection in Panera Bread's window this afternoon. I have a very nice tukas! Also, I did notice that my 1 fat roll, you know the one... Under the rib cage and above the gut... It's not as, deep? Is that the word I'm looking for? And "Scott's Pouch" ((the poofy place that is the result of a C-Section)) isn't as protruding either. On a side note, I'd like to think that the "pouch" will go away. But I really don't think it will completely. That would take a miracle, or plastic surgery...

Which leads me to a legitimate concern: What if I lose the weight and have excess skin leftover? Because, that's just as gross as being fat.

I think I'm not going to worry about that. I have to get healthy. I can't be unhealthy to keep my skin "tight". All I can do is keep on keeping on, and hope for the best!

Another random tidbit: If you're exercising and stuff, make sure you get a FULL night's sleep. It really does make a difference!