Tuesday, March 27, 2007

weigh-in report, 3/26/2007


Weight Chart

I am going to have to miss my regular meeting again today, so I weighed in last night at an evening meeting, which has become almost a regular meeting for me because I've used it as a backup so often lately. I had a very small loss, 0.2 pounds, which may have been just the result of weighing at a different time or different clothes, but I'm not going to look a gift weight loss in the mouth. I am inching toward the 150s, and as long as the progress keeps going in the right direction, I'm happy.

I have been feeling mostly pretty good about the way I look now. I have stopped hiding from cameras or worrying about holding my chin in just the right angle to make my face look thinner. It's odd the way the weight has come off. I am really noticing the change in certain places, like my face, neck and upper chest. My collarbones seem really prominent to me all of a sudden. Other places are slower to catch up. My upper arms, for example, resist all my efforts to buff them up. My thighs are also holding out. I have a little soft spot below my belly button that I camoflage the best I can by wearing mid-rise jeans (thanks, Stacy and Clinton) with a wide belt. But my waist itself is looking so much smaller.

Back in August, I did an Angry Fat Girlz post about body shape. I think my body shape is most noticeable when I'm in this middle range -- when I'm really thin (for me) or really fat, my body's particular quirks are less apparent. Or maybe it was that when I felt worst about my body, I didn't spend as much time looking at it. I think that there have been times when, as Frances wrote yesterday, I was so wrapped up in an effort to hide what my body really looked like from myself and others that I never really saw it. Ironically, I feel like I'm both more realistic about and accepting of my body now. As PastaQueen wrote recently, " I was never under any illusions that I would score the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition when this was all done."

5 comments:

  1. face, neck and upper chest - me too! and I don't know why - all of a sudden. It looks like tone, but it might be skin tightening of some sort. Are you still doing a lot of yoga? are you doing any NEW pilates? because that is the only "change" for me - back to doing regular/lots of pilates.

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  2. PS - if there is a "reason" your waist is slimming - please let me know . . .especially if it is "catching" - I'd like to have/get it.

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  3. Vickie,

    I think it's more about body type/shape. My waist has always been smaller than my hips and thighs. I have been doing some yoga and weight training, but nothing special that I can point to as "this is what's working" -- just as I'm losing, my body is showing its shape again.

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  4. The body changes as it wants to change. Some of us will always have larger hips, or waists, or arms, or thighs, even while the rest of the body shrinks.

    We come as a whole person, though, and I'm glad that you are feeling good about how you look now. WNTW probably was a good influence on how to dress to look your best, not to mention all of our advice!

    Inside and out, you are a beautiful wonderful person.

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  5. I know what you mean about hiding from the camera, or posing in a certain way. There are all these odd pictures of me with my shoulders hunched so my collar bones are more prominent! I didn't realize you were getting so close to the 150's - congrats!

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