Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday with Hope

Ugh! I feel like a horrible blogger.
A few of you have messaged me today asking where my weigh in post was.
You said "Isn't it Weigh in Wednesday?"
It made me feel bad for not getting a chance to post until now,
but also made me smile that you all are coming to expect it each Wednesday!
So cool!!!
Well, it was one of "those" weeks.
I know I should focus more on the results I feel than the weight, but honestly, I fully intended to get on the scale and be down 3 lbs, at least.
I mean, I have worked out every day this week, except one, and I haven't been that bad on my calorie intake. Of course, the Girl Scout Cookies did come this week... 
 
So, today I weighed in and I haven't gained, but I haven't lost.
I am still the same weight as last Wednesday.
Total loss of 12 lbs...still...
Now for the GREAT news, because you all know me a little by now and you should know that I can spin anything from a negative to a positive.
Well, I did my measurements and there was the success I was looking for; the validation that all my hard work is not in vain!
 
I am down 3 1/2 ins. on my waist, 2 3/4 ins. on my hips, 1/2 in. around my thighs, and 1/4 in. around my upper arm
(not going to say bicep, because that just sounds silly right now)
So, that is pretty awesome!
I have noticed that my hips have gone down a lot.
I don't know if anyone else notices that, but I do.
Oh, and who went down a size in her jeans? This girl!!
Now that shows me how hard I've been working.
I'm thinking that I'm losing fat and gaining muscle right now.
And I'm sure my metabolism is still trying to catch up too.
I'll get there...just slow going right now.
This is usually the time when most people give up on their diet or their workouts because they aren't seeing the results on the scale. If that's you, I encourage you to NOT do that.
Getting in shape doesn't happen over night. And anything worth doing is worth the effort.
 
My thought for this week:
 All great achievements require time.”
~Maya Angelou

{me after a quick 45 min workout}


2 comments:

Robyn Jordan said...

You are AMAZING!!! I'm so thankful for your positive attitude and the ability to not give up when the going gets tough. I'm so thankful to be sharing this journey with you. We are doing it. It is happening!!!!

Hope Jeffcoat said...

Thanks girl! Back at ya! We ARE doing this! However long it takes, I'm in for the long haul ;)