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Monday, January 31, 2011

Week 3 day 1: hi five!

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. Yep that's right, I've posted a loss 2 weeks in a row, boo-yah! I lost 1.8 pounds (see my "one pound at a time" ticker for my progress) and I feel ok about that. I KNOW that 1-2 pounds ia a safe weight loss per week, the type that is likely to STAY GONE, and means loss of FAT not loss of MUSCLE. Still... I have that little voice inside that says, if you had just done this or if you hadn't eaten that you could have lost MORE.

But I am ignoring that little voice. I am embarking on a new (physical) me and I don't want to get sidetracked by some invisible nay-sayer. :-) Alright that makes a grand total of 4.6 pounds lost, almost a fiver!!! Another way to think of this is the following:

1. I have lost almost 1 bag of sugar/flour (in the US a 5 lb bad is the norm)
2. I have lost 9 STICKS OF BUTTER. Wow that one is a gross visual but more accurate as it's fat too!
3. I have lost the equivalent weight of over a half gallon of water. Those are heavy to carry!!!

Nasty? Yes. Inspiring? you betcha!!!!
I personally like the above visual. So THAT is why my underpants are looser!!! 5 pounds of fat takes up far more room than 5 pounds of muscle so when we lose fat we notice a definite difference in our appearance, how our clothes look, etc. I am excited!!!

Not sure if I'll post later; I think this should suffice!