For the last few months, when I bend over in the shower while scraping down the walls with the window scraper (keeps mildew/water spots/etc. from forming) I’ve been getting a weird fold in my belly skin. I have a scar running through that area already (from the skin removal surgery I had after I lost the 200 pounds) so I’m hyper-sensitive (still, after 8 years) to any new sensations in that area. Well, yesterday morning as I was scraping down the walls I noticed a lack of that weird folding sensation – just the usual folding. This I will put down as the first of “physical observations that weight loss is occurring.”
Another interesting observation: I’ve become very sensitive to sweet, and I can’t take things that are too sweet anymore. I now use half the amount of sweetener in my tea (when I use any at all, which is rare), and can barely stand any extra sweetness added to anything I consume. In fact, even adding the Torani sugar-free flavorings to my shakes is very dangerous because more than just a drop is tasting too sweet to me.
I’ve added strength training exercises in addition to my daily running and walking. Time to build some muscles.
Last night’s weigh-in results: Down 0.5 pounds – and I’m happy to have it, considering the current hormonal state of my body!
Total change so far: -15 pounds.
Amazing Husband “only” lost 3 pounds this week and was disappointed. I can’t even. I tried to explain that a 3 pound loss after the initial week or two is about as good as it gets, but he’ll see. He’s down 20.5 and I am SO proud of him – I can definitely see it in his face and his body already. Here’s some pics from our big event over the weekend – we did great staying on track, but probably going to a banquet isn’t going to be our best bet for an enjoyable evening for the duration of the program!