Sunday, September 2, 2012

Compression comparison


The month of August was a great month as far as exercise went.  Check out my calendar.  I only went two days without doing any physical activity.  And maybe the 28th doesn't count as a no physical activity day.  I disassembled my camp sight, packed up, came home, unpacked again...you get the idea.  I tried to get some form of physical activity in every day...even if it was a really short run, or walking the dog.  Don't fret, on days that I couldn't walk him, Finn was walked by my husband.

Eating this month has been good, but my water intake, not as much as I drink when I am working. Being on vacation has made me very lax in the liquids department.  That and I'm anxious about a couple of things going on in my life right now and I'm not eating as regularly as I should.  From past experience, when I have not eaten proper meals, my weight-loss slows right down.  I don't feel any different, and since I'm not weighing until next weekend (unless I set up a clinic appointment this week), we'll just have to wait and see.  I always say that though, and usually end up losing in the end.  Something I noticed about this diet is that when I used to weigh myself VERY regularly, I could stay the same weight for weeks, then suddenly drop 8 pounds in a week.  It's happened a few times.  That is why I don't weigh myself regularly anymore.  As long as I know I'm on plan, I know everything will work out in the end.

I'm a really visual person and I know that I am also my worst critic.  I look at myself in the mirror and I don't see someone who has lost 100+ pounds.  I see all my problem areas and things that I still need to improve on.  I compared a picture from April to one taken last month and I have to admit that yes, I can definitely see the difference.  There is about a 40 pound difference.

                         

The photo on the left was taken April 11th, the photo on the right was taken August 19th.  Back in April, I had only been running for about a month and my weight-loss was slowing down.  I started to run and it kick started everything again.  I thought I looked decent in my compression wear in April, not so much right now.  I also think I look pretty good in my compression wear in August.  I can't wait until December to see if I still feel the same.

I've gotten several Facebook friend requests from followers and others who read my blog via support groups on Facebook.  I'm flattered that people want to "friend" me.  I must respectfully decline any Facebook friend requests that I get.  I feel bad about this, but my Facebook profile is something that I need to keep private out of respect for my extended family.  I've also mentioned that I was adopted and I need to respect my birth family's privacy as well.  I hope everyone understands that I'm not trying to be rude or disrespectful, and I sincerely hope I haven't offended anyone.  I just need to have one area in my life where I can maintain some sort of privacy for those that are closest to me.  Peace, love and unity:)

10 comments:

  1. Yes, indeed there is a difference in those pictures. You are getting very close to your goal. Yea!

    I don't do Facebook anymore for several reasons but I think people should understand your request. Keep up the great work.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks great!!!
    I created a facebook page for blogging. Titled it Debsdaily Life. This keeps my personal life out of the blogging.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great job on the exercise front as always and an amazing difference in the pictures. You are looking great!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Awesome as always:) Google has a program similar to facebook, but not near as popular. It is called circles. The nice thing about circles is that you have your circle of friends, circle of family, and circle of acquaintances. You can create circles. What you do in one circle (kind of like Vegas) stays in that circle. The other circles don't see it or know it. It creates privacy for people like one of my daughters, that likes to have a wild girls night out with her friends after work. I wish she had circles instead of facebook...oh my.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I see a definite difference! You look great.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I can see such a difference . I just want to say you are such an inspiration to me and I'm sure many others with this blog. Keeping you Facebook private isnt a bad thing and I'm sure anyone who visit this site leave with such a awesome feeling of knowing you and so inspired to change thier lifes .. A big THANK YOU from me for having me the determination to start my journal ...

    ReplyDelete
  7. I can definitely see a difference! You are doing great! Can't wait to see the December pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  8. you look great...and I am not "out" on my FB so I am not connected to anyone here in blogger land...except just recently a few PHX lapbanders.

    ReplyDelete