I swung into the Pickering clinic to see Dr. Stephen and get weighed. I hadn`t been weighed for 7 weeks! I didn`t realize it was so long. Dr. Stephen and I discussed my weight-loss goals. He was surprised that I wanted to lose more weight. He said that BMI doesn`t always work accurately for athletes. It never gets old when someone refers to me as an athlete! I told him it had nothing to do with BMI, I just wanted to get lighter and leaner so that I could kick my own ass at the Road2Hope Marathon in November. He chuckled at that.
I lost 3 pounds since my last weigh-in January 14th. Dr. Stephen says that my weight was likely higher than 168 when I started last week, because my fat percentage went down as well which means I have built more muscle (which we all know weighs more than fat). So then I got curious and looked at the picture taken of me on Saturday versus one taken of me a few months ago when I weighed about four pounds more than I do today, and I can see a difference. Not a huge difference, but definitely more toning going on. And I have FINALLY lost weight in my calves! I can wear regular calf boots now. It`s about freaking time! There`s nothing worse that having fat dimpled calves when the rest of your leg looks relatively normal.
|My legs, waist and bust are bigger here.|
I`m wearing the same pants and jacket
in both photos.
|The first thing my husband said was,|
``Your breasts are gone!``
True, but it`s all the better for running!
So Dr. Stephen was originally apprehensive about me losing more weight, but I talked to him about the whys and hows, and he agreed that a runner carrying an extra 10-15 pounds was a big deal. We chatted about my half marathon and my upcoming races and he was very interested...or maybe a little bored. It was a slow morning in the clinic. He`s a super nice man, and I`m glad I stuck with him. He`s always been super supportive and told me the hard truth when I needed to hear it. That is exactly what I needed to stay on the straight and narrow!
So I`m officially done week one of Phase 1. Only five more to go! It hasn`t been as hard as I anticipated, but it`s also never easy. Why just today I had to fight some demons. I bought two pieces of sugar-free halva, and one package (2 in package) of chocolate pecan clusters. Both allowed treats on phase 1. I ate all of them at once with Tim Horton`s coffee. That`s 290 calories ingested at one time. Definitely not allowed on Phase 1. Then I justified it in my mind by saying that I would work the extra calories and more off tomorrow morning when I run 6K. Not cool. That`s not a healthy way to rationalize anything when I`m trying to lose weight. Just another reminder to myself that I cannot be trusted with treats. That`s why I only bought three. I also had a mental battle with myself on the way back from Peterborough. I wanted to go back to the Ontario Nutrition Store and buy more treats. My conscience won that fight. I drove right by and feel better for it right now. No more treats for two more weeks when I get weighed again. It`s celery and cucumber slices tonight. Sigh...
All in all I had a good day. It didn`t start out great. I didn`t win on my Roll Up the Rim which sucked royally. But then I had a good weigh-in and visit with Dr. Stephen, got gas in Peterborough that was 11¢ a liter cheaper than in Hamilton, didn`t buy anymore treats (even though I really wanted them) and finally won a free coffee on my second Timmies coffee of the day. I won a free coffee and I didn`t pay for the coffee that won the free coffee, if that makes sense. A total win, win! It doesn`t take much to make this girl happy!
|My first coffee where I am clearly a loser!|