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Day 42: Monday Morning Stats

Drum Roll Please!

Todays stats are:
Monday June 22, 2015 Stats
Weight: 197 lbs.
Neck: 14.5"
Chest: 44"
Waist: 39"
Hips: 46"
Thigh:  R 22.5", L 22.5
Biceps: R 14", L 14"

Compared to last week's stats:

Stats, Monday, June 15, 2015

Weight:  199!!
Neck: 15"
Chest: 44"
Waist: 39"
Hips: 48"
Thighs: R; 23", L 22.5"
Biceps: R: 15", L 14.5"

Results:  Weight loss: 2 lbs.
Loss of  0.5" from my neck
Loss of 2" from my hips
Loss of  0.5" on my right thigh (so now my thighs are equal! lol)
Loss of 0.5" on right biceps (and now my biceps are also equal! This is kind of weird!)

I am happy to see progress, no matter how small.  The most interesting thing is that I seem to have my eating under control.  I realize I spent a lot of time recreational eating, especially in the evenings.  

Ok, true confession: I was measuring my upper and lower abs, but strange things are happening with my belly fat. It shifts around, mostly descending lower, but it does seem to be effected by foods I eat. I had been trying to stay away from wheat, and white carbs.  When I had a successful day, my belly would shrink. But just a slice of bread and it would bloat back up again.  I've added a little bit of carbs, mostly whole grain:  brown rice, occasionally rye bread.  At this point, I am focusing more on regular exercise. With my eating, I am only eating between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and eating mostly whole foods.  There is only so much I can do without getting so obsessed with my eating that I am just a total bore to be around!  So, from here on out I will only be measuring my waist and hips, and forego upper and lower abs.

This week is another light work week.  I did manage to fill my schedule lightly with a few students, a meeting, a bible study. But aside from that, will be running, cleaning, practicing and reading. 

This morning I am heading out for a long trail walk.  I need to eat my 1/2 grapefruit first and then will have a healthy veggie wrap when I return. I have to copy my music into a folder for my upcoming performance. And then I have a meeting with a lady who has hired me to play music by Clara Schumann for a play she has written. That should be interesting!

When I return from the meeting, I plan on making homemade chicken kale soup!

Happy Monday!


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