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Day 64: Stats - Pounds are shedding, inches are melting. Yes! :)

I have been feeling a little frustrated, I must confess. I feel like I have made some major life changes, but the weight is coming off slower than I had hoped.  I went back in my blog to the first time I shared my stats, on May 26th.  That was about 6 weeks ago.  Below are my weight and measurements for May 26th. Below that are my weight and measurements for today.

I have lost 7 pounds in 6 weeks. And depending on what body part you are looking at, I have lost from 1 to 4 inches! Not so bad!  P.S. I have decided to start measuring my calves and ankles. Since I have picked up the pace with walking, and started light running, my calves and ankles have begun to look quite svelte!

Plus, I am feeling like my exercise regime has become a part of my life! This morning I was a little rushed for time, but I went to the trail and walked a brisk 1 mile interspersed with a little running (sore today). Then I went home and got out my yoga mat. I did crunches, stretching and plank. I brought my stretchy band along with me in my music bag.  While I was waiting for a bus between students, I did some bicep curls and more stretching.  I am still attempting to walk with my belly and lengthen my stride.

This morning I had a bowl of whole grain cereal, one chopped up banana, and muesli topped with almond milk and grapefruit juice.

For lunch, I made a rice noodle salad.  I am finding this eating between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is one of my best plans yet.  The beauty of it is, that I get to rest from eating, proving to myself that I do have some control!  I have begun to really look forward to and CRAVE ice water, especially in the evening since that is all I am allowing myself. It does help me get up in the morning to know that I have made it through my night time fast and will be able to eat soon. The interesting thing is that in the morning, I am not so hungry. At night, famished. Morning, not so much. Hmmm..

So now I am going to have a light dinner - probably a soft chicken taco and more water, before I head to my last student of the day and then choir practice.

Happy Tuesday! :) 

Comparing Stats:

May 26, 2015
Weight: 203
Neck: 15"
Chest: 47"
Upper Abs: 41"
Waist: 41"
Lower Abs: 49"
Hips: 48:
Thighs: 23" R, 22.5" L
Biceps: 14" R, 13.5" L

July 14, 2015
Weight: 196
Neck: 14"
Chest: 43"
Waist: 40"
Hips: 46:
Thighs: 23" R, 23" L
Biceps: 14" R, 14": L
Calves: 16.5" R, 16": L
Ankles: 9" R, 9" L

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