If you knew me in college, you might remember my Orange Pants. I type those words with love because I adored those pants! As gross as it is to admit, I wore them WAY past laundry day I loved them so much. They really weren't anything special I guess. They were a pair of cargo pants from Old Navy. They made a swishy sound when I walked. Oh, and they were BRIGHT orange! They were my favorite piece of clothing. They were well loved. Well, I unearthed them over the weekend. Yes, I have kept them this long. The last time I was able to wear them was when I was at my thinnest after L was born. Guess what....they fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In all honesty, they are still a little tighter than what I would like and I probably won't wear them out in public yet, but they fit! I was able to fasten them and everything! I am so happy! I get to wear my Orange Pants again!!!!
In honor of my Orange Pants, I weighed in today just like every Tuesday. Let me begin with that I have been SO tired all week. I admit fully that I didn't push it too much. I followed my diet just fine, but took off all day Sunday and Monday from working out. I hit a point that I thought if I tried to workout then I might injure myself. So, after discussing it with E (my resident Exercise Scientist), I decided to take a couple of days off. He said that with the lack of sleep I have been getting, my body isn't getting time to recharge and heal. So, that is what I did. I resigned myself to the fact that healing my body was more important than losing weight this week. That was a little difficult to stomach though since I REALLY wanted to break 25 pounds and hit my goal. But, body comes first! So, I stepped on the scale this morning telling myself that I was going to be proud of myself, even if I only lost 1/2 a pound. Well, imagine my surprise when the scale read....
MINUS 4 POUNDS!!
What?!?!?! Seriously, I weighed myself 3 times just to make sure! I couldn't believe it. I was so excited, I immediately called my mom and bragged. She was happy for me and told me that she was really proud of me. Then, I really looked at myself in the mirror. I mean REALLY looked at myself, not the quick glance I have been giving myself because it was too painful to see what I really looked like. Well, I can FINALLY notice a difference! I still am unhappy with the outside shell, but that shell is shrinking and the INSIDE is feeling much better!
I do want to give any readers a tip though. E filled me in on this and I want to pass it on. If you are on the treadmill, put your incline at .5-1%. This makes it a little more like walking outside. I think that you will be AMAZED at the difference and that you seriously won't notice the extra incline. My legs never feel as tired or as sore if I keep just a tiny bit of incline on the never ending sidewalk than if I walk on it flat. And, you work a couple extra calories off in the process...cool!
So, overall a great week weight wise. I hit my 10% goal. Now, I am going for 15%! Wish me luck and see you tomorrow for Book Worm Wednesday...I've got a book review for you!