HCB's Journal, 27 July 2012

Went shopping for a couple tops to wear and was absolutely astounded at what fit me!

First I grabbed "Women's 1X" and it was embarrassingly huge, then I went and grabbed the "regular person's XL" and it also was huge!

OMG, I went back and got the "regular person's L" and it fit perfectly well now, and will still fit after I lose a few more pounds. I have lost two sizes (or more) in pants and three sizes in tops!

So, the "fat must be rearranging itself" - the scale has been slow this month but I guess I look smaller! WooHoo!

Diet Calendar Entries for 27 July 2012:
1119 kcal Fat: 29.42g | Prot: 97.81g | Carb: 144.39g.   Breakfast: milk, water, coffee, Chocolate Whey Protein Powder. Lunch: Pace Salsa, Trader Joe's stone ground white corn tortillas, Smart Balance Omega Non-Stick Cooking Spray, water, BabyBel light, Eggland's Best large egg, Egg White. Dinner: Famous Dave's Barbeque Sauce, water, broccoli, Yellow Sweet Corn, skinless chicken thigh. Snacks/Other: All Bran Buds, Splenda, blackberries, pineapple, Strawberries, water, Kashi Go Lean cereal. more...
3194 kcal Activities & Exercise: Hand weights - 10 minutes, Dance (fast step, aerobic) - 30 minutes, Shopping - 1 hour, Driving - 35 minutes, Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 6 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Resting - 45 minutes. more...
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that's such a wonderful feeling. Very happy for you. Great job! 
27 Jul 12 by member: teskandar
Isn't that just so freakin' great? Before you lose 40 pounds, you go shopping and grab the 1X or XL and pray "I hope this fits!" and then you hold your breath and put it on. Now it's like "Hmmm, what size do I wear now, I wonder?" It's addicting. I still have a long way to go, and I wonder what it's going to be like to stabilize and not keep working for the thrill of the smaller size. Congratulations, and keep it up, and I'm sure you are doing AWESOME and smaller sizes ROCK!  
27 Jul 12 by member: kmartdollie
do you have access to one of those digital foot scales that show weight, body fat %, and water %? I find that i cannot the full picture with just weight changes. i'd be interested to know if you are not seeing change on the scale but have gone down in clothes sizes, if that has anything to do with your water % (i.e. water retention).  
27 Jul 12 by member: Mark13
Thanks Mark13 - I do have a digital weight only scale. I know my muscles retain water after a hard work-out to repair themselves, and I drink over one gallon of water per day. I also believe in the last month I have changed my workouts to include weight work so I may have gained some muscle. 
27 Jul 12 by member: HCB
oh i wasn't aware you were doing that.. it's very possible that if you were losing fat and simultaneously gaining muscle mass, that would account for the net unchanged weight. a sure way to tell though, would be to monitor both body weight and body fat%. I do this and i created a handy excel spreadsheet that quickly calculates specifically the component of a weight gain/loss (lean mass or fat). I just joined this site. once i figure out how to add more pictures, i'll upload a screenshot of my spreadsheet so you can see an example of how useful this info is. congrats by the way on your progress! 
27 Jul 12 by member: Mark13
Congratulations on reaching a Size "L." That's great news! So proud of you & your efforts. As my hubby says, "It feels good to feel good."  
28 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
W4 - oh that is so cute, "It feels good to feel good." 
28 Jul 12 by member: HCB
Oh yeah, isn't it awesome shopping in the "regular" sizes! You're doing so well. I'm so happy for you. You've ptobably read journal entry of mine where I've celebrated fitting into smaller sizes from the back of my closet; its a blast! I may just go to that sidewalk sale in Lake Oswego & see what I find; sounds like new clothes are even more fun! You do know you're very inspiring, right? 
28 Jul 12 by member: crabby Kat
Oh crabby kat - Thanks so much! I guess I do not think of myself that way at all - I am disciplined though. I seldom stray form the food plan and push myself to exercise even when I really do not want to do it. I just really do not want to give up until I am to my goal so I find inspiration in people like you !!! 
28 Jul 12 by member: HCB
Woohooo!! I think having smaller sizes fit, and look great is even more exciting, in my opinion, than watching the scale creep down. It is the forest for the trees. 
28 Jul 12 by member: yduj57
WOHOO!!! SIZE "L" That is am amazing feeling I am sure!! Your an inspiration to us all!! :) 
28 Jul 12 by member: rmgerona
Way to GO, HCB!!! Look at all that green text! Happy, happy, happy! And we're all proud of and happy for you! Just love that "wow, I really am skinnier" feeling! 
28 Jul 12 by member: Baxie
Awesome! 
28 Jul 12 by member: jessabridge4444
What an exciting time for you! Congrats on your transformation. You inspire us all. 
28 Jul 12 by member: jenkie5
Awesome HCB!!! Welcome to size Large!!! You must feel terrific for what you have accomplished so far. :) 
28 Jul 12 by member: kimjinxie
Congrats! Funny how the body acts some times, I had the same thing, did not drop many lbs, but things were huge on me. Enjoy! 
28 Jul 12 by member: Soulnoid
Thanks for the compliment on my profile image & for the tip about tracking food. You are sweet! 
28 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
That's what I'm talkin about! And I bet the mirror's still showing you your progress too! It's nice to know progress has gotten to the point where you have to drop down to lower sizes!! Thank god for belts... I can drop my pants without unbuttoning and unzipping now. Guess I should do the same :D 
28 Jul 12 by member: CJT1217
Whoo hoo! So exciting to be in the "regular" sizes! Way to go :-) 
28 Jul 12 by member: youngsturgeon
Woohoo is right!! What a great feeling! Keep up the awesome work! 
28 Jul 12 by member: erika2633

     
 

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