It's been six weeks of exercise and fat is moving..... slowly. Tigersue will understand this one, and yet my head is determined that there are changes even if the measurements aren't.
Here area few I know of: My right forearm is starting to look like my arm to me- and the left is slowly following. Don't ask about the left side of my body...the poor thing adapts slowly to change. But what looks the same when essentially it is still fat? I don't know- just less puffy around the wrist and more sleek like it was when I was young.
I feel good. I do a mental check each day and while I think I can't go above the numbers for induction for carbs, I think my protein was a bit low so I was tired mid week- but the fat I get and will adjust more. I think I will start an account at Fitday because I think I trust their numbers more. but other than that I know I can do this. This ain't your mama's disastrous for cravings low fat diet, honey.
Even though my left leg follows slowly to the right it too is going down-the little water marks those that are puffy get when they lose water are starting to happen. I am figuring out my foot slowly, and have these nifty little soft toe things I used to spread my toes out- sort of like a pedicure looking thing, and do that a couple of times a day. It helps. It also helps to wear socks a bit- being cold sort of makes the problem worse and I have ordered a pair of sketchers to see if they help.
I have some clothing I am using to gauge progress because I was/am large enough I think the measure tape has some issues-I know it sounds dumb but I think some rolls of fat not measured go down and clothes fit before the measure tape goes down. I bought a cute light top in months back but couldn't wear it.. too tight everywhere, and while still not where I would want it to be to wear, it now goes down over the hips were it didn't before. My goal is to wear it to the family events on July 4. I also have a darling peach colored shirt I inherited from my aunt that is also being used for a "gee it fits now" progress, and I have a pair of pants that I can now start wearing comfortably with the cute top it goes with.
Now that I know I have to do induction phase carbs and only induction with higher fat, I might try the dreaded fat fast on a weekend I am home- Maybe next weekend would be idea because I would only have to work the Monday following for Tuesday is my Ilo day they call it at work for working the next Sunday.
I have increased weights in my workouts. I need another 10 lb dumbbell and to get at least one 12 lb. I also need to look into getting a good set of barbell and weights but that is for later.
All I know is don't judge that a person whose body insists on collecting fat is sitting around and kicking lettuce heads and eating bonbons all the time. I certainly haven't done that the last three months and change is coming slowly.
My goals for the next 4 weeks? To continue- and to work on really trying to add muscle, because I think that is the true golden ticket.