Thursday, April 04, 2019
I mostly blog for my own person record of both my mental journey and physical milestones. As such, I'm sometimes sounding like a downer but it's mostly just me trying to be honest about my feelings. It's not a cry for reassurance 😁 I'm self confident and happy.
Anyway, having said that, its mostly positive progress. I can't get the scale to go down... my weight bounces cheerfully up and down the 270s and no amount of low carb, counted calories or counted macros seems to have much impact on it. Inches are hard to tell... I think I lost one of my waist and may one off my thighs, but it's surprisingly hard to be accurate with a fat body...fat squishes and it's harder to be consistant with where you take it. But I now fit into a size 20 jeans at lane bryant. At my heaviest I was a size 26 and maybe should have been a size 28, just couldn't bring myself to do it. The 20s are a bit snug, but the 22s would have been too loose after a day's wear, so size 20 it is. Given that my other metrics have stayed the same, I'm surprised. It's clear my body has changed composition a lot... anywhere I poke, I'm harder than I used to be. And although under a layer of fat, I have lots of nicely formed muscle. Its just all qualitative and impossible to measure. I wish I had and had had at the start access to a dexa scanner, but oh well.
I finally got 65 lbs in the strict press... I've been trying that for forever, which now means rounding up a bit I can use the regular bar rather than the baby bar for our workouts ( you need 50% to be close to 35lbs to do that). And i sumo deadlifted 225lbs (and got a lesson from my back all weekend about keeping my back not arched). But I did it and now have an extra thing to watch as I dead lift.
My husband and I hiked pilot knob for our anniversary. It's a 700ft ascent over about a mile and we took it slow but pretty much did it without stopping which is a miracle because long uphill climbs have been my Achilles heel. A lot of this is being in better shape although I suspect the fact that it was 50 degrees instead of 90 and humid factored in. So much good to report