I told myself I wasn't going to post again until I was in the 130s (140.5 both yesterday and this morning), but I'm feeling so fucking positive that I felt like I had to share some of that positivity. :)
Four out of the last five days, I've done some kind of hard exercise (2 days hiking, day off, 2 days at the gym). I can feel my upper body, particularly my back muscles, getting stronger. In a holy-crap-if-I-keep-this-up-I'll-actually-be-able-to-do-a-real-pull-up kind of way.
I ran today! For the first time in about three months. I only did a mile and a half, but whatever.
Tomorrow is upper body focus, but Friday I'll attempt two miles. Then 2.5, 3, etc. and see where I get.
The fat on my thighs is GONE.
My inner thighs have that annoying chub that keeps the thigh gap away, but my quads and hamstrings are back to pure muscle. I like the flex-and-punch method of determining how much fat is on a particular part of my body, haha. Flex the muscle group in question, slap/punch on one area, and see if there are fat waves. No ripple=all muscle.
Yesterday and today I've been eating SO WELL. 70ish grams of protein with under 1000 calories. All good food--lots of kale, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, and spinach.
I sometimes forget how good it feels to eat well.
I'm hoping I'll see a decrease on the scale tomorrow. I'm hoping for 138.5. Or 139. Something to make up for the maintenance today (which was a lot of sodium-driven water retention. I had like six pickle spears last night. Whoops). But as long as I don't see a gain, I think I'll be okay. I see a difference in the mirror, and I FEEL better. And smaller. And stronger.
Don't get me wrong--I still want 117. Eventually.
Right now I just feel happy and healthy. And that's a lot.