Since I was sick the past two days (sore throat and coughing), I did not exercise, and this morning I figured I needed one extra day to sleep it off, so I slept in instead. I am feeling much better so I will be back on my groove tomorrow.
I have been really well-behaved about food, though. Monday I stayed home from work and had mostly crackers and green smoothies since my throat hurt a lot. I didn't drink anything but water and coffee. Yesterday I did my veggies with peanut butter lunch and then made a zucchini lasagna (that replaces pasta noodles with zucchini slices) for dinner. I did have a small snack of cream cheese and crackers before I settled in to prepare the lasagna, but I kept it under 200 calories. And I stuck to two glasses of red wine.
It was the first time I'd made the lasagna, and it was delicious!
I woke up this morning feeling like I'd made some progress. Some of the ripples are gone and I looked noticeably less chubby in the mirror. If I were to guess, I'd say I've lost about five or six pounds since I got on the scale at Moss's house at the end of February. I feel like my body feels the way it does when I'm at about 22.1. I'm still not happy there, but it's an improvement.
I had figured that was the point at which I'd be able to tell that I'm making progress, because that is a point I'd regularly gone up to before. 23 I'd only ever seen once before and it was over 10 years ago.
I have decided that since I don't own a scale and don't particularly want one, I'm going to use measurements here instead until I run into a scale in the wild. Plus, measurements will tell me if I'm losing in my "problem area": my waist.
Right now, my measurements are 37-29-37. Usually, when I feel best about myself, they are about 35-26/27-35. During "skinny phases" of my life, I'm usually 34-25-34. So, as you can see, I never really get curvy. I gain less in the chest and hips than I do in the waist, always, and I'm always "straighter" than "Brick House"'s "36-24-36"—my waist never gets that small even when I am super skinny.
I pull off "boyish" and "waif" way better than I do any other kind of look. If I'm not skinny, I start to just look sort of thick all over...stout, if you will.
I'm happy I seem to have made progress, though! Maybe the road trip fat is gone! I just need to keep going in this vein.