So one week in, and here's my Official Second Scale Pic:
Nope, I haven't repainted my toenails as I had intended, but I'm going to go ahead and focus on the number between the ugly feet.
It's 143.8. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooookay I'm done. Woo!
Yes, it's like, a 5 pound loss from last Tuesday, but that does make sense, as the 149 was way over where I had been before. So it's not a WOAH THAT'S FREAKING AMAZE-BALLS! number, but it's good. It's the lowest I've been since very shortly after graduating college, and it feels GREAT.
Last night I was up late finishing up some work when I caught a few minutes of an infomercial. Not just AN informercial, mind you, THE infomercial. THE infomercial about Beautiful Brazilian Butts and the exercises that make them.
*Can I stop for a minute here and give you a piece of advice? Please do not, no matter how tempting it may feel, go Google the term "brazilian butt lift" and then click "images". I thought it might be fun to have some visual representation of the "workout craze sweeping the nations", but all I got were lumpy naked butts. Lots, and lots, and lots, of lumpy naked butts. Who knew that there were so many nude pictures on the internet?!
Anyway, so I saw this infomercial and it got me thinking. I'm flabby. Yes yes, I'm losing weight, but it's been years since the volleyball playing and cheerleading (what the WHAT? Yeah, bite me. I did that once.) had my behind looking perky and toned. Now, unless I'm wearing a nice deceptive pair of jeans, my booty is flat and sad and old. And my legs... and then there's the belly... and... oye.
Point is, even though I'm losing weight well, I haven't really focused on "tone" yet. And to be honest, I'm thinking it's time. The point of this weight loss 'stravaganza wasn't just to regain a healthy weight, to fit into a certain size, or hit a particular arbitrary number. The idea is to become my best. To look and feel better than I ever have before ever. And if I'm going to do that, I'm certainly going to have to do some sit ups and lunges.
Bright side: Soon I will hit the 140 mark, and it will be time for more progress pics. Hopefully tone will make those pics look less depressing, and I'll get a little more "Holy sexy, Batman!" and a little less, "Wow, you were really brave to post that on the internet..."
Hey, a girl can dream.