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Where did it go?

I have been slack on taking my measurements. Always seem to be in a rush and forget to do it. But I don’t need a scale or measuring tape to see that I’m making progress. Took this pic after a Dirty 30 at the gym because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

Where did my stomach go?

Where did my stomach go?

My stomach has all but disappeared.

I am still working like mad. Big deadline is a month away. Lots to do between now and then. Kids get out of school today. We’re heading to our favorite Mexican buffet for our annual end of the school year lunch. This is a fun tradition I started with my kids a few years ago. The three of us spend a lot of time together over the summer, and this is a nice way to kick it off. And the food is excellent. So I’m going to go and enjoy. My son has his first Legion game tomorrow, and then it will be several weeks of multiple practices and games, ending about 3/4 of the way through July. My weight is holding steady, but I just finished my cycle, so I’m hoping to see it drop again soon. Just the fact that it didn’t bounce up 3 pounds like it used to during that time of the month is a humongous victory, in my eyes. One of the most frustrating elements of all my previous weight loss attempts and successes had been my body’s natural fluctuation. It was perfectly normal for me to go up 2 or 3 pounds from day to day. A weekend could mean as much as a 5 pound gain. I felt like I’d spend all week working off that 5 pounds, only to go back up again. So to see consistent numbers every day is amazing. What I’m doing is working and I don’t have that underlying anxiety about those daily fluctuations any more. Woohoo!

I’ve not had enough time to blog lately and really want to share some things with you, but hopefully I’ll have more time next week. Hope you all have a great day and enjoy the weekend.

4 comments to Where did it go?

  • Donna, you look AMAZING! And congrats on NOT gaining anything during your TOM! Huge NSV! :D Have some fajitas for me today. :)

  • Donna

    Thanks Gwen! I feel amazing, to be honest. And whenever I have a chance to post again, I’ll be detailing some further NSVs. We were definitely on the same wavelength today. ;)

    I will enjoy every bite – they have the most scrumptious carne asada, and carnitas. I just get that with salad, a teeny spoonful of refried beans, an itty bitty square of their layered tortilla casserole (like a Mexican lasagna) and a serving of ceviche. Plus fruit and a couple bites of flan for dessert. I never feel denied, it’s all so yummy. And I don’t usually want more than a few bites of the non-Primal stuff. I don’t think I’m quite in the sweet spot like you are right now, but I think I’m close. And surprising myself every day.

    Thanks for all your support, Gwen. I appreciate it.

  • Donna you look fantastic! You are right no scale or tape measure needed :)

  • WTG Donna! You look great!