**Edited to add: Duh! Just realized that I didn't add the MckLinky to this post. That's what I get for posting in a hurry. It's added now, so you can link to your Weekly Weigh-In posts.**
It's Weekly Weigh-In time! How did you do this week? Did the scale reflect all your hard work?
I am thrilled! I hit the official 30 lb. mark this week! I lost 1.8 lbs., which puts me just over 31 lbs. lost in 14 weeks. I'd do the happy dance or jump for joy, but my quads are so sore from the spin bike class I did this weekend. Talk about burning some calories, though. Wow! It's been a long time since an exercise has made me drip sweat. It's gross, but I love it because dripping sweat makes me feel like I'm really burning some calories.
Even though I was really sore -- and partly because I was so sore -- I went back for more today. I had to try to work the soreness out. I'm surprised to admit that I may become a huge fan of the spin bike. It didn't hurt that everyone in the class was really friendly. There was sort of a camaraderie there that I haven't found in many other exercise classes. So, there you go, Susan -- you were right. I think I'm really going to enjoy the spin bike.
And, I wasn't going to do this yet, but I had on make-up today and someone was handy to take my picture. So, even though I haven't had any unsolicited comments about my weight loss yet, I thought I'd post an updated photo.
Here's the before, taken sometime last summer (I didn't purposely take any before pictures because I've tried and failed to lose weight so many times. I didn't know I was going to become so determined this time. I can locate plenty of before pictures, if I need them, from our trip to Disney this summer.):
Here's the one from yesterday, at 14 weeks and 31.2 lbs. lost:
I can tell a big difference in my neck and my cheeks. I can also tell a big difference in my butt, but I'm not taking a picture of that. ;-) I can't wait 'til it's 50 lbs. gone!