Monday, May 14, 2012
Now, the purpose of my writing tonight. I am going to talk about my boobs. Please forgive me.
When I began to lose weight, I noticed subtle changes in my body. My calves, which I once believed to be muscular, started to actually show definition and slim down. My stomach started to shrink. Areas of my body I had expected to shrink, did. I had actually expected to start losing in my bust area first. I didn't. For two and a half years, I noticed the weight coming off in the normal areas, tummy, thighs, arms. I noticed it coming off in the not so common areas, feet, wrists, fingers, face, neck. But I never once changed a bra size.
Then January 2012 rolled around, and I dropped 12+ pounds that month. I am positive that it all came from my boobs.
Over the last 5 months, they have continued to shrink. Now, I don't have any delusions that one of these days I'll magically not have to wear a bra anymore, but when I wear a sports bra (which I do the majority of the time) they all but disappear.
Shirts I would normally fill out, too big. Bras that I used to SPILL out of, that I couldn't wear to work because if I bent over my boob would fall out of, too big.
The good: I still have to strap them down when I run to keep them from bouncing, but I don't have to wear double bras and ace bandage. I get by with a tight sports bra and under armour tank-top. My back doesn't hurt much anymore, ever. I bought a couple of tube tops, and I can actually wear them with my strapless bra that doesn't try to fall down constantly.
The bad: I HAVE NO BOOBS!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
- go to the gym 15 times.
WIN! Went a total of 16, and would have made it more but had several appointments in the last couple of weeks that ate into gym time.
- lose 5 lbs.
- start and finish a new book.
Finished "The Tenth Circle" and started "The Almost Moon".
- go on two (at least) long bike rides.
This one is a monumental FAIL. I didn't ride at all.
- buy a bike rack for my car :)
Almost. The one I had my eye on ended up not fitting the bars on my car. Still in the process.
- SORT THROUGH CLOTHES. keep, donate, sell, or give away!
I threw out a bunch that were tattered and torn. I suck at this whole sorting thing.
- possibly start looking for a new apartment.
Have been keeping my eye out for anything that pops up, so far, nothing.
- sort through Aiden's toys, change out his spring/summer clothes, put away the heavy winter clothes.
WIN! Haven't made the complete change from winter to summer clothes just yet, but have brought out the shorts.
- make one new meal a week.
WIN! White chicken enchiladas, honey sesame chicken, pudding cookies, breakfast pizza, and black bean/pineapple tacos.
- have a kick-ass birthday party.
WIN! oh yes, yes I did!
- go down to the tattoo parlor and talk to them about drawing up and pricing my next tattoo.
FAIL. No money, no time. I would have to do it during my workout time, and I hate giving up my workout time.
- don't get hung up in the small things, look at the big picture.
I'd call this one a win.
- smile more.
I have had a couple of REALLY silly days in the last month. Days like these are the ones I live for.
- take new body measurements.
WIN! I don't want to talk about it though.
- run my first 5k.
WIN! I have ran two on my own, once on D's treadmill, and once at the track by my house. Aiden and I ran/walked a 5k this last weekend for the community PATH 5k. I also signed up for another Color Run that will be in Omaha in July.
- tell the important people in my life just how much they mean to me.
I try to, more and more every day.