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  • What a lovely dress!
  • I have similar plans!! I plan to buy quality neutral colored linen (and maybe a rich plum color as well) and make a few high waisted skirts reminiscent of the Victorian era walking skirt. I’ve seen a few modern takes that are just lovely, the pleating in the waistbands are gorgeous!
  • No one told me that somewhere along this journey I would become my parents (whom I considered a bit odd when I was a teen :smiley: ) 1. I eat a ginormous salad every day for lunch. And I make sure to have a healthy portion of protein with it to make sure to stay full while eating a large volume of food. Yep. Definitely…
  • A while back I covered up our full length mirror with a pretty scarf. It moves aside easily for use but then also easily covers back up so that I can’t absentmindedly check for progress 1,000x per day. I wouldn’t have said I was obsessive, I don’t check myself out in windows and such when walking by places...but this…
  • Pushups. 10 of them. Couldn’t even do 1 five weeks ago. Feels good to be strong.
  • Tried the jeans on again today. All but one fit!! I’m not confident with the look of them to wear them out in public, but another month or so should do the trick :blush:
  • I’m down visiting my parents with the 3 kids for the entire next week. Husband drove us down Friday and left today to work M-W before coming back down for the holiday. I have been under goal every day but 1 so far and that’s a miracle! Plus the “over” day wasn’t even up to maintenance :) It’s the boredom that gets me :D…
  • I find the difference in everyone’s bodies so interesting. I am the opposite. The first places I see definition is in my quads & claves. My ankles look downright skinny & thin like I remember them being in high school. Yet I cannon see my collar bones. I think my jawline is coming back? No idea if that’s just wishful…
  • Another one. My current jeans are a little too big. Still wearable but I’ll need a smaller size soon. I was at a local non-chain owned thrift store today and found several high quality jeans of the same brand, all 10’s. $6 & $5. (UNHEARD of in my area, Goodwill upcharges $10-$15+ for used jeans where I live. Often you can…
  • I’m not usually a cold weather runner but I went out the other morning with a headlamp (before DSL ended) nsv! I ran a sub 10min mile split for my second mile. Felt so great!
  • Went with my instincts and bumped up my calorie intake to break through a 2 month long plateau. MFP suggests a very low deficit for me. (or maybe I’m not actually sedentary? Who knows. I’m a mom with 3 kids who homeschools.) But when I eat that low (1800, 1600, 1450) I feel like *kitten*. Absolute *kitten*. Can’t sleep,…
  • I’m a little hungry, both physically as well as wanting to tuck into something cozy. But it’s 11pm and I’ve made the decision to go to bed even though I’ve got the calories to spare from my workout today. Huge win for me right now!
  • I swear I enjoy my food MORE now that I’m figuring out how to piece together meals within my calorie goal + get the right macro balance.
  • Took my measurements and lost about an inch or 1/2inch EVERYWHERE. Each measurement was smaller! It has only been a month between measurements Talk about motivating!!
  • Ha!! I was standing in the bedroom taking the picture and didn’t manage to see it until someone else pointed it out :smiley:
  • HA! Hahahahaha :D :D :D I have a watermelon on the floor of my bedroom because....children. :D 3 of them, a fresh 6, 3.5, & not yet 18m. Which is also why those sheets piled on the bed are so darn wrinkly :D Our bedroom is just off the front hall and the kitchen is very near to that. We have an old house with limited…
  • My goal shirt fits and I wore it out in public today! Now, to try for the next one :)
  • Last week I found my self hungry after my meals despite eating the same things as normal and hitting the same cal goal. Not to be tmi, but it was one of my first cycles since weaning the baby. I paid attention and bumped my calories up by 200-300 per day (was still below maintenance cal at this point). It felt so GOOD to…
  • My clothes are fitting better! Specifically, my shirts. As awesome as the above NSV is I’m also in search of a more concrete way to document success. Clothes fitting better is GOOD but some days I can wonder “but are they really fitting better?? I measured myself today and I was able to mentally handle measuring my abdomen…
  • Thanks, I’ll try that. I’ve got to be honest, I’ve been reading in the threads for years and I’ve noticed that when people post their own threads there can seem to be very little visibility & traction since it can get lost in the numbers. Not gonna lie, it’s a bit surprising to be told “please post your question somewhere…
  • Sorry, I thought since I seem to be in recomp (but don’t want to be, as you said) a thread about recomp might be the most helpful place. I didn’t know if maybe there was an aspect about recomp that I was missing therefore sticking me in recomp when I would like to no be. :smile: I am weighing my foods + measuring the…
  • Trouble shooting question: I just posted this in another thread but knew this group of lifting ladies would also have good insight. :D I’m 31 5ft6in 194lbs. Mama of 3 kids. Baby is 14m weaned him 6 to 8 wks ago. When I breastfeed I have to maintain min of 2400+ cal or the milk dries up FAST. My body put on fat *after* he…
  • Trouble shooting question: I’m 31 5ft6in 194lbs. Mama of 3 kids. Baby is 14m weaned him 6 to 8 wks ago. When I breastfeed I have to maintain min of 2400+ cal or the milk dries up FAST. My body put on fat *after* he was born. (I think I need a certain bf% to nurse the little humans.) I start with all this b/c it’s possible…
  • I used to keep an extra pair of glasses for doing HIIT cardio or running. Bouncy glasses makes a person ill!
  • JUMPING LUNGES. I can finally do them with proper form for the allotted time!
  • Excellent idea about adding in a fake exercise to bring you up out of deficit and into maintenance for a day! I intentionally let myself eat way “off” yesterday on account of knowing I had “the munchies”. Ya know, the sort where even well hydrated and not hungry you still want to eat. Nsv- I don’t have those days very…
  • Oh, no worries! I sometimes don’t come back and check this for a few days anyway :smile: Thank you!! I had wondered if YouTube videos would be helpful. I’ve been following along with the videos Yoga with Adrian puts up monthly and I’m loving it! I can tell my posture is better day to day instead of just when I keep proper…
  • You’re welcome! Ugh. Buying a house is a ton of work already! I’m so sorry your new place was left like this!!
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