Therefore, I am guessing that I am smaller.
I can say that I feel a little smaller, but nothing drastic. Like my pants aren't falling off of my body yet, but I have a little extra room. I don't have a six pack, but my lower pooch is looking a bit flatter. Kind of exciting! Almost giving me enough courage to post some pictures of myself...but not yet (sorry!)
I doubled up on my training sessions last week with Reggie, and in the last session, he really sat me down to talk since I was still a little down about my lack of progress. He said something that stuck with me. Besides confirming that I am beautiful to him (***blushing***), he said that when you are in the gym there will always be somebody whose goal is to just look like you. That's it. So while I am lusting after another woman running on the treadmill next to me, the woman behind me on the elliptical could be praying to look like me. That really put it into prospective a bit. As women, we are rarely ever 100% happy with the way we look because we strive for perfection. In school, work, at the gym,emotionally, and physically. We are always trying to be our best selves at all times, and when something like the way we look stumbles into the forefront, it can really tear apart.
Reggie also said something, for the 100th time, that is finally starting to sink in. I need to learn to eat food for nutritious reasons rather than for flavor. Food is meant to nourish your body and the good stuff isn't always going to taste amazing. I stress to him often that I am trying to build a healthy lifestyle, not a "get skinny quick" plan because I know my heart will break if I get skinny for the wedding and then blow up a month later when I eat a piece of bread for the first time. That is part of the reason that I decided to aim to keep my net carbs under 75g each day instead of eliminating them completely.
This has actually been fairly easy. I am able to stay around 50 - 60g actually. My body is slowly starting to crave fresher foods as well. My MFP friend Chasidy always says that your body will begin to crave what is already inside. So if you eat healthy, you will crave healthy. I'm seeing this and believing this concept.
Are any of you trying a low carb diet that is really working for you?