At work yesterday (Tuesday), I did over an hour of heavy lifting - carrying very heavy equipment, loading it, unloading it. By the time I was done, I was sweating my ass off - it's amazing how I can fit a work out in, even when I'm working..LOL My water intake has improved, again - which is good. I bought some more juice, to use as snacks. I'm starting to get the urge to snack, one of my biggest weaknesses. I find when I'm busy on the computer, I want something to snack on. My best friend right now is cucumber. I've found that slicing up some cucumber and then sprinkling just a touch of salt on the slices really helps my cravings. It's almost as good as snacking on some potato chips - but without the fat. If I'm actually hungry, I use a couple of tablespoons of spinach dip with the cucumber. The spinach dip is much more healthy than regular dip - so another tip. ;)
People have started commenting on my weight loss - which is such a fantastic feeling. Even though I don't know exactly how much I've lost, the comments give me a boost that I'm doing something right. I wore some clothes yesterday that were much baggier on me than they were a few weeks ago - so the physical feelings are also a great incentive. I was feeling so good yesterday, that I went and had my hair chopped off. I wanted a new look, and I was so tired of messing with my long hair. I now have short hair, and it feels and looks great. I've added a photo to show you. I'm feeling much better about myself - better than I've felt in a long time. Even though I have a long way to go, a nice confidence boost really makes things better.
Ok, so enough rambling. Time to work out. Here are a couple of photos - before and after - with the hair cut. Is it just me, or does my face look a little slimer? The before photo (top) was taken a couple of weeks ago - the after photo (bottom) was taken last night.