This is my first weigh-in Wednesday and I am thrilled to report a loss of 1.1 pounds! Hopefully that's a for real weight loss (and not just a monthly shift in weight, if you get my drift). Guess we'll find out next week. But for now - I'm pumped! I also think that my tummy appears flatter than it did before. I really should've taken before and after pictures.
Of course, it doesn't matter how flat my tummy gets - my skin is forever changed by my pregnancies. We're talking the 80 yr old wrinkle look. Basically the result of my first pregnancy. I gained about 40 lbs with each pregnancy, but with Emma especially it was mostly amniotic fluid. We're talking Niagara Falls when my water broke in bed. I weighed myself and I had instantly lost 5lbs and it kept coming steady for about 24 hrs. Two weeks after she was born I had lost 35 of the 40 lbs I had gained. Skin just does not re-elasticize that fast, as least not mine. And so I now have a very wrinkly stomach - not stretch marks (well I have a few of those, but those are minor), and not just that lean-over-saggy-stomach that every woman that's ever been pregnant gets - I mean actual wrinkles. It's very flattering. :) Honestly, if it wasn't so expensive and if it didn't requite such a long recovery, I'd seriously look into getting that fixed. But it's worth it for my four sweet babes!
Anyway, that was a tangent.
Back to the point - I've lost 1.1 lbs after one week of shredding consistently. Hopefully next week will yield similar results! Here's to hoping anyway. Off to do level 2 now.