Last night I intended to go on a midnight walk in the city centre, however when I mentioned I was about to leave I was advised not to. It’s Saturday night and although I don’t find my city particularly unsafe, I was reminded that there would be hoards of drunk people. Putting safety first, I agreed it was probably a bad idea.
Instead I woke early this morning and went for a 25 minute walk. I went to Church for a couple of hours ate and then decided to go for a stroll around one of the larger local parks to complete the remaining 1 hour and 35 mins. (Two days combined as I’d decided not to walk at night yesterday). It was a lovely walk and I took lots of pictures along the way – see walking pics – I made two collages of the images from the am and pm walks. I’m finally back home. Prior to my walk I had parked up my only to leave the lights on and ended up with a flat battery. Oops, not clever. I just hope it’s fine tomorrow.
Here are my results Day 1 Weight 8st 9.8lbs Day 7 Weight 8st 9.8lbs No net weight gain, but this is actually way better than the 2-4lbs I was expecting – see Day 6 post for why. I’m really encouraged that I didn’t gain weight due to monthly water retention. Only God knows why this happens to many of us females – I’m sure there’s a good reason. I also took some measurements which are actually very encouraging:
Day 1 Waist: 30 ins Day 7 Waist: 28 ins – 2 inch loss.
Day 1 Hips: 38 + 1/4 ins Day 7 Hips 37.5 ins – 3/4 inch loss.
Day 1 Thighs 20 + 1/4 ins Day 7 Thighs – 21 + 6/8 ins 1 + 5/8 ins gain.
1 Bust 32 ins Day 7 Bust 33 + 1/2 ins 1 + 1/2 inch gain.
As you can see from the results, the weight loss/ gain pattern is consistent with my body being pre-menstrual during my first week. The waist has reduced very well – 2 ins, while the thighs and bust have increased, which is quite normal for me during that week. The greatest surprise is that my hips didn’t increase also – they usually do at this time. Perhaps it’s the toning effect of the walking and the cross trainer?
I’m off to bed now. Early start tomorrow and I want to make sure I’ve got time enough to deal with any problems just in case the car doesn’t start again. Very pleased with my progress!