Wednesday, July 20, 2011

10 Weeks: So Close Yet So Far

More Facts.

1. Bitch Factor is up. I attribute this to lower carbs & PMS. I don't know if I really knew what depletion really felt like until now... Many would argue I won't know what depletion feels like until a couple weeks out. Which reminds me, TOM is scheduled for the week before Peak Week. Be expecting some sort of a bitch rant around then. But I might forget by then. See item 4.

2. Foods added to my post-comp list this week include: Hummus & raspberries. Not together. Will more than likely forget about these after comp. See item 4.

3. On the bright side, I keep being told I'm looking leaner. And I weighed in at 113.75 today(from 115 last Thursday)! AND just to confirm that the scale wasn't trying to pull a cruel joke on me, I had my mom measure my waist... down a full inch this week! Whaaaat?! Coworkers are apparently noticing it in my face. I don't see it. In fact, I feel like I look softer. If I had to take a guess, it would be that I'm not doing as much of a long heavy lift as I was prior to week 12 and my stomach is always so full. But on the bright side, I am truly leaner. Repeating my self. See item 4.

As promised at the end of June, I will actually pose next week and in my heels - suit isn't ready yet.

4. Depletion makes me forgetful. This week its water. I tend to forget about getting in my water during the workday, then I GORGE on water at night. Coupled with a few meals after my workout, I look knocked up between the hours of 6 and 9pm. Which also makes me grateful for TOM. Getting knocked up might be the least desirable thing that could happen about now. See item 4.

5. 40 minutes and a gallon of sweat later...
See item 4?

Have a lovely week friends! 10 weeks out and feeling like it might start going faster! This next week will truly mark the half way point in my prep!


  1. Keep it up - stay strong - you look awesome!

  2. Damn, I'm right with ya on the bitch factor! Carbs most definitely have something to do with it and TOM does not help one bit. You're doing great and you're definitely leaning out! Weigh in is great. Keep your chin up, you're inspiring me to push!! =)

  3. You are too funny! Looking forward to seeing the suit and your progress. Take care and keep up the good work!

  4. melissa cunningham here....
    just had to lol!!!!
    just keep on keepin on chica!
    looking good and your hard work is showing!!!!

    so excited to follow you along this journey!!!

  5. 113.75!!! holy shit! you look incredible!

  6. you are looking fantastic !!!!

  7. 1. You are looking great!
    2. Yes, depletion feelings will just continue to get worse, but as you get closer and the scale keeps dropping your excitement covers it up :) The last two weeks are the hardest because you feel like a zombie 24/7. You will do anything for a different flavor of sugarfree gum.
    3. I notice weight loss in friends in their faces first too. People told me they saw it in my face first too. I think it's easiest for people to notice it because they look at your face everyday so they can see the changes easier without being creepy and giving you a look-over! :-p
    4. Your cheat meal list will continue to grow and you will begin to look at food porn. Mine consisted of anything ooey gooey with chocolate!