I'm puffy in the middle. Recent info I'm learning indicates it's probably due to too many starches/breads in my diet. I'm trying to figure out how much I want a perfectly flat belly. I know I want to burn more cellulite and develop better muscle tone. But I'm not entirely sure I want to give up grains. I could do it short term to lose weight if I thought I could maintain while enjoying them again later. But I can't go through life without bread, pasta or rice. I'm part Italian, my family gatherings are all about pasta and breads, and my favorite foods are Indian and Chinese - both of which kinda need the rice to fully enjoy, in my opinion. So now how do I determine how much to enjoy them, how often, and what that means for my weight loss goals? Can I reach 140 and remain there with a few sandwiches or a bagel and some rice each week? Will I just be more bummed for losing and then regaining? I think I want to try harder to lose without giving up grains...limit them more, certainly, but I don't want to give them up if I can't stick with giving them up.
I may change my mind in a couple weeks if I keep working hard without seeing improvement in my puffy mid section.
Today's report and motivation pics:
Exercise: Crunch Step & Sweat w/ 10" step, and 30 min/2 miles on treadmill, alternating 6mph jog and slower/steeper incline.
This one's in honor of Plum Petals:
|Gina Carano - genuine tough fit chick extraordinaire.|