Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 82 I Am Gonna Say It......... My Man Boobs

I want to start off by assuring Christine that I have been great on my food. I just don't mention it alot because truth be told, I don't think about it like I used to and I eat healthy and proportion minded all the time so it is just in the background now. I have a very vanilla menu that has some wiggle in it, like I sometimes have one egg and two egg whites, or sometimes I have three turkey bacon slices for breakfast. I always have my pita and lunchmeat lunches, I always have almonds for my snack now, I usually always have 4 to 6 ounces of a lean meat at dinner, always one but usually two veggies, I eat yogurt after supper and celery and peanut butter for my late snack. It sounds blah, but alot of it is what I like and that is good for me right now. At some point, alternatives will find their way in, just like these used to be my alternatives. Again, eating just doesn't have the front and center on stage for me anymore so I don't talk a lot about it. So there you go Christine, I hope this calms your nerves... haha.

My thought for the blog this morning was that I have been looking in the mirror alot here lately. So the last couple of days, I thought it looked like I am gaining weight, because historically, I have watched my chest to belly ratio. The belly had been coming back to meet the chest slowly and that was how I could kinda visually mark my weight loss. Well for the last couple of days, it seemed to look like my belly was going away from my chest!!! I kinda got a little freaked out today over that and ruminated all day about it. I just came in from mowing the yard and I had taken my shirt off (don't swoon ladies, trust me, it ain't pretty) and sat down. As usual I opened my laptop on the table beside my chair and I leaned forward to read and it hit me, my chest to belly crease was gone!! Guys will prolly understand this concept better. My belly and chest used to form an over lap with each other that I could stick most of my finger in. It is gone!!I kept leaning forward to try to see if it would reappear in a slightly smaller form, but I couldn't get them to meet! I believe this ties in to my post from earlier this week that I am losing everywhere else first, then the belly is the last to go!! It appears my man boobs, they are deflating apparently and that is ok with me!! I guess I really am holding on to the Monster till the very last!!

11 comments:

  1. First of all: Super hilarious!! Second: See ya later man boobs! Woohoo! I totally know what you mean, only mine aren't "man boobs". My "awesome" moment was when I could see my belly button when I looked down. Not to mention, the boobs is the first place that a lot of women lose it. Awesome that you can see the progress! Can't wait to hear what the next fold or roll goes away! :-)

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  2. I can sooooo relate to what you said about food being more in the background. I am also very, very routine with my eating. Not a lot of variety, but I really like it that way. Like you, that's working for me now. Congrats on the NSV!! You are doing fantastic! ;-)

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  3. Bye-bye man boobs! :-)

    It gives me hope that at some point I won't feel the need to keep such a careful eye on what I'm eating.....I still feel a small panic if I don't write it down!!

    You are doing great my friend!

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  4. My son calls them "Moobs"!

    I'll e-mail the recipes on the weekend, when I have some time!

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  5. I call them "moobs".
    Yes, after all of the writing you did that is my only comment. Im sorry. I am exhausted.
    Glad that you are doing so well and look forward to your glamour shot style photos in the spring ;)

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  6. Congrats on the tummy shrinking and the man-boobs deflating!!! I hope you don't get the saggy-booby syndrome though. Man, I had HUGE ta-tas, and when I lost weight, I lost a LOT of weight in my boobies, and now they look like nasty little shriveled up peanuts!! I hope yours fare better than mine on this journey! lol!

    I figured that your eating was solid, and that you had just gotten into your rhythm with it. I just wanted to make sure though, you know? I wouldn't be a very good supporter if I didn't check up on your periodically! :-)

    Keep up the fantastic work, Shane!

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  7. Man Boobs. Hahahaha!! NSV indeed. You're doing great.

    I was at WalMart this morning and an older couple were walking up and down the parking lot. It was early, so not a lot of cars yet. I thought of you and your WalMart walking. Good idea.

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  8. Wow Shane..this is great news..funny, but so awesome! :)

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  9. Congrats on the shrinking man boobs! Unfortunately my lady ones are shrinking too. Waaah

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  10. Great post Shane! Congrats on losing the crease! It is things like this that really keep up motivated regardless of what that scale says. I have been on a 4 month plateau(blogged about it just today actually) and am so frustrated. Time to fight back :) I spend a lot of time looking for those non scale victories since the scale isnt giving many victories these days!

    Your NSV is awesome and you should be so proud!!!

    Jennifer
    http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

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  11. Shane, you are so fortunate that the man boobs are going this early. Mine sure seemed to stick around a while. :-) That was the one feature of my body that really irritated me, and I still deal with it some. It is my barometer of ultimate success on this journey, hence the reason I say I am not done yet.

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