Happy birthday to me! Forty-nine this year.
And I think I've been posting on this forum since 2002? We've been through a lot together here.
I am dressed for the gym and a workout, but am debating whether to simply take a USDO, since I have been hitting the gym hard for weeks in a row now and am feeling a little gronky and have a sinus headache today. Nah, scratch that: it's definitely a USDO. My head and muscles both want a quiet day. No cake, because I am diligently tracking calories, but I don't care all that much for cake anyway, so it's not really a hardship.
So...the dieting thing. The scale has literally only showed a two-ounce weight loss after about 6 weeks of tracking calories and exercise. I've been aiming for a net intake of 1200 calories or less (minus the amount burned by exercise) and have hit that goal for all but four days. No alcohol, very little sugar, lots of veggies and lean protein, and very few simple carbs. It's been super frustrating to not see the number on the scale moving, but I *am* seeing a difference in how my clothes are fitting. I still am carrying more fat than I'm used to, but I can also see muscle coming back in my legs. So my body composition is changing, even if the scale is not showing any change yet.