Since being cast in Tartuffe I'm down three pounds. Given that my weight has been within the same 5 pound range for years now and that I am now three pounds less than the lower end of that range, I find it to be remarkable.
My BMI is in the normal range, though at the high end of normal for my height. With this recent loss I am now trending toward the middle of that range.
I'm not a terribly healthy eater and I can't say that I've improved much in that category. I do exercise daily (thank you accountability partner) and attempt some strength training. I think this has helped me maintain a healthy weight.
What I believe is making this recent difference is rehearsal. I've forgotten how physically demanding it is to be on stage. One would think it is just a bunch of sitting, walking and talking but it is more. I spend a good amount of time leaning away from various characters and I can tell you my core muscles are getting work out to achieve a position and then hold it. By the end of the evening I am really tired.
I am being a bit more careful about what I am eating as well. My costume will have a tightly fitted bodice and vanity spurs me on to maintain the loss and strive for a trimmer torso. Time will tell if I can maintain this or not, but I'd like to. There's nothing wrong with a healthy BMI and really strong core muscles.
Thank you Tartuffe!