Sunday, February 07, 2010
Take your body measurements once month!
Here are my month of changes in me. I did my measurements a few days after my WI in January. So my recaps are a little bit later in the month.
January February as of 2/6 Difference
Weight 296 289 -7
Waist 43.5 42.25 -1.25
Hips 58.75 55 -3.75
Thigh 34 33.5 -.5
Upper Arm 17.25 16.5 -.75
Butt 57.75 58.75 +1
Above Knee 39.75? 27.75 -12?/-2
Bust 46.25 46.25 0
Ribcage 39.25 39.25 0
I think my above knee measurement may have initially been 29.75 instead of 39.75. Actually, I'm pretty sure it was since my thigh measurement was 34 so I KNOW that my above knee area is NOT larger than my thigh! I have no idea how to edit this measurement now though.
I'm pretty happy with my results. Yeah, the bigger butt measurement doesn't thrill me but I will consider it part of my tone up and aim to bring down in the next month! I like charting my measurements because it gives me another way to see my progress. Yes, I may not be losing quickly in the pounds department but I can measure my successes in other areas.
I think this shows us that we can be successful in many areas of our weight loss journey. Yes the scale is one way we see are our progress. However, we CANNOT go by the scale alone. So take your measurements and see how you are shrinking all over. Go by your energy level too and how those once tight clothes are now fitting. Pick one pair of pants or a top that you know may be a little small right now. Use those as a tracking device. See how it fits once a month. DO NOT live by the
alone. It will only serve to discourage you and take you off course. But most of all, KEEP believing in yourself and SHOOTING for the moon, REACHING for the stars! You can accomplish anything you set your mind & heart on!