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Friday, September 17, 2010

My first gain this week :( Boo hiss. It's only 1.4 pounds. It's not going to kill me - but it's been a wild ride having never seen that scale go up yet on this journey. But today it did. And it sucks even more because I worked my BUTT off this week with exercise. Back to Zumba on Saturday, a 20 minute run Tuesday, swimming Wednesday and another 20 minutes of running this morning. I'm actually wondering if maybe it's BECAUSE of all the additional exercise that I gained. It's possible, but I doubt it. TOM's in town which always sends the scale in weird directions, my eating this week has been off with opening the show and being out of groceries in the house, and let's be honest - I had a HUGE loss last week, so how could I really expect it to go down all that much this week? It still smarts a little.

But on the flip side of things - I'm smaller! Took my measurements last night for my 5 month Sparkversary and I'm down in almost every category! Not a huge surprise since I bought much smaller clothing only a week ago, but here's a look at what I've accomplished in inches since April:

April - 53"
September - 47"
Lost - 6"

April - 58.5"
September - 52"
Lost - 6.5"

April - 17"
September - 15.25"
Lost - 1.75"

Bust (Rib Cage)
April - 48"
September - 42"
Lost - 6"

April - 33.5"
September - 27"
Lost - 6.5"

April - 20.75"
September - 19.5"
Lost - 1.25"

Upper Arms
April - 20.5"
September - 16"
Lost - 4.5"

If I add all these up and multiply the limbs by two, I have lost almost 45" off my body. Wow. 45" and 45 pounds. That's pretty outstanding. Definitely makes me feel a little better about my "up" day.

I'll be back on track this week for sure, so the scale better watch out cause I'm ramping up for another big number next week! Just watch me! :)
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  • MMS354
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    2708 days ago
    Awesome!!!! Yeah I'd take inches over pounds too. Great job!
    2713 days ago
    I always gain weight my TOM as well. But it goes away. :)
    2713 days ago
    if you're being picky about it, you've *really* lost FOUR FEET!! and that isn't something to brush off my dear! you've been working hard and its beginning to pay off! and in my eyes, that makes you a ROCKSTAR!!
    2713 days ago
    With all the cardio, it is possible that the gain is muscle weight
    congrats on the loss in inches
    2713 days ago
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  • KARVY09
    I'd take inches over pounds anyday! Nice work!!!!
    2713 days ago
    The scale and I are never buds on the best of days, and at TOM we're not on speaking terms. But I have lost inches - more than the pounds lost would suggest. So don't get down on yourself. Blame Aunt Flo, and be glad when she leaves town for another month.

    emoticon on the inches! That's amazing! And it's where the changes really show up. You must look so much smaller now!
    2714 days ago
    Jenn, that's great!!!! Actually great isn't even the word. Amazing, outstanding and inspiring might fit better. You are doing amazing stuff, and don't even worry about that scale. Mine always goes up after I hit a milestone. Combine that with TOM and it's a double whammy. Just keep doing what you're doing, you are going to reach your goals!!
    2714 days ago
    45 inches and 45 pounds, Girrrl, that's just fabulous!

    2714 days ago
  • WYND10
    Look at those numbers! WOW!!! That's amazing!!! I am so happy for you. And yeah, with measurements like that, this little scale blip is nuthin! Chances are it's just that you need to drink more water, and it's not a real gain.

    You're gonna have your scale runnin' scared!
    2714 days ago
    That is SO AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing. What a great way to look at things. I too have gained weight but lost inches! emoticon
    2714 days ago
  • IN_IT_2_WIN_IT
    Congratulations you are doing great. We all like to see the scale go down, but the inches you've lost mean more than a number on the scale.

    2714 days ago
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