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I Was Brave and Stepped on the Scale

Monday, November 19, 2012

Well, I was brave and stepped on the scale because I knew I needed to know my starting point to know if this week produces results or not. I measured as well because thanks to a lot of your comments I know I need to look at some other areas because success isn't always shown just on the scale.

The weight wasn't as bad as I thought it was gonna be after two weeks of not much exercise and a week of really bad eats. I weigh 175 now. Gained three pounds. :( But it could be a lot worse. My clothes all still fit and aren't tight. I feel about the same weight. My legs look like they have lost some of their toned look but overall I don't think I have done too much damage which is a great thing. And the really great thing is that I am getting a handle on these pounds piling on before it gets disastrous.

My measurements:

Waist: 36" gained half an inch

Chest: 40" gained an inch and a half! Dang! lol

Thighs R: 22" L23" stayed the same

Calves: 16" stayed the same

Upper Arms: 13" gained half an inch

Neck: 14 and 3/4" gained 1 3/4"

Ok, so I gained some inches. Especially in my neck and chest! I'm not complaining too much about my chest because my upper back doesn't look fat so maybe it went to the front. lol But I do want to whittle it down all the same.

And my neck! Good Gosh! I gained almost 2 inches! I find it hilarious for some reason that I must have one fat neck although you can't really tell a difference by looking at it so I don't care. lol

I also gained half an inch in my upper arms and half an inch in my waist. I'm very glad that I only gained half an inch in my waist because that is my biggest problem area being an apple and all. And I guess my legs are the same so the toned thing must be in my head.

So, after measuring and weighing, things don't seem so bad. Things are up a little but they are certainly not that bad and nothing that I can't take care of. Today is going to be a great day as well as this week, and I will be successful! Because even if I don't lose any weight or inches, I will still be successful just from completely my goals and improving my health with the changes made.

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    That's the step I need to take. Well done you for being brave. xoxo
    1556 days ago
    I'll bet a lot of that inch-gain is really just water. A few days on track, and you'll probably lose all the inches and the pounds as well.
    1557 days ago
    It's also after the weekend! I agree, it is about improving your health!

    Great work :)
    1557 days ago
  • COOP9002
    It's always good to know where we are in the journey. Don't forget to remember how far you've already come. Stay the course!
    1557 days ago
    I felt the same way this morning. LOL
    1557 days ago
    You have a great attitude! emoticon I got on the scale this morning and I CRIED! emoticon emoticon But it's my own fault, my hubby & daughter were out of town on a Church thing and I ate out three times! Plus I didn't exercise at all, just watched a bunch of T.V., so what do you expect. But they are back now, and I'm back at work, so new week, get back into the swing of things, etc. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1557 days ago
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