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10/4/13 12:57 P

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You're not weird. Everyone is different :)

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."


LYDIA217
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10/4/13 11:53 A

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Thanks Jen. I always knew I was shaped a little weird. :)

SW: 241 2-25-2013
First Goal: 215 Lbs (Met Goal 8/1/2013)- Got down to 201 before I got married in November and had a bit of a "hiccup" in my weight loss... back at it in Feb 2014 :)
Second Goal: 196 Lbs (out of OBESITY BMI range)
Third Goal: 164 lbs (into NORMAL BMI range)


Ultimate goal is 150 lbs or so, but taking it one step at a time!


 current weight: 202.8 
 
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10/4/13 11:50 A

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Thanks for the pic. That helped :)

I would probably measure 1/2 way between the narrow part of your waist and your belly button, because you should see a lot of progress that way, and it's far enough away from your hips that it won't interfere with that measurement.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."


LYDIA217
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10/4/13 11:10 A

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4.5- 5 inches.

SW: 241 2-25-2013
First Goal: 215 Lbs (Met Goal 8/1/2013)- Got down to 201 before I got married in November and had a bit of a "hiccup" in my weight loss... back at it in Feb 2014 :)
Second Goal: 196 Lbs (out of OBESITY BMI range)
Third Goal: 164 lbs (into NORMAL BMI range)


Ultimate goal is 150 lbs or so, but taking it one step at a time!


 current weight: 202.8 
 
241
222
203
184
165


SPARK_COACH_JEN
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10/4/13 10:59 A

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How far off from 1/2 inch is the narrowest part?

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."


LYDIA217
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10/4/13 10:23 A

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I guess that's true, but I also want to make sure I get to the recommended 35 inches or less so I need to know where that should be measured.

SW: 241 2-25-2013
First Goal: 215 Lbs (Met Goal 8/1/2013)- Got down to 201 before I got married in November and had a bit of a "hiccup" in my weight loss... back at it in Feb 2014 :)
Second Goal: 196 Lbs (out of OBESITY BMI range)
Third Goal: 164 lbs (into NORMAL BMI range)


Ultimate goal is 150 lbs or so, but taking it one step at a time!


 current weight: 202.8 
 
241
222
203
184
165


SPARK_COACH_JEN
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10/4/13 10:16 A

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What's most important is that you're consistent, wherever you decide to measure. If you want to measure at your narrowest point (even if it's not 1/2 inch above your belly button), that's okay.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."


LYDIA217
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10/4/13 10:10 A

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Based on this article, I have been measuring 1/2 above my belly button, but that is not my narrowest point!

Where do I really need to measure for an accurate waist measurement?


http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1281


SW: 241 2-25-2013
First Goal: 215 Lbs (Met Goal 8/1/2013)- Got down to 201 before I got married in November and had a bit of a "hiccup" in my weight loss... back at it in Feb 2014 :)
Second Goal: 196 Lbs (out of OBESITY BMI range)
Third Goal: 164 lbs (into NORMAL BMI range)


Ultimate goal is 150 lbs or so, but taking it one step at a time!


 current weight: 202.8 
 
241
222
203
184
165


 
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