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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


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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


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


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


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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