Friday, September 28, 2012
Weight: 167* - 9/28/2012 (162 - 8/29/2012, 165 - 7/16/2012, 169 - 6/17/2012, 171 - 6/4/2012, 175 - 5/19/2012, 180 - 4/23/12, 191 - 3/13/2012, 198 - 1/18/2012) -31 lbs (was 36. . . bah. . .)
Waist: 29 - 9/28/2012 (29.25 - 8/29/2012, 29.75 - 7/20/2012, 30.5 - 6/21/2012, 30.5 - 6/12/2012, 30.5 - 5/22/2012, 31.25 - 4/23/12, 32 - 4/11/2012, 33 - 3/26/2012, 34 - 3/12/2012) = -5
Hips: 40.5 - 9/28/2012 (40.75 - 8/29/2012, 41 - 7/20/2012, 42 - 6/21/2012, 42.5 6/12/2012, 43 - 5/22/2012, 44 - 4/23/12, 44 - 4/11/2012, 45.25 - 3/26/2012, 46 - 3/12/2012) -5.5 inches
Thigh: 25 - 9/28/2012 (25 - 8/29/2012, 25.5 - 7/20/2012, 26 - 6/21/2012, 26.5 - 5/22/2012, 27.25 4/11/12, 28 - 3/12/2012) -3 (So stubborn. This now means my friggin waist is 4 inches bigger than my thighs! No wonder pants never fit! I should just give them up and wear skirts, but I'm too much of a clumsy lumberjack for that. No skirts for me, thanks, but oh, it would be easier.)
Calf: 15.5 - 9/28/2012 (15.5 - 8/29/2012, 15.75 - 7/20/2012, 15.75 - 6/21/2012, 16 - 5/22/2012, 16 - 4/11/2012, 15.75 - 3/12/2012) -.25 (Also stubborn!)
Upper Arm: 12 - 9/28/2012 (12.25 - 8/29/2012, 12.5 - 7/20/2012, 12.5 - 6/21/2012 (13 - 5/22/12, 13 - 4/11/2012, 13.75 - 3/12/2012) -1.75
Hip-to-waist ratio: .73 - 9/28/2012 (.71 - 8/29/2012, .73 - 7/20/2012, .71 - 6/12/2012, .70 - 5/22/2012, .70 - 4/23/12, .73 - 4/11/2012, 0.73 - 3/26/2012, 0.74 3/12/2012) (I know this basically stays the same, but it's interesting to see the small changes.)
Total inches lost as of 9/28/2012: 15.5 (14.75 -8.29/2012 , 7/20/2012: 13, 6/21/2012: 10.75, 6/12/2012: 9.25, 5/22/2012: 8.75, 4/23/2012: 6.25)
*Switched scales 9/28/2012. This one says 3-5 pounds heavier than the one I was using as my "official" weigh in scale. . . so I might have technically gained some weight or I might not have. Either way, most of my measurements went down a little so that's something. Sometimes I feel like I'm working so hard for nothing, though. Ugh. It can be very frustrating to feel that way, even if I know it's really not true, that my heart, lungs, etc., are thanking me for all the hard work, and my measurements are going down even if it's (much) slower than I'd like.
To be perfectly honest, though, and this will sound awful (I hate to even think this let alone share it with other people), I think part of it has to do with seeing my very pregnant friend and realizing even though she's 7 months pregnant, she's STILL slender and much smaller than me (aside from her belly, obviously). Ooph. I know that's ridiculous, but it's really gotten into my head and it's given that snotty little 13 year old brat in me some pretty good ammo. Besides, we have totally different body types so comparing in the first place is stupid, but yeah. I think that's messed up my thinking lately. I need to get it back into my head that comparing myself to other people -- anyone! -- is NOT helpful and it's really the last thing I need to do.
I think I need to lighten up a bit and stop worrying so much about numbers and focus more on making sure I eat healthy and keep exercising. I didn't think I've been eating too badly, but I don't know. What's weird is that lately I've been getting lightheaded and feel totally run down and tired, yet I've probably gained at least a tad (though it could be partly muscle. . . I guess. . .), so how could I be eating too little? I *think* it might just be that I need to switch some things around and start eating more protein. It's too easy for me to reach toward carby things, but I generally don't feel well if I don't have a good balance of protein/fat with that. . . soooo perhaps that's all it is. Well, I made a huge batch of lentil-carrot stew so maybe that will help. Maybe I'll make some salsa chicken in the slow cooker, too.
Anyway, that's all for now. I hope I haven't complained too much!
Edit: Wait a minute. Let's add something a little more happy. The other day, I tried on a dress that's sat in my closet for years. I almost gave it away at one point because I couldn't pull it up over my thighs. Now, guess what? It FITS! Okay, it could stand to be a tad more loose around the waist and hips (really, just a tad), but it FITS, IT FITS! What's crazy is when I originally got it, I was a good twenty to twenty-five pounds lighter than I am now.