I was weighed and measured at Curves for the first time since October today. Since then, I’ve lost 5 pounds and 4.25 inches.
October 11, 2008/January 10, 2009 (change)
Bust: 34 in./34.5 in. (+0.5 in.)
Waist: 29.0 in./27.5 (-1.5 in.)
Abdomen: 37.75 in./34.5 (-3.25 in.)
Hips: 40.5 in./39.25 (-1.25 in.)
Thighs: 21.0 in. each/22.0 in. each (+1.0 in. each)
Arms: 10.0 in. each/10.25 each (+0.25 in. each)
Weight: 138.0 lb/133.0 lb (-5.0 lb)
Body Fat% 31.20%/30.10% (-1.1%)
I’m sure some of the weight/inches loss (perhaps at least half) is because I’ve not been eating enough. When I’m anxious, as I have been quite a lot over the last month or so, in particular, I don’t eat. Still, I’m pleased to see a decline and will work hard not to be disappointed if I gain the next time.
For giggles, I decided to look at my numbers now compared to my numbers when I started in December 2006. Overall, I’ve lost 2 pounds and 5.5 inches.
Dec. 11, 2006/Jan. 10, 2009 (change)
Bust: 36.0 in./34.5 in. (-1.5 in.)
Waist: 28.0 in./27.5 in. (-0.5 in.)
Abdomen: 35.0 in./34.5 (-0.5 in.)
Hips: 40.50 in./39.25 (-1.25)
Thighs: 23.0 in. each/22.0 in. each (-1.0 in. each)
Arms: 11.0 in./10.25 (-0.75 in.)
Weight: 135.0 lb/133.0 (-2.0 lb)
Body Fat% 31.40%/30.10% (-1.3%)
Until I checked just a second ago, I didn’t realize I was below my starting point in all categories. However, I had been noticing how much more comfortable I am. I’m sure part of it is that I’m just more comfortable period with what is the “new normal” is for me — I’m going to weigh a bit more than when I was in my 20s. Period.
But the BIGGEST thing that’s changed over the last two years is that I’m now more fit. Even if I gain back all of those two pounds and some of those inches (from 2006), I can deal with it, because those “extra” inches will have more tone. For instance, my thighs are bigger now than they were in October, but they feel — and look — great (if I do say so myself).Photo from October
All that said, I’m glad to be back around 135. I am MUCH more comfortable there than at 140 (where I was in August), not just emotionally, but physically.
And I plan to stay at 135, give or take a couple of pounds. Just stayin’.