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Weigh In and Measurements

Well, I am here to say I have LOST WEIGHT AND INCHES!!

Here are the results as of this morning:

Weight: 150!!!!  I am so stoked! I almost never use that word but for some reason it seems appropriate!! So, so excited. That means I have lost 14 pounds!!

Measurements:
Bust:  35.5″ (lost 1.5 inches)
Waist:  29″ (lost 1 inch)
Stomach 33.5″ (it was 30″ when I started so clearly I didn’t measure it properly the first time)
Right arm:  11.25 (lost .5″)
Left arm:  11.25 (lost .5″)
Neck: 12.5″ (didn’t measure it before)
Right calf: 13.75″ (didn’t measure calves before)
Left calf: 13.75
Right thigh: 28″ (didn’t measure thighs before?!)
Left thigh: 28″
Hips: 45″ (lost 2.5 inches!!!!!!!!!!)

So, total inches lost is 6 inches! Wow,  14 pounds and 6 inches?! Really! I am so proud of myself and totally motivated to keep on going.

I’ve Lost Weight!

Weighed myself this morning and I am down to 156.2!!!  Yay!! So happy with myself! Let’s keep this going!

Two Weeks In

Well today marks two weeks of eating clean and the beginning of my second week of fasting so I think it’s a good day to do a weigh-in. I don’t think my measurements have changed all that much so I will save that for another couple of weeks, but I am pretty stoked to see what the scale says. To refresh your memory, when I got serious about making changes two weeks ago I weighed 164. Ok, off to find the scale and see what the results are. Hang on a sec…

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158.8 Cool. I lost 5 pounds! All this deprivation I was hoping it would be more but I’ll take it. I have been drinking lots of water and doing some exercise so things are coming along.

Weight and Measurements.. scary!

I bought a measuring tape a few weeks ago and have been meaning to do this as often weight loss is seen in inches before pounds.I measured myself so they may not be completely accurate but I will do them again myself every month or so.  Okay, here we go. Oh wait, first I must share my weight. I weighed myself first thing this morning and the scale read:

164 pounds (!!)  This is my heaviest in my entire life.

Measurements:
Bust:  37″
Waist:  30″ (at thinnest part)
Stomach 30″ (at fattest part)
Right arm:  11.5″
Left arm:  11.5″
Hips: 47.5″ (!!!!!!!!!!)

So starting today I am cutting way back on grains, sugar and alcohol and starting to exercise and drink more water. I am also starting 5:2. Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays is the current plan. I am officially disgusted with myself :-/ but ready to reverse the aging process and find my former attractive self. 🙂

 

One Week Til Easter

So for Lent I said I was giving up Facebook, sugar and alcohol. Never in my life (in my recollection) have I ever broken my Lenten promise and I am very disappointed in myself. Yes, I am under inordinate stress but that’s not really an excuse. I have been on FB constantly, eaten a lot of sugar and had one glass of wine. Bad, bad, bad. 😦

Well, today I got on the scale… I was shocked beyond belief. Truly. I have NEVER weighed so much in my entire life! 164.2. Granted Aunt Flo came (after eight months!) so I am sure that added to it but really, over 160? I was horrified.

So I bought a little pink tape measure and I will measure myself tomorrow and post some before pictures. I bought tons of produce and plan to eat clean until Easter!

So, this week: NO added sweeteners of any kind, no grains, no dairy, no nuts, no caffeine. It’s only six days til Easter. Totally doable.

I Did It

Yep! I went to the gym. I planned on going to the 9:45 Zumba class but when I got there I learned that it had been cancelled. Not wanting to leave without doing something I asked if I could get the free assessment they offer to new members. Turns out the “assessment” was actually a personal training session with weigh-in, body fat analysis and BMI. I was hoping for measurements instead of the personal training hard sell but it was cool. We worked out for an hour and let me tell you, it was hard work! I am so out of shape. The good news is it won’t take much to see a vast improvement. Here are my miserable numbers:

Weight: 158
BMI: 25
Percentage of body fat: 36%

Awful. Really awful. Like off the charts awful. A BMI of 25 for my height is considered overweight and he showed me on the chart that someone in the 36% body fat range is considered to be in “extremely poor” shape. Wow. It was very useful information though; I left the gym and bought some more produce to juice and salad fixings. I plan to eat salads for many, many meals. I love them and they can be super healthy so it’s all good. I’m feeling pretty confident that starting today things are going to start to improve.

Damn It.

Can you guess? Right! I didn’t go to the gym. Well, that’s actually not completely true. I did go to the gym. I parked and walked inside and picked up a schedule. I saw there was a 9:30am Zumba class and planned to go. But then when the time rolled around I decided I didn’t want to go. Totally lame and no excuse at all. I did weigh myself though (at home) and Lord knows I should have hauled my fat 158.2 ass to the gym but I did not!!! 😦 Maybe tomorrow. Have you ever tried Zumba? Is it fun? Is it good exercise?