Shrinkage: I’ve Lost 9.5 Inches Since March!
I know I should take my measurements each month. But I have to admit I love the big dramatic drops when I wait 3-4 months before breaking out the measuring tape. I’ve lot 9.5 inches since mid March!
That’s the great news. The awesome news is that despite my 4-month plateau, my body was still changing for the better. The not so good news is that despite 2 years of building good, healthy habits, I allowed that blasted scale set the rules of engagement. During my plateau I paid too much attention to those stubborn scale readings. I know better than that…Ugh!
Lesson learned (again!). Time to move on and do better next time. Now, on to the numbers.
Dot’s Weight Loss Measurements
|June 27, 2012||48″||17″||53″||57″||35″|
|March 8, 2013||46.5″||16″||47″||53″||29″|
|April 23, 2013||45″||15.5″||44″||53″||27″|
|Aug. 13, 2013||45″||14.5″||44″||52″||27″|
|Sept. 16, 2013||45″||14.5″||43″||50.5″||27″|
|Jan. 4, 2014||44″||15″||43.5″||50″||25″|
|March 11, 2014||42″||14″||42″||49″||27″|
|July 29, 2014||40.5″||13″||42″||45.5″||23.5″|
|Total Inches Lost||7.5″||4″||11″||11.5″||11.5″|
I thought I saw my most dramatic changes these last few months in my hips and thighs. Turns out I was right. I lost 3.5 inches in both areas. I continue to lose fat in my chest and saw some movement in my arms too. Nothing happened with my waist these last few months.
Perhaps a 30-day core challenge is in my future!