Saturday, January 12, 2013

1 month in and feeling good

I finally said enough is enough exactly a month ago and made some eating and work out changes to improve my body and health.  I have worked hard this month staying on track with my eating and working out almost every day.  I have had some definite cheat meals here and there when the whole family decides to go eat or we have some sort of celebration.  I am feeling better and this week that whore of a scale finally started to move.  I am officially in the 140's again.  WOOOHOOOO!  It only took me over a year to get off of that dreaded plateau.  So now things are looking up and my motivation to continue is sky rocketing.  There were a few times I wanted to throw in the towel and say eff it because the scale kept creeping up. 

 So, lets get to the measurements shall we...
    12/12/12            1/12/13
Waist- 29           28  -1    

Hips-36                35.5  -.5
Chest-34.5         34  -.5
Arms- 10.5        10  -.5
                  Thighs-22.25      23  +.75  what???? 

I think I need lessons on how to take measurements or for someone to do them for me because on some of the measurements I got the exact same as last month and then retried and it was different and then it kept going back and forth with different numbers.  So who knows what my real measurements are...I may have done them wrong the first time.  It really doesn't matter because I know my body is changing due to how my clothes fit.  I have pants that were snug that are becoming too big and that counts more than any of these numbers.  

Do you take measurements and have my same problems or is it just me?  BTW have I told you that I'm a high school math teacher and apparently I cannot use a measuring tape.  Don't tell my students....I like for them to think I'm a genius :) 


  1. Those are some pretty good results! Seems like you are doing a great job! I'd love to have you over on my blog for Fitness Friday Linkup. This would be a great inspirational post to share with other bloggers, and there are plenty for you to see as well! ;)

  2. You are doing awesome!!! So proud of you, you may just be gaining muscle, but I'll totally come measure you if you want :)

  3. I have recently started taking measurements and I feel like I need to tattoo a mark on each of the places on my body where I put the tape measure. I try really hard to measure in the same spot but sometime I'm just not sure. Especially if the number is smaller i'm always thinking "is this right?". Maybe that's the fat girl in me talking!
    PS Maybe your thights are gaining muscle? My thighs are my problem area and i expected to see great results. However I'm running like a mad woman so i think they are building some muscle and it just takes some time. Good luck!