Friday, June 4, 2010

I amaze me

Yesterday, I went slightly over on my calories. I messed up at lunch, but got home and made a cheese quesadilla and cooked zucchini and spinach. I didn’t feel like working out at all, and put it off quite awhile, but finally picked up the weights at 10:00 and lifted for about 20 minutes. With my mood, it was as good as it was going to get.

I also measured myself again, just to see how I’ve done. The first time I measured myself was in January of 2009 when we got an exercise program to do. Then I found those measurements in March of this year, and measured again, to see how I had been doing. In those 14 months, I had lost a little bit over 26 inches on my body, mostly from my thighs. So awesome, that even though I’m not fitting into any different size, there is a difference. My pants are definitely baggier around the thighs than they used to be.

A week ago, I was lamenting to my sister that I’d lost 26 inches and 35 pounds, I haven’t gone down one single size in anything, and I was a little frustrated about it, but she made an excellent point. As overweight as I am, I’m losing inches and fat from everywhere, not just a couple of specific places, and it’s going to take awhile because I have to lose more from everywhere before there’s a big enough difference to get new clothes. It’s actually a comfort, her putting it like that.

And on to other happy news, I measured myself again last night, to see how I’ve done in the last 2 and a half months since March. I discovered I am down another 6 ½ inches! That’s a total of 32 inches in the last year and a half. It is so cool to me that I’m doing it. I’m losing weight and gaining muscle, and literally shrinking, even though it’s not too visible yet. I’m doing what I never thought (and never even tried) I could do. Amazing!


  1. Woohoo for baggy pants! Maybe we should create a baggy pants club! 32 inches is wow...a whole lot of inches! Congrats!

  2. Woot!! That's awesome! I know its weird - the one month I did Jillian's 30 day shred 30 days in a row, I only lost 3 pounds, but I lost 5 inches!

    Way to go!!

  3. Wow! Losing 32 in. is awesome! I never measured myself, I wish I did. I do remember putting on a skirt that was NOT elastic waist and seeing that it used to not fit and now was way too small and I couldn't wear it. That was awesome. You WILL get there. I had to lose like 50 lbs. before anyone really noticed. And I started in the 320's or maybe the 310's. It wasn't until I got to about 250 ish that my clothes were way too big. I hated to buy too much though because I wanted to go down a lot more!! Then I got stuck and maintained for like a year and now I'm back at it. So keep it up and it WILL happen and it's awesome when it does! Trust me!

  4. That is AWESOME - congrats on all the inches lost. I always think that measuring myself is something I should do, instead of just looking at the scale all the time but I haven't been very good at keeping track. You're doing fabulously!!

  5. Laura-that is awesome and you should be so proud of you! I am also one of those people who can gain and lose a bunch of weight and not change sizes. So I know how you feel. But I just realized the other day that this is probably how I packed on the 75 pounds in a short period of time and didnt "realize" it. If I had moved a huge amount of pants sizes maybe it would have been a little more "eye opening" for me. But you are doing so great and I am so excited for you! Sorry I havent commented lately. I have been away. Keep up the good work!!!

  6. It took me from 222 to 198 to go down a size. I think it's because my weight is distributed everywhere and I'm tall. Anyway, congrats!! You are doing super duper well. Keep up the good work.