Monday, January 31, 2011

That's a lot of inches.

            I weigh myself every other week and I get measured near the end of every month. So, the other day I weighed myself and I have now lost a total of 74 pounds. I’m not losing as fast as I was when I started all of this, but Janelle keeps reminding me that the less weight you have to lose the slower you lose it. I hope that makes sense. It made sense to me anyway. I was still kinda bummed.

I was able to lose about 4 or 5 pounds every two weeks. Now I’m losing only 2 or 3 pounds every two weeks. I keep telling myself that I’m still losing and I’m losing at a good pace. Janelle also reminds me that I could do a crash diet and lose all of my weight really fast, but then I would probably gain it right back. Not to mention how unhealthy that is. I mean, I could do Adkins, but then I would die because I would have no carbs to help me sustain brain function, and that would be really unhealthy.

So, yesterday was my day to get measured. (Side note, no one ever bothers us at the gym while we take our measurements, but yesterday they just really seemed unhappy about us doing our own thing. Oh well.) So Janelle did my measurements and she kept making shocked sounds. Ashley and I wanted to know if these were good sounds of bad. I guess they were good, because I had lost nearly and inch or more off all of my measurement. I added them up later and it was 6 ½ inches total. I was shocked then.

Usually I lose about 3 or 4 inches each month. So I was super excited to see these numbers; excited enough to write a whole blog about it. My total inches lost are now 38 inches and I’m noticing that my inches lost are gaining on my pounds lost! I’m not going to lie; it made me feel good to see that. I’ve been getting upset about the even slower weight loss, so seeing the spike in inches lost made me feel a lot better. I sometimes have to remind myself that I lift, so I’m building a lot of muscle.

I also have to get a Bod Pod this week. I’m looking forward to that. I can’t wait to see what my lean mass has done since my last one. I know I won’t be disappointed. I’ve also recruited some new people to go with me. So that should be exciting. 


  1. Super job! Keep it up!

    Polar's Mom