Monday, April 2, 2012

Within an inch (or 5) of my life.

Well, first of all I changed to the new blogger format and I hate it. Media page changing freaks me out. But what can you do.

Ok, moving on.

I ended up taking some measurements this morning, because, well, I wanted to know what changes have taken place since I last took measurements in November. I've been hitting the treadmill semi-hard (every other week is hard, then I slack off for a week, ugh) the last few weeks, and while the scale is being her normal whore self, I just knew I HAD to have gotten something out of all this sweating nonsense. Otherwise I just might cut a person. Just kidding. Maybe.

Here are the digits:

HIPS: 42
ARMS: 12.5
WEIGHT: 154.1

WAIST: 28 (WHAT?!?!)
HIPS: 41
ARMS: 12
THIGH: 22.5
WEIGHT: 152.6

Um, ya. So I lost 3 inches off my waist. 3 INCHES!! I didn't even know I had 3 inches to lose! I wasn't even sucking it in, either! And another inch off my enormously large birthing hips is like Christmas morning! Such a wonderful present from the Weight Loss Gods. The Ben & Jerry's (thighs) need a little more improvement though. I thought at least I'd get a full inch off with all this running. But apparently I need to bust ass more for that gem of a number. But I'll still take the 1/2 inch! And the bat wings shrunk too! Woop woop!

So now I feel better about myself.
All this working out and not shoving donuts and Thin Mints in my face has kinda paid off. Whoda thought.

It also says a lot that I haven't really lost a ton of weight; obviously there are some changes happening. Like I'm probably gaining muscle. Helloooooo getting toned for lake season. It makes me realize that staying around the 150 mark is probably spot on (I've always wanted to say that. Did you read it in a British accent? Because I typed it in one.). And even though taking measurements is a much slower 'reward' than what the flat chested bitch (scale) puts out daily/weekly/monthly, I know I need to rely on those numbers more.

I'm going to go now. And walk around like I'm on sparkly glitter clouds because I've lost 5 inches in 5 months. Yessssssssssssss!


  1. 5 inches is AWESOME!!! Personally, I'll take inches over lbs any day of the week!!

  2. Whoo-hoo!!! 3 inches off your waist?! I would have fainted! Good job.

  3. I'm with Vicky on this one. Inches mean so much more than lbs. Seriously THREE inches. You hottie boom-boom body!

  4. I went back and reread it in a British accent just so I did it right!
    Well done! Keep at it!

  5. Way to go girly! I'm not going to want to stand next to you this summer in a swim suit. You will be walking on sparkly clouds in your new sparkly Toms soon!

  6. Well, I for one am tossing some lovely purple glitter in your honor right now! I'm amazed at the 3 inches - WOOT!!

  7. Can I tell you that you are one of my biggest inspirations to get out of my recent funk? You amaze and inspire me. It is time to get off my ass because Laura Belle is putting me to shame! :) So, thank you, my dear. <3

  8. Hell yes woman!!! And the scale isn't always a great indicator (as you are finding out). I'm SO STOKED for you!!!

    The whole blogger interface is KILLING ME! I hate it

  9. Nice job!!!

    I'm afraid to switch to the new blogger interface.

  10. you can switch back to the old one ;)

  11. Wow, that's great! Good job!

    It takes a little getting used to, but I like the new blogger interface now.

  12. Dang girl!! Can you take 3 inches off my waist too?? Congrats!

  13. Wow that is awesome and totally proves why we should measure inches and not just scale numbers. Also I LOVE the names you have come up with for the scale. I had never heard of referring to the scale as both a whore and a flat chested b*tch. I'm kind of laughing my butt off right now. And my scale better watch her back as I have new ammunition!


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