Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wonderful reality check

Yesterday afternoon, just before my personal training appointment, I had an awesome reality check.   I know that I have been losing weight and inches, but this I finally saw the real changes.  While Rick was doing my measurements yesterday, he would measure, look at our tracker, and then re-do the measurement.  I, of course, wondered why he was re-doing them.  I had the worst in mind - I thought that the numbers were going up (Why do we let our minds do this to us?) He just kept saying "You'll see...."  After looking at my sheet, I realized that he was as shocked as I was with the results.

Look here...

July 20, 2010
October 27, 2010
November 23, 2010
December 29, 2010
February 1, 2011
March 1, 2011
Weight (pounds)203204197.6188.4188183.8(19.2)
Left Bicep/Arm (inches)13.513.513.5131313(0.5)
Left Thigh/Leg (inches)28.526262625.524.5(4.0)
Waist (inches)4039373736.536.5(3.5)
Hip (inches)48.542.54241.54139.5(9.0)

The proof is in the puddin' baby :-)  I have lost almost 20 pounds since October.  I have lost 9 inches off my hips since July 20.  I started running on July 24 - and I have a feeling running has helped a ton with that measurement!  (Needless to say, I still have a lot of "junk in my trunk" if anyone wants some of my big butt.)

I used to think that weight was the sole measure of success.  This is not true.  I strongly encourage you to have your measurements done on a regular basis.  My trainer does mine once a month and it takes less than 5 minutes.  It is so worth it!


  1. Wow, great job!! That's some serious inches!

  2. Oh my gosh! That's awesome! I did measurements 2 years ago but wasn't patient enough to wait for the results :( I'm glad things are working for you!

  3. Thanks for the blog comment. Rough day. Good to find some fellow Raleigh runners out there. Congrats on the weight/inches loss. VERY impressive!

  4. That is a great job. Keep up the good work.!!!

  5. AMAZING!!! :) You inspire me, Regan Brown Reynolds. :)