I never have been a fan of numbers.  I wasn’t a math wiz, and I don’t enjoy calculating much of anything! 

Well, I should say I didn’t…until now.  Not only do I love to watch the numbers on the scale drop, and add up the ounces as they fall off, but I’ve also realized the importance of my measurements.  When the numbers on the scale don’t move as quickly as you want them to, or don’t move at all, my friends who are currently maintaining their weight loss told me what works…and that was to measure.

Even if you don’t see a huge loss, if you are working out and really changing your body, the numbers will reflect that.  I didn’t do my first measurements until almost a month into my diet, but let’s look at the numbers…

 

09/19/2011

10/02/2011

10/30/11

01/02/2011

Total Inches Lost Per Area

Neck

15.6”

15”

14.75”

14.25”

-1.35”

Shoulders

45.5”

44.5”

43.5”

42.5”

-3”

Chest

48.6”

47.5”

46”

45”

-3.6”

Left Bicep

17.5”

16”

15.25”

14.75”

-2.75”

Right Bicep

17.6”

16.25”

15.75”

14.85”

-2.75”

Waist

42.5”

41.5”

40”

38.25”

-4.25”

Left Forearm

12.1”

12.0”

11.75”

11.5”

-0.6”

Right Forearm

12.1”

12.0”

11.5”

11.6”

-0.5”

Hips

53”

52”

51”

50”

-3”

Abdomen

48”

46.5”

44.5”

42.75”

-5.25”

Left Thigh

30”

30”

27.25”

26.5”

-3.5”

Right Thigh

30”

30”

27.75”

26.75”

-3.25”

Left Calf

20.25”

20”

19”

18.75”

-1.5”

Right Calf

20.5”

20”

19.5”

18.75”

-1.75”

Total All-Over Inches Lost

N/A

-10”

-25.75

-37.05

 

 It really brings it all into focus.   As I entered these numbers, I could not get over the amount of inches lost!  I’m super psyched about my abdomen, aka the fattest part of your belly, because that is my most hated area, but also the area where I saw the biggest weight loss!  I can’t wait to report back in February, but if you are just getting started, look at the small amount of time that you can commit and see a HUGE result!!

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