We have been traveling a lot this past month. From Universal Studios in Florida to a few Minnesota based trips and I haven’t been seeing much weight loss. I was starting to get discouraged. I’m staying on plan and I am getting a lot of exercise on these trips as they are mostly all walking. My average miles per day this past month has been 7 1/2 miles. A day! But yet my weight loss has been about 1/2 pound a week. So this week I decided to check in and see how many inches I have lost. And boy was I surprised!
When I started this journey on April 10th my measurements were –
Chest 44 inches
Waist 53 inches
Hips 47 inches
Arms 16 inches
Thighs 26 inches
Neck 15 1/2 inches
I don’t measure myself often, mostly because I’m busy and I forget to. But this weekend I really needed to get some perspective so I searched for my measuring tape and took some measurements. Boy, was I shocked! Though I had not been losing weight I had been losing inches!
These are my measurements today –
Chest 42 inches
Waist 39 inches
Hips 42 inches
Arms 14 inches
Thighs 23 inches
Neck 14 inches
That’s some big time improvement! I knew that my waist had been getting smaller because my jeans had been fitting so much better. No longer did they hurt by mid day. You know that feeling, where they are pressing so much on your belly that you just want to undo that top button? Nope, not anymore! I had no clue about my arms. When we travel and it’s hot I wear tank tops so I had no clue that my arms had lost 2 inches! That’s so awesome!! I’m hoping when I go holiday dress shopping it’ll be easier to find some dresses with sleeves that fit now.
This was the exact motivation that I needed. When I stepped on the scale this morning it was down a 1/2 pound again. Boo! But then I just pulled up my Numi ap with my measurements and looked at the numbers again. That kept me going.
With all the exercise I have been doing I have been building muscle while losing fat. Well, muscle weighs more than fat. That’s why I’m not seeing the improvement as much in the scale. But I am seeing it in my measurements! Look at that waist number again! I still cannot get over that. I’ve been wearing dresses most of the summer too so now I’m thinking I may need to hit the store and see what a smaller pant size looks like on me.
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