Hey everyone! It’s monthly weigh-in time! I wanted to get this post up closer to the actual date that I took the photos, but I recently got a new computer and have been in the process of transferring all my files and pictures over and getting everything organized. Now that it’s done, I can show you my results. I’m really happy with this month…
166.1! That’s a 3.6 loss this month and 31.9 lbs from my highest weight ever. I wanted to get to 165 by the 15th so that I would only have another five lbs to lose for my goal, but this is still a great loss for me.
As always, here are the photos from this month.
And for some perspective, here are the side-by-sides…
While this wasn’t a huge loss, I am thrilled with my results! The photos don’t always show the true-to-life progress, but in reality, I’m feeling great and notice things getting smaller and smaller (and tighter). This month I noticed a big difference in my arms and back and from the front, I’m starting to notice that my waist is curving more and more. I also got a new sports bra and I’m thinking of doing a review on it. The bra I was wearing in the photos last month and in all my other monthly weigh-ins, is actually two bras. I was wearing a regular bra underneath with the straps pulled together and a really inexpensive sports bra from Target over that. It was getting to be too big and wasn’t doing its job anymore. It was time to invest in a good sports bra. This one is significantly more supportive. I’m also thinking I need to upgrade from my zebra, fold-over, shorty shorts too. =) I also feel like because the material is a little thicker, it sort of hides my stomach, which is my biggest problem area. So perhaps I’ll find something else to wear for next month. I’m also thinking of doing a bikini reveal next month, too (but I reserve the right to change my mind about that).
I also had a non-scale victory. I was whining when I took these pictures that I thought my stomach still looked so big from the side, so I decided to pull out the measuring tape and see where I was. Last time that I measured, I was 38 inches at my widest, and this time I’m 37 inches! I wasn’t expecting a 1 inch loss at all so I’m really thrilled. They say that if your waist measurement is more than half your height in inches, then you are at a higher risk for health problems, so because I’m 5’2″ (62 inches), my goal is for my waist to be at 31 inches, but of course, I wouldn’t mind that number being even smaller. I would love to get to the part where I have a flat stomach, but I just have to remember that it’s a long process and I’m not even halfway to my ultimate goal yet. Patience!
So that’s my weigh-in! How are your health/fitness goals going?
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