Monday, January 21, 2013

Day 21 - Weigh-In

I didn't get around to weighing and measuring on Saturday and Sunday, and finally did it this morning when I got up.  I shouldn't call it a weigh-in, but a measure-in, since measurements tell me more truth about toning up and losing fat.  Yeah, I have a bunch of weight to lose, and I'm confident (hopeful) that the weight will come off steadily as I am diligent about my food and exercise.  In the past, when I've started an exercise program, I've either not lost any weight, or I've even gained a couple of pounds.  BUT, my measurements kept going down.

All of this is to say, I haven't really lost any weight.  .2 pounds, which could mean I inhaled when I stood on the scale.  However, in the past 9 days I've lost 5.25 inches!

That number is kind of staggering to me.  A little more than 5 inches in 9 days.

That includes a whole inch off my waist, a quarter of an inch off my hips and an inch off my chest/torso.  I usually lose on my upper body first, which these numbers show generally in quarter inches here and there off of my upper and lower arms.  The weirdest outlier is 1.25 inches off of my left thigh.  Random.

So after 21 days of trying to be more healthy, I've lost 3.4 pounds (meh) and 9.75 inches (yay!).