So it’s been a while since I last measured myself. We’re looking at 9 months. I’d wanted to measure myself on the first of every month, but realistically I haven’t really lost all that much in the last 9 months to justify it.
My last measurements I’d taken were 10 pounds ago, so I figured why the heck not? Let’s see what those 12 pounds gone have gotten me! Plus it’s the last day of August anyways, it all works!
I’ve lost a total of 8 inches! In the grand scheme of things, that much in 9 months isn’t a whole lot, but those inches mean a lot!
And bonus!! I’m too far behind my measurements when I was sitting at 194.
The think I love about measurements is that they give you some kind of physical proof that your losing. Sure, I can step on the scale and see the numbers move, which is fantastic… but sometimes that can be a bit arbitrary. You know what I mean? Look at how much my weight fluctuated just in a week! Back in the day, I used to measure myself pretty regularly. Because sometimes the scale didn’t move for MONTHS and yet I found myself dropping a pants size in that time frame. Because 185 could have meant a size 14 or even a size 10. The number on the scale is definitely a good tool, but those measurements, man. They tell you a lot.
The main reason why I wanted to weigh myself is because I found myself squeezing into a size 12.
Yeah, you read that right. A size twelve. I’ve been sitting between a 14 and 16 for so long, it was a really nice shock. Now, granted they were a bit too tight for my liking, especially since they were skinny jeans. A bit too much love from my love handles, you know? But I could button them, kick in them, and even do some pretty awesome squats without worrying I was going to rip the seams. Because, let’s not forget… that has happened to me before… I’ve ripped a seam in both a coat and a dress. Ohmylanta.
But it’s progress, right?
We’re moving in the right direction. And I’m super excited.
There are so many things I can’t wait for. Getting under 200 again. And seeing my measurements under what they were at 194. It’ll be interesting, and I honestly can’t wait.
But like I said last time, I just have to keep the progress moving. Haven’t had the best luck lately with staying consistent…so we’ll see how it goes next week.