Monday, March 14, 2011

2 Month Photos and Measurements... HOLY COW!

SERIOUSLY!!!  I had NO IDEA when I started this little experiment of mine if it would actually work. 
I hoped it would... 
I've worked hard to make sure it would...
And... it... DID!
After the first 8 weeks, I have lost 16 POUNDS!!!

From 237 to 221... and that's not all...
I have lost 12 INCHES, TOO!!!

Bust:  48.5" to 46"      LOST 2.5"
Chest:  40.75" - 39.75"     LOST 1"
Waist:  45.25" to 42.5"     LOST 2.75"
Hips:  48" to 45"     LOST 3"
Calves:  Left 16.5" to 16" and Right 17" to 16.5"     LOST .5" on each side
Upper arm:  Left 13.75" to 12.5" and Right 14" to 13"     LOST 1.75" combined

Funny thing... I put on inches in my thighs... then again...
with all the spinning and running, these legs of steel are STRONG! 
Thighs:  Left 23.75" to 25" and Right 24.75" to 26"     GAINED 1.25" on each side

Isn't that interesting... my right side is bigger straight down the board... AND I either lost or gained almost EXACTLY the same on both sides... things that make you say, "hummmmmmm..."

EVEN BETTER NEWS... my BMI (Body Mass Index)...
the chart that tells you if you are obese...
My starting BMI was 33...
... today, it is 30.8!!!

Anything over 30.0 is considered obese... when I hit 214 pounds, I will only be "overweight..." no longer obese!  And trust me... that day is not too far away!!!  WOOO HOOOOO!

The past two months have been AMAZING and I CAN'T WAIT to see what the next two months will bring!  Weight loss is just like marathoning... "slow and steady wins the race!"  8 weeks... 16 pounds... I'll TAKE IT!  Make it a FANTASTIC day!! 

3 comments:

Kristan Paolacci said...

Way to go my friend !!!! Keep it up - you are inspiring me !!!

Christie said...

Congratulations my friend! You're an inspiration!

Gloria Stengel said...

I am more than proud...I am just doing the happy dance all over the house for you! Keep up the good work! I am cheering you on. You are indeed an inspiration!

I have stalled out - too much stress!!! I am hopful that once I get back from my retreat next weekend, I can kick it into gear. I know the retreat will be hard on my points! But, being stagnant is better than gaining!