Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ONE YEAR...!!!

It has been ONE YEAR since I started, "Becoming My Husband's Girlfriend!"  WOOO HOOOO!  And for me, nothing is better proof or inspiration to keep moving than the weekly photos. 

Here is what I accomplished this year...

200.2 pounds

237 pounds
























I have lost 37 pounds in the past 12 months...
(50 pounds since my heaviest, 15 months ago)
(... ha, ha, ha... look at those new, skinny ankles, smaller feet and much smaller "girls"...)
 
And my body CONTINUES TO CHANGE
... after 1 year, here are my measurements...
At the start... at 9 weeks... at 19 weeks... at 28 weeks...and today

Bust:  48.5"... 46"... 45"...44.75"...43.75"
Chest:  40.75"...39.75"...38.75"...38"... 37.25"
Waist:  45.25"... 42.5"... 40.5"...38.5"...40"
Hips:  48"...45"...45"...43.75"...43.50"
Thighs:  Left - 23.75"...25"...23"...22.25"...24.50"    Right - 24.75"...26"...23"...22.5"...24"
Calves:  Left - 16.5"...16"...15.75"...16"...16"     Right - 17"...16.5"...16.25"...16"...15.5"
Upper Arm:  Left - 13.25...12.5"...12.5"...13"...12.25"     Right - 14"...13"...13"...13.25"...12"

It is interesting to see that some body parts keep getting smaller, and some, as I gain muscle, are getting a bit bigger.  Let me tell you... the bigger thighs are ALL about THE BIKE!  And my upper arms... as Jeff was taking my measurements, I showed him that when I jiggle my arms, THEY DON'T WAVE BACK ANYMORE!!!  There is still a lot of work to do for me to say my arms look great, but with the addition of TRX to my training schedule, my muscular strength will improve A TON by my next race!

So, am I where I wanted to be after the first year.... Yes.

Did I think I would have made more progress... Yes.

Am I disappointed in the pace of this journey... NO!  And I'll tell you why.  I am making this a LIFESTYLE change, which means that I can still go out with friends, I can have plateaus and I can enjoy the holidays.  I DID NOT put this weight on overnight, and I WILL NOT take it off overnight, either.  I am enjoying myself, I am working hard at the gym, and I am still 50 POUNDS SEXIER than I was 15 months ago!!!

Soooo... my long term weight goal for 2012... to lose 30 more pounds and hit 170 by the end of the year.  This might be a much tougher goal because I am starting to put on muscle now, which weighs more than fat.  So, I should add a caveat that my main goal is to look good and feel comfortable in SIZE 9 AGAIN!  I don't know what the weight number will be when I reach size 9, so here we go for another 12 months of weight loss, exercise and training, increased self-confidence, and being my husband's girlfriend!!!

2 comments:

ClaireTet said...

You continue to inspire me. I have made my word for 2012 health and I am instituting one small change each month to make a big change through the year. Congratulations on all you have achieved.

Tracey Locher said...

Thank you so much, Claire! I LOVE your idea of one "health change" per month, because all it takes is several small changes to end up with BIG CHANGES!!! Please keep me updated on your progress and your monthly goals! We all inspire each other, and I would love to know what your goals are!