Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Real numbers

Lordy,,,, I dont know whats overcome me but I'm going to post my weight and measurments.. Yikes,, there is a knot in my stomach as I type this!  But I'm hoping it will help keep me accountable and after all its just a number,, It doesnt define who I am.  Here goes nothing.  I will list my starting numbers and my current ones

Jan 2012  weight-246
May 2 2012  weight 215.2

I would also like to add that at my very biggest I was 300 pounds!!!  This was a few years back before I lost weight the first time around.  I lost 118 then.   My lowest weight I have ever been in my adult life is 183 pounds.  Then I got pregnant with Emma and let myself have all the foods I had deprived myself of while I was dieting and gained way to much weight with my pregnancy and just never got it back off. :(
I didnt exercise that time around either.  This time is different,, my whole outlook on losing the weight is diffrent and I'm exercising at least 5 days a week so I think my outcome will be different... at least the way my body looks.. I should be more toned with the working out.   My original goal this time was 175 which is still at the high end of my "healthy weight range" according to the charts.   I've changed that and would really like to get down to 160 if I can.. Actually 150 but I just dont see that happening.  Honestly we will just see what I look like and feel like at that time.   I want to be able to maintain my weight without starving myself so I guess time will tell.   160 still sounds heavy to me but looking at pic of me at 183 I really didnt look bad!   I am 5'10 so take that into consideration too.

Now for some measurements  I wish we would have done these at the beginning but we didnt take them until a few weeks ago  so the numbers I'm posting are only a 2 week progress

           4-18-12          4-27-12
Neck    14................13.5
Waist    40.5 ...........38
Hips     44................43
Rt arm   12.5...........12
Lt arm   12.5            12
Rt leg     26 ............25
Lt leg      27.............26

Yes I realize that my legs are a inch,,, No clue whats up with that!

So there you have it.. Now if I can get the courage to click post you will all see these numbers. The only reason I'm doing this is because I know they will go down.

And just for fun Here is a pic of me and the family at Christmas time

 And this was taken a couple weeks ago.. Not full body shots but if you look close at my face I think you can tell a diffrence! 

1 comment:

  1. You are doing great, Jill! I'm so proud of you for posting that. The whole time I was reading it, I wanted to yell out YOUR TALL! Until I saw that you finally said that you were 5'10". That is really tall for a woman and your going to weigh more than your little 5'6" sister, and most of the female population (which is 5'5" in the US). But when you get down to your goal weight, you'll be like a goddess with your long legs! (even if one is smaller than the other LOL) ;)

    Just keep at it and ignore the number on the scale. I'm impressed with your measurements. Thats a lot of inches in just two weeks! 7 inches total! You have lost 32 lbs of weight, but think how much muscle you have added with your weight training. That means you lost even more than 32 lbs of pure fat. That is amazing! And the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism is and you'll just keep burning the fat.

    You are right about this time being different! You have Bennie working out too, and the support of your whole family. And your attitude is a lot better this time around too! You have to know that your beautiful and only getting better every day!