Facing the Music and Measuring for Success: Inches Equal Miles!

On March 22nd of last year, I bit the proverbial bullet at the beginning of this weight loss journey I was embarking upon and posted my measurements in all of their "glory" on the Healthy Loser Gal blog. At that time they were:
 46" Breasts (no pulling in... just 'as they hang'...good heavens!)
44" Waist
48" Backside (this one surprised me, somehow thought it was going to be smaller #)
17" Neck (at base)
28" Upper Thigh (pfft... cottage cheese thighs... just gross! but I'm working on it...)
19 1/2" Calf
This morning, encouraged by feeling better and knowing I'm fitting into smaller and smaller sizes of clothing, I grabbed the dreaded measuring tape and faced the music again!  And while the music is certainly no symphony yet, it does have an overture of success! : )

Today's measurements:

40" Chest vs 46"

38" Waist vs 44"

40" Hips/Backside vs 48"

15 1/2" Neck vs 17"

24" Upper Thigh vs 28"

17 1/2" Calf  vs. 19 1/2"

7 1/4" wrist vs 8"

= 28 total inches lost here 'n there in one year!

Hey! I know I'm no Gil Elvgren pin-up beauty yet... but I'm heading in the right direction! : )


Alice Jones Webb April 18, 2010 at 5:11 PM  

That's amazing!

CJ April 18, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

Oh wow! Great job! Congratulations! You are an inspiration

Anonymous April 18, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

Congrats--on the inches lost!

Look at those waist and hips numbers!!! SIX inches from your waist and EIGHT from the hips. That's huge!!!! :D

Way to go!


Running Diva Mom April 18, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

that's fantastic!!! keep it up!

jami April 20, 2010 at 3:58 PM  

Congrats ! I lost 28 inches in 30 days too ! Isn't it an awesome feeling to be free of that extra baggage !!!!Thanks for the follow on Twitter. I am new to your blog what products are you using to lose weight. I prefer all natural products and nothing with stimulants . What's your keys to success?

Anonymous April 20, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

Great on your new measurements. Don't worry about cottage cheese thighs or hanging skin. Your achievement goes beyond looks as you have been able to keep motivated, sacrifying instant gratification for a greater more durable benefit. I admire you greatle.

Lourdes Belen
Twitter: lourdesbelen

Becky Fyfe April 27, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

Woohoo! You're doing great!

heathermcpike April 28, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

This is fantastic! Congratulation on all your hard work and accomplishment!

Lindsay May 6, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

AWESOME!!! Fabulous job :)