Monday, June 6, 2011

Week Four Completed

I refuse to let this scale beat me! I will not allow it to determine my mood for the rest of the day, week or even minute!

Today I am up 2 pounds. Now, I know that I have been eating right, exercising every day and drinking my water. I've been doing everything right. However, I do feel that PMS-y feeling coming on and since I have been exercising every day, I know that my muscles are storing up water for recovery. Therefore, I am NOT going to worry about these lousy two pounds. There is no way that it is actual fat that I've gained. It's just water and it will go away by my next weigh-in.

That being said. My DD14 and I did my measurements the other day and here are the results:

My Starting Measurements as of May 16th were:

Bust: 38
Chest: 35
Waist: 35.5
Hips 44.5
Thigh: 27.5
Calves: 17.5
Upper Arms: 14

And My Measurements Now are:

Bust: 38
Chest: 35
Waist: 35
Hips: 42.25
Thigh: 27
Calves: 17.5
Upper Arms: 13.5

For a total of 3.25" lost.

Not too shabby. Makes me feel better about those pesky 2 lbs. Grrrr...

So, to recap.. my Starting Weight was 195 and I am at 193 now. By my next weigh-in, TOM should be gone or on his way out the door, so I will look forward to then.

Today I am on Day 7 of Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. I really needed yesterday's resting period. My shoulder feels a little bit better though after doing some more jumping jacks, push ups and arm raises, we shall see..... I'm going to keep on keeping on, though.


  1. The weight will fluctuate a bit, don't worry. Just eat good, keep exercising and stay on plan.

  2. The numbers can be so frustrating!

  3. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! Way to go on the inch loss. I had about 50 lbs to lose when I started, so I know where you are at. Keep exercising and eating right and the numbers are bound to drop, but some days I hate that dang scale!

  4. Your hips are shrinking! How cool is that?!?! Mine are going faster than the rest of my body too. I wonder what that's all about. I wonder if women lose in their hips first and fastest. Hmmmm.....

    Good job! As for the scale: you're right! Don't let it get you down. As long as inches are coming off you're workin' it. I am clearly building muscle and I know that it'll make the scale go UP in spite. Since you're doing the 30 Day Shred, I'm also guessing you are gaining muscle. Jillian wants that to happen because it's super important to weight loss. Don't fret!

    You're doing FANTASTIC!!!