I measured myself two nights ago and wasn’t particularly thrilled with the numbers, but then I found a happy surprise when I logged on to SparkPeople to record my measurements: I’d measured myself back on June 15, and since then I’ve already lost some inches!
Since June 15, I’ve lost:
- 2 inches from my waist
- 2 inches from my hips
- 3/4 inch from my thighs
- 1 1/2 inches from my arms
- 1/2 inch each from my chest and bust
Granted, these aren’t huge numbers, but I am really excited to see that I’ve made some progress in this area and hope to see a lot more progress over the next few months. I’m not quite comfortable with posting my actual measurements on here yet, but I am planning to measure myself at the end of every month and will update my blog with the results, good or bad!
If you’re trying to lose weight, I strongly encourage you to take measurements of your body. It can be an encouragement when the scale isn’t moving in the direction you’d like, and it can be a motivator to work harder as well. For me, it’s one of the few ways I have to gauge my progress since I’m on a scale hiatus, and I hope it helps me stay focused!