I took one of my jeans out of the dryer, and slipped them on, and was surprised not to have the post-dryer snuggness I normally have, the first few hours after the jeans come out of the dryer. So, I took tape measure to waist. I didn't step on the scale, because I didn't want to frustrate myself if there was no movement.
Keep in mind, I just measured myself on Sunday, and only lost in the chest.
I measured - twice. My waist is a full half-inch smaller! I've reflected the change on my sidebar.
Natrually, I was then hopeful the hips would show a drop too.
Nope, of course not. They didn't budge. Well, tomorrow is my next 24-update, and the hips are the only thing holding me back. We'll see if things shrink by then. Hope springs eternal. I would really like to wear those old size 24 jeans on Valentine's Day.
I am tickled that my waist is at least in the 30-something range again.
Maybe I need to look up hip exercises, something to target that area.
Thank you, and a shout out, to Kathy (my challenge buddy/cheering section in the Lose 60 in a Year Challenge), I was tickled to find I made her favorite inspiratinoal blogs list! (Me? Seriously?) I really am honored. I find it interesting too, because I'm always seeking out inspiration from others. I think, in that way, we all help each other through the difficult battle of losing weight and getting healthy. As the famous quote goes, no man is an island ...
I read that actor Kevin James was the latest famous person to take up the weight loss war, and with some success. It is reported he has dropped more than 40 lbs so far, and it shows. Great job! We all know how much work it takes, right? Most of us avoid cameras, and it is inspirational when a person who makes his or her living in front of one, drops a bunch of weight. We can see how the changes affect their looks and energy, sometimes when we can't see it in ourselves.
I put on a black pull-over I haven't worn in about a month. I'm used to how it looks on me. Well, today it looked different. I looked different. What was it? The fabric didn't have a little bulge to outline, as it hugged my tummy. Today, it cascades off the girls and goes straight down. It is amazing how slimming that - alone - makes one look. I may not be losing pounds, so far this month, but the inches have started to move again (finally). I'm going to resist stepping on the scale until Sunday morning's weigh-in.
I am going to sing from the rooftops, when I get into the 230s. I can't wait.
I last weighed 230 lbs 21 years ago. I'd like to be there by March, if possible. So, I'm working the diet and moving more. Is there another way?
We are almost to mid-January (already!!). The year is really flying by. It will be spring before we know it. I don't know about anyone else, but I'd really like to go into it with a spring in my step this year. I'm looking forward to it, actually.