I cannot WAIT until I can get on the scale again, to discover what exactly has been going on, but success is still measured in other ways:
Updated measurements (see side bar):
I've lost a half-inch off my waist! Yay!! I'm inching closer to getting that number out of the 30s.
Okay, the stubborn hips refuse to budge - my nemesis, clearly. Umpf.
The chest lost a full inch. (What's up with that?) I'll take it - the twins are more easily secured these days!
And here is the biggie, aside from the waist measurement ...
I've had to move my ring from the left-hand's ring-finger to the longest (largest) finger next to it, just to prevent from losing it! AND, my ring fits on that bigger finger comfortably!! I mean, holy smokes, it isn't even a bit too tight there, but just right. The ring keeps falling off the ring finger. Time for resizing soon, in the meanwhile, I will have to get a ring guard to properly secure my ring to the ring finger - once I can get out and about again.
I am so used to - over the years - having to make allowances for GROWING fingers, not shrinking fingers, that this is truly a novelty. This ring has never had to be down-sized before. I'm not sad about that at all.
So, the weight is a mystery for right now, but all indications are that my weight loss continues.
Oh, and I took a very careful right-thigh measurement, and discovered I have lost 4" - yes, FOUR inches - off one thigh. Folks, that is 8" just off the thighs. Is it no wonder the original black pants (in my photo) are so big? And that photo was taken at least 10 or 15 pounds ago, quite possibly (likely) more. Those pants fit me well, 13" ago ... thirteen-inches ago. That is against my 307 lb starting measurements. The black pants fit me snuggly at 327 lbs - I mean, I was in need of really having to up-size those pants.
I didn't lose 13+ inches overnight. Small steps, small steps ... a half-inch here, a quarter-inch there ... but it comes off and adds up. Heavens, I've lost OVER A FOOT off my waist!
My comfortable shirts (and obese people like myself most often prefer baggy) started at 4x. Again, that was pushing it. The bagginess was gone. The 4x fit, but not loosely. Now? 2x is baggy ... and I wouldn't need that, except the twins need the space still. The tummy, does not!
I've accomplished all that since late July. It will be so much fun to see where I am this summer. Warmer weather won't be long off now, so no putting off tomorrow what we can do today, right? I refuse to have another miserable summer like the one I had last year. Morbidly obese and hot, humid weather just don't mix. I won't be at my ideal weight, but I'm going to be so much more comfortable than I was last summer.
I hope so!!