Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weight Loss Continues

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.

Will you?

I hope so!! 


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you - to all who've left me messages! I appreciate your support and encouragement, more than you could know. When I am able to spend a proper amount of time sitting at the computer again, I hope to visit and show my love on your blogs as well. I continue to read when I can, but posting takes time my injuries just won't give me right now, at this computer chair. xxox

  2. Ann - I am so glad you are getting better and better!
    And yay! on the pants!
    And all the measurement!

  3. Hey, Miss Anne - who does that? Gets to the door of a Dunkin' Donuts and actually TURNS AWAY? Okay, you rock!! LOL And, naturally, now I want a jelly-filled donut from DD. I won't get one, but I want one ...

    And yes, I DO read blogs even now, while injuried, even though I don't get to post yet. Well, time to log off again, and get back to the recliner ... per chance to dream of jelly-filled donuts. How wicked of me, hey? hehehe


  4. Excellent on the measurments!! Good for you! You'll be on that scale soon and you'll be in for a great surprise! Keep it up! You sound so happy!

  5. So glad you're doing better. You will heal. Glad your weight loss continues, too. I was afraid the accident would set you back. Wonderful that you've got a handle on things. Big hugs.

  6. Glad you're doing better. Your weight loss is great and i suspect that your numbers will catch up when you are feeling better....the ring and inches are a good measurement of your continuing success. My loss is in my chest and legs....tummy and hips are moving more slowly...i figure they will get there eventually(i hope). Hope everything heals well.

  7. What a great accomplishment Ann. And what a great thing for us followers to see that you are still committed when it would be so easy not to be. Hope the healing continues as quickly as possible.

  8. Wow injured and still showing losses :) Hope you feel better soon!

  9. Congrats on your success! I'v had to start paying more attention to my inches lost versus my pounds lost lately! I love that your ring isn't fitting anymore. The same thing happened to me.
    Keep it up! You're doing awesome!


  10. Well done, I've loved reading your blog...I'm new to all this and a lot in your blog resonated with me, the 4x shirts, the baggy clothes, the hating summer heat and looking forward to next summer being better. Your before photo looks terribly similar to a look in my mirror too. Thanks for posting your blog its very encouraging - I'd like to follow along

  11. Um. It's been a week? Miss you. Check in, huh?

  12. You are doing great! Congrats on all your success. :D

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