Although my weight was up slightly from my Wednesday weigh-in, I’m really happy about my measurements for the month. I lost inches almost everywhere. The one exception is that I gained a half inch around my bust (where you would measure the band size of a bra).
I’m not sure what would cause me to gain ½ inch there when I lost everywhere else. I guess I could have pulled the measuring tape too tight last month. I’m awfully squishy there so it’s not always easy to get an accurate measurement.
Anyway, here’s the results this month:
|Bust||45 ½||39||39 ½|
|Chest||50 ½||44 ½||44 ½|
|Waist (smallest point)||46 ½||35 ½||34|
|Ankle||9 ⅝||8 ¾||8 ¾|
|Bicep||18 ¾||16 ¼||16 ½|
|Elbow||12 ¾||11||10 ¾|
I’m pretty darn happy with this. When I compared it to my thinnest, June of last year, I saw that despite the fact that I weigh more than I did then, I’m either at my smallest or smaller than I was in most measurements from that set of measurements. Unfortunately, at the time I didn’t post it, but below is what those numbers were and how I compare now.
|Waist (smallest point)||35||-1|
As you can see, for the most part I’m smaller. I really can’t complain that my chest is still bigger than it was so, really, I’ve only got two places where I’m behind – my hips and biceps.
I’m really happy to be getting back to where I’m breaking new ground and to be doing it in a healthy way. Back then I was just barely making it through the day and wasn’t really eating. It was a really hard time period for me.
This time around, I actually am eating healthy and taking care of myself.
While on Wednesday I talked about being excited to be so close to my lowest weight, being close to my lowest measurements means a lot more. Weight can decrease because of lost muscle or increase because of muscle gain. Measurements feel like a much more reliable way of tracking progress. They answer the question, “Is my body smaller?”
Why yes, it is.