I’m measuring myself every month. The scale is a great snap shot of where I’m at on the day I step on it. But my body measurements give a more complete picture of my weight loss journey.
Today, good news in two areas.
My waist and hips carry the bulk of my weight. So it’s no surprise that’s where I see movement. I lost an inch off the waist and 1.5 inches from my hips. All other parts remain the same…again.
I’m very happy with the numbers. But of course, when I don’t see movement in other areas, I start kicking myself.
While we can’t pick which body parts the pounds come off, a part of me can’t help but think that the knee injury slowed progress on my legs. Stupid thought, since I just wrote we can’t target where we lose weight. Truth is, I’m very happy it’s coming from my midsection. Belly fat increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. With these numbers I’m closer to getting off the blood pressure meds.
I’m steadily adding the daily walk back into my routine. The knee feels good.
I’ve also decided to increase the exercise bands from 2 days a week to 3. I’m very happy with my progress, but there is a part of me that worries that I’m not doing enough toning.
I am getting closer to that size 20. This weekend I picked up a few new workout outfits. Normally I reserve shopping like this for hitting milestones. But my current crop of gear has lots of holes and tears. Size 20 fit perfectly. Of course, that’s not too difficult when you’re talking about stretchy pants.
I needed to try on a pair of size 20 non-stretchy pants – also for fun. Close, but no cigar. The pants fit a bit too tight, but I’ll be back in another 10 lbs.