Weight Loss Support - Looks like it's paying off, but does this seem plausible?




xXLosingItXx
02-08-2011, 12:14 AM
I know I measured right, myself and my mom did it over and over, just to make sure. If you see a number that is impossible in a two week span let me know, I don't want to get over excited when I've been doing SOMETHING wrong the whole time.

Week 1:
Waist : 44.4 inches -Been doing this around my belly button-
Thigh : 26.0 inches -around the thickest part below my crotch-
Arm : 14.2 inches -around the bicep-
Calf : 17.0 inches -around the thickest part (the muscle)-
Chest : 46.8 inches -directly below my breasts-


I measured in the EXACT same places today, after my fit test, and this is what I got. I might not be measuring in the RIGHT places for each area, but I know I'm measuring the same place exactly.

Week 1:
Waist : 44.6 inches + 0.2
Thigh : 25.4 inches - 0.6
Arm : 12.5 inches - 1.7
Calf : 16.1 inches - 0.9
Chest : 38.5 inches - 8.3


Total : 11.3

The chest area is what really shocked me, and I just COULDN'T believe it. Does this seem plausible? Could I have really lost so many inches in two weeks, or am I seriously doing something wrong here?


katy trail
02-08-2011, 12:39 AM
were you wearing the same clothes? and did you feel or seem bloated at either measurement?

xXLosingItXx
02-08-2011, 12:41 AM
I wasn't wearing any, other than undergarments. I was thinking I might be a little bloated but I am pretty much the same in my waist, which is where I always notice it. Overall, I felt the same :c


astrophe
02-08-2011, 12:41 AM
All but the chest seem doable. But if you had measure holding your breath IN the first time and then measure holding your breath OUT the 2nd time that could be it.

A.

xXLosingItXx
02-08-2011, 12:48 AM
I don't hold my breath when I do any of this...wow until now I never really paid any attention, I just kept breathing like nothing was happening. Maybe we just misread the first time or something :C

katy trail
02-08-2011, 12:49 AM
oh to lose in my legs first! that would be cool! my thighs/hips are the last to go lol.

but i think you're doing great! keep it up!

Katydid77
02-08-2011, 12:51 AM
You're doing great, although, honestly I don't think that 8 inches is feasible in that time, unless there was some sort of 'something' else figured into the equation.

Like swelling, bloat, etc. . . .

Glad to see the measurements are going down overall though!

xXLosingItXx
02-08-2011, 01:05 AM
Yeah, thats why I asked, everything else seemed normal and then I get to that area and I was like....what? I remeasured so many times. Honestly I think SOMEWHERE I messed up on the first day. maybe it was bloating, or swelling like you said :)

Thanks guys :D

fromthebox
02-08-2011, 01:55 AM
You mentioned undergarments. Were they the same as well? I know my measurements are vastly different around the bust when wearing my Victoria's secret bras compared to my thinner, Fantasie brand ones. It has to do with the lift/shape of the bras. The other measurements seem plausible. GOOD JOB!

xXLosingItXx
02-08-2011, 02:52 AM
Hm, I was wearing the same bra. I think its really perplexing, honestly, I might just measure out what I was before and see if it LOOKS normal, if not I know I didnt do something right. Thanks a lot!!!

niafabo
02-08-2011, 08:36 AM
well if it was possible for you to wear the same bra without it randomly drooping all over the place the 8" doesn't really seem plausible. good job on losing in your thighs and arms though. :)

Hopeful8
02-08-2011, 09:28 AM
In my opinion your waist measurement seems like it might be off. Where are you taking your waist measurement?

The proper place is about 1 inch above the belly button at the natural side bend of the torso. I find it hard to believe that you would have a true 44" waist.

niafabo
02-08-2011, 10:10 AM
The proper place is about 1 inch above the belly button at the natural side bend of the torso. I find it hard to believe that you would have a true 44" waist.
This might be different if your stomach is dropped. She is 5'1" so it is possible but you're right it is a sort of large number for her weight.

schubunny
02-08-2011, 11:50 AM
This might be different if your stomach is dropped. She is 5'1" so it is possible but you're right it is a sort of large number for her weight.

I weight 20lbs more than her and I have smaller measurements. Everyone's body is different.

KellyMarie90
02-08-2011, 02:00 PM
I agree with a lot of what the other posters have suggested but heres my input.
I work for VS and so I do bust measurements in my sleep and you cant get an accurate reading doing them on yourself. You just cant, I will agree that with anyone to the bitter end. You can get pretty close but just have someone else do it for you.
Secondly, I'm studying health science at school so we do body composition measurements alot and usually it is more accurate for someone else to do all your measurements and as the other posters have said, wear the same clothing, stand tall and monitor how youre breathing.

beerab
02-08-2011, 02:20 PM
You must have just made a mistake on the chest measurement- at least that's my guess. What size bra do you wear? Unless you went from a size 46 to 38 then I'm thinking that you made a mistake.

xXLosingItXx
02-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Wait you guys don't think Im talking about my bust do you? Im talking about directly UNDER my bust, my ribs, where the little fat collects on your fat and gives you that roll?

berryblondeboys
02-08-2011, 05:41 PM
As long as your measurement spotw are the same every week, where you take them doesn't matter. it's consistency. Now, if you were taking measurements for a dressmaker or to order clothes, that's different. Bust/chest is over boobs in a bra. Waist is your natural bend area, for most people that's an inch above the belly button. Hip measurement is your widest part of your hip, usually across your lower buttocks just before your legs start.

And I think your measurements must be a bit off for the rib cage. Your waist measurement is big because it's part of your hips already (so not your smallest spot). But as I said, consistency of measuring the same spot each time is what matters.

niafabo
02-08-2011, 06:04 PM
Wait you guys don't think Im talking about my bust do you? Im talking about directly UNDER my bust, my ribs, where the little fat collects on your fat and gives you that roll?

ummm i dunno what roll your talking about but if your chest shrink your bra size would as well unless your boobs are growing. XD

beerab
02-09-2011, 02:15 PM
Wait you guys don't think Im talking about my bust do you? Im talking about directly UNDER my bust, my ribs, where the little fat collects on your fat and gives you that roll?

Nope I wasn't confused- right under the bust, that's where the number on the bra sizing comes from unless I'm mistaken. SO a 38C means that the area underneath your breasts measure 38". So unless you went fro ma 46 whatever to a 38 whatever bra size then I think you just made a mistake measuring.

Katydid77
02-09-2011, 02:30 PM
Nope I wasn't confused- right under the bust, that's where the number on the bra sizing comes from unless I'm mistaken. SO a 38C means that the area underneath your breasts measure 38". So unless you went fro ma 46 whatever to a 38 whatever bra size then I think you just made a mistake measuring.

Right. Your bra size is derived from your underbust measurement compared to the around the bust measurement. The amount of difference in that number relates to your cup size on your bra.

I am currently a 34DD because my underbust is 34 inches and my around the bust is right at 40 inches.

If you had dropped 8 inches from that area there is no way you could be wearing the same underclothes. It's not possible, unless you are basically dropping the bra over your arms and letting it just hang there.

Bras need to be changed about every two inches, thus sizes tend to run by even numbers. If you want to see a practical example of that, go to a store and pick up a 46 bra, and compare that to a size 38 bra.

I think that the first time you measured was the incorrect one. In fact, according to body shape standards, I'm almost sure of it. There are many types of body shapes, but there are some basics that are true for the human shape in general.

xXLosingItXx
02-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Alright thanks guys, I was starting to think the first measurement was the wrong one. My bra is only hanging a little so if anything I lost an inch, maybe two.

I had someone else measure by the way XD