30-Somethings - Measurement Thread

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05-12-2012, 11:58 PM
I know some of us lose inches faster than weight. I think a measurement thread is very useful so that we realize that is another tool we can use to keep up with progress.

I take my measurements TIGHT. So that way I can't add to it, so here they are:

top of hips, around pooch-42"
waist at bend-33"
waist at belly button-36"
rib cage-33"
Right thigh bent-22"
right calf-14"
Rt arm-12 3/4"
hips together-39"
neck-13 1/4"
Left wrist-6 1/4" (medium body frame)

I'm going to update in 2 weeks. Hope we see some progress!

05-13-2012, 12:14 AM
I'm about done with the weight loss portion of my journey, so seeing the number go down on the scale isn't going to be as useful as measure of progress anymore. I plan to focus more on increasing strength & muscle soon, so I think measurements might be a useful tool for seeing progress on that front.

Starting measurements:

Neck - 12 1/4 in
Bust - 35 1/2 in
Underbust - 32 in
Waist - 27 in
Hips - 35 1/2 in
Right upper arm - 10 1/4 in
Right forearm - 9 in
Right thigh - 21 in
Right calf - 14 1/4 in

I probably won't check them again for about a month, as starting a week from now I have to take 2 weeks off from exercise for some medical stuff.

Edit: Weird, my underbust is BIGGER than it was a month or so ago.

05-13-2012, 02:46 AM
way to go chickadee, that might be from your muscles growing. I do expect my measurements to get bigger in my arms and legs, before they start to go down. I wish my waist would just melt away, but as I build muscle under the fat, it also might expand before it goes down.

05-13-2012, 03:42 AM
jen, that definitely happened to my upper arms - they got larger at first, and then started getting smaller again after another couple months.

I hope my legs don't get any bigger though, gah!! That's the last thing I need, lol.

05-13-2012, 07:24 AM
I took these yesterday. And I think I will either take my next ones in 2 to 4 weeks, haven't decided yet.

Neck: 17.25"
Bicep: 16.25"
Forearm: 12.5"
Chest: 46"
Bust: 51"
Waist: 54"
Hips: 48"
Thigh: 30"
Calf: 20.75"

05-13-2012, 02:20 PM
yes, Laif, I remember you doing so, I think 2 weeks is ok, but 4 weeks would be the clincher.

chick, your legs look very muscular in your pic!

05-13-2012, 06:15 PM
chick, your legs look very muscular in your pic!

Thank you, but they're mostly just fat and skin with some muscle underneath! :lol: The compression pants seem to shape thing up a bit. ;)

05-14-2012, 01:47 AM
compression tops actually make my stomach look like a stomach instead of a butt with wings. :P

05-16-2012, 02:34 PM
I'm in!

Oh man, that waist measurement... :o
Darn baby. Heh.

Neck: 14
Bicep: 15
Forearm: 11
Chest (Bust): 42
Waist: 36
Hips: 44
Thigh: 26
Calf: 18

Oh god oh god oh god oh god... *hits "submit"*...

05-17-2012, 09:52 PM
i have to measure my waist in 2 areas, at the belly button at at the actual bend in my waist, because the bend area is actually pretty cute, but when you go down further--aye! That is where my belly fat (baby/stress fat) rests.

Don't worry thunda, we are on the journey to tiny waists!

05-18-2012, 06:20 PM
jendiet, I remember you from back in the day. You're looking beautiful!

Let's go teeny tiny waists!! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

05-27-2012, 12:31 PM
thanks thunda,

well, it's time to re-measure. I know I need to be patient with the process. I am losing inches WHERE IT COUNTS. Just like I thought some places went up, though.

top of hips, around pooch-42"------->wk 2 40"
waist at bend------------33--------------->32"
waist at belly button-36"----------------->35"
rib cage-33"----------------------------->32.5"
Right thigh bent-22"--------------------->21.5"
right calf-14"--------------------------->14.5"
Rt arm-12 3/4"------------------------->11.25"
hips together-39"----------------------->38.5"
neck-13 1/4"--------------------------->13.25"
Left wrist-6 1/4" (medium body frame)--->6.1"

not sure how my bony wrists got any skinnier, but I guess I did lose .1" from them.

05-29-2012, 04:50 PM
Go jendiet go!


06-01-2012, 01:04 AM
I'm new here and I just took these today (not sure if they are the "right" ones...):
bust: 44.5
under bust: 37.5
waist (sucked in): 38.5
waist (relaxed): 40.25
hip: 45

Y'all are doing great!

06-01-2012, 03:27 AM
hi jojo, just use the same ones every time and it will be fine.

06-01-2012, 12:47 PM
Thanks, Jen!:)
Might as well do the arms and legs, too-
bicep (arm held straight, 3" above elbow): 13
thigh (leg bent right angle, 8" above knee): 23.75

Looking at the tape I can't even imagine anyone's waist being that size!

I am just starting out- I don't have a scale at home and am planning to weigh myself 1ce/week at the gym. I think I'll take my measurements and pics 1ce/mo. Does this sound reasonable? Also, does anyone else measure the difference between stomach sucked in and relaxed? I am so looking forward to those numbers being closer!

06-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Man, this part sucks (although I do wish I'd taken them before I started this journey)

Current measurements:
Neck: 17.50"
Bicep: 13.5"
Forearm: 11"
Chest: 44"
Bust: 50"
Waist: 45.5"
Hips: 48.5"
Thigh: 24.75"
Calf: 17.75"

Depending on what site I use, I have a medium to large frame.

06-05-2012, 02:33 AM
jojo, you are starting out, be easy on yourself, I would never have thought my waist would be be 36". it's always been so tiny. You just have to go with what you got now. The fun part is seeing it whittle away. your plan sounds very reasonable.

Random, I know what you mean by wishing you started your measurements, I probably would not be so hard on myself if I had taken them right after I had the baby.

06-05-2012, 06:16 AM
ahh, in the long run it'll all be worthwhile :) gotta keep the finish line in "sight" :)

06-07-2012, 11:57 AM
Date---bust---underbust---waist in---waist out---hip---bicep---thigh

I sure hope that new bust measurement is due to the push-ups, because I sure don't need these puppies getting any bigger!:lol:

06-14-2012, 01:24 PM
Date---bust---underbust---waist in---waist out---hip---bicep---thigh

06-14-2012, 01:28 PM
Wow, that was quite the change in your waist measurements, Jojoland. Congratulations!

06-14-2012, 01:39 PM
I have been battling the same 5lbs for about 4 years. I'm so annoyed because I want to lose 10 to 15, especially on my flabby arms!

Arm: 11

06-15-2012, 11:47 PM
well, it's time for measurements. I will do mine tomorrow.

06-22-2012, 01:34 AM
Date---bust---underbust---waist in---waist out---hip---bicep---thigh

Ugh, TOM! I never would have thought my uterus would take up so much space! :lol: Time to kick it up a notch...:lifter: