100 lb. Club - I've lost nearly 3 feet!!!
09-14-2005, 05:41 PM
Hi guys and gals,
Just thought I'd share an amazing revelation I had when I looked over my inch loss record. Normally I just stay focused on the month to month, so notice an inch off here and there - but yesterday I looked back to where I started in January, up to September.
Wow, what a revelation, and it has really helped me to realise how far I've come and what a totally different shape I am now!
In total I have lost 34 inches (that's where the 3 feet comes in! ;) ). I've lost 7 inches from my hips, 6 from my waist, 4 1/2 from my bust (believe me, that's a good thing!) and 5 1/2 from each thigh! Amongst other losses from my arms, calves , knees and ankles. I was so amazed to see such a big loss from my thighs - I could have sworn there is hardly any difference from when I started!
So in all this has been a totally positive revelation - it is amazing how all those inches and half inches add up over a few months. I can't believe I am a half a foot slimmer now! :cp: :cheer: :cp: :cheer:
Thanks for listening - hope it inspires you to start recording your inch loss!
Love Amanda x
09-14-2005, 05:44 PM
That is so cool! :cool:
And the title of your post is so funny! :rofl:
09-14-2005, 05:49 PM
I actually lost 48 inches, wow, that is 4 feet..... :dizzy:
09-14-2005, 05:55 PM
That's amazing progress Amanda - great work!
09-14-2005, 06:10 PM
That's awesome Amanda!! I love it when people keep track of their inches lost, it can be such great motivator. I only wish I'd had the presence of mind to track my own, I'd be very interested in knowing the final tallies. Keep up the good work Amanda, you're doing great!!
09-14-2005, 06:10 PM
That's fabbo, Amanda! :cp: You're doing a great job!
I measure myself periodically as well. Since I started, I've dropped:
3½" from my bust; (My girlies just don't want to shrink much!)
8" from my waist; and
6½" from my hips.
09-14-2005, 06:11 PM
Ya know, I haven't tracked my inches in awhile....Sounds like I need to!!
09-14-2005, 09:14 PM
Amanda - I hadn't thought about it up until now (and I didn't measure quite at my heaviest), but I'm amazed to see that I've lost 42" :o That's 13" off my bust, 16" off the waist and 13" off the hips.
09-15-2005, 09:03 AM
I love hearing about those kind of losses! Congrats!
09-15-2005, 11:17 AM
that is great. WTG. :bravo:
09-15-2005, 12:14 PM
Congratulations! That's so exciting. I have been tracking my inches but I but I don't have them with me. (I always come on 3FC @ work... shh!) I'm due to measure this week though so maybe I'll post them then. This post has me thinking that I really AM going to lose weight. I am so much more informed this time than my first attempt and I lost my first attempt also. I only fell off the wagon because I got side tracked by a new relationship and I do NOT think I would ever let that happen again! So, again, congratulations! :-D
Wow, makes sense especially since muscle weighs more than fat. You may be way leaner but not see it reflected on the scale as much as you'd like (happens eventually though I quess). Keep up the great work. I am trying to build some activity into my day and hope to lose some inches too! I am in between sizes and refuse to buy any new fall clothes when I have perfectly fine ones to shrink into.
09-15-2005, 02:00 PM
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09-15-2005, 02:18 PM
Amanda, that is so COOL!!!! Congratulations...awesome job!
I'm so glad you posted this. I've been keeping track of my inches lost thru Curves, and it seems to motivate me more than the lbs (more visable, I think). I never thought of it the way you put it though. Since I started at Curves, I've lost 16.75"...1.9 feet! :D
Keep up the good work!
09-15-2005, 04:00 PM
Congrats Amanada! That's great! (I love your title to this thread, BTW). Measuring inches is great especially for those weeks when the scale doesn't move. You're still able to see progress. Keep up the good work!
09-15-2005, 04:49 PM
Yes, I am certainly leaner now because of my 6x weekly visits to the gym. I am now wearing the same size clothes as I was when I was about 25lb lighter. The difference then was I was not exercising so my shape was not so toned and defined. It shows that it's not all down to the number on the scale - it's also about tone, definition and shape. I might look as good at a toned and lean 160lb , as a flabby person who weighs 140lb -thats what I'm hoping anyway,we'll have to wait and see! ;)
We all know the scales are :devil: , and I've even got a bit downhearted when the tape measure has only moved by half an inch - but the inches and half inches are like the pounds - they really do add up over time.
Anne - Wow! 13 inches off your bust, 16 off your waist and 13 off your hips - that is amazing!
Love Amanda x
09-15-2005, 11:48 PM
Amanda - I think the thing I find is although I've come so far, I've got so much further to go. People I know see the difference and I know there's a difference, however, I have a hard time recognizing it.
Yes, smaller clothes, more smaller clothes, and even took some of the most unflattering pictures ever (in underwear so never for public consumption). Even after all that I don't see as much of a difference as others do.
I keep trying to remind myself that I weight at least 50 lbs less right now than I have for (at least) 15 years. Sometimes that helps. :rolleyes:
09-16-2005, 02:08 AM
When I read the subject line, my first thought was, my, she needs some Fosamax! :D
Congratulations on all those inches (feet!) lost! WTG!
09-16-2005, 02:44 AM
Congratulations Amanda!! :cheers:
09-16-2005, 03:31 PM
Anne - yes, I know how you feel. I have never looked at my weight loss beyond my 7 pound targets (7 pounds is half a stone in the UK) as otherwise it is completely overwhelming. If I get sucked in to the big picture then I get disheartened knowing that I am not even half way there. It's that sort of thinking that has led me to giving up in the past - but this time is different and I have lost the most weight ever by just taking it each day at a time and pressing forward day after day. It is only now at 46lb lost that I (and others) are beginning to notice a difference - it's suddenly crept up on me that I am a totally different shape now - I'm still 80lb overweight, but I am toned and curvy now instead of just a big blob. You have done amazingly Anne - 135lb lost! Just keep plugging away at it and one day soon you will really see how far you've come, as opposed to how far you have to go. :grouphug:
Sheila - I don't get it! Help a Brit out here, what is Fosamax? :)
Love Amanda x
09-16-2005, 11:47 PM
Oh, sorry! Dang--just hate it when my lame jokes fall flat. :) Fosamax is a drug given to people (mostly women) who have bone loss from osteopenia and osteoporosis. Those two things cause you to lose height. The drug is heavily advertised on television in the U.S.
09-17-2005, 06:31 PM
Thanks Sheila! :)
Love Amanda x
09-18-2005, 01:35 AM
Wow, that's great! You going to have a "Yard Sale" when you reach 36"?
09-18-2005, 03:47 PM
Love Amanda x
09-18-2005, 10:14 PM
That is awesome Amanda. Your doing great what a motivation to see those inches adding up.