100 lb. Club - I've lost nearly 3 feet!!!




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Amanda Panda
09-14-2005, 04:41 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


taekwondomom
09-14-2005, 04:44 PM
That is so cool! :cool:
And the title of your post is so funny! :rofl:

MetalChic
09-14-2005, 04:49 PM
Congratulations Amanda!

I actually lost 48 inches, wow, that is 4 feet..... :dizzy:


newfiedarling
09-14-2005, 04:55 PM
That's amazing progress Amanda - great work!

~Dee

boiaby
09-14-2005, 05:10 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!!

Beverly

DishyFishy
09-14-2005, 05:10 PM
That's fabbo, Amanda! :cp: You're doing a great job!

I measure myself periodically as well. Since I started, I've dropped:
3" from my bust; (My girlies just don't want to shrink much!)
8" from my waist; and
6" from my hips.

Jen415
09-14-2005, 05:11 PM
Ya know, I haven't tracked my inches in awhile....Sounds like I need to!!

RealCdn
09-14-2005, 08:14 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.

Anne

ChocLabLover
09-15-2005, 08:03 AM
I love hearing about those kind of losses! Congrats!

barbygirl43
09-15-2005, 10:17 AM
that is great. WTG. :bravo:

SnShn13
09-15-2005, 11:14 AM
Amanda,

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

wip
09-15-2005, 11:59 AM
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.

~whitedove33~
09-15-2005, 01:00 PM
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bonnieangel
09-15-2005, 01:18 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!

M'Chelle

hautbois
09-15-2005, 03:00 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!

Amanda Panda
09-15-2005, 03:49 PM
Thanks everyone!

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

RealCdn
09-15-2005, 10:48 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:

Anne

Sheila53
09-16-2005, 01:08 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!

SuchAPrettyFace
09-16-2005, 01:44 AM
Congratulations Amanda!! :cheers:

Amanda Panda
09-16-2005, 02:31 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

Sheila53
09-16-2005, 10:47 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.

Amanda Panda
09-17-2005, 05:31 PM
Thanks Sheila! :)

Love Amanda x

Gardenwife
09-18-2005, 12:35 AM
Wow, that's great! You going to have a "Yard Sale" when you reach 36"?

Amanda Panda
09-18-2005, 02:47 PM
:lol:

Love Amanda x

howie6267
09-18-2005, 09:14 PM
That is awesome Amanda. Your doing great what a motivation to see those inches adding up.