Welcome to all of you.
The first step is doing the program. The next is to do the exercise. It sounds like you've found that Curves works for you. That's great. I exercise at home, because I just don't have time to get anywhere else, and I bribe myself by watching the DVDs I have piling up when I'm on the bike.
I only started measuring since January, but in the one month that I started, I noticed the following:
Down 3" on my hips
2" on the waist
2" on the chest
3" on the thighs
I wish I had been tracking since I first joined the program again, but for some reason, I didn't do it.
Measuring is a great way to check progress when the scale doesn't seem to budge. You can see how you feel, how your clothes are fitting, and just how much more you can do as you start exercising. Make sure you track it so you can go back and see what you've accomplished!
Keep up the good work!
elaine from boston
Re-re-committinng 12/07 by switching to core