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jendiet 05-12-2012 10:58 PM

Measurement Thread
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!

chickadee32 05-12-2012 11:14 PM

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.

jendiet 05-13-2012 01:46 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.

chickadee32 05-13-2012 02:42 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.

Laifierr 05-13-2012 06:24 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"

jendiet 05-13-2012 01:20 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!

chickadee32 05-13-2012 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by jendiet (Post 4331764)
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. ;)

jendiet 05-14-2012 12:47 AM

compression tops actually make my stomach look like a stomach instead of a butt with wings. :P

thundahthighs 05-16-2012 01:34 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"*...

jendiet 05-17-2012 08:52 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!

thundahthighs 05-18-2012 05:20 PM

jendiet, I remember you from back in the day. You're looking beautiful!

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

jendiet 05-27-2012 11:31 AM

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.

thundahthighs 05-29-2012 03:50 PM

Go jendiet go!


jojoland 06-01-2012 12:04 AM

hi all
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!

jendiet 06-01-2012 02:27 AM

hi jojo, just use the same ones every time and it will be fine.

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