Wednesday, March 3, 2010

So We Meet Again 3rd Day of the Month...

Here are my latest measurements:
Feb 3rd Waist (at belly button): 30 inches
Mar 3rd Waist (at belly button): 29.75
Down 1/4 inch! Down 3.75 inches total!

Feb 3rd Hips: 36 inches
Mar 3rd Hips: 36 inches
No Change. Down 3 inches total!

Feb 3rd Arm: 10.75 inches around
Mar 3rd Arm: 10.75 inches around
No Change. Down 1 inch total!

Feb 3rd Thigh: 21.75 inches around
Mar 3rd Thigh: 21.75 inches around
No Change. Down 1.25 inches total!

Honestly, I am really frustrated so I am a Debbie Downer right now and my new found confidence has taken a hit. I have been exercising so much over the past month. I've worked so hard and feel disappointed. There just can't be a way that I'm not losing more inches! I am definitely firmer and more defined which is amazing, but there is superficial part of me that just wants to be smaller and refuses to believe that this is as good as my frame gets!! My clothes are all loose so it's amazing that I've only lost a quarter inch in my waist. It just doesn't make sense or add up. I feel like I am eating well, not getting too many or too few calories, averaging about seven hours of sleep a night (low for my needs, but decent), doing a good variation of cardio/strength training/Pilates,  as well as drinking lots of water. I'm down you guys and definitely didn't feel motivated to work out this morning (I felt gloomy and thought, "why bother-what I am doing is not working"). I think with my busy schedule that I just don't have the time to get in the super long workouts that I need and can't spend the money and don't have time for a trainer and nutrionist. I clearly must be doing something wrong. I am trying to fight the negative and embrace the positive and acknowledge that being less jiggly is wonderful and a huge accomplishment and that I have come far. I am the lightest I have ever been by 2 pounds and have more muscle than I ever have. These are great things and I would be foolish to poo-poo them! I absolutely know that! One of the things that is hard to keep that in mind sometimes is that a slender human and a slender camera-ready actor are two very different things.

My husband met my disappointment with a tough love approach and wouldn't let me just cry it out. It hurt, but I am trying to see that he meant well.

Could gluten be the cuplrit? Perhaps I should test my sensitivity by staying away from wheat.


  1. I would say that you have done very well. almost 4 inches lost from your waist?! That is so awesome!! and 3 inches from your hips!!! don't be debbie downer. you have done so well. Keep it up. from the last pictures you posted, i could see that you look fabulous.

  2. @Grandma Kathleen-Thank you so much for the encouragement!!!

  3. Sorry for the discouraging news on the measurement front... you ARE doing GREAT though!!!

    I would totally try cutting out wheat if I were you... it might be just the boost you need!

  4. Don't get too discouraged! I've plateaued many times in my journey. Keep going!!!

    Cutting out alcohol completely is the best way to lose weight quicker.

    Lisa :)