Thursday, August 11, 2011

Getting back into shape. Again.

This (below) is what I posted January 1, 2009. Did I meet any of my weight goals that year? Nope. Not a single one. In fact, nothing changed until April, 2011. That's when I finally had an epiphany that this needed to be about health and not weight, about cholesterol and not jean size. With that realization, the weight began to come off. So, first of all, the bleak news from January 1, 2009.....

Current (sad) state of affairs

Height: 71" a.k.a. 5' 11" (here's hoping this is the only number that does NOT decrease this year!)
Weight: 179.0 lbs. (wearing happy pants, a t-shirt and sweatshirt)
Right Thigh: 23.25"
Hips: 40"
Waist: 34" (ay yi yi)
Bust: 40" (OK, I also hope this number doesn't decrease. Well, not much.)
Right Upper (Uland) Arm: 13"
Jeans size: 12 (Old Navy); 16 (V.S. according to their size charts. Stupid V.S.); 34x34 guys Calvin Klein

Goals by 12/31/09 (Not a SINGLE one of which were met)
Height: same (gotta remember to take my calcium and do weight-bearing exercise!)
Weight: 132 lbs. (loss of 47 lbs)
Leg and Arm measurements: unsure. I didn't track those at 132 lbs. I just want to be toned up by year end.
Hips: 36"
Waist: 26"
Bust: 36"
Jeans size: 8 (Gap long and lean) I want to be a size 6 again, but pregnancy has moved my hips to places that will never again fit into size 6 jeans.

And, drumroll current stats (as of 5 minutes ago)

Weight: 148.5 lbs. (LOSS: 30.5 lbs.)
Right Thigh: 20.5" (LOSS: 2.75")
Hips: 38" (LOSS: 2")
Waist: 29" (LOSS: 5")
Bust: 36" (LOSS: 4")
Right Upper (Uland) Arm: 11.25" (LOSS: 1.75")
Jeans size: 8 (Old Navy); 8-10 (V.S. according to their size charts.); 8 (Gap Khakis).

I can fit into my size 8 Gap Long and Lean jeans, but they are still a little snug. I think another 6 or 7 lbs. will get me into them!

Total Weight Lost: 30.5 lbs.
Total Inches Lost: 15.5"
Jeans Sizes Down: 4-6



  1. Yay! I'm so happy for you Sweetie! You've done so much, so quickly, and did it all in healthy, maintainable way. I'm impressed!

  2. Thanks, Love. I couldn't have done it without your encouragement!

  3. Way to go, Amy! What an impressive achievement! :-)

  4. Thanks, Jennifer! Now I just need to start exercising like you.