Measurements

March 31, 2017

Above Bust: 40 (-.5)
Bust: 46 (+/-0)
Below bust: 38.75 (-.5)
Bend of Waist: 38 (-1)
Upper waist: 41.75 (+.5)
Belly button: 42.75 (-.25)
Lower waist: 44.5 (-.75)
Hips: 45 (-.75)
Upper thigh (R): 26 (-.75)
Left Wrist: 7.5
Forerm (halfway between wrist and elbow): 10 (this is super hard to measure )

Dress size: 15/16 (solidly in all 16s and 15/16s I have – even bought some on sale 14s that aren’t far off!)

January 22, 2017

Above Bust: 40.5 (+.25)
Bust: 46 (+.5)
Below bust: 39.25 (+.25)
Bend of Waist: 39 (+.5)
Upper waist: 41.25 (-.25)
Belly button: 43 (+.5)
Lower waist: 45.25 (+.75)
Hips: 45.75 (+.25)
Upper thigh (R): 26.75 (+/-.0)
Left Wrist: 7.25
Forerm (halfway between wrist and elbow): 11 (this is super hard to measure )

Dress size: 16 (same)

October 14, 2016

Above Bust: 40.25 (-.5)
Bust: 45.5 (+.5)
Below bust: 39.5 (+.5)
Bend of Waist: 38.5 (-.5)
Upper waist: 41.5 (+.25)
Belly button: 42.5 (-.25)
Lower waist: 44.5 (+.25)
Hips: 45.5 (+.25)
Upper thigh (R): 26.75 (+.5)
Left Wrist: 7
Forerm (halfway between wrist and elbow): 11 (this is super hard to measure )

Dress size: 16 (I seem to be solidly out of. 17/18 now!)

Notes: I dont see a lot of change in measurements. Some are slightly up, others slightly down. i swear I see more definition in my thighs, though. I’m going to try to get back to some intermittent fasting and lower carb to see how that works. one marker that’s struggling is my sleep. I am definitely dealing with restless sleep.

October 14, 2016

Above Bust: 40.75
Bust: 45 (-.75)
Below bust: 39.5 (+.5)
Upper waist: 41.25 (0)
Bend of Waist: 39
Belly button: 42.75 (-.25)
Lower waist: 44.25 (0)
Hips: 45.25 (0)
Upper thigh (R): 26.25 (0)
Left Wrist: 7
Forerm (halfway between wrist and elbow): 9.5

Dress size: 17/18 (same)

I’m taking these updated measurements as I go into some time off work, and still doing Metabolic Prime. I’m hoping with lessstress, less stress eating, and a solid but not overwhelming workout plan I will see great movement in the next thirty days and through the end of the year!

September 25, 2016

Bust: 45.75 (0)
Below bust: 39 (-1.0)
Upper waist: 41.25 (0)
Belly button: 43 (0)
Lower waist: 44.25 (-1)
Hips: 45.25 (-1)
Upper thigh (R): 26.25 (+.25)

Dress size: 17/18 (same, although loose in thighs)

I was so shocked to lost. 20 pounds on my fast and see less progress than the fist ten shown with the last measurements. I know some of that twenty was water, but still was surprised. Now I’m working my endurance back up and focusing on weights again.  Along with some cardio, but probably a 75:25, primary focus on weights. And also doing the dreaded core work as often as possible. 

August 24, 2016

Bust: 45.75 (-2.25)
Below bust: 40 (-1.0)
Upper waist: 41.25 (-.75)
Belly button: 43 (-.25)
Lower waist: 45.25 (-.75)
Hips: 46.25 (-1)
Upper thigh (R): 26.0 (-1.75)
Dress size: 17/18 (probably minus half a size)

Finally, for the first time in almost five years, progress!

I decided to measure because my pants were getting loose in the legs and hips (but not waist), and I ended up buying sort of a size down in pants. I had been stuck on the plus size of a store I bought dress pants from. Size 18. And after measuring and looking at their size chart, bought the 17/18 in “regular” sizes. They’re smaller. And still big in the legs. I just need to get my waist to cooperate! I was so shocked on leg size difference. 

Then again, I’ve been lifting smaller weights for more reps. I’ve read more reps can mean more bulk. But my brain also says pure strength would mean more muscle. So the change to that might mean I’m cannibalizing some leg muscle. But I hardly know enough to say. Mostly, I’m just excited for losses!

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May 6, 2016

Bust: 48 (+7.25)
Below bust: 41 (+6.25)
Upper waist: 42 (+4.5)
Belly button: 43.25 (+4.25)
Lower waist: 46 (+6.25)
Hips: 47.25 (+6)
Upper thigh: 27.75 (+3.75)
Dress size: 18

Forearm:
Wrist:

Waist/Hip: 43.25/47.25 = .9153

Body fat percentage:

Feedback: So painful to see this difference. I’ve gained a significant amount – that was nonsecret. So all I can do is more forward. The only improvement is the waist to hip ratio, which was the last thing going farther out of whack last time I posted. And was probably a sign of bigger issues. That ratio has actually improved and gives me hope I’m ready to move forward.

January 29, 2012 (about six weeks since last time) (loss since last time, total loss)

Neck: 13.75 (0, -.75)
Bicep: 13.5 (0, -.75))
Shoulder Circumference: 41.25  (-2.75 , -6.75)
Bust: 40.75 (+2, -.75)
Just below Bust: 34.75 (+.25, -3.25)
Upper Waist: 37.5 (-.75, -3)
Belly Button: 39(+1.75, -3.5)
Lower Waist: 39.75 (-1.25, -3.25) (Needs to be 35 inches or under)
Hips: 41 (-.25, -3.75)
Upper Thigh: 24 (-0, -2)
Just Above Knee: 17 (-0, -1)
Calf: 14.5 (-.75, -.25)
Dress size: 14 – Fitting solidly into 14s now!

Forearm 10.5 (+.75)
Wrist 6.5

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 39/41 = .95 (should be between .7 and .88) (this is going the WRONG WAY! It was .903)

Body fat percentage using this method: 23.52% 27.17% (-3.65% from last time, -3.96% total) – not sure how this is improving??
Body fat percentage using this method: 39.6% 37.9% (+1.7%. -1.9% total) – this is what I expected (an increase) since my waist and bust went up – not sure WHY they went up, but they did
Average: 32.53% (+.03%) – Negligible change
Healthy: Less than 31%

Total inches gained/lost: -29 (-1.75 ince since last measurement –  not great.)

Feedback – I need more cardio! I can’t believe my waist increased that much at the belly button (so I know I’m not just off on the spot). The only thing I’ve done is lift more and do less cardio. So I guess I need to make sure I”m getting at least two days a week of solid cardio. Not sure of another way to decrease the belly fat like I need to.

December 17, 2011 (one year mark!) (loss since last time, total loss)

Neck: 13.75 (+.25, -.75)
Bicep: 13.5 (+.25, -.75))
Shoulder Circumference: 44 (-1 , -4)
Bust: 38.75 (-1.75, -2.75)
Just below Bust: 34.5 (-1.5, -3.5)
Upper Waist: 38.25 (+.25, -2.25)
Belly Button: 37.25(-1.75, -5.25)
Lower Waist: 41 (-.25, -2) (Needs to be 35 inches or under)
Hips: 41.25 (-1.25, -3.5)
Upper Thigh: 24 (-0, -2)
Just Above Knee: 17 (-0, -1)
Calf: 15.25 (-0, +.5)
Dress size: 14/16 – the same night I did these measurements, I had a clothes crisis because my clothes all looked loose (not like falling off, but definitely not fitting) and sloppy. Although that was stressful as I got ready for a graduation party, I FINALLY started to see the difference in the way my clothes are fitting. YAY!

Forearm 9.75
Wrist 6.5

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 37.25/41.25 = .903 (should be between .7 and .88) (it was .918, so small decreases, but decreases!)

Body fat percentage using this method: 27.17% (-.31)
Body fat percentage using this method: 37.9% (-3.6)
Average: 32.53% (-1.95) – Improvement
Healthy: Less than 31%

Total inches gained/lost: -27.25 (-6.75 ince since last measurement – AWESOME!)

Yearly feedback- Could I have done better? Of course. I can always do better. But I’m trying to let my inner perfectionist go. I feel like these numbers show a lot better improvement than the 17 pounds I’ve lost. This year, I took starting pictures. Whether I’ll ever have the guts to post those on the Internet is questionable. But at least I’ll have a visual of my progress. Here’s to an even more successful year!

October 14, 2011 (approx 10 months) (loss since last time, total loss)

Neck: 13.5 (-.5, -1)
Bicep: 13.25 (+.25, -1))
Shoulder Circumference: 45 (-0 , -3)
Bust: 40.5 (-1, -1)
Just below Bust: 36 (-.5, -2)
Upper Waist: 38 (-0, -2.5)
Belly Button: 39(+.5, -3.5)
Lower Waist: 41.25 (-.25, -1.75) (Needs to be 35 inches or under)
Hips: 42.5 (-.5, -2.25)
Upper Thigh: 24 (-.5, -2)
Just Above Knee: 17 (-0, -1)
Calf: 15.25 (-.25, +.5)
Dress size: 14/16 (same, but fitting into more 14s than before – so SLIGHT change)

Forearm 9.75
Wrist 7

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 39/42.5 = .918 (should be between .7 and .88) 

Body fat percentage using this method: 27.48% (+.14)
Body fat percentage using this method: 41.5% (-.9)
Average: 34.49% (-.38) – It’s better to see improvement, even small, than losing ground
Healthy: Less than 31%

Total inches gained/lost: -20.5 (-2.75 since last measurement – WAY BETTER improvement this time than last measurements!)

September, 2011 (approx 9 1/2 months) (loss since last time, total loss)

Neck: 14 (+.25, -.5)
Bicep: 13 (0, -1.25))
Shoulder Circumference: 45 (+.25 , -3)
Bust: 41.5 (+.5, 0)
Just below Bust: 36.5 (+.5, -1.5)
Upper Waist: 38 (+.25, -2.5)
Belly Button: 38.5(-1.5, -4)
Lower Waist: 41.5 (0, -1.5) (Needs to be 35 inches or under)
Hips: 43 (-.5, -1.75)
Upper Thigh: 24.5 (-.25, -1.5)
Just Above Knee: 17 (-.75, -1)
Calf: 15.5 (+1.25, +.75)
Dress size: 14/16 (same)

Forearm 10.75
Wrist 6.5

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 38.5/43 = .8953 (should be between .7 and .88) 

Body fat percentage using this method: 27.34%
Body fat percentage using this method: 42.4%
Average: 34.87%
Healthy: Less than 31%

Total inches gained/lost: -17.75 (+.25 since last measurement)

August 3, 2011 (approx 8 1/2 months) (loss since last time, total loss)

Neck: 13.75 (-.25, -.75)
Bicep: 13 (-.75, -1.25))
Shoulder Circumference: 44.75 (-.75 , -3.25)
Bust: 41 (+.25, -.5)
Just below Bust: 36 (0, -2)
Upper Waist: 37.75 (0, -2.75)
Belly Button: 40 (-.5, -2.5)
Lower Waist: 41.5 (-.5, -1.5) (Needs to be 35 inches or under)
Hips: 43.5 (+1.25, -1.25)
Upper Thigh: 24.75 (+1, -1.25)
Just Above Knee: 17.75 (-.25, -.25)
Calf: 14.75 (-.75, -.75)
Dress size: 14/16 (same)

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 37.75/43.5 = .8678 (should be between .7 and .88) 

Total inches gained/lost: -18 (-1.25 since last measurement)

June 28, 2011 (approx 6 months) (loss since last time, total loss)

Neck: 14 (-.25, -.5)
Bicep: 13.75 (-.25, -.5))
Shoulder Circumference: 45.5 (-1 , -2.5)
Bust: 40.75 (-1.25, -.75)
Just below Bust: 36 (-1, -2)
Upper Waist: 37.75 (-1.25, -2.75)
Belly Button: 40.5 (-5, -2)
Lower Waist: 42 (-1.5, -1) (Needs to be 35 inches or under)
Hips: 42.75 (-1.75, -2.5)
Upper Thigh: 23.75 (-2.25, -2.25)
Just Above Knee: 18 (-.5, same)
Calf: 15.5 (-.5, same)
Dress size: 14/16 (same)

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 40.5/42.75 = .9473 (should be between .7 and .88) 

Total inches gained/lost: -16.75

April 5, 2011 (approx 4 months) (loss since last time, total loss)

Neck: 14.25 (-.5, -.25)
Bicep: 14 (-.5, -.25))
Shoulder Circumference: 46.5 (-1, -1.5)
Bust: 42 (+.5, +.5)
Just below Bust: 37 (same, -1)
Upper Waist: 39 (-1, -1.5)
Belly Button: 41 (-1.5, -1.5)
Lower Waist: 43.5 (same, +.5) (Needs to be 35 inches or under)
Hips: 44.5 (+.5, -.75)
Upper Thigh: 26 (+.5, same)
Just Above Knee: 18.5 (-.5,+.5)
Calf: 16 (same, +.5)
Dress size: 14/16 (same)

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 41/44.5 = .9213 (should be between .7 and .88) 

Total inches gained/lost: -4.75

January 14, 2011 (approx 30 days)

Neck: 14.75 (+.25)
Bicep: 14.5 (+.25)
Shoulder Circumference: 47.5 (-.5)
Bust: 41.5 (same)
Just below Bust: 37 (-1)
Upper Waist: 40 (-.5)
Belly Button: 42.5 (same)
Lower Waist: 43.5 (+.5) (Needs to be 35 inches or under)
Hips: 44 (-1.25)
Upper Thigh: 25.5 (-.5)
Just Above Knee: 19 (+1)
Calf: 16 (+.5)
Dress size: 14/16 (same)

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 42.5/44 = .9659 (should be between .7 and .88) 

Total inches gained/lost: -1.25

December 17, 2010

Neck: 14.5
Bicep: 14.25
Shoulder Circumference: 48
Bust: 41.5
Just below Bust: 38
Upper Waist: 40.5
Belly Button: 42.5
Lower Waist: 43 (Needs to be 35 inches or under)
Hips: 45.25
Upper Thigh: 26
Just Above Knee: 18
Calf: 15.5
Dress size: 14/16

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 42.5/45.25 = .9392 (should be between .7 and .88)

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