Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Tale of the Tape

I have been a Curves member for three years. Because I was not always a diligent Curver (or eater, lol), I gained my customary 10 lbs in my first year.

Today I made an official loss (net) of 100 lbs. with Curves. I am more impressed with my measurements. Note: "Then" is June 2003. "Now" is today.

In the beginning, I was a proverbial apple shape (i.e., my waist was bigger than my hips). I am especially happy to have reversed these proportions!

BUST - Then: 64"; Now: 46.75"
WAIST - Then: 55.5"; Now: 41.25"
ABDOMEN - Then: 58.25"; Now: 46.5"
HIPS - Then: 51.25; Now: 45.5"
THIGHS - Then: 33.75"; Now: 24.5"
ARMS - Then: 18.5"; Now: 14"
WEIGHT - Then: 310; Now: 208.5 (In my first year I got as high as 320)
Total Inches Lost: 78
Total Pounds Lost: 101.5 (again, net)
Body Fat Pounds: 71.01

Monday, November 27, 2006


Since I am getting smaller on the bottom quicker than I am on top, I went out to get some jeans I can hold on to all winter. I ended up with three pairs, all name brand.

All three fit. Two are size 18 REGULAR!

The third is a size 16 -- and they're Ann Taylor Loft jeans! Who knew?

I can't wait to go to that store for real!

The best part is that none of these jeans are "stretch" and I got them all for $21!

I had a difficult morning and this was a great pick-me-up.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Weekly Weigh-In -- 100 Lb. Star

I missed my regular WW meeting last Sunday (due to a weeklong vacation in Jamaica) so I went on Monday. I was too afraid to look at my book and I asked the receptionist not to tell me. TOM was upon me, so I was pretty sure I was up (last year I went up almost 6 lbs.) I finally looked -- I was up 4.2 lbs. I said to myself, "I need to lose 5.8 -- in six days! -- to make 100."

Soooo ... I got up each morning and did Turbo Jam as though I was going to work, did Curves as well, drank water like a fish and stayed on top of my points. Wednesday I raked leaves for 2 hours and yesterday I shopped for 4 hours.

The results today? Down 6.8! I cannot believe that I have lost 101 pounds with WW! I got the magnet today and will have to remember to bring my camera next week when I get my certificate.

Only 7 lbs to Onederland! Wow!

In other news, I bought some really cute stuff yesterday. I am going to be really hot this winter!

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Weekly Weigh-In

My cold finally left me and I got back to my old routine of two workouts a day and plenty of water. I was a little worried because I attended an overnight retreat (Friday and Saturday) at a hotel that has no gym. Salad with regular dressing, greasy string beans and ice cream with both afternoon meals ... I was really worried. But I used most of my flex points there ... and I lost four pounds! I haven't been in the low 200's since I was 17 or 18.

This felt really good since I was sick most of last week, went to a wedding on Friday night ... and was up 2 lbs at last Sunday's weigh-in.

I cannot believe I am only 10 pounds away from Onederland and 2 pounds away from my 100-lb star!

Not only that, but I calculated my BMI and it is 34.8 (my highest BMI was almost 54)!

I now don't qualify for WLS under any surgeon's criteria! Woo-hoo!

Sorry for the late post ... I've spent all day getting sexy hair for Jamaica. Everybody have a great week!