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4 months

Monday, September 05, 2011

It's officially been 4 months for me here on Spark and the going is very slow!!! As of this morning I'm down 21 lbs. I have worked my butt off and had really hoped to see better results than 5 lbs per month. But then I put that 5 lb average into perspective. Over a 1 year time frame that will add up to 60 lbs. And I will take that!!!!

Here's the numbers:

Start - Now
Weight 240 - 219
Waist 42 - 39.5
Hips 50 - 47
Thigh 29.5 - 27.5
Calf 18 - 18
Bicep 16 - 15
Neck 16 - 14.5

I like to see numbers side by side and this is the first time I've done it with my measurements. I guess they look better than I thought they did. I don't have much hope of my calves ever getting much smaller. They've always been very muscular and even when I was skinny I had trouble with fitting into cowboy boots, so that does not surprise me a whole lot. I'm anxious for my waist and hips to go down a little more. Even after losing 21 lbs, there's only one pair of smaller jeans I've been able to fit into. But I am really glad to see my neck measurement go down. I've always felt like I have a football player neck and I could do without that!

These are boring statistics, I know, but it did help put things in perspective for me :)
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    You always amaze me! You have done such a great job at being consistent, determined and focused! 21 lbs. lost is a big accomplishment. I am continually in awe at the changes you have made in exercise and creating a healthier you. You inspire me to push harder, go farther...just go! Hugs to you!
    3334 days ago
    You are making progress and a loss of 5 lbs a month is excellent! Remember where you have been??? Nothing about your progress is boring!! Well done to you!
    3334 days ago
    you've made great progress in four months! Besides the numbers, from other posts it sounds like you're actually having some fun with the fitness part! Keep it up! emoticon emoticon
    3335 days ago
    Wow, 21 pounds in 4 months is AMAZING! Give yourself some credit, you're doing great!
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    3335 days ago
    I don't think your statistics are boring at all, and I don't think you're slow either. 21 pounds in 4 months is great and something to be very proud of!

    I totally understand the calf thing, as mine are large, too. Oh well, huh? emoticon
    3335 days ago
    You are doing great! Happy 4 Month Anniversary!
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    And I'm with you on the calf muscles. emoticon

    Just think where you will on your 8 month anniversary and beyond! WOO HOO!
    3335 days ago
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    It's never boring to see someone's progress!
    3335 days ago
    It looks to me like you are doing great! 5 pounds/month is really very good. i like using more measurements than weight as an indicator. The numbers look really good! emoticon emoticon
    3335 days ago
    I think you're doing GREAT!!!!
    3335 days ago
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    Not boring to me! Thanks for sharing, and I'm right there with you on the neck issue.

    Remember too that the way you've been working out will have you gaining plenty of muscle, so don't be discouraged about the pants thing - it will come. You're doing GREAT!! emoticon

    3336 days ago
    You're doing great and don't let anyone, including yourself, tell you otherwise!
    3336 days ago
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    3336 days ago
    Hey that is over a pound per week! Plus, they say that you're more likely to keep weight off permanently if it's lost gradually over time. keep it up!

    3336 days ago
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    emoticon on your 4 month anniversary! I think you are doing amazing! 5 pounds a month is something to be very proud of. Can't wait to cheer you on the rest of your way!!! emoticon
    3336 days ago
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    I've lost about 5 pounds per month too and I am STOKED! LOL after several years of watching the scale go (albeit slowly) UP, it's a real thrill to watch it go DOWN, even if maybe it's not as quick as some other people maybe, I'm pumped for both of us!

    Big man calves are something some of us have to live with... I always figure, better big man calves than some other things... hahaha.
    3336 days ago
    Wow! I like the results and your thinking for putting the 5 lb a month in perspective! I never thought of measuring my neck. Keep up the good work because I am watching you to keep inspired:)
    3336 days ago
    You've done a fantastic job Tami! You should be very proud of yourself! I am!
    3336 days ago
    I think 5 pounds a month is FANTASTIC!!! Generlly, people who lose weight at about your pace are more likely to keep it off compared with people who lose it really fast. You are making small changes you can live with forever and that's what it takes to stay fit and of proper size.

    I hear you on the calves. Mine feel HUGE compared to some people. But they serve me well as they allow me to run and walk far further than many of my slender legged friends. So I appreciate what they allow me to do even if those skinny legged jeans look rather odd on me.
    3336 days ago
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