Thursday, May 24, 2012

And so it starts!

Actual SIGNS of weight loss! - I opted not to go for the number I see on the scale, but for the number that my tape measure, measures around my waist/bust and hips.

I started out with these measurements on May 10th (exactly 2wks ago)

Height 5'7"
Bust 46" (wearing a 40DDD bra)
Waist 36.5"
Hips 45

And my measurements now:
Bust 45"
Waist 35"
Hips 45"

And while Im glad Im losing inches, Im even more glad Im not losing them so much in the hips - Id like to keep some of that curve (for those of you who dont know, I lack in the BEHIND department!)

I knew something was up - I knew I had lost some weight/inches - when I tried on a dress I had purchased from Etsy, which measurements were mine exactly - and it was a bit big!

I woke up this morning, a bit annoyed because most of my pretty dresses were at the dry cleaner - and the rest...I just wasnt in the mood to wear.  I stood in front of my closet wearing a white slip, annoyed.  But then I realized I had a black wrap dress, that Ive had for --- AGES! -- I took it off the hanger and tried it on.  Sure, it fit.  I could tie it. The arms were fine...but I was afraid to look in the mirror at the bulges that were there.  This dress is rayon jersey, and quite form fitting.  I was afraid!  I went downstairs and looked in the mirror and said - hell, it isnt so bad!  

Here is a photo of me wearing the exact same dress, in 2004.  I was about 150lbs here, and wearing a size 8/10.  Mind you, the dress is marked, "medium"

My hair was blonde, yes.  I was really tan, yes.  And I was showing cleavage!  YES!

That was taken 8yrs ago, when I was 28.  Im 36 now and I feel a little weird about showing that much boob.  So I wore a scarf over my neck today.  Plus, Im a little bustier now, and they are a bit more exposed.  But otherwise, the dress looks great!  What do you think?!  I havent been able to wear it for years!

Who would have thought, 2-3-4 days a week of working out (in this case, hiking) and watching what I eat, would show such results! - While this may not be a lot to some people, its monumental to me.  Its really not that hard, either!  This is now, just even more incentive for me to keep at it and work harder.  


  1. Awesome! I bet the good mood from hiking is helping with staying motivated! :)

  2. Fantastic! That's absolutely swell, and I love the dress on you. The scarf makes it really classic, too.