I started out with these measurements on May 10th (exactly 2wks ago)
Bust 46" (wearing a 40DDD bra)
And my measurements now:
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.