Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday Weigh In, and I HATE my Aunt Flo.

Hello ladies and gents!  By the title you should have guessed I'm going to be whining about women's period-ey issues, so if you don't like it, you should leave now.

I weighed in today at 164.2.  That is a total weight loss for the week of -.8lbs.  Boo!  Well, I kind of knew it was coming because I'm on my period.  So, I'll take it.  Now I sort of want to fast forward to next week to see what it's going to be then.  Also I'll be done with bloat, blah, cranky, blah, BLAH.

With that said, here are the numbers:

Date:        6/16/10         7/7/10
Weight:    170.8             164.2
Arm:        12.5               12     (-.5)
Bust:        40                  38     (-2)
Ribs:        34.5               33     (-1.5)
Waist:      31.5               29     (-2.5)
Butt:        42                  41     (-1)
Hips:       41                  39.5  (-1.5)
Thigh      25                  24.5   (-.5)

SO!  I've lost 6.6 pounds in three weeks which means I'm right on track with the 2 pounds per week.  (I lost more than 2 pounds last week so I'm safe this week.)   My goal is still to hit 155 by my birthday (8/15) which means I have 5.5 weeks left.  If I continue to lose 2 pounds per week, I should hit 155 by then.  :)

In terms of inches, I'm down 9.5 inches in three weeks.  Wild eh?

And while we're at it, someone (Wes, check his blog out now) - suggested I do a new before/after since I can "fit" into my skinny jeans.  It also made me realize that I haven't compared my measurements, so let's do that too.

Pulling this info from my Starting Stats post...

As of 12/6/08

26 years old
Height: 5'6 inches
Weight: 225 lbs
Blood Pressure: 111/75
Waist: 38.5"
Hips: 48.5"
Waist to Hip Ratio: 0.79
BMI: 35.8

HOLY SHIT.  You guys.  YOU GUYS.  I've lost 9.5 inches in my waist???  9 inches in my hips!  HOLY CRAP!

The thing that made me the most happy today was this:

I never thought I'd see a 29 inch waist.  It's always been 30 something, y'all.  SO.  Even with the small loss this week (and the stretch marks, /sigh.) -- I'm feeling pretty good.  Another reason to do measurements and not just weigh!

I thought I'd take a look at my waist to hip ratio.  If any of you watch The Biggest Loser or You Are What You Eat, the "waist to hip" ratio is something they talk about being a big indicator of your health and how at risk you might be for various issues such as heart disease and diabetes.  

Waist = 29 inches (divided by)
Hip = 39.5 inches
Ratio = .73

Waist to Hip Ratio Chart
MaleFemaleHealth Risk Based Solely on WHR
<0.95<0.80Low Risk
0.96 - 1.00.81 - 0.85Moderate Risk
1.0+0.85+High Risk

So, I'm falling into the Low Risk category.  Woo-hoo! :)


15 comments: said...

Congratulations on the great improvements!


kimert said...

Awesome awesome stats! And I am totally jealous at your ability to lose even ounces while that old biddy is visiting (lol)! She makes me go up up up and I hate it!
You are doing great!!!

Anonymous said...

:) my gf sabotages me when that happens to her. chips and candy all around the house, not easy for a good weightloss week lol

be strong you are doing great!

Fat Girl vs. World said...

Dot is planning a visit soon... and my first indication is that I start to retain water weight. So I'm up 2lbs right now, but they'll fall off right after Dot leaves. Ugh. Being a woman sucks sometimes.

tiabella said...

The picture in a couple posts back with the red hair, you look just stunning!! Like a movie star from the 50's! Congrats on all the success :)!!

A Healthier Happier Me said...

HI Jenn
I've been reading for a while and thought i'd come out of the closet, but also ask you a question.

I want to do measurements but always feel i'll take them in a different spot and not be accurate,so i don't do them, any tips ???

Tammy said...

So awesome with the size 8 jeans! We have very similar measurements...I am a bit bigger in the chest and smaller in the hip and thigh, but you are smaller in the waist fo sho. I did the waist to hip thing and I am at 83.5! I think this ratio is a bit off for my body type because I have really narrow hips for my general size. They are at 38.5 right now. My waist is 32, which is a low for me. My BMI is in the average range, so it makes me wonder if this chart takes into account body type. Hmmm.

Runnergirl said...

That's awesome!!

Such a shame we just miss you in Denver - enjoy the John Mayer gig though!

Jenna said...

You're pretty much a rockstar. ;) Go you!!

Unknown said...

WOW, Jen! Congrats, you look incredible, and your stats are AWESOME!!!

Sarah Bishop said...

You go, girl! :D
I really need to start taking measurements regularly. It's such a better way to see progress. And thanks for posting about the Waist to Hip ratio... I've never really heard about it.
Boo periods, but you're obviously still doing great. (:

Anonymous said...

You've inspired me to do measurements. I've been stuck for awhile and I need to see progess in other ways because I've started running and I feel my body toning up but have to measurement history to gauge against. Great post!

Sharlie said...

Congrats! You are doing a great job! Love your blog.

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

The loss of almost a pound during the week of your period is seriously awesome. You are doing wonderfully!

KittyCat said...

I think that is awesome. Thanks so much for the info. I will now have to go home and measure myself.