A month ago, I began pre-op dieting so that I could lose as much weight as possible prior to surgery. At that time, I took measurements of my biceps, forearms, neck, chest, bust, waist, hip, thighs and calves so that I could see how much I would shrink over time.
The last time I lost a significant amount of weight I didn’t take measurements regularly, and I should have so that I could see just how much progress I was making. Because even if the scale didn’t move, inches were still being lost and clothes were fitting just that much better. So I started documenting my measurements in an Excel spreadsheet so I could track myself over time. I am a self-avowed data hound (I love it more than the average bear!), but that’s because I’m also a scientist so this is part of my nature.
So imagine my surprise when I took measurements today (with the help of my fabulous husband, without whom this process would be tremendously much more difficult) and discovered quite a bit of shrink:
Stuff like this is what will keep me going when the scale decides it’s not going to move. I can’t wait to see what happens once my sleeve really starts doing its thing. I am excited and motivated to make this thing WERK.