Measurements Matter

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:

measurements-wow!Fifteen inches gone!  And this is mostly before I had surgery.  Wait until next month, when I will have been sleeved for a full month…wonder what will happen then?

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.

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