Monday, February 10, 2014
After reaching my goal weight on 1/10/14 of 140 pounds I have watched the scale fluctuate hovering just above that goal from 1-4 lbs. I knew this was going to happen and I am fine with it. At some point I'll actually get below and that is ok too. With that said I decided to step back into a previous habit of using the good ole measure tape. So last Monday we measured (waist, chest, hips, thigh, upper arm and neck) and while the scale jumped from 142.8 my weigh in day on friday to 144 today my measurements dropped by 1.75 inches, 1 whole inch in my waist and 1/2 in my hips and 1/4 inch from my neck. I didn't keep my post it note so it could have been even more!! I really hadn't expected to see a change so I hadn't added the other elements to my measurements until today.
The increase in weight is to be expected, yesterday was my long run day and while you don't have to have a cheat meal, I always do on Friday evening, it seems to fuel my long run and I can see the difference in my runs if I don't have that meal. Plus it is a nice treat!! Besides that I usually do see a weight increase after long runs anyway, that is why Monday morning is NOT my weigh in days!!
So here is to logging and keeping track of different ways to watch and track my goals! Now that I know where I am I'd really like to lose 3-4 more inches off my waist, maybe then I would have a girly shape! training should help with this!! Only 8 weeks to go!!!