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Monday, March 4, 2013

A Happy Surprise

February didn't end like I wanted it to as far as my weight was concerned.  I had a good month overall and got down to 197.6 on February 22.  I was in the groove and felt good until that last week.  Then things just fell apart and for no good reason.  I ended the month at 199.0.  I was letting the last week of the month color the whole month.  I was writing off February and telling myself to start fresh now and not let a bad month mess me up.

I realized this morning that I hadn't taken my measurements in several weeks.  I almost skipped it because I didn't want to be upset by the fact that my measurements hadn't changed.  I decided that denial was not a good idea.  I needed to face the facts and move forward so I bit the bullet and got the tape measure.

I was fully prepared to note the same numbers from the beginning of February.  Imagine then my surprise when the first measurement I took was smaller and it was my neck!  I was certain that the tape measure had been turned over and I was reading the wrong side so I tried again and got the same number.  That was good, but I wasn't convinced yet.  I moved down and measured my bust.  Smaller too.  WOW.  Over and over I measured myself and I was smaller, except for my arms which stayed the same.

For the month of February I lost 4.75 inches all over my body!  Yahoo.  That was just the encouragement I needed to realize that February was a good month.  I let less than two pounds the last week of the month color my whole month, when, in fact,  February was a better month than January when it was measured with the tape measure.  In January, I lost 4.5 inches which was great.  But in February I squeezed off 4.75.  Considering that February shorter than January by three days, that makes the success even sweeter.

I think I have my head on straight now for March.  I'll continue to lose pounds and inches and have an even better report on April 1. 


  1. Wow Lori, that's over nine inches in two months. I bet you can really tell in the way your clothes fit. Good job!

  2. nice! A good reminder to keep up with the measurements. I'm sort of lax on that. Nice to feel motivated, isn't it?

  3. Lori, that is awesome! I'm so happy for you, and I'm glad you had a pleasant surprise!

  4. BRAVO! on the lost inches and the aha moment! march is gonna be GREAT! and mayhaps i'll be joininyou in onderland SOON! lol

  5. Oh my gosh! That's AWESOME! I was just writing about this today. I'm SO bad with measurements. I need to do that, and you've kicked me in the pants to do so. Thank you Lori.