Friday, June 6, 2014

Over My Head

Things are finally starting to sink in. I don't ever have to live the life I once lived. I'm not that girl anymore. That has been such a difficult thing to process. 

I've gone from zero confidence to finally trying to build some. It's just plain hard sometimes to get in a swim suit. But slowly that's changing. It's hard to walk into a store and try on clothes. The old parts of me want to cringe at it sometimes. I keep expecting to see a higher dress size. Parts of me have a really hard time accepting that I actually lost weight. 

But at the end of the day, the numbers don't lie. Even when my big girl mentality creeps back in, I always have solid proof that I've come a long way. 


Bust: 43"
Waist: 40"
Abdomen: 44"
Hips: 49"
Right Leg-Upper: 29.5"
Right Leg - Lower: 20.5"
Left Leg - Upper: 29.5"
Left Leg - Lower: 20.5"
Right Calf: 18.25"
Left Calf: 17.75"
Right Arm: 15"
Left Arm: 14.75"

Pants Size: 18

Last September at the Beach:

Bust: 36" (7 inch loss)
Waist: 28.5" (11.5 inch loss)
Abdomen: 36" (8 inch loss)
Hips: 41.25" (7.75 inch loss)
Right Leg-Upper: 24.75" (4.75 inch loss)
Right Leg - Lower: 20" ( .5 inch loss)
Left Leg - Upper: 24" (5.5 inch loss)
Left Leg - Lower: 18" (2.5 inch loss)
Right Calf: 17" (1.25 inch loss)
Left Calf: 16.5" (1.25 inch loss)
Right Arm: 12.5" (2.5 inch loss)
Left Arm: 12.75" (2 inch loss)

Pants Size: 10 (almost 8's)


Bust: 36" (7" loss)
Waist: 27" (13" loss)
Abdomen: 33.5" (10.5" loss)
Hips: 37.25" (11.75" loss)
Right Leg-Upper: 21.5" (8" loss)
Right Leg - Lower: 16.75" (3.75" loss)
Left Leg - Upper: 21.5" (8" loss)
Left Leg - Lower: 16.75" (3.75" loss)
Right Calf: 15" (3.25" loss)
Left Calf: 14.75" (3" loss)
Right Arm: 10.75" (4.25" loss)
Left Arm: 10.75" (4" loss)

Pants Size: 6

Total Inches Lost: 80.25

So....If you take a tape measure, that's actually a lot taller than me. Like way over my head! 

I haven't lost a whole lot of weight since the beach measurements. I've been focused on toning. Teaching Zumba classes has helped so much with that. 

So....That's where I am for now. 
(No, I have no idea how far I'm going. I'm just dancing and eating right. What happens happens and I don't sweat it!)


  1. You're transformation is incredible and inspirational! :)

  2. Love this. I still have the whole journey ahead of me but by this time next year I am hoping to say similar things. I will remember this post. And you are quite beautiful, with or without the weight loss, if I may say so. But how you feel inside is what matters most and this has been/still is an amazing transformation.

  3. You look fabulous, healthy, and happy!



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