my name is jenni, and i'm about to finish week 10 of my challenge! i lurked on the gb, but found it hard to navigate! i'm super excited about the new format!
my question/frustration is about the scales! i KNOW from reading everyone's stories that i should not focus on it, but it's hard not to! i started this challenge 30 lbs heavier than i was 4 years ago, so i know there is weight there that needs to come off. i lost 6 lbs in the first 4 weeks, and have only lost 4 additional lbs (a total of 10 lbs). i haven't taken any pictures along the way and am kicking myself now! (i'll be taking pictures before, during and after challenge 2). i started my measurements at the end of week 2. since that point, i've lost:
chest -3 inches
waist at belly button -5.5 inches
waist at curve -3.25 inches
hips -2.5 inches
right thigh -1.5 inches
left thigh -2 inches
i am THRILLED with inches lost, i'm just waiting for the pounds to come off! i guess i'm feeling like this challenge is coming to an end and i'm not where i had hoped i'd be. thoughts? words of wisdom?
That is an incredible amount of inches lost in 10 weeks! Trust me I know. You must be putting on some muscle too. A pound of muscle takes up about a 1/3 of the space of a pound of fat. So the inches will be falling off, but the scales not moving much. I am 5'5" tall and have weighed 120# and wear a size 6 full cut skirt. I have also weighed 130# and wore a very slim/straight cut size 4. After one of my challenges last I was weighing 126# and fit in some size 2's. I take the 126# and 130# scenario every time. I have seen women who only lost 3# of scale weight and went from a size 10 to a size 4. One of them was 2007 champ Suzanne Ihde. You are doing great, just keep on doing what you are doing.
Great job! Keep it up! I am currently on day 26 of this challenge and I don't plan on stepping on a scale until day 84. I can just tell by how my clothes fit and which belt hole I am using as a guide to my progress. I did my first challenge a few years ago (my profile pic is the result of that challenge) so I know without a doubt that this program works. All the best!
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