Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Better measurements.

One trick with dieting is that weight can be a fickle metric. Clothing, hydration, meals in the stomach, use of the bathroom, muscle mass lost or gained, temperature affecting the scale and more can swing things in either direction. As such, my brother has encouraged me to track my progress is more than one way.

In the front of my little journal they actually encourage you to track things two other ways than simple numbers off the scale – body measurements and clothing sizes. This evening a little time was spent with a measuring tape and pen so I could get at least the body measurements handled.

So, as of today?

  • Right upper arm – 14”
  • Waist- 40.5”
  • Hips – 45”
  • Right thigh – 26”

In one month I’ll measure again and hopefully find the numbers to be to my liking!


  1. Way to go Sam! I, too, have been losing weight. While I can't provide numbers, I can tell I'm down at least 1-2 pant sizes, and even with my belt on the last hole, I'm still having to stop to pull them up rather often. Now all I have to do is come up with the cash to join the 24/7 gym near where I'm living so I can become fit as well as thin(ner). :-)

  2. I need to get back on track with my kettlebell regime and walking :)