Wednesday, October 29, 2008

#3: 6 Week Weigh-In

Today was my third 6-week weigh-in and measure with my trainer, so that means I've been working out for just over 4 months now.

In 18 weeks I've lost:

22.1 lbs.
7% body fat
4.5 inches from my waist
4 inches from my hips
1.75 inches from my right arm
.75 inches from my right thigh
1 inch from my neck

So, my weight loss has been slower than the first 6 weeks, but I assume that's normal. I weighed more to begin with so had more to lose. Now I'm getting more toned, so not losing as much, but gaining more muscle. I'm okay with that. ;) Something pretty exciting I had to share... so I have three piles of pants: 1) Fat pants 2) Normal pants 3) Skinny pants. (I assume all women have these same categories.) My "fat pants" I packed away over two months ago. My normal pants were fine for awhile but got pretty loose. So, I've been wearing my "skinny" pants the past 2 or 3 weeks and just noticed yesterday that the pants I just bought two months ago (thinking they would be my skinny jeans) are now getting a little loose. I don't have any jeans smaller than a 10. Even after I lost all the baby weight after I had Ben and was in pretty good shape, I was still in 10s and not smaller (and I weighed 6 lbs. less than I do now!) I decided to make a stop at Old Navy today, just to see where I'm at. (Don't worry, Jake. I didn't buy anything. ;) ) I tried on a size 8 and these jeans fit perfectly. Amazing! I almost screamed in the dressing room because I was so excited. Then I decided to take it a step further and try on a 6 (I haven't worn a 6 since... I can't even remember the last time I did! Probably in high school. When Jake and I met I was wearing small 8s so probably could have been a 6, but liked my clothes a little loose.) So, I pull the size 6s up over my legs and think "Wow. I can actually get them on." Then... I button them. HOLY COW! I can button size 6s! I zipped the pants up and realized, even though they were a tad tight and I wouldn't walk around in public in them just yet, that give me another 2 months and they will probably be perfect. I'm floating on cloud 9. This is HUGE for me! I'm also amazed that even though I weigh more now than I did when Jake and I dated, the pants are fitting perfectly. Crazy! Now the tops are a different story. I have the cute "I've-had-3-kids-who-stretched-my-gut-to-the-max" look. But, it IS getting smaller. My trainer even mentioned today how the shirt I wore today for my workout is really loose and when I first started he remembers it being pretty tight. All I can say is, I'm happy... happier than I've been in a long time. Now if my freakin' toe would heal itself, I would be 100% happy. ;) (It's actually doing a little better so I don't think it's broken, thank goodness. I'm still being extra careful with it and I buddy taped it. Hopefully in the next week or two I can start running again. For now I'm just hitting the bike, elliptical, and weights.)

11 comments:

Zach 'n' Jack said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Way to go!!!

Woodruff Family said...

I am way jealous! When Matt and I met, I was a size 8. I can't wait to be there again. You are totally a role model for me. I have been really inspired to try harder. I won't even recognize you when I see you next. Geat Job!

Fida Family said...

I am so happy for you. i am going to be calling you to borrow you "bigger" pants so please keep them. What you are loosing I am gaining!

Brian and Carly said...

You are so motivating! I love it!

Whitney said...

That's awesome, Jamie! You're so toned and fit and awesome.

Chelsea said...

Congratulations!! You've worked so hard for that. It is just amazing! Thanks again for being so inspirational!

Kristine and Jeremy said...

I sat down to rest my sore muscles and read your post. Thanks yet again for the motivation. Oh yeah, great job too!! :)

Abbie Anna and Megan said...

I am DAZZLED!!!!! I just weighed in on your Obama post-loved it!

Cansas said...

Way to go Jamie! Congrats!

Angie said...

You go girl!!! I am a huge fan of Biggest Loser and somehow it seems like I should be watching you on tv.....however, you were not near as big as the contestants on there, but your story reminds me of the show. Way to go!! Keep up the good work. I am having a hard time changing my eating habits...I am good for a week then bam! Something happens and I fall right back into the bad stuff. At least I'm trying, right!? Thanks for being an example and inspiration to us all! I want to be in a size 6 some day....I will even be happy with a size 8!

Naomi said...

Rockstar! Great job! You are an inspiration! I dream of being a size 10 so way to go you size 6 hottie!