January Weigh In

The moment I’ve been dreading for almost 2 months. The last weigh-in was right before Thanksgiving. Then the holidays arrived, too many temptations got the better of me, and I suffered from an array of injuries. I chose to skip the December Weigh-In and Measuring to save what little sanity I had left. Besides, if I had gained some weight in December I knew it would still be there in January…why spoil the holidays?

Date: 11/10/10                       Date: 1/2/11

Weight: 146.5                         Weights: 148.2      +1.7

Waist: 32                                 Waist: 31.75          -.25

Hips: 35.5                                Hips: 34.5              -1.0

Thighs: 18                               Thighs: 19.5          +1.5

Biceps: 11                               Biceps: 11.5            +.5

I stepped on the scale Sunday morning not knowing what to expect. I was happy with my body the last few months, the photos of me didn’t show weight gain that I could see. So I had mixed feelings when I saw that I was up almost 2 pounds. Yes I had indulged during the holidays, but my workouts didn’t falter…that should at least balance things out, right?

I measured and saw both decreases and increases. I think the more inches in my thighs could be attributed to the fact that I’m running again. While it may only be 3 miles on the treadmill, it’s still running and that will probably increase the size of my thighs. The added inches in my biceps can also be explained by all the weight lifting I’m doing. Since I’m focusing on upper body it makes sense that my biceps would be bigger. Right? Maybe I’m grasping at straws here…

Seeing a little loss around my hips and waist is encouraging. Those are my trouble spots. But all in all I’ve been feeling pretty good about my body and the shape it’s becoming. With the weight training and body sculpting I’ve realized I have an hourglass figure. The twist? I have an hourglass figure in combination with the swimmer’s broad shoulders.

Sunday I went swimming and was pleasantly surprised to have a lane all to myself! I’m glad it wasn’t too crowded. I got in a good swim and the rest of the day was spent cleaning and running errands. I’m trying to think of ways I can cut sugar out of my diet. It’s a must for the new year!

QUESTION: What is your body shape?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

13 thoughts on “January Weigh In”

  1. I’m a pear shape. I have always hated my hips and thighs no matter what weight I was at. I’ve gotten better over the last few years at being nice to myself where they are concerned, but when it comes to “fat talk” (which doesn’t happen nearly as often as it used to) that’s where the darts head. I haven’t been running in a few months (not a fan of running in the snow) so I can see a change in my lower body for sure, but the 30 Day Shred is helping to keep me on track until Mr Sun comes back out again. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  2. I am SO an hourglass! Though as the years go by, I seem to be becoming more of a square – my waist is filling out :p

    After 2 months of holidays, I think I’d be thrilled to just gain 1.7 pounds!! But of course, I also know that once you add 1 pound, then another, then another…and all of a sudden you’re staring down 10 pounds.

    Love your blog!

  3. I have braved the scale lately, but I’ve had too many chips this looong weekend and not enough water. Have you been focusing on your water consumption? Maybe you can “flush” out some of that gain. But really, 1.7 lbs doesn’t seem lik much over the holiday “eating” season.

    I think I have an hourglass figure. I am 5’1″ and curvy!

  4. I think that’s not a big gain in the whole scheme of things. Think how much worse it could have been with no exercise and no eating plan(ish).

    I’m an hourglass. I think I have been since about 10th grade. 🙂

    I personally think an inch off the hips is a big deal! Good for you!

    1. Thanks Tiff! Yes I agree the gain isn’t something to fret over. In fact it could be too much salt intake over the last few days and not enough water (I am never drinking as much water as I should).

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