Between not eating very much and working out a good amount, I’ve lost a significant amount of weight and inches. What a surprise! *cough*
I should have posted this a couple days ago, but Evan decided to go get himself sick on all those daycare germs, so instead of a romantic dinner with Jason while Evan partied with his buds at Parent’s Night Out, we left work early on Friday and spent a less-relaxing couple of hours in the emergency room with a very unhappy baby who had a 102 fever and a bad cough. Turns out he had an ear infection and a nice cold to go with it, and our romantic dinner reservations were cancelled. No romance for us! So, without further ado, here are my results after one month:
Weight: 228 – down 23 pounds
Neck: so, I magically measured my neck as 4.5 inches last month and didn’t notice, which means this month the Fitbit graph says I gained more than ten inches here. Unless I inherited the Incredible Hulk’s neck overnight… not accurate. We’ll check in here next month.
Bicep: -1 inch
Forearm: -.25 inch
Chest: no change
Waist: -4.5 inches (and you can see a HUGE difference – as Jason said, “Your stomach doesn’t stick out past your boobs anymore!”)
Hips: -3.25 inches
Thighs: -2.5 inches
Calves: no change
Total Inches Lost: 11.5
And I totally reported that measurement as only 9 on Facebook because I was eyeballing it! The Fitbit dashboard, unfortunately, doesn’t have a good way to look at previously logged measurements in a numeric value; they’re just plotted on a graph and you have to hover over each point and see the value. And last night when I entered the values, I couldn’t get the current data point to show up. It shows up today, though, so I got to do real math instead of relying on my (apparently questionable) eyesight.
So, shorter story – great month! The weight loss will slow to a steady 1-3 pounds a week, so next month’s numbers won’t be so dramatic. Then again, I’m working out a lot – more on that in another post – so my loss could continue more rapidly here at the beginning.
Next week’s post-op adventure: my first fill!