Here are my new progress pictures, taken today, at 198 pounds:
I am so proud! If you look to the left of this blog page, you'll see my before pictures at 278 pounds, as well as links to update photos every ten pounds. Things are really changing!
My measurements have changed a lot, too, since my last pictures at 208 pounds. In just the last ten pounds, I have lost:
almost 1/4" off my wrists
1" off each calf
1" off each thigh
1.5" off my bust
1.5" off my waist
1.5" off my hips
and... FINALLY the arms are shrinking! I lost 1.25" off each upper arm! That is the most EVER! So exciting!
Funny thing. When I measure I try to use 'body landmarks' so I am always measuring in the same spot (a freckle, a midway point, the smallest point at my waist, etc). When I measure my hips I always make sure to wrap the tape around the big bulge/roll of hip fat on each side and then go around the biggest point of the lower belly area. Well, this time, I could not find the hip rolls!!! I was all trying to measure, wondering what was wrong because it did not feel the same, when I realized that the hip rolls are GONE! I still have fat there of course but the landmark I was using to measure... the bulge at the hips... has disappeared. So I had to just try and measure the largest area around the hips, including the lower belly. VERY cool.
And to top it off, the size 16 jeans I wore for my last update pictures are loose. So I tried on some smaller jeans... and they fit! Yes, I am wearing size 14 jeans in these pictures! Can you even believe it?? I started out with 26/28W jeans. I am so happy :)
Thank you so much for all your support! This is an amazing journey and I am excited to share it with you all.