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Getting Fit- April Measurements


I typically weigh in on Mondays, and this was one of those weeks where I saw NO movement on the scale from the previous week.  Stuck at 192.  Ugh.  I confess, I was pretty frustrated, especially since I had really hoped to go under 190 this week.  But, my friend Kim, from Accidental Mommies, lent some encouragement so I decided not to throw the scale.

Accidental Mommies

Having decided NOT to throw the scale, and having no weight loss to report this week, I thought perhaps today would be a good day to do some measurements, since I last posted measurements on March 3rd in my Welcome to ONEderland post.

So, here they are:

03/03/11 04/06/11 Difference
Weight 198.8 lb 192 lb 6.8 lb
BMI 33.2 31.9 1.3
Neck 14.5 14 0.5 in
Right Upper Arm 14.5 12.5 2 in
Left Upper Arm 14 12.75 1.25 in
Right Wrist 6.75 6.5 0.25 in
Left Wrist 6.75 6.5 0.25 in
Bust 42 40.5 1.5 in
Bra-line 37.5 35.5 2 in
Waist 38.5 37.5 1 in
Hips 46.5 44.5 2 in
Right Thigh 29 27.25 1.75 in
Left Thigh 29 27 2 in
Right Calf 16 16 0 in
Left Calf 16 16 0 in

Um, yah.  That’s a difference of 14.5 inches in one month!  No wonder I was able to move into the size 16 jeans.  LOL.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the difference in these two is worth a mint! The one on the left was taken last month.  The one on the right was taken this morning!

getting fit getting fit

This is going to sound ignorant, but the place I notice the most difference is my underarms.  See, I was lucky enough to inherit the trait of having breast tissue in my axila (armpits) from my Mom.  I jokingly call them my second set of boobs (and yes, they hurt when I PMS).  Anyway, #3 and #4 are shrinking big time!  Now, I am not one to count my chickens before they hatch, but I am thinking I may just be comfortable wearing sleeveless shirts in public this summer!  Wouldn’t that be fun?  I could show off my recently toned and redefined “mamaguns” and not have to worry about #3 and #4 waving at passersby!

I thought I would share a couple of elliptical photos with you, as well!  The first one is from Monday.  You may recall that my It’s a Start progress on the elliptical was 1.9 miles in 30 minutes with a total of 252 calories burned.  I am now up to being able to do 5-5.3 miles in 60 minutes with a calorie burn of anywhere from 775 to 837.  When using the elliptical for time, I keep the resistance set at a maximum of five and do either the fat burn, random, or mountain program.

elliptical display

When I am not concerned about how many miles I complete in the workout, I set it to manual and jack the resistance up so that I get a total body workout.  Today, I set the resistance at 12 and completed 2.4 miles in 32 minutes… the second time.  I wanted to take a picture of the display after the first workout (2.3 miles in 32 minutes, 375 calories burned), but had to go empty my son’s puke bucket and by the time I got back, it had reset.  So, I jumped on the elliptical and pounded out another 32 minutes (while he napped) so I could share this picture…

elliptical display

(the default is set at 32 minutes, because there are 16 bars on the progress strip.  So I generally do either 32 or 64 minutes, unless I am pushing for a new personal record, and then I set it to 30 or 60 minutes.)

A few of the things that I have learned over the last month are:

The scale does not tell the entire story…


Failing to plan is equivalent to planning to fail…

A quick update on the Total Gym Total Mom challenge.  The challenge is set to begin on June 1st, and I should get the Total Gym 1-2 weeks prior so that I can familiarize myself with it.  I can’t wait!  In fact, I am already watching their Flash Sales, hoping to catch the Ab Crunch attachment at a deep discount!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Those measurements and that picture tell the story! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No wonder, you are building so much muscle on that elliptical and 1 lb of muscle takes up at least 20% LESS room than fat does (if you compare 1 lb of fat with 1 lb of muscle it LOOKS like the muscle is HALF the size). So, you are toning up, getting smaller and the scale is doing nothing but lieing to you right now.

    I am in the same boat. I am actually 4 lbs heavier than when I started Insanity.

    And it’s HARD because you start with the goal of losing weight…but clearly weight is just a number.

    I smiled so big when I saw your proud smile on that second picture, new teeth, new body, you rock!

  2. You are really working so hard- I read your tweets & of course here too 🙂 I agree with Kim- your smile is fabulous and you’re really looking alot more toned. Keep it up! (and keep smiling, you are gorgeous!)

  3. Wow you look amazing! You can really see the change. Keep up the great work!!

  4. “#3 & #4”!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I love that you have those names for your extra boobs. Thanks for making me laugh. ANYWAY, congrats on your continued weight loss!


  5. Oh, and you have such a nice hourglass figure most women would kill for! :))))))

  6. Holy wow! You are phenomenal. That’s absolutely fantastic to have lost so many inches in month. As I said last month, you have such a pretty shape!

  7. You look amazing! Good for you. It feels good doesn’t it?

  8. Auny Big Bird says:

    I’ve always known you are a person of progress! Looking great! I keep loosing the battle, need help from one of my heroes! Call Me!