Friday, September 24, 2010


As promised, the digits, the embarrassing, awful digits.  But, it is what it is, and those numbers are GOING DOWN!

Starting Weight:  259lbs (September 24, 2010)
Waist: 50 inches (I'm so embarrassed, please don't judge)
Hips: 49.5 inches
Bicep (left): 15 inches
Bicep (right): 15 inches
Thigh (left): 28 inches
Thigh (right): 30 inches (2 inch difference, I have no clue)

Here are the main areas that I hope to see the most results.  So I have pretty much layed it all out and hope this is what I needed to stay on top.  I know there are days where I will fall off, but I'll get back up and keep climbing.  

In case you wanted to take your own measurements, here's a little guide.  Good Luck!

The tape should be pulled to where it is lying flat against the skin all the way around. Like with taking skinfold measurements, your goal with body tape measurements is consistency. Take them the same every time you take them and you will get an accurate view of your progress with each body part. 

Sites for Body tape MeasurementsBelow and pictured to the right is a list of suggested sites to regularly measure.

Neck - Standing, measure your neck at its largest girth, right over the Adam's apple.
Shoulder - Standing, can either be measured as a straight line from the largest points on each shoulder across the chest or as a girth measurement all the way around the body.
Bicep - Measure at its largest girth, can be taken relaxed with arms at side, relaxed with arm bent, flexed with arm bent or all three.
Chest - Standing, measure with breath out just above the nipple.
Waist - Standing, measure at the narrowest point or at the midway point between the top of the hip bone and the bottom of the rib cage.
Hips - Measure at the largest girth, where the butt is protruding the greatest.
Thigh - Standing, measure at the largest girth, just below the butt.
Calf - Seated if you are measuring yourself or standing if you have a partner, measure at its largest girth.
Your body tape measurements will tell you where you are gaining but you still won't know what you are gaining.

Alone, body tape measurements aren't enough. You need to know what is responsible for your increased size, is it fat or is it muscle? You find this out by tracking your body fat percentage.

You can learn all about how to get a good estimation of your body fat on the body fat percentages page.

Tanya xox

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