Bridesmaid? More like the blob that ate the wedding!

Discussion in 'Dieting, Weight Loss & Fitness' started by GingerPanda, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. GingerPanda

    GingerPanda 1DD LTTCRPL + NTNP#2

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    Bust:
    • 41.75" on 5/5
    • 42" on 4/30
    • 42" on 4/23

    Waist:
    • 33.25" on 5/5
    • 34.75" on 4/30
    • 36" on 4/23

    Belly:
    • 38.5" on 5/5
    • 40" on 4/30

    Hips:
    • 43.25" on 5/5
    • 44" on 4/30
    • 44" on 4/23

    Thighs:
    • 24" on 5/5
    • 24" on 4/30
    • 25" on 4/23


    I have decided that calorie counting is not for me. It makes it hard to eat a healthy amount of calories. All I will be doing food-wise in the future is just cutting out the junk food and sodas, and I will just make an effort to stick to Paleo more. :thumbup:

    My weight still hasn't budged, but I'm losing fat... so I'm happy!
     
  2. mirandaprice

    mirandaprice Mommy!

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    The number on the scale rarely matters! I'd say you're doing an awesome job so far! The real results are showing in your measurements!

    I've seen really good results from people who do paleo, so I'd say excellent plan!
     
  3. Cowgirl07

    Cowgirl07 Loving Life

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    Well your working out so your weight maybe from gaining muscle but from your measurements your doing awesome! So proud of you gp.
     
  4. GingerPanda

    GingerPanda 1DD LTTCRPL + NTNP#2

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    I bought a skirt a few months ago, green plaid. It was a large, but I couldn't even begin to get it over my thighs, much less wear it. Today, I decided "What the hell?" and tried to put it on. It was a tight squeeze, but I got it on AND zipped! Had to wear it a little high, towards my navel, but that is PROGRESS! Won't be long until I can wear it comfortably!

    :happydance:
     
  5. Cowgirl07

    Cowgirl07 Loving Life

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    That's awesome
     
  6. confuzion

    confuzion Mommy to Zinny at last!

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    Yay that's great!! I think it's a good idea to quit calorie counting and ignore the scale to an extent. How you look and feel are definitely what matters here!
     
  7. GingerPanda

    GingerPanda 1DD LTTCRPL + NTNP#2

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    The only way I know I'm working on my goal is because of measurements and fitting into that skirt. I can't wait until I can tell by looking in the mirror! Hubs says he can tell, but he has to say that.
     
  8. ClandestineTX

    ClandestineTX Well-Known Member

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    Believe other people! You see yourself more often than anyone else sees you - so you will always be the last to notice! I've been pushing myself for nearly a month now, and I can't tell at all, but one of my FitBit friends/ coworkers told me today that she can already see a difference (where I can't tell at all, but *think* maybe my jeans are a little looser... it's hard to tell in 16/18s, because there's like 3 inches between sizes).
     
  9. mirandaprice

    mirandaprice Mommy!

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    I never noticed a difference in myself, but when I looked at my starting pictures compared to my end pictures I could definitely see a difference then...keep up the good work!
     
  10. GingerPanda

    GingerPanda 1DD LTTCRPL + NTNP#2

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    Thanks for the encouragement, everyone. Hubs is getting in on working out, so he's really been pushing me. Especially on weight training. I'm scared of weight training, because I don't want the muscles I have to get bigger. I just want them toned. I tend to build bulky muscle pretty easily, but it's hard for me to loose fat. Hubs says I'm build like a warrior, and I have the temper to match. :haha:

    I want to look more like a runner than a boxer, but I guess genetics hates me. I already suspected that, since I got wide child-bearing hips paired with infertility and higher-than-average miscarriage rates.

    My only grace is that I never seem to look as heavy as I am. People (even my doctors) seem surprised when I step on the scale. I guess it's strange for someone who fits size 10 jeans to weigh almost 200 pounds.



    Speaking of genetics, I read somewhere that one of my (many) interesting mutations is actually a dominant trait. If hubs and I ever manage to reproduce, our kids will probably have brown eyes instead of my blue, but they might also inherit my central heterochromia. I think it would look pretty amazing!
     
  11. Pirate

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    I love weight training and despise cardio. But I build up muscle really slowly and am not naturally a strong person.

    Having seen pictures of you, I would have never guessed your weight!
     
  12. GingerPanda

    GingerPanda 1DD LTTCRPL + NTNP#2

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    I just sent the following email to hubs:


    His response:


    :rofl:
     
  13. Cowgirl07

    Cowgirl07 Loving Life

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    GingerPanda 1DD LTTCRPL + NTNP#2

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    Clearly we were meant to be. :haha:
     
  16. Warby

    Warby Mom of four monkey-moos

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    I am with you on weight training. Hate it! I have a weird body type too. I can fit in most size 8 pants but I have huge fat upper arms. If I were to do upper body weights, I would increase my arm muscles making them even bigger. I know that magazines are full of crap anyway but I was looking at this model's legs and I swear her thighs are smaller than my arms.
     
  17. confuzion

    confuzion Mommy to Zinny at last!

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    Haha at those emails!

    I, like pirate, prefer the resistance training to cardio. I used to love running, but I tend to see more improvements in how I look doing resistance than cardio.
     
  18. Warby

    Warby Mom of four monkey-moos

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    Just wanted to check in with you. I am feeling a bit discouraged by my slow (read: no) progress. Hope you are doing well!
     
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    GingerPanda 1DD LTTCRPL + NTNP#2

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    I know, I haven't updated in a while! But I have still been working out, just not adding it into my tracker. All cardio now, no more weights. For a while, at least. My progress seems so slow too. I just can't see it in the mirror, even though I'm fitting into smaller sizes. It's really frustrating!

    I'll have to take measurements and see what has changed.
     
  20. GingerPanda

    GingerPanda 1DD LTTCRPL + NTNP#2

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    Bust:
    • 41.5" on 5/14
    • 41.75" on 5/5
    • 42" on 4/30
    • 42" on 4/23

    Waist:
    • 33" on 5/14
    • 33.25" on 5/5
    • 34.75" on 4/30
    • 36" on 4/23

    Belly:
    • 37" on 5/14
    • 38.5" on 5/5
    • 40" on 4/30

    Hips/Butt:
    • 42.5" on 5/14
    • 43.25" on 5/5
    • 44" on 4/30
    • 44" on 4/23

    Thighs:
    • 24" on 5/14
    • 24" on 5/5
    • 24" on 4/30
    • 25" on 4/23

    So far so good, I guess. I'm bummed about my thighs! I really want them to get smaller!

    I guess I'll add inner-thigh exercises back in on the weight machine. My outer-thighs get a hell of a workout, as I have started endurance running, and so have been running 2 miles at 4.5mph with no breaks every day. Yesterday was my rest day.
     

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