Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Plus Size Bloggers: March Contest Beginning Measurements

It is time for a new challenge over at Plus Size Bloggers (and Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, but more on that later).  This month it is all about the measurements.  We've probably all seen it.  We think we are having a good week and then our hopes are dashed by the scale.  But as Vera mentions it is not just about the scale.  Sometimes the scale will show no change but we feel different, our clothes fit differently.  So, remember not to get discouraged.  Check your measurements, see if there is loss that the scale can't pick up.  At the same time we also need to remember that muscle weighs more than fat as we were constantly being reminded at a Weight loss/Bible study I used to attend. So anyway, as much as I don't want to share this, I think I must.  There are some body areas here I never measured, so I hope I got it right.
  • Neck: 14 1/2
  • Upper Arm Left: 18 1/4
  • Upper Arm Right: 18
  • Chest: 47 1/2
  • Waist: 46
  • Abdomen: 43
  • Buttocks (6″below waist): 55
  • Upper Thigh left: 30 1/2
  • Upper Thigh right: 30 3/4
  • Calf left: 18 1/4
  • Calf right: 18 1/2
  • Upper Knee left: 20 1/2
  • Upper Knee right: 20
  • Total Inches: 380.75
Wow, that's a lot of inches.  Can't wait to see them disappear.


  1. I am doing measurments later this morning, I've never done measurements before so we'll see how it goes!!! Good for you! Here's to happy shrinkage! :-)

  2. Good luck with the challenge! I just took my measurements. Hope the numbers go down a bit.