Wednesday, January 30, 2008


A lot - and I do mean a LOT. A metric crapton, even - of people have been telling me that my workouts have probably been building muscle, and that I shouldn't worry too much about the lack of weight loss.

I've been sort of cynical about this; seriously, how much muscle can you build in a few short weeks?

I guess quite a bit, really.

I did my measurements today. Remember from last time?

I got the tape measure down a few minutes ago to try to encourage myself (Ok, who the hell am I fooling here? I got the tape measure down so that I could say "See, told you, no muscle, you're full of shit, now shut up and let me sulk, goddamnit!" Also so that I could skip today's workout and feel good to myself that I wasn't really missing anything. Yes, in case you hadn't noticed, I'm wallowing. Just a bit.) and this is what I got.

New Measurements

Right Upper Arm: 13 (loss of 1 inch)
Waist: 44 (loss of 2 inches)
Hips: 50 (loss of 2 inches)
Right Thigh: 25 (loss of 2 inches)

Now... where is that workout DVD?

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Summer said...

Ha ha! See, I'm not full of shit, I'm full of MUSCLE!

Cammy@TippyToeDiet said...

Damn, I thought I could wallow. :)
Good for you on the missing inches! Too bad it messed up a good pity party, right? Didn't think so. Well done!

Unknown said...

That is great. it just proves the scale can be our friend one day and our enemy the next. Keep up the exercise and the good work.

Anonymous said...

Yep! It's amazing. What's better is that muscle is going to work for you even more! Fantastic!