Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Keeping it Real

OK- If you know me at all, you know that I am an OPEN book! My husband on the other hand is closed like Ft Knox! SO, there will be none of his personal info on this! Per him! MY starting point of this program is going to include measurements and weigh in's! DON'T JUDGE! I would add a photo but really, I am not sure you want to see me in this condition! hehe! Our children are not overweight. (PTL!) We did a great job of putting them to bed before we opened the cookie jar. Not so much as to protect them, but more so that we did not have to share!

The 100 Days Of Real Food challenge was not written for weight loss. It was written for healthier, smarter, food choices to be made. I believe that the writer of that blog, Lisa, stated that she had loss 5lbs in her journey, but that she was not overweight to begin with! There are however many responses to her challenge that state people had been losing weight. WOOHOO! We are hoping that we get to say the same!

We plan to start here- getting our food to not be chemicals, yet, to actually be eating REAL food! THEN, IF we do not see the results that we need to get into a healthier weight zone, we will tweak our eating plans.

As far as starting points: JAN. 29, 2013
I found this guide to measuring yourself from: Taking Measurements

Taking Measurements

Taking your body measurements is an excellent way to keep track of your changing shape as you get fitter. Body weight by itself is not a good indicator of improved fitness. This is because when you burn fat and increase your muscle mass, you may weigh a bit more even though your body is getting tighter and smaller. This is due to the high density of muscle tissue compared to fat.

What Exactly Should You Measure?

Body Measurements
The most common measurements include the circumference of your chest, biceps, waist, hips and thighs. Sometimes the neck, forearm and calf are also measured.
Chest: Measure around the largest part of your chest.
Biceps: Measure midway between the top of your shoulder and elbow.
Waist: Measure at the narrowest point, approximately one inch above your belly button. No cheating! Don't pull in your belly or stick it out.
Hips: Measure your hips around the largest part of your buttocks with your heels together.
Thigh: Thighs are measured separately. Stand with your legs slightly apart. Measure your upper leg where the circumference is largest.

So, I am:
Chest: 44.5
Biceps: 12
Waist: 40.5
Hips: 44.5
Thigh: L-26, R-25.5

SO, I weigh 170. That's all folks!

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