Sunday, July 17, 2011

They say it's all in the numbers...or a deck chair...

So, since having started Weight Watchers, nine weeks ago, I've taken off a few pounds.  Twenty in total.  I say a few pounds because let's face it, as it stands, compared to what I need to lose as opposed to what I have lost...I've lost a few pounds.  As my frenchie says "It's like losing a deck chair off the Titanic"

So I've lost a deck chair.

So the task for today in preparation for meeting with my personal trainer in the morning tomorrow was to get my measurements.  I was fearful they didn't make measuring tapes long enough.  Remember that inverted light bulb?  Well, that was my hips/butt I was about to measure and I was nervous about measuring the largest part of me.

While admittedly I've been bigger, this is the first time that I've been as serious as I have been for as long as I have been with the support that I've gotten. But still, when you see those numbers for the first time in a long time, it's eye opening.

The wonder one was cute trying to figure out the measuring tape.  Making sure it was the right side up.  Let's face it, the 'steem couldn't handle metric numbers! "Twirl", around I spun, got one set of numbers, wrote them down.  On it went.

I figure in a month I'll get the digits again and the numbers I got today will be the last time I'll see those numbers and hopefully I'll be down another deck chair, or close to it.


  1. Congrats on losing 20 lbs! That's no small feat, so celebrate it! :)

    Starting off with the measurements is definitely tough, but a necessary eye opener. One of my favorite phrases is, "You don't know where you're going until you know where you've been". I'm not sure if that's a direct quote or maybe a mix of two, but it's very true. My measurements haven't changed much since I started working out again in March, but that's another story for another time.

    How was working out with the trainer? Do you feel like this is going to be a helpful tool on your journey?

  2. I agree TOTALLY with you on knowing where you've been to see where you're going!

    I do think he'll be an effective tool to help me on my journey. He's the evil one. More on him in my next post ;-)