I weighed in this morning at 197.0 lbs. I was hoping it'd be less, but it's a loss so I can't complain. I also did my measurements and I've definitely seen some losses there, so that makes me really happy! I guess doing the shred videos has caused me to lose fat and gain muscle, so even though my weight hasn't gone down a ton I think it's mostly due to the gain in muscle mass. I definitely feel stronger and I have noticed my clothes feeling and looking better. Here are my new measurements.
Neck: 13.75 (-0.25)
Bicep: 12.5 (-0.5)
Forearm: 9.75 (no change)
Chest: 43.0 (-3.0)
Waist: 37.5 (-2.5)
Hips: 45.5 (-1.5)
Thigh: 23.75 (-0.75)
Calf: 14.5 (-0.75)
Total: 200.25 (-9.25)
I'm very happy to see the decrease in the chest and waist and the hips aren't far behind. I need to lose at least 1.5 more inches in the waist to fit into the bridesmaid dress that I ordered, although I'd like to lose even more since the wedding isn't until June and they tell us the dresses run small. Ideally I'd like my measurements to get down to the size below the one I ordered to ensure a good fit, so for that I'd need to lose another 3 inches in the chest, 5.5 inches in the waist (ouch!) and 2 inches in the hips. I definitely think it's doable. I'm averaging 1.5 inches a month for the bust, 1.25 inches a month for the waist and 0.75 inches a month for the hips. I'll definitely need to kick it into high gear a little to reach these numbers, but I think it's doable. The dresses aren't supposed to arrive till the end of March, so I've got another two months to work my ass off (literally)!
Also, as an overview here's what I've accomplished over the last two months.
December - 4.8 lbs lost - 4 inches lost
January - 4.2 lbs lost - 5.25 inches lost
I am a little disappointed that I'm only averaging 4.5 lbs a month. I really wish it were more like 8 lbs, but at least I'm making progress. I just have to keep plugging away and I'll keep seeing the numbers go down and that's the important thing.