She’s a perfect 10, but she wears a 12…
In last week’s Friday round up I mentioned that I had bought a new pair of jeans in a size 10, equivalent to a US 6 (I think). Normally I’m a 12 or 14 depending on the brand and style, so I was happy!
Now, don’t get me wrong, the jeans are a little tight around the middle, and that’s where I find it the most difficult to de-jiggle and tighten up, so I though the jeans would make the ideal progress photo outfit!
Here’s the first below…
Date Taken: 29 April 2015
Do you use pictures to track your progress?
Use progress photos to measure your accomplishments, not the number on the scale (or as well as).
People say that you should use progress photos to really see how your body changes when you adopt a healthy lifestyle and want to lose extra weight. And I mostly agree. If you are building strength then it is likely that additional muscle will counter-balance fat loss, so you may not see the scale move as much as you want to, but your body composition will change. With that said, I do use the scale to track my weight loss as well as progress photos.On Friday (13th February) I weighed in at 156lb, and this weekend I took some progress shots.
On the left was a couple of months after having my baby, and I weighed about 175lb. In the middle was Aug/Sep last year and I weighed somewhere between 157 and 159 pounds. The photo on the right is from February 2015 and I weighed 156lb. I know there is no major difference between the second and third pictures, but I am definitely slimmer in the stomach and my posture has improved.
Do you take progress photos to track how a healthier lifestyle is changing your body?
When I started this WordPress blog, I uploaded a photo of my current weight, and planned to upload them regularly to track my weight-loss progress. Of course we know by now that I haven’t actually lost that much weight, so I want to start again.
Here is me, as I am now. Every month I will upload a picture and (hopefully) we will see the progress made.