So today, finally, I measured my waist and hips. Talk about sobering! Shee****he number on the scale is one thing - I am happy that it's going down! But seeing those inches - holy moly! Those numbers genuinely shocked me. Just goes to show to what extent I've been an ostrich! I think I will make checking my measurements a weekly thing once I'm at goal - along with daily weighing!
I couldn't do all of my measurements prior to surgery... the ones I did do made me depressed and freaked out!
I'm still not happy with the fact that my waist sits higher than I'd like, and my calves aren't smaller, but the differences in what they used to be are staggering!
I'm now shaped more like a board than an hour glass But I'll take that board any day over what they used to be!
You'll love watching them go down... and measure things like your neck. You'll be shocked at how much that changes too
Height 5'5" HW 260 SW 251 CW 141.6 (2/27/18)
RNY 5-16-16 Pre-Op 9lbs, M1-18.5lbs, M2-18.1lbs, M3-14.8lbs, M4-10.4lbs, M5-9.2lbs, M6-7lbs, M7-6.2lbs, M8-8.8lbs,M9-7.8lbs, M10-1 lb, M11-.6lbs, M12-4.4lbs
Somehow, despite knowing how much I weighed before surgery and weigh now, I was still thinking in terms of my long ago measurements, plus, I don't know, a "reasonable few inches". Woah!!! Were my expectations ever off! I have no idea what my neck measures, only that I usually prefer 20" necklaces. Since I have nothing to compare it to it won't shock me to measure it. I'm not upset, I was just stunned for a bit by the numbers I saw! Hey, it's reality. The good thing is that bit by bit they will all go down!
All I can say, don't beat yourself up. We are a work in progress. From what I remember from one of your past posts you were a model, don't keep yourself to those standards. Be nice to yourself. Be kind. Be patient.
OGW:150 (reached on 10/6/18)
Thank you Sheila! I really am not beating myself up, and I find thinking of myself as a work in progress to be comforting. Thank you for reminding me of that. I just wasn't mentally prepared for what I'd see, and it shocked me. But it's pointless to be down about it. I'm in the process of doing something about it, which is more joyous than painful. I'm a work in progress!