WEIGHT LOSS MEASUREMENT METHODS l My measurements update

Body Measurements

– Hey guys, welcome back to my channel. Today we are going to be doing a body update. (calm music) Okay, so as you know, I am on a weight loss journey. – [Voiceover] So I’m just pausing the video here real quick to address the fact that I realized during editing, I do have lipstick on my teeth. I did consider actually starting over and re-recording the entire video, but I just don’t think that I can go to all of the trouble to redo everything. So here’s the video, I know I have lipstick on my teeth, I’m so sorry. – Journey, and I’m attempting to keep it off after I lose it. Anyhow, this is something that I should have done already, quite frankly, and I need to take measurements.

I have another video, I’ll put it right up here, it was about a year ago, I was further along in my journey until, I just had a bad summer and stuff. So we are restarting, we’re doing fresh 2020 and so I need to do fresh measurements as well. So there are three ways that I like to take progress measurements for my weight loss and the first is, the most obvious one is the scale and going ahead and weighing yourself in the morning or whenever you choose to, and however frequently you choose to. I try not to do it too frequently. The second way is with pictures.

Actually, I should say there’s four ways. But yeah, taking pictures and just like being able to see like how your back looks or how your legs look, how you look in something and they’re just, it’s kinda like reaffirming. The third way that I’m going to be doing right now, measuring yourself is a really good way to see your progress because the scale doesn’t always tell you the progress that you’re actually achieving because you could actually be shrinking and even gain weight at the same time because of muscle, little bit of common knowledge.

So it’s just, it’s a good benchmarker to do. I am about a month and a half into my weight loss journey for the year, as you know, we’re halfway through February. So I should’ve done this already, I should’ve done this at the very beginning, 10 pounds ago and I just, and maybe some of you might think that that’s a lazy thing to say. But I’m just being honest, all right?

So I am getting to it though and I would say that the fourth one that’s kinda like eh progress, but it clothes, goal clothes, and fitting into smaller, newer clothes or bigger, it may be bigger for you if you’re trying to gain weight. So whatever your goal is, going in that direction, pertaining to that, you got me? So to cover the bases of what you measure when you measure for your progress. So the areas that I like to do and that I’ve always been told to do when I measure would be my neck, the largest part of your chest, the smallest part of your torso or your waist, the biggest part of, they call it your hips but I just do the biggest part of my butt, then I do the middle of my thigh, the biggest, I always go for the biggest part of the body part.

So thigh, and then calf, and then for the arms we do bicep, you do the left side and the right side. Not everyone is (sighs) I guess you call it asymmetrical to where they’re the same on both sides. I typically am, I don’t know how common or not common that is, I just know that when I’ve been measured by other people, they’re like oh, like, as if it’s not everyone. So kinda the same thing with boobs, right? Not everyone has the same size boobs on left and right.

I’ve got my, this is just my little measuring stick, not measuring stick, my measuring tape that I use for quilting and measuring fabrics and stuff so it’s nice and soft, which makes it really easy to use to wrap around your body as opposed to using a measuring tape for like construction that I don’t recommend doing that. I don’t think it’ll be as accurate and it certainly won’t be as comfortable, I don’t know. Maybe you cut yourself on that, I don’t know. So let’s do the neck. (grunts) So yes, I can’t see where it is at, but I’m just going to mark it with my finger.

– Hey guys, welcome back to my channel. Today we are going to be doing a body update. (calm music) Okay, so as you know, I am on a weight loss journey. – [Voiceover] So I’m just pausing the video here real quick to address the fact that I realized during editing, I do have lipstick on my teeth. I did consider actually starting over and re-recording the entire video, but I just don’t think that I can go to all of the trouble to redo everything. So here’s the video, I know I have lipstick on my teeth, I’m so sorry. – Journey, and I’m attempting to keep it off after I lose it. Anyhow, this is something that I should have done already, quite frankly, and I need to take measurements.

I have another video, I’ll put it right up here, it was about a year ago, I was further along in my journey until, I just had a bad summer and stuff. So we are restarting, we’re doing fresh 2020 and so I need to do fresh measurements as well. So there are three ways that I like to take progress measurements for my weight loss and the first is, the most obvious one is the scale and going ahead and weighing yourself in the morning or whenever you choose to, and however frequently you choose to. I try not to do it too frequently. The second way is with pictures.

Actually, I should say there’s four ways. But yeah, taking pictures and just like being able to see like how your back looks or how your legs look, how you look in something and they’re just, it’s kinda like reaffirming. The third way that I’m going to be doing right now, measuring yourself is a really good way to see your progress because the scale doesn’t always tell you the progress that you’re actually achieving because you could actually be shrinking and even gain weight at the same time because of muscle, little bit of common knowledge.

So it’s just, it’s a good benchmarker to do. I am about a month and a half into my weight loss journey for the year, as you know, we’re halfway through February. So I should’ve done this already, I should’ve done this at the very beginning, 10 pounds ago and I just, and maybe some of you might think that that’s a lazy thing to say. But I’m just being honest, all right?

So I am getting to it though and I would say that the fourth one that’s kinda like eh progress, but it clothes, goal clothes, and fitting into smaller, newer clothes or bigger, it may be bigger for you if you’re trying to gain weight. So whatever your goal is, going in that direction, pertaining to that, you got me? So to cover the bases of what you measure when you measure for your progress. So the areas that I like to do and that I’ve always been told to do when I measure would be my neck, the largest part of your chest, the smallest part of your torso or your waist, the biggest part of, they call it your hips but I just do the biggest part of my butt, then I do the middle of my thigh, the biggest, I always go for the biggest part of the body part.

WEIGHT LOSS MEASUREMENT METHODS l My ...

So thigh, and then calf, and then for the arms we do bicep, you do the left side and the right side. Not everyone is (sighs) I guess you call it asymmetrical to where they’re the same on both sides. I typically am, I don’t know how common or not common that is, I just know that when I’ve been measured by other people, they’re like oh, like, as if it’s not everyone. So kinda the same thing with boobs, right? Not everyone has the same size boobs on left and right.

I’ve got my, this is just my little measuring stick, not measuring stick, my measuring tape that I use for quilting and measuring fabrics and stuff so it’s nice and soft, which makes it really easy to use to wrap around your body as opposed to using a measuring tape for like construction that I don’t recommend doing that. I don’t think it’ll be as accurate and it certainly won’t be as comfortable, I don’t know. Maybe you cut yourself on that, I don’t know. So let’s do the neck. (grunts) So yes, I can’t see where it is at, but I’m just going to mark it with my finger.

Okay, so my neck was 15 inches. (calm music) When you’re doing your chest, try to just do as best as you can to make sure the tape is going straight across and not like down super low, you know, or super high. You want to go evenly across your back. Using a mirror will make that easier. You can kind of feel too if it’s going straight across. So you’re gonna go across the nips and it’s at 42 and a half.

We’re gonna go for the waist. The smallest part of my torso, again, try to make sure it’s evenly across, and if you’re trying to bend around to see and stuff, you’re not gonna get as, I’m taking this in a relaxed state as well, I’m not trying to like suck it in or everything, just try to be as like normal, I guess, as possible. And you’ll just wanna make sure that you do it the same way every time you measure.

So not trying to look down, just being in a normal state. And so it’s about 36 and a half. Booty, booty. I don’t know why I find it easier to provide my measurements publicly than my weight. I get more self conscious about saying my weight and then by the way too, I do the worst job of saying this, but I do a lot of my daily weight loss stuff on Instagram, I’ll put my little, my handle up here, @thesarahwood, then you can see a lot more of my daily kind of weight loss stuff going on there.

We’re gonna call this 46 and a half, yeah, that looks accurate, I think. Whoo-wee, yep, 46 and a half, okay. Thighs taper, so I just wanna go in the middle and so a good way, I’m gonna do from my kneecap, I’m gonna do eight inches up, which is roughly the middle. I like using this little tape that expands and stuff because then I don’t have a lot like hanging off that I’m having to like fling around and it just adjusts really quickly. Okay, so I’m at 23 and a half for the right leg. (calm music) It looks like I’m 24 for the left leg.

Nope, 23 and a half. Did a double check, so I could be 24, but it looks like it’s 23, just gonna go for what feels like the biggest, meatiest part of my leg. My calf.

Looks like it’s 16 and a half for the right leg, and 16 and a half also for my left leg. Let’s do the arms. Okey dokey, not as easy. Okay so for my biceps, I’m going to be doing three measured inches from the center of the inside of my elbow, well, it’s probably like three and a half because I’m going to the tip of the measuring tape, so I’m gonna use that as my guide.

And that way by using sort of a standard distance, so 13 inches for the left, that way, I will have, be measuring in the same place for both arms. And just to make sure, I’m just kind of just marking with my nail in my skin, not that that’s probably totally necessary for other people but, it’s helping me. Yep, and I’m like 13 and a half inches for the right arm. So there is a slight difference in the measurement for my right and my left biceps.

Okay, so those are my measurements as of today, today is February 13th, it is Thursday, and I should try to do this monthly. I’m so bad at it though, like I just don’t expect that to happen, but that’s going to be my goal, is to remeasure around March 13th, 14thish. So that is going to be it, that is where my, we’re going to mark it at, as far as progress, I am down 10 pounds and I lost it in a month and then just the last two weeks I’ve been kind of just hovering around the same weight, so it’s time for me to just kind of evaluate maybe about the time of day I’m eating or I’ve just been struggling with waking up hungry, so I eat breakfast almost first thing and I have just a normal breakfast that will either be eggs and protein, pancakes, or I’ll do like a protein oatmeal, or eggs and avocado toast, like that kind of a thing, and then I’m just not hungry all day.

I’ll work out after that, and I’m just not hungry and then at night, I’m like, so then I’m just trying to get in all of my calories. So I don’t know, I don’t know if there’s something wrong with that or if I need to change that somehow, so I don’t know, I feel like that’s somehow affecting how things are going. If you have any thoughts on that, let me know down below in the comments, welcome all advice on that.

Also, hit me up in the comments down below. Do you guys do your measuring, are you good at it, do you just feel like you should and you don’t? Let me know what you think down in the comments as well, and hey, I know several of you have joined new so let me know down in the comments where you’re hailing from.

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